|Introductory note on
the original LP (1975)
This project has been developed to provide the listener/reader with several options: each song stands independently of the others, as in most phonographic records, so the songs may be listened to in any order, without reference to the story; or, the story and recording can be followed together, much as the project itself has evolved; or, the enclosed story, WESTERN JUSTICE, which includes the text of each of the songs on the recording, can be read separately.
|Jack Rieley worked as a journalist
in the United States and Puerto Rico before his first professional involvement
in music, on the staff of the Beach Boys. He wrote the lyrics to a number
of the group's songs, while, at the same time handling management duties.
During the recording he lived in The Netherlands.
Producer, Arrangements, Vocals, Synthesizer, Celeste
Botman began writing songs on the acoustic guitar. Later he started
to compose music on a pump organ at his family's home in The Netherlands.
The lyrics to "Stuck (The Circle)" are actually part of a poem
he wrote more than a year before the recording took shape. This is his first
Vocals, Acoustic guitar
|Introductory note on the re-release on compact
By Roel Kruize
is now more than 25 years ago that I was involved in Western Justice.
Despite the fact that, the original LP did get a lot of cricital acclaim,
only a limited number of people bought the album. Most likely the project
was too complicated and could not get its message across. Through the
years Western Justice continued to get some attention, mainly by word
of mouth. Much to my regret this highly interesting project failed, not
so much for the money invested, but more because its statement did not
reach a bigger audience. I am grateful that this unique project can now
be re-issued on compact disc. Through today's remixing and remastering
techniques we were able to bring even more brilliance and transparancy
to the original analogue recording.