Blind Melon

Blind Melon

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Managing to be equally mellow and introspective as well as rough and rocking, Blind Melon's 1992 self-titled debut remains one of the purest-sounding rock albums of its era, completely devoid of '90s production tricks. While Blind Melon were never the toast of the critics, their self-titled 1992 debut has held up incredibly well over time,See more details below

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Managing to be equally mellow and introspective as well as rough and rocking, Blind Melon's 1992 self-titled debut remains one of the purest-sounding rock albums of its era, completely devoid of '90s production tricks. While Blind Melon were never the toast of the critics, their self-titled 1992 debut has held up incredibly well over time, resembling a true rock classic. For reasons unknown, the late Shannon Hoon was, unfairly, usually the brunt of reviewers' criticisms, yet his angelic voice and talent for penning lyrics that examined the ups and downs of everyday life were an integral part of Blind Melon's sound, as well as the band's supreme jamming interplay. The most renowned song remains the uplifting hit "No Rain," but the whole album is superb -- the homesick rocker "Tones of Home," the desperate "I Wonder," the epic album closer "Time," and the gentle acoustic strum of "Change," which included lyrics that turned out to be sadly prophetic for Hoon. Other highlights are a song inspired by the homeless ("Paper Scratcher"), "Sleepyhouse," which describes the feeling of isolation the band felt recording the debut in a secluded residence, and the retro (yet refreshing) sounds of "Soak the Sin" and "Dear Ol' Dad." Although the album started out slow sales-wise, constant touring and the success of "No Rain" one year after the debut's initial release proved to be Blind Melon's breakthrough success, eventually almost topping the charts and going multi-platinum. Capitol's 20th anniversary edition of Blind Melon's debut is expanded with the Sippin' Time Sessions EP, a five-track set recorded at the now-legendary Sound City Studios in L.A. by David Briggs. Essentially, it's a loose dry run for the proper album, containing three of its songs ("Dear Ol' Dad," "Tones of Home," "Seed to a Tree") and two tunes that didn't make the cut ("Soul One," "Mother"). Often, the gangliness of the EP is more appealing than the polished product but there are no great revelations here outside of the fact that Blind Melon's heavy hippie rock was pretty much in place from the get-go.

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Product Details

Release Date:
04/16/2013
Label:
Capitol
UPC:
5099992842021
catalogNumber:
28420

Tracks

  1. Soak the Sin  -  Blind Melon
  2. Tones of Home  -  Blind Melon
  3. I Wonder  -  Blind Melon
  4. Paper Scratcher  -  Blind Melon
  5. Dear Ol' Dad  -  Blind Melon
  6. Change  -  Blind Melon
  7. No Rain  -  Blind Melon
  8. Deserted  -  Blind Melon
  9. Sleepyhouse  -  Blind Melon
  10. Holyman  -  Blind Melon
  11. Seed to a Tree  -  Blind Melon
  12. Drive  -  Blind Melon
  13. Time  -  Blind Melon
  14. Dear Ol' Dad  -  Blind Melon
  15. Soul One  -  Blind Melon
  16. Tones of Home  -  Blind Melon
  17. Seed to a Tree  -  Blind Melon
  18. Mother  -  Blind Melon

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Blind Melon   Primary Artist
Sabri Khan   Sarungi
Shannon Hoon   Vocals,Group Member
Brad Smith   Bass,Background Vocals,Group Member
Glenn Graham   Percussion,Drums,Group Member
Christopher Thorn   Guitar,Group Member
Rogers Stevens   Guitar,Group Member

Technical Credits

David Briggs   Producer
Blind Melon   Composer,Producer,Art Direction,Instrumentation
John Hanlon   Engineer
Ron McMaster   Mastering
Rick Parashar   Producer,Engineer
Chuck Johnson   Engineer
Heather Horne   Original Photography
Gene Kirkland   Band Photo
Heather Devlin   Collage
Michael Murphy   Reissue Producer
Georgia Graham   Cover Art
Tommy Steele   Art Direction

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