Special Album

A Special Album

by The Jack Herren Band
     
 

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This Norwegian trio follows up its Special EP with this full-length effort, a lightweight but winning mixture of lounge-y ambience, electronic pop, and funky chill-out acid jazz. Its centerpiece is the insanely catchy and fun "Think Twice," which features vocalist Christine Sandtorv and some great cheesy clavinet work by someone billed as the Batmans. But most…  See more details below

Overview

This Norwegian trio follows up its Special EP with this full-length effort, a lightweight but winning mixture of lounge-y ambience, electronic pop, and funky chill-out acid jazz. Its centerpiece is the insanely catchy and fun "Think Twice," which features vocalist Christine Sandtorv and some great cheesy clavinet work by someone billed as the Batmans. But most of the rest of the album is just as good: "Special Morning" is a chilled but faintly sexy instrumental in which faraway whistling weaves around a mellow synth line and softly percolating drums; "Casino" is a greasy retro-'60s romp (this time with vocals from Leslie Ahern); "You Never Come Closer" sounds, believe it or not, like a cross between Sade and the Doobie Brothers. Word has it that their live show involves multiple drummers and "elements of danger." Neither is easy to imagine while listening to this very pleasant album, but it does kind of make you wonder....

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/20/2003
Label:
Emperor Norton
UPC:
0607217706222
catalogNumber:
7062

Tracks

  1. Here Is Love  -  Ralph Myerz & The Jack Herren Band
  2. Nikita  -  Ralph Myerz & The Jack Herren Band
  3. Casino  -  Ralph Myerz & The Jack Herren Band
  4. Think Twice  -  Ralph Myerz & The Jack Herren Band
  5. You Never Come Closer  -  Ralph Myerz & The Jack Herren Band
  6. A Special Morning  -  Ralph Myerz & The Jack Herren Band
  7. Funky Biznizz  -  Ralph Myerz & The Jack Herren Band
  8. Feel It  -  Ralph Myerz & The Jack Herren Band
  9. Savannah  -  Ralph Myerz & The Jack Herren Band
  10. Lullaby  -  Ralph Myerz & The Jack Herren Band

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jack Herren Band   Primary Artist
Talent   Harp,Vocoder
Ralph Myerz   Glockenspiel,Vocals,Hand Clapping,electronics,Sounds,Indexed Contributor
Tarjei Strom   Guitar,Percussion,Drums,Keyboards
Thomas Lonnheim   Synthesizer,Bass,Percussion,electronic percussion
Leslie Ahern   Vocals
Erik Berg   Vibes
Kristina Alme   Vocals
Batmans   Clavinet
Doc David   Bass
Berit Killingberg Havåg   Vocals
Morten Skage   Bass
Christine Sandtorv   Vocals
Yngve Sætre   Keyboards,fender rhodes,Soloist

Technical Credits

Chris Ludwinsky   Mastering
Larry Mizell   Composer
Gert Wilden   Composer
Francis Cowan   Composer
Berndt Egarbladh   Composer
Adam Nunn   Mastering
Ralph Myerz   Composer,Programming,Producer
Tarjei Strom   drum programming
Jack Herren Band   Composer,Producer
Leslie Ahern   Composer
DJ Cancerboy   Cut
Magnet   Programming,Producer
Yngve Sætre   Programming

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