Beautiful Thing

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All Music Guide - Mark Deming
When the first song on your album is called "Jerry Lewis in France," you may have some trouble convincing folks that you're not joking, but though Ben Vaughn has never had a problem with putting his sense of humor up front, it's his craft as a songwriter and clear love of pop music in all its guises that makes his records work so well, and he rarely hit the target quite as true as he did on his second album, 1987's Beautiful Thing. Vaughn and his combo certainly sound fine on these sessions, cutting a commanding groove on the uptempo R&B workout "Gimme, Gimme, Gimme," offering up some bongolated folk-rock with "The North Wind Blew," and making with a stein of potent ...
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All Music Guide - Mark Deming
When the first song on your album is called "Jerry Lewis in France," you may have some trouble convincing folks that you're not joking, but though Ben Vaughn has never had a problem with putting his sense of humor up front, it's his craft as a songwriter and clear love of pop music in all its guises that makes his records work so well, and he rarely hit the target quite as true as he did on his second album, 1987's Beautiful Thing. Vaughn and his combo certainly sound fine on these sessions, cutting a commanding groove on the uptempo R&B workout "Gimme, Gimme, Gimme," offering up some bongolated folk-rock with "The North Wind Blew," and making with a stein of potent frat rock on "She's a Real Scream," and Vaughn and his compatriots have a deep enough grasp of rock's history to not clutter up the arrangements. The tunes on Beautiful Thing never hit harder than they have to or take up more space than necessary, and their modesty only adds to their effectiveness. And for a guy who is supposed to be a barrel of laughs, Vaughn knows more than a little about the serious side of love, as he demonstrates on the soulful closer "Apology Line," the all-but-awestruck "Beautiful Thing," and the lovelorn "Big House with a Yard." No, Ben Vaughn isn't joking -- he just knows that sometimes life can be funny for all the right (and wrong) reasons, and he and his band share some valuable lessons and fine tunes on Beautiful Thing.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/29/2008
  • Label: Noble Rot
  • UPC: 617742501322
  • Catalog Number: 5013

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ben Vaughn Combo Primary Artist
Ben Vaughn Indexed Contributor, Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals, Track Performer
Aldo Jones Bass, Piano, Vocals
Gus Cordovox Organ, Accordion, Maracas, Vocals
Giant Slugs Horn Section Horn
Technical Credits
Ben Vaughn Composer, Producer, Horn Arrangements
Bob Fisher Mastering
Gene Sculatti Liner Notes
Palmyra Delran Instrumentation
Mark Schultz Engineer
Dan Marcus Composer
Gordon Anderson Executive Producer
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