In fact, in writing this album, Borslien and Hagadone sought to create their own version of "Led Zeppelin III," the band's all-acoustic recording released in 1970 on Atlantic Records.
"Songs of Secret Devotion" achieves high marks in the world of edgy, energetic, alternative folk-rock music, and is a must-have for listeners who love rich poetic tapestries, distinctive yet soothing arrangements and lots of lush ear candy.
The cover photo was a “lab mistake” by photographer Derek Banasek who threw the wrong chemical into the bath and tried to hide the print from Sharine. But she found it, and knew upon sight that it would be perfect for the album cover.
Guy Marshall referred to Borslien and Hagadone as “The Shell People” (see “One Million Years B.C.,” the film starring Raquel Welch and John Richardson).
Sharine promoted, with Jeni Shergold, the CD to over 100 college and community radio stations across the USA.
She subsequently booked and completed a coast-to-coast tour accompanied by Villanueva on guitar, who threatened to back out of the tour just days prior to their departure. He followed through on his commitment but for some reason, he wouldn’t let Sharine drive during their more than two months on the road, and he except for crucial communication ("Do we turn here?") he stopped speaking to her on day three of the circuit.
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11 Tracks: Rocket Me, Night Ride, Puppet Dance, Emotional Oasis, Goin' Down Slow, Hush, Holy Man, Reason Why We Love, Rendezvous, Just Can't Forget About You, Cindy's Song. Length: 45.6 minutes.