American Sunshine

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Continuing with the sound an spirit of his new millennium Californian makeover, 2009's American Sunshine picks up the thread from 2007's Are You Lookin' at Me?, offering a cheerfully mellow collection of easy rolling folk-pop. Hay's touch remains light, never pushing either his melodies or his wry quips yet relying on them both to fuel these gently charming songs. He remains infatuated with what happens under the Southern Californian sun, whether it's rhapsodizing over the state itself or cherishing a flirtation with a shop girl, and it's easy to share his affections thanks to his easy, tasteful tunes.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Continuing with the sound an spirit of his new millennium Californian makeover, 2009's American Sunshine picks up the thread from 2007's Are You Lookin' at Me?, offering a cheerfully mellow collection of easy rolling folk-pop. Hay's touch remains light, never pushing either his melodies or his wry quips yet relying on them both to fuel these gently charming songs. He remains infatuated with what happens under the Southern Californian sun, whether it's rhapsodizing over the state itself or cherishing a flirtation with a shop girl, and it's easy to share his affections thanks to his easy, tasteful tunes.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/18/2009
  • Label: Compass Records
  • UPC: 766397451220
  • Catalog Number: 4512
  • Sales rank: 60,573

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Colin Hay Primary Artist, Guitar, Piano, Harmonium, Tambourine, Vocals
Gregg Bissonette Drums
Luis Conte Percussion, Conga
Shannon Forrest Percussion, Drums
Michael Georgiades Guitar, Background Vocals
Mark T. Jordan Piano
George Marinelli Guitar
Cecilia Noel Background Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Alison Prestwood Bass
Toshi Yanagi Electric Guitar
Chad Fischer Bongos, Background Vocals
Mark Jordan Piano, Hammond Organ, Wurlitzer
Juan Pablo Fallucca Background Vocals
Kaveh Rastegar Bass
Steve Mackey Bass
Charlie Paxson Drums
Fred Kron Organ, Piano, Strings, Harmonium, Keyboards
Technical Credits
Michael Georgiades Composer
Colin Hay Composer, Producer, Engineer
Ron McMaster Mastering
Robert Hakalski Image Design
Erick Jaskowiak Engineer
Hillary Lindsey Composer
Edmundo Gomez Engineer
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