Different Corner

Different Corner

by John Barr
     
 

John Barr has been successful on the musical stage in the United States, in England, and on the Continent playing a wide variety of roles. This multi-faceted background does it as he takes on a melange of tunes on this, his third album. There are samples of pop standards, including "The Long and Winding Road"; a touch of Motown with StevieSee more details below

Overview

John Barr has been successful on the musical stage in the United States, in England, and on the Continent playing a wide variety of roles. This multi-faceted background does it as he takes on a melange of tunes on this, his third album. There are samples of pop standards, including "The Long and Winding Road"; a touch of Motown with Stevie Wonder's "You and I"; some love ballads, including "All I Need to Know"; a couple of Barr originals; and the classic "Ordinary People." He is joined by a variety of instruments, some real and some ersatz, being electronically, but tastefully, concocted. There are duets, including an especially compelling one with Alison Jiear on a pretty "You and I." Irrespective of the song, who is on it with him, the style, or the genre, each one is delivered with a bare-my-heart, bare-my-soul passionate reverence that is the sum and substance of this form of cabaret. Each track is a heart-rending experience as Barr literally wrings every scintilla of emotional content from whatever he's presenting. He owns a soft, expressive tenor (sometimes reaching falsetto levels, as on "Ordinary People"), which he uses to great effect; is on pitch; has excellent diction; and is clearly responsive to the meaning of and thoughts behind the lyrics he sings. This album is by no means light listening, as it shoots ardent darts straight at your heart. Lovers of the romantic song will revel in this CD.

Read More

Product Details

Release Date:
06/14/2001
Label:
Lml Music
UPC:
0711788000822
catalogNumber:
8

Tracks

Read More

Album Credits

Performance Credits

John Barr   Primary Artist
Trevor Burley   Cello
Ian Harrison   Background Vocals
Graham Harvey   Piano
Nigel Hitchcock   Saxophone
Andrew Holdsworth   Acoustic Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Soloist
Alison Jiear   Background Vocals
Shelley Van Loen   Violin
Bill Worrall   Acoustic Guitar,Piano,Bass Guitar,Background Vocals,Fretless Bass Guitar
Missak Takoushian   Guitar,Background Vocals
Catherine Porter   Background Vocals
Rupert Wates   Guitar

Technical Credits

John Lennon   Composer
Paul McCartney   Composer
Steve Clark   Arranger,Programming,Vocal Arrangements,Instrumentation
Graham Harvey   Arranger,Programming,Instrumentation
Alison Jiear   Vocal Arrangements
Bill Worrall   Arranger,Programming,Producer,Engineer,Vocal Arrangements,Instrumentation
John Barr   Executive Producer,Vocal Arrangements
Missak Takoushian   Arranger,Vocal Arrangements
Larry Grossman   Composer
Stephen Schwartz   Liner Notes
Bill Sykes   Mastering
Buz Kohan   Composer
Catherine Porter   Vocal Arrangements
Chris Craker   Producer,Engineer
Fiz Shapur   Arranger
Rupert Wates   Arranger

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >