Beneath the Velvet Sun

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Since he had nearly a decade's worth of touring -- and a sizable number of releases -- under his belt before breaking through to mainstream success with the 1998 hit "Lullaby," Shawn Mullins seemed more likely to survive so-called "overnight success" than most. With Beneath the Velvet Sun, his first album since becoming a known entity, the laid-back Atlantan doesn't disappoint, delivering a cleverly proportioned mix of burnished folk-rock and evocative Southern gothic allegory, which collide with terrific force on "Yellow Dog Song." Mullins deviates from his proven formula fairly often, however, tossing in songs as offbeat as the trip-hoppy "Valentine" and the smooth, ...
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Barnes & Noble - David Sprague
Since he had nearly a decade's worth of touring -- and a sizable number of releases -- under his belt before breaking through to mainstream success with the 1998 hit "Lullaby," Shawn Mullins seemed more likely to survive so-called "overnight success" than most. With Beneath the Velvet Sun, his first album since becoming a known entity, the laid-back Atlantan doesn't disappoint, delivering a cleverly proportioned mix of burnished folk-rock and evocative Southern gothic allegory, which collide with terrific force on "Yellow Dog Song." Mullins deviates from his proven formula fairly often, however, tossing in songs as offbeat as the trip-hoppy "Valentine" and the smooth, Barry White-styled soul stirrer "North on I-95." Mullins calls on a pair of similarly minded women to provide vocal foils here: Country star Shelby Lynne takes the spotlight on the jarring "I Know" and labelmate Shawn Colvin prompts the melody of the aching "Somethin' to Believe In." At once comforting, challenging, and a tad creepy, Beneath the Velvet Sun wraps the ears in the sort of sound conjured up by that edge-of-darkness title.
All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
"Lullaby" was more than just a one-off novelty hit that unexpectedly established the career of longtime indie singer/songwriter Shawn Mullins in 1998-1999 though it was that, too. It was a song that encapsulated both of Mullins' strongest traits. In its semi-spoken verses, he revealed his eye for detail and his sardonic outlook; in its choruses, he demonstrated his ability to craft a pop hook. On Beneath the Velvet Sun, his first real major-label album its predecessor, Soul's Core, was picked up by Columbia after release on his own SMG label, Mullins leans more to the latter tendency, but he provides enough of the former to pacify the audience he earned with "Lullaby." The album's first single, "Everywhere I Go," is a good example of Mullins' pop talent, a catchy but somewhat weightless effort with a bland love lyric. But the song Columbia really should have released as the first single is the lead-off track, "Up All Night," a story song about a lowlife rock & roll couple full of Mullins' wry observations and the album's only song to be half-spoken in the style of "Lullaby." A bigger budget allows the artist to indulge in string and horn sections here and there, demonstrating the breadth of his stylistic reach. But the fans he earned with "Lullaby" are more likely to respond to more conventional pop
ock songs like "Amy's Eyes," not only because of its catchiness but also because of its name-dropping third-person description. Another good song is "Santa Fe," a driving song with a twangy guitar hook and more of Mullins' individual characterizations. If one of these songs takes off, it may not matter at least to the bottom line that there are too many simpleminded, vague love songs among the other tracks. But Beneath the Velvet Sun is the uneven work of a talented artist who doesn't seem to trust the idiosyncratic approach that brought him to national attention enough to really let himself go. You can hardly blame him for trying to play it safe, given his one-hit wonder status, but the album's very bow to commercialism may keep it from being the hit it might have been.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/24/2000
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 074646216026
  • Catalog Number: 62160

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Up All Night (3:57)
  2. 2 Everywhere I Go (3:52)
  3. 3 Amy's Eyes (4:03)
  4. 4 Somethin' to Believe In (3:43)
  5. 5 Valentine (3:20)
  6. 6 Lonesome, I Know You Too Well (3:21)
  7. 7 I Know (4:00)
  8. 8 We Run (4:11)
  9. 9 North on 95 (4:02)
  10. 10 Yellow Dog Song (3:53)
  11. 11 Santa Fe (3:50)
  12. 12 Hold On (3:23)
  13. 13 Time (2:27)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Shawn Mullins Primary Artist, Synthesizer, Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Strings, Vocals, Mellotron, Omnichord, Wurlitzer, Moog Lead
Shelby Lynne Vocals
Shawn Colvin Vocals
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus String Quartet
Kim Bullard Clavinet, Mellotron, chamberlain, Wurlitzer
Vinnie Colaiuta Drums
Luis Conte Percussion
David Hancock Cello
Reid Harris Viola
David Immergl├╝ck Mandolin
Jay Joyce Guitar, Electric Guitar, 12-string Guitar, Talk Box, Guitar (Baritone)
Ricky Keller Bass, Group
Randy Kerber Piano (Upright)
David LaBruyere Bass
Mike Lawler Organ, Hammond Organ, Clavinet
John Madgett Background Vocals
Elizabeth Murphy Cello
Heidi Nitchie Viola
Lorentz Ottezen Violin
David Patterson Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Classical Guitar
John Pierce Bass
Julian Raymond Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Marty Rifkin Dobro
Bennett Salvay Organ, Piano, Harpsichord
Willard Shull Violin
Michael Ward Electric Guitar
Oliver Wells Conductor, Background Vocals
Walter Carter Background Vocals
Alfreda Gerald Background Vocals
Spanky Sampling
David Arenz Violin
David Braitberg Violin
Anthony J. Resta Synthesizer, Percussion, Piano, Strings, Drums, Keyboards, Oboe, Turntables, Moog Synthesizer, Mellotron, chamberlain, Prophet Synthesizer, bass pedals, Wurlitzer, Moog Drum
Jun-Ching Lin Violin
Douglas Sommer Bass
Paul Murphy Viola
Garret Savluk Trumpet
Taj Artis Background Vocals
Al Bonds DJ
Nicole Chillemi Background Vocals
Jay Christy Violin
Henry Douglas Jr. Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Jere Flint Cello
Carolyn Hancock Violin
Daniel Laufer Cello
Cheryl Renee Background Vocals
Ronda Respress Violin
Stephen Sadler Mandolin, Lap Steel Guitar, Guitar (Baritone)
Kyle Shiver Background Vocals
Ralph Jones Bass
Eric Johnson Viola
Technical Credits
Kim Bullard Programming, Loop
Greg Goldman Engineer
Bernie Grundman Mastering
Ricky Keller Arranger, String Arrangements, String Conductor
David Patterson Introduction
Julian Raymond Producer
Shawn Mullins Producer
Lee Dannay Direction
Gail Marowitz Art Direction
Anthony J. Resta Programming, Producer
Joseph Bishara Programming
Glenn Matullo Engineer
Brett Allen Guitar Techician
Myshkin Inspiration
Garret Savluk Horn Arrangements
Jac Cain Guitar Techician
Bryan Cook Engineer
Stephen Sadler Introduction
Kariadi Sutedja Engineer
Dan Tamlow Engineer
Mickey Wade Drum Technician
Kariadi Sutedja Engineer
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