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Addicted To Distraction
     

Addicted To Distraction

by Peter Salett
 

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Although Addicted to Distraction is Peter Salett's sixth self-released solo album, he is best known (and no doubt best paid) for his musical contributions to films, and that isn't surprising given the chameleonic style changes he displays on the disc. Here employing some horn and string charts, he sometimes shows off his

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Although Addicted to Distraction is Peter Salett's sixth self-released solo album, he is best known (and no doubt best paid) for his musical contributions to films, and that isn't surprising given the chameleonic style changes he displays on the disc. Here employing some horn and string charts, he sometimes shows off his antecedents clearly, whether he is channeling Johnny Cash on "The Rains of Cozumel" or waxing Beatlesque ("I'm Hers and She's Mine"), Dylanesque ("It Don't Bother Me No More"), or Bacharach-esque ("Infatuation"). Actually, though, his most common style is engaging country-pop that he sings in a clearly enunciated tenor, music sometimes reminiscent of '80s country-rockers like Stan Ridgway with Wall of Voodoo or Dan Zanes with the Del Fuegos, but often reaching back to the original Hollywood cowboy, Rick Nelson. Indeed, when Salett emphasizes that even-toned aspect of his voice, notably on "Sifting Through the Pages" and "Tell Me from the Heart," he seems seconds away from breaking out into a rendition of "Hello, Mary Lou" or "Garden Party." But no matter whose music he is influenced by on any given track, he retains a strong pop sensibility, his well-crafted songs always boasting catchy choruses that come around frequently. His talent for making sound-alike pop in varying genres no doubt serves him well in satisfying the musical demands of movie directors, and there's plenty of material here for future features.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/17/2010
Label:
Dusty Shoes Music
UPC:
0884501329507
catalogNumber:
203
Rank:
203250

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Performance Credits

Peter Salett   Primary Artist,Guitar,Mandolin,Percussion,Piano,Vocals,Wurlitzer
Larry Goldings   Organ,Piano
Joe McGinty   Organ,Piano
Doug Wieselman   Clarinet,Saxophone
Chris Carmichael   Violin,Cello,Viola
Bill Dobrow   Percussion,Drums
Erik Lawrence   Alto Flute,Saxophone
Steven Bernstein   Trumpet,English Horn
Amy Miles   Background Vocals
Jeff Hill   Bass,Background Vocals
Don Piper   Electric Guitar,Background Vocals,Lap Steel Guitar

Technical Credits

Joe McGinty   Engineer
Peter Salett   Producer,Engineer
Chris Carmichael   String Arrangements
Steven Bernstein   Horn Arrangements
Sheldon Gomberg   Engineer
Don Piper   Producer,Engineer
Jennifer Brennan   Photo Assistance

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