Cardinal is a band that Eric was in with Richard Davies. This album is a favorite of mine. The best way to describe it is, The Bee Gees meets "Atom Heart Mother" with a bit of a Christmas feel thrown in. This is a bit of a lower budget album than Eric's solo albums. For the string arrangements Eric had to use keyboards due to the fact that they couldn't afford a good string section. It still sounds quite good considering. The trumpets are real(of course) and as brilliant as ever. Record Label: FLYDADDY RECORDS Catalog #: FLY004 Release Date: 1994 Tracks: IF YOU BELIEVE IN CHRISTMAS TREES (Davies) LAST POEMS (Davies) BIG MINE (Davies) YOU'VE LOST ME THERE (Davies) PUBLIC MELODY #1 (Davies, Matthews) DREAM FIGURE (Matthews) TOUGH GUY TACTICS (Davies, Matthews, Fay) ANGEL DARLING (Davies) SINGING TO THE SUNSHINE (T. Smith, R. Ronga, G. Masson, T.Van Benschoten) SILVER MACHINES (Davies) Musicians: RICHARD DAVIES - guitar, vocals ERIC MATTHEWS - bass, guitar, vocals, trumpet, marimba, organ, piano, harpsichord accompanied by: Tony Lash - drums, percussion Thee Slayer Hippy - drums Wes Matthews - piano Tandy Sturgeon - trombone Produced by: CARDINAL, Thee Slayer Hippy and Tony Lash Recorded at: Sound Impressions, Milwaukie, OR. Mixed at: White Horse Studios, Portland, OR.