performing on this album "heaven in mind" :
Mike Silver - vocals, guitar, piano, glockenspiel / Chris Jones - guitars, dobro / Nils Tuxen - pedal steel, dobro / Hrolfur Vagnsson - accordion / Jean-Marie Peschiutta - mandolin / Fiona Simpson - backing vocals / Roger Nicholls - backing vocals / Beo Brockhausen - flutes, glass harp, glockenspiel, percussion / Hans-Jörg Maucksch- fretless bass / Grischka Zepf - electric bass / Wojtek Bolimowski - violin / Zsuzsanna Bolimowski - violin / Annemaria Sass - viola / Johann Sebastian Sommer - violoncello / Del Newman - string arrangements
performing on this album "Solid Silver" :
Mike Silver - vocals, guitar, highstrung guitar / Chris Jones - guitars / Nils Tuxen - pedal steel, ped-a-bro / Martin Huch - hollow neck dobro / Hans-Jörg Maucksch - fretless bass / Beo Brockhausen - soprano saxophone, accordion, sitar, sarod, kantele, steel drum, tin whistle / Grischka Zepf - electric bass / Christian Struck - cor anglais / Christina Lux - backing vocals
"It was a pleasure to review this album, simply because it is so good … This album is a collection of songs about everyday issues and life experiences, all but two written by Mike himself, they are pieces of lyrical genius that will reach out to a wide audience.
As if that isn't enough, his superb guitar playing adds a sublime dimension to his songs, giving them life and depth. His stunning voice and brilliant playing fit together perfectly, like the pieces of a puzzle. The booklet with the CD is excellent, providing words and backgrounds to the songs, all of which help you to understand how much heart and soul have gone into the album. Mike Silver has a unique style, drawing from many influences including folk, rock, country and blues, all of which are evident, with an end result that is magical and should be a source of inspiration to songwriters everywhere." John Newman: WEST BRITON 6/2003