Black Yankee Rock

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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Marc Anthony Thompson has released only five albums in over 20 years, but he has made each one count. Black Yankee Rock -- featuring artwork that gives the Dixie flag fresh shades of red, black, and green -- is certainly no exception. After the tightly controlled blare of the opener, "The Beginning of Always," the album serves up track after track of laid-back backdrops that range from lighthearted to somber in mood. The album, seemingly made with easygoing Saturday mornings in mind, doesn't have quite as many dimensions as Black Music or Godmusic, but it could also be said that it shows more focus. When you're releasing albums every four or five years, it can't be easy to...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Marc Anthony Thompson has released only five albums in over 20 years, but he has made each one count. Black Yankee Rock -- featuring artwork that gives the Dixie flag fresh shades of red, black, and green -- is certainly no exception. After the tightly controlled blare of the opener, "The Beginning of Always," the album serves up track after track of laid-back backdrops that range from lighthearted to somber in mood. The album, seemingly made with easygoing Saturday mornings in mind, doesn't have quite as many dimensions as Black Music or Godmusic, but it could also be said that it shows more focus. When you're releasing albums every four or five years, it can't be easy to keep yourself from throwing out all of your ideas, no matter how incongruous they are. Thompson's following his own instincts, as always, and he always manages to pull off something as valuable as anything by Eels or Beck. Best of all is "It's Going Wrong," a collaboration with Moby that tops anything from the bald one's Hotel. Unfortunately, this album will only receive a sliver of the attention.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/11/2005
  • Label: Commotion
  • UPC: 186961000928
  • Catalog Number: 9
  • Sales rank: 298,207

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Begging of Always (4:42)
  2. 2 Amazona (4:08)
  3. 3 The Yes Eye (2:19)
  4. 4 Tomboyrockstar (4:57)
  5. 5 Chasing Strange (3:28)
  6. 6 Down So Low (3:45)
  7. 7 Rats Under Waterfalls (3:33)
  8. 8 It's Going Wrong (5:37)
  9. 9 Cry (3:49)
  10. 10 Forever Everyone (4:13)
  11. 11 Same Time Tomorrow (3:14)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Chocolate Genius Primary Artist, Vocals, Various
Van Dyke Parks Musician
Marc Ribot Musician
Oren Bloedow Musician
Art Baron Musician
Yuka Honda Musician
Peter Kent Musician
Stuart Matthewman Musician
MeShell NdegeOcello Musician
Roy Nathanson Musician
Toshi Reagon Musician
Catherine Russell Musician
David Stone Musician
Patrick Warren Musician
Russel Johnson Musician
Stephanie McKay Musician
Vinia Mojica Musician
Glenn Patscha Musician
Trixie Whitley Musician
Abe Laboriel Jr. Musician
Erika Duke Musician
Sharon Jackson Musician
Scott Hosfeld Musician
Technical Credits
Moby Composer
Marc Anthony Thompson Composer
D. Browne Composer
Greg Calbi Mastering
Tracy McKnight Executive Producer
Craig Street Producer, Audio Production
S. "Husky" Hoskulds Engineer
Glenn Patscha Composer
Walter Yetnikoff Executive Producer
Ichiho Nishiki Engineer
Moe Tee Contributor
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Amazing Album

    Black Yankee Rock is a rich album full shades of contemplation in musical form. The CD lures you in with the driving first track “The Beginning of Always,” and keeps you wanting more through the beautiful “Chasing Strange,” the very hummable “Forever Everyone,” and after the album closer “Same Time Tomorrow.” Chocolate Genius Inc has kept us waiting with baited breath for this release, and pulls of an album of genius, true to his name.

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