Michael Knott | Life of David

Five years passed between Michael’s last solo album, Fluid, and this album. A few compilations, live recordings, and demos were released as Michael Knott albums, but this was Michael’s first all new solo album in that time. Michael returned with a more mature and introspective sounding album. Apparently, this album was recorded first as a surf rock album. Michael wasn’t happy with how it turned out, so he re-recorded the whole album.

According to Knott, “The Bitterness” is about “being a human being and dealing with life as it comes at you, and understanding that we can learn from the hard times that can make us better. If we didn’t have the hard times, and we only had good times, we couldn’t become a better person. That’s why ‘I love the bitterness’. You gotta love the hard times because they’re gonna grow you as a person, a more loving person and a more whole person.”

Other information:
This album was also an enhanced CD-ROM that included a Bible viewer and a short intro video with Michael explaining the album (see below).

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Label: Metro One
Format: CD
Released: 2001
Genre: Alternative Rock
Producer: Chris Lizotte
Executive Producer: Brian Ray
Recorded by: Chris Lizotte @ The Velvet Elvis, Laguna Niguel, CA
Mixed by: Chris Colbert @ The Green Room, Huntington Beach, CA
Mastered by: Gavin Lurssen
Michael Knott: Vocals, Acoustic & Electric Guitar & Wurlitzer
Jyro Xhan: Bass
Josh Lanting: Drums
Rich Nibbe: Electric Guitar
Shawn Tubbs: Electric Guitar
Dicky Ochoa: Wurlitzer
Daniel Fairbanks: Pedal Steel
Frank Lenz: BGVs
Chris Lizotte: Electric Guitar & Percussion
01) Cast Me Away 3:52 Knott  
02) Shoe Gazer 4:51 Knott  
03) Chameleon 4:21 Knott  
04) Into Your Heaven 3:58 Knott  
05) Sorry 3:54 Knott  
06) Deception 3:30 Knott  
07) The Bitterness 2:25 Knott  
08) Candle Killing Light 4:27 Knott  
09) Halo 4:01 Knott Re-recorded version of “Hell No” from the Industry Demo
10) Hospital 2:03 Knott  

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CD-ROM Enhanced Video

One thought on “Michael Knott | Life of David

  1. Everyone has an album or two that just touches their soul and will always be “that album”…for me, this is it. I loved Knott’s material and considered him one of my favorite artists at time of this release, but this album broke me in all the best ways.

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