Having received a Grammy nomination for Best Instrumental Rock Performance for their previous effort, Night Of The Living Dregs, Dixie Dregs were on a roll. This time out, Morse assumed the producer's chair.
Steve Morse says:
"This was my first time as producer. I had been there for every note of the three previous Dregs albums, but now there was a great engineer [George Pappas] and myself.
"I knew exactly what I wanted, and it became a vision from thought of a song idea to a complete album that I was proud of. A pure experience, free of any outside influence, such as record company 'thoughts,' managerial 'suggestions’ or any delusions of ever being on the radio.
"We were playing and recording what we, and our audience, enjoyed. This was one of a group of our albums that got nominated for a Grammy over a six-year period. Rod Morgenstein, our drummer, played the recording of Hereafter at the funeral for his wife, Michele. We still play that tune live when we get together for some reunion gigs."
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