Big Enough to Disappear

Big Enough to Disappear

by Moris Tepper
     
 

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Singer/songwriter Moris Tepper bears obvious similarities to Bob Dylan and Tom Waits (for whom he has worked as a sideman), and he seems to alternate between one and the other from song to song on his album Big Enough to Disappear. Tepper has a versatile voice that sometimes comes out as a fairly clear tenor…  See more details below

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Singer/songwriter Moris Tepper bears obvious similarities to Bob Dylan and Tom Waits (for whom he has worked as a sideman), and he seems to alternate between one and the other from song to song on his album Big Enough to Disappear. Tepper has a versatile voice that sometimes comes out as a fairly clear tenor (at which times he suggests Neil Young) and sometimes as gruff and gravel-laden. In his folk-rock arrangements, he is fond of adding odd instruments, especially Jay Mueller's tuba in place of a bass, the better to get that Swordfishtrombones sound. But he is just as likely to go for a more traditional folk-rock style, as in the leadoff track, "Can't Stop Cryin'," and "(If You Really Want To) Hurt Someone," as if in search of the sound of Blonde on Blonde. In either case, his lyrical persona here is a man who seems to have lost his love, but that just serves as the jumping-off place for some fanciful and poetic words from a highly imaginative writer. Still, heartbreak is never far from Tepper's mind, and by the end of the disc, he is still insisting, "I will not rest/Until you lay down beside me once again."

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/23/2004
Label:
CANDLEBONE
UPC:
0601773001326
catalogNumber:
13

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Moris Tepper   Primary Artist,Organ,Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Mandolin,Piano,Harp,Human Whistle
Marvin Etzioni   Background Vocals
Lyn Bertles   Violin
Danny Frankel   Drums
Brian Glascock   Drums
Duane Jarvis   Guitar,Background Vocals,Slide Guitar
Joey Peters   Drums
Miiko Watanabe   Bass,Electric Bass
Rob Laufer   Background Vocals
Thom Roach   Harmonica,Accordion,Concertina,Harp,Background Vocals,Human Whistle,Whistle (Instrument),Bells,Bandoneon,sleigh bells,Jaw Harp
Louis Durra   Organ,Piano,Alto Horn,Keyboards,Marimbas
Annie Harvey   Background Vocals
Jay Mueller   Bass,Tuba,Upright Bass

Technical Credits

Keith Keller   Producer
Moris Tepper   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Rob Laufer   Engineer
Thom Roach   Arranger
Jesse Kanner   Engineer
Louis Durra   Arranger,Programming,Horn Arrangements
Brett Spivery   Contributor,Artwork
Adam Casper   Engineer
Mimi Archie   Cover Design,Cover Art

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