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All Music Guide - Jason MacNeil
Years removed from his gig as Ani DiFranco's drummer, Andy Stochansky indulges his fans with this double-disc effort including his new studio album and a live recording. The album, produced by Johnny Rzenik of Goo Goo Dolls, is a rich, lush, and at times orchestral attempt to place smart melodic songs into a larger, fleshed-out sound that harks back at times to classic Bowie. Fans of Coldplay, U2, and Keane will notice this instantly on the satisfying pop groove of "All the Things You Are," which uses the timeless 4/4 beat to make it soar by the time the first verse has concluded. "Take my hand and I will show you all the things you are," Stochansky sings before reining ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason MacNeil
Years removed from his gig as Ani DiFranco's drummer, Andy Stochansky indulges his fans with this double-disc effort including his new studio album and a live recording. The album, produced by Johnny Rzenik of Goo Goo Dolls, is a rich, lush, and at times orchestral attempt to place smart melodic songs into a larger, fleshed-out sound that harks back at times to classic Bowie. Fans of Coldplay, U2, and Keane will notice this instantly on the satisfying pop groove of "All the Things You Are," which uses the timeless 4/4 beat to make it soar by the time the first verse has concluded. "Take my hand and I will show you all the things you are," Stochansky sings before reining things back in prior to verse two. What works so well is how he uses traditionally classical instruments to fit the pop mold, especially on the catchy, head-bobbing, radio-friendly "Shine," which, well, shines. The same could be said for the closing, anthem-ish "Wish." "Best Years" takes a bit longer to appreciate and has a harder pop
ock edge, with much more bite. The roots style of "That Summer" is a nice change of pace and shows his singer/songwriter side, which resembles Howie Day. "One Man Symphony" comes off too produced or polished. The folksy "House of Gold" is also quite magical, recalling the best of Neil Finn or Ron Sexsmith. Stochansky nails the mood of the record with the melodic and gorgeous "Beautiful Thing," perhaps the highlight of the studio effort. The socially aware "America" is a rollicking rave-up that pushes into Replacements territory, while "Butterfly Song" sounds like the type of song the musician could do in his sleep. The live album, taken from a Toronto concert in August 2004, mixes some of the album tracks like the over the top "Loud" with earlier nuggets like the delightfully infectious "Stutter" to grand applause. "Alien" is a romping, foot-stomping pop tune that gallops along. The lone low point might be the distant, alt-country feel behind "Everest." It's a small inconvenience, though, especially considering the lovely and tender "22 Steps" and punchy "Superman."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/19/2005
  • Label: Universal Int'l
  • UPC: 803057006120
  • Catalog Number: 570061
  • Sales rank: 353,911

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 All the Things You Are (3:34)
  2. 2 Shine (3:32)
  3. 3 Best Years (3:20)
  4. 4 That Summer (3:43)
  5. 5 One Man Symphony (3:19)
  6. 6 House of Gold (3:13)
  7. 7 Loud (2:56)
  8. 8 Beautiful Thing (3:34)
  9. 9 America (2:58)
  10. 10 Rock Star (3:37)
  11. 11 Butterfly Song (2:30)
  12. 12 Wish (3:44)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Dear Friend (2:45)
  2. 2 Stutter (3:56)
  3. 3 Shine (4:04)
  4. 4 Loud (3:10)
  5. 5 Beautiful Thing (3:51)
  6. 6 House of Gold (2:58)
  7. 7 Alien (2:48)
  8. 8 Everest (4:09)
  9. 9 22 Steps (3:43)
  10. 10 Superman (3:17)
  11. 11 America (3:24)
  12. 12 Fly (5:54)
  13. 13 One Day (4:58)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Andy Stochansky Primary Artist, Guitar, Piano, Vocals, Floor Tom
Paul Bushnell Bass
Larry Corbett Cello
Joel Derouin Violin, Concert Master
Berj Garabedian Violin
Jamie Muhoberac Organ, Synthesizer, Piano, Keyboards, Sampling, Loops
Tim Pierce Guitar, Mandolin, Guitar (Baritone)
Johnny Rzeznik Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Percussion, Piano, Vocals, Slide Guitar, Guitar (Baritone)
Greg Suran Electric Guitar
Mike Malinin Drums
Les Cooper & the Soul Rockers Guitar, Vocals
Michele Richards Violin
Joel Stouffer Drums, Glockenspiel
Adrian Lawryshyn Bass, Vocals
Matthew Funes Viola
Technical Credits
Matthew Gerrard Composer
Ted Jensen Mastering
Doug McKean Engineer
Johnny Rzeznik Producer
Ron Skinner Producer, Engineer
Andy Stochansky Composer
Suzie Katayama String Arrangements
Chris Bilheimer Art Direction
Ian Lefeuvre Composer
Brett Zilahi Mastering
Darrell Thorp Engineer
Craig Robert Smith Management
Guy Erez Composer
Rick Santizo Engineer
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