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All Music Guide - John Schacht
Peter Salett, a New York fixture, has always sounded as though he'd be more at home on the Left Coast, since his breezy, sunny songs have already made the trip, sonically speaking. In fact, Salett's core sound -- melodious acoustic, jangly electrics, yearning steels pedal and lap, subtle drumming, innocuous bass, occasional keys -- virtually mirrors that of oft-neglected country rocker Neal Casal, a New Jersey native with a distinctly California sound. Salett also shares Casal's bordering-on-fey vocal delivery, both artists dead-set on conveying deep emotions through their angelic voices. But whereas Casal's writing effectively conjures up a wistful SoCal vibe in clever, ...
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All Music Guide - John Schacht
Peter Salett, a New York fixture, has always sounded as though he'd be more at home on the Left Coast, since his breezy, sunny songs have already made the trip, sonically speaking. In fact, Salett's core sound -- melodious acoustic, jangly electrics, yearning steels pedal and lap, subtle drumming, innocuous bass, occasional keys -- virtually mirrors that of oft-neglected country rocker Neal Casal, a New Jersey native with a distinctly California sound. Salett also shares Casal's bordering-on-fey vocal delivery, both artists dead-set on conveying deep emotions through their angelic voices. But whereas Casal's writing effectively conjures up a wistful SoCal vibe in clever, heartfelt narratives -- helping some listeners get past the over-easy vocals -- Salett's lyrics read at times like overwrought poetry in a lovesick high school student's journal: "And I show you my cover/And ask you to reveal/What we both discover/When we peel" "My Whisper"; or the equally clunky "Now you say you want to travel far/Away from me inside the car/But I'll be around baby, don't you know" "If You're Dreaming". Some songs stand out despite their lightweight lyrics: the chugging "Still Alone Without You" gathers momentum like a jilted lover bent on a bender; "With Anybody Else" is an electric harpsichord-driven, love-gone-sour song reminiscent of This Perfect World-era Freedy Johnston; "I Fly So High," is a finger-picked, acoustic country blues gem. But in a time when country-stained, folk-inflected rockers pop up with Whack-a-Mole frequency, there has to be something extra going on to keep the listener from deploying the mallet and moving on to the next shiny object. The beauty of After a While is all too fleeting for that to occur.
Entertainment Weekly - Liza Ghorbani
His every yearning and pang feels like your own. (B+)
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/6/2004
  • Label: Dusty Shoes Music
  • UPC: 020286020127
  • Catalog Number: 201
  • Sales rank: 227,781

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 If You're Dreaming (3:41)
  2. 2 After a While (3:49)
  3. 3 Still Alone Without You (3:20)
  4. 4 Crying Shame (3:44)
  5. 5 My Whisper (2:39)
  6. 6 With Anybody Else (2:34)
  7. 7 Closer (3:24)
  8. 8 Halcyon Days (2:52)
  9. 9 I Fly So High (3:51)
  10. 10 Colorful Dream (3:19)
  11. 11 She Won't Wait Foever (2:39)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Peter Salett Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Piano, Electric Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals
Joe McGinty Organ, Electric Harpsichord
Bill Dobrow Percussion, Drums
Done Piper Background Vocals, Lap Steel Guitar
Mike Hardwick Pedal Steel Guitar
Technical Credits
Joe Gastwirt Mastering
Craig Ross Producer
Peter Salett Songwriter, Composer
Chad Fischer Composer
Dan Estabrook Cover Art
Jamie Kitman Management
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A truly great record

    I got a chance to hear an advance copy of this cd and it is amazing! Salett's voice and emotional delivery, understated yet very intimate, complement the rich texture of the lyrics...I cant seem to take it out of my car stereo. You will love this cd -

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