"Freefall" was the Dixie Dregs first record, released in 1977. Overall, many critics consider this album one of the band's best efforts. "Freefall" features a good mix of southern rock, bluegrass and jazz styles but sounds more jazz oriented and funky than other Dixie Dregs recordings. "Refried Funky Chicken" is just that--funky--as guitarist/songwriter Steve Morse makes use of a well-oiled wah-wah pedel throughout the tune. "Holiday" has very fluid, rolling feel with drummer Rod Morgenstein and bassist Andy West providing a very tight rhythm backing. "Moe Down" showcases the southern/pickin' sound that the Dregs practically patented. The CD closes with the quiet and fluid "Northern Lights". For a first album, this one is a killer, one of the Dixie Dregs best.
|03:16||Refried Funky Chicken||Instrumental|
|03:50||Dig The Ditch||Instrumental|
|03:45||Wages Of Weirdness||Instrumental|
|Steve Morse||Guitars, Guitar Synthesizer, Banjo|
|Rod Morgenstein||Drums, Percussion|
|Allen Sloan||Electric Violin, Viola, Strings|
|Steve Davidowski||Synthesizer, Keybords|
|Rik Pekkonen||Associate Production, Engineering, Mixing|
|Diana Kaylan||Art Direction|
|John Kehe||Concept, Design|
|Suha Gur||Digital Remastering|
|Twiggs Lyndon||Road Manager, Know-It-All, Part Time Churl|
|John Phillips||Sound Man, Occasional Chrul|
|All songs written by Steven J. Morse.
Recorded at Hollywood Sound Recorders.
Digitally remastered at PolyGram Studios.