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Steady On

Shawn Colvin

Initial release : October 1989

Columbia CK-45209

Bruce Hornsby plays piano on one track of this album.


  • Steady On (Colvin/Leventhal)
  • Diamond In The Rough (Colvin/Leventhal)
  • Shotgun Down The Avalanche (Colvin/Leventhal)
  • Stranded (Colvin)
  • Another Long One (Colvin)
  • Cry Like An Angel (Colvin/Leventhal)
  • Something To Believe In (Colvin/Leventhal)
  • The Story (Colvin/Leventhal)
  • Ricochet In Time (Colvin)
  • The Dead Of Night (Colvin)

The musicians on this album are;

  • Shawn Colvin - acoustic guitar, keyboards, drum programming, vocals
  • Steve Addabbo - tambourine
  • Michael Blair - hubcap, marching drum, percussion madman
  • Charles Curtis - cello
  • Steve Gaboury - keyboards, drum programming, sequence sound design
  • Bruce Hornsby piano (on Something To Believe In)
  • Lucy Kaplansky - background vocals
  • John Leventhal - acoustic guitar, electric guitar, pencil guitar, mandolin, bass, keyboards, drum programming, tambourine, sequencing, background vocals
  • Rick Marotta - drums
  • Hugh McCracken - acoustic guitar, dobro
  • Dennis McDermott - hi-hat, tom-tom, drums
  • Bob Riley - electric guitar, keyboards, drum programming
  • Bob Telson - hammond organ
  • Soozie Tyrell - fiddle, background vocals
  • Suzanne Vega - background vocals
  • T-Bone Wolk - acoustic guitar, bass, accordion

  • Producer - Steve Addabbo, John Leventhal
  • Producer (Stranded) - Bob Riley
  • Producer (Another Long One) - Shawn Colvin
  • Producer (The Story and The Dead Of Night) - John Leventhal
  • Executive Producer - Ronald K. Fierstein
  • Mixing - Kevin Killen
  • Engineer - Steve Addabbo, Mark Partis, Geoff Keehn, Malcolm Pollack, Ted Spencer, Kevin Halpin
  • Assistant Engineer - Dary Sulich, Kris Brauninger, Mark Miller, Phil Klum, UE Nastasi, Paul Angelli
  • Mastering - Bob Ludwig
  • Art Direction - Carol Chen
  • Photography - Frank Ockenfels III
Related releases

The Steady On album was subsequently included on a 2-on-1 release;

Something To Believe In was released on a single in the UK;
  • Steady On / Something to Believe In / Steady On (live), Shawn Colvin, 1990, Columbia, 655558 2 (UK)
Something To Believe In was included on the Columbia sampler;
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