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A Defeat of Echoes

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All Music Guide - John D. Luerssen
The fifth album from adventurous folk-rock troupe Donovan's Brain finds the Montana foursome of Jeff Arntsen, Ron Craighead, Colter Langan, and Ronald Sanchez defying easy categorization. Touches of classic rock acts -- from the Byrds "Whispers and Cries" to Pink Floyd "The Boy Who Cried New Town" -- permeate A Defeat of Echoes and make it an easy sell for fans of obscure 1970s Anglo-pop. The arguable height here is Langan's immediately gratifying, tightly wound "Too Far Gone," but the confident roll of "City Morning" -- counting the Windbreakers' Bobby Sutcliffe in a supporting role -- is a damn close second. Granted, the instrumental "Bondi Tombstone" seems like an ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John D. Luerssen
The fifth album from adventurous folk-rock troupe Donovan's Brain finds the Montana foursome of Jeff Arntsen, Ron Craighead, Colter Langan, and Ronald Sanchez defying easy categorization. Touches of classic rock acts -- from the Byrds "Whispers and Cries" to Pink Floyd "The Boy Who Cried New Town" -- permeate A Defeat of Echoes and make it an easy sell for fans of obscure 1970s Anglo-pop. The arguable height here is Langan's immediately gratifying, tightly wound "Too Far Gone," but the confident roll of "City Morning" -- counting the Windbreakers' Bobby Sutcliffe in a supporting role -- is a damn close second. Granted, the instrumental "Bondi Tombstone" seems like an unfulfilled song-sketch, but the disc's variety -- be it the somber introduction of "Come to My Party" or the fuzzy roar of "Decade of Days" -- avow that Donovan's Brain are all over the pop landscape in a downright refreshing way.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/10/2005
  • Label: Career Records
  • UPC: 678277091221
  • Catalog Number: 8117
  • Sales rank: 214,267

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Come to My Party (2:55)
  2. 2 Decade of Days (4:10)
  3. 3 Whispers and Tears (3:17)
  4. 4 The Boy Who Cried New Town (4:45)
  5. 5 When the Summer Comes (1:18)
  6. 6 Open Your Mind (4:05)
  7. 7 Penny for Your Thoughts (6:57)
  8. 8 When You're Falling (3:15)
  9. 9 A Defeat of Echoes (0:53)
  10. 10 Invisible Diamond Man (3:52)
  11. 11 Control (5:04)
  12. 12 So Far Gone (5:14)
  13. 13 The Little Prince (1:56)
  14. 14 City Morning (3:49)
  15. 15 Rezolution (5:19)
  16. 16 Bondi Tombstone (9:14)
  17. 17 Yul Brenner (1:02)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Control
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Donovan's Brain Primary Artist
Deniz Tek Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Slide Guitar, Soloist
Richard Treece Guitar
Renaldo Sanchez Organ, Synthesizer, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Piano, Strings, Harpsichord, Horn, Keyboards, Tambourine, Voices, Xylophone, 12-string Guitar, Bells, Slide Guitar, Synthesizer Bass, Echo
Bobby Sutcliff Guitar, Voices, Soloist
Colter Langan Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Guitar, Voices
Jeff Arntsen Organ, Bass, Guitar, Voices, E-bow, Lap Steel Guitar
Ron Craighead Acoustic Guitar, Percussion, Cymbals, Drums, Voices, Xylophone, Shaker, Recitation
Technical Credits
Donovan's Brain Arranger, Composer
Renaldo Sanchez Producer, Engineer
Bobby Sutcliff Engineer
Colter Langan Composer
Jeff Arntsen Composer, Engineer
Ron Craighead Composer
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