Best of Human Drama...In a Perfect World

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All Music Guide - Amy Hanson
The absolutely stunning In a Perfect World is a generous 16-song "best-of" that cuts out all of Human Drama's weaker moments, bringing John Indovina's most brilliant turns straight to the top and never once putting a single toe out of place. From the opening "Death of an Angel" and the impassioned vocals and rocking guitar scythe of "I Could Be a Killer" on to a kicking live version of "Dying in a Moment of Splendor," in which Indovina, backed by a piano and brushed drums, sounds so sincere as to be laughable but isn't at all, In a Perfect World becomes a potent reminder of just how devastatingly important Human Drama was to the American goth scene. With a mixed bag of ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Amy Hanson
The absolutely stunning In a Perfect World is a generous 16-song "best-of" that cuts out all of Human Drama's weaker moments, bringing John Indovina's most brilliant turns straight to the top and never once putting a single toe out of place. From the opening "Death of an Angel" and the impassioned vocals and rocking guitar scythe of "I Could Be a Killer" on to a kicking live version of "Dying in a Moment of Splendor," in which Indovina, backed by a piano and brushed drums, sounds so sincere as to be laughable but isn't at all, In a Perfect World becomes a potent reminder of just how devastatingly important Human Drama was to the American goth scene. With a mixed bag of traditional goth twists and American glam guitar, and an appreciation of startling musical turns with piano and strings, the songs resonate in a way not many expected. That brilliance is particularly present on the introspective "Love's Way," which captures the spirit of Steve Harley, just one of the glam icons whose vision Indovina so skillfully channels. Adding a few early nuggets including "This Tangled Web" and"Fascination and Fear" and the wickedly fiddled "The Ways and Wounds Of My World" completes the painting, ultimately rendering In a Perfect World a masterpiece that is absolutely true to the band's rock-solid career and breathtakingly individual intent.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/22/2000
  • Label: Hollows Hill
  • UPC: 614256002321
  • Catalog Number: 60023
  • Sales rank: 215,450

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Human Drama Primary Artist
Greg Adamson Cello
Lyn Bertles Violin
Estefan Bravo Background Vocals
Steve Caton Electric Guitar
Rita d'Albert Flute, Electric Guitar, Background Vocals
Joy Division Track Performer
Leslie Dowdall Background Vocals
Curt Harding Bass
Lili Haydn Violin
Patrick Mata Vocals, Background Vocals
Lisa Meuret Background Vocals
Gerri Sutyak Cello
Jamil Szmadzinski Violin
Charles Waltz Violin, Background Vocals
Charlie Bouis Percussion, Drums
Andy Susemihl Electric Guitar
Chris Lizotte Background Vocals
CJ Eiriksson Percussion, Drums
Johnny Indovina Acoustic Guitar, Percussion, Bongos, Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar, Keyboards, Tom-Tom, Vocals, Background Vocals
Lisa Haney Cello
David Zimmerman Piano
Mark Balderas Piano, Keyboards, Sampling
Michael Mallory Bass
Michael Ciravolo Electric Guitar
Carlo Bartolini Acoustic Guitar, Bongos, Electric Guitar, Keyboards
Steve Fuxan Bass
Laura Laird Bass
Lisa Marie Lyou Violin
Technical Credits
Ian Broudie Producer
Jim Wirt Producer
Charlie Bouis Producer
CJ Eiriksson Producer
Johnny Indovina Composer, Producer
Jeff Zimmitti Art Direction
Dave Thompson Liner Notes
Sergio Jamie Anaya Paintings
Stephen Garrison Cover Painting
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