'Hour Glass' was recorded 'live off the floor' at Lakeside Studios in Clayton, Ontario, in July of 1995 with Gerry's band, 'Griffin'. The album was produced by Jeffrey Lesser who has worked with Lou Reed, The Chieftains with Sting and Sinead O'Connor, The Chieftains with Los Lobos and Linda Ronstadt, and Barbra Streisand. The CD was released in 1996. It is a collection of songs that form the incredible diary of his wrongful incarceration for two and a half years in the North African and Spanish prison system in the early 1990's. The Canadian singer/songwriter had plenty of material to work with and lots of time to write some of his most powerful lyrics and songs. Many of the songs written during this harrowing time speak uniquely about the universal yearning for loved ones; inmates from Senegal, Morocco and Spain would sing and drum along, contributing to the final version of many of Gerry's tunes.