"Looking West" was originally recorded and released on CD in 2009, capturing Tea Leaf Green at a moment of peak performance. The lineup at the time included Trevor Garrod, Josh Clark, Scott Rager and Reed Mathis. The band tracked the album live together, capturing the pure quartet sound before the lineup became more risky and experimental in the years that followed.
When the album first came out Keyboardist Trevor Garrod wrote:
"We've been waiting a long time to make this record. In a band like ours we have so many songs that we play and love but never had a chance to record in the studio. It's almost as if we've loved these songs too much and were afraid to encase them forever behind the iron bars of a vacuum sealed, shrink wrapped studio album."
The album was originally produced by bassist Reed Mathis, who remembers:
“The band invited me to take a turn as producer, and I think I actually did something close to a really good job … rrrrrright up until it was time to seal the deal, at which point I kinda dropped the ball. We rushed the album out to the marketplace, and because it had been mixed in a van hurtling down the interstate during the... more
Released May 21, 2021
Trevor Garrod - Keyboards & Vocals
Josh Clark - Guitar & Vocals
Reed Mathis - Bass Guitar
Scott Rager - Drums
Produced by Reed Mathis
Mixed by: Reed Mathis & Kevin Frederichson
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