Released in 1995, Gypsy was Jim’s first self-produced solo album of original material. The album won album of the year and independent album of the year at the Music Industry Association awards in Newfoundland and Labrador and was listed as one of the top 25 albums in Canada by CBC Radio’s Roots and Wings. Gypsy is one of the top selling albums of all time at Fred’s records in St. John’s, Newfoundland.
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Guest Musicians and Credits:
All words and music written, arranged and producecd by Jim Fidler with the exception of “Bound for St. Pierre” written by Jim and his brother Phil Badcock.
Engineered by Jim Fidler, Lee Tizzard and Phil Badcock
Recorded and mixed at The Roots Cellar, Mastered at the Kurt Hahn Co., Halifax
Cover Design: Jim Fidler, Lillian Newbury and Phil Badcock (nominated for best album art at the ECMA)
French-English Translation: Nathalie Artur and Phil Romansky
English-German Translation: Guido Walter and Detlef Patley
Fergus O’Byrne: Backing vocals and Bodhrand on Downtown Girl
Dermot O’Reilly: Backing vocals on Downtown Girl
Patrick Moran: Fiddle on Bound for St. Pierre
George Morgan: Saxophone on Say Something
Noel Worthman: Bones on Downtown Girl
Mark Reccord: Slap Bass on Blooming of the Flower