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This is singer-songwriter Bill Mallonee's fifth album under the Vigilantes of Love moniker and the fifth VoL band lineup. Producer John Keane has moved away from the glossy rock sound of the last VoL record, but he has moved in two opposite directions: half of the songs are harder and noisier, and the other half are mellow acoustic numbers. Unfortunately, the unplugged numbers have been given an overly sentimental pop sheen, and lack the grit and heart of the early VoL folk with the exception of "Skin," a spiralling ode to VanGogh which ranks with the best VoL songs. Keane's production choices are dominated by cliches, and so are ...
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All Music Guide - Darryl Cater
This is singer-songwriter Bill Mallonee's fifth album under the Vigilantes of Love moniker and the fifth VoL band lineup. Producer John Keane has moved away from the glossy rock sound of the last VoL record, but he has moved in two opposite directions: half of the songs are harder and noisier, and the other half are mellow acoustic numbers. Unfortunately, the unplugged numbers have been given an overly sentimental pop sheen, and lack the grit and heart of the early VoL folk with the exception of "Skin," a spiralling ode to VanGogh which ranks with the best VoL songs. Keane's production choices are dominated by cliches, and so are Mallonee's usually incisive lyrics.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/13/1996
  • Label: Capricorn / Umgd
  • UPC: 789394204224
  • Catalog Number: 942042

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Blister Soul (3:53)
  2. 2 5 Miles Outside Monroe (3:05)
  3. 3 Skin (5:00)
  4. 4 Offer (4:30)
  5. 5 Baalam's Ass (3:45)
  6. 6 Bethlehem Steel (4:00)
  7. 7 Tempest (2:15)
  8. 8 Bolt Action (4:20)
  9. 9 Parting Shot (5:37)
  10. 10 Real Down Town (3:51)
  11. 11 A Certain Slant of Light (5:02)
  12. 12 Unsuccessful (3:19)
  13. 13 Blister Soul (Reprise) (4:26)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Vigilantes of Love Primary Artist
Phil Madeira Organ, Piano, Accordion, Hammond Organ
Andy Carlson Violin
Newton Carter Guitar, Electric Guitar
Mike Guthrie Electric Sitar
Billy Holmes Mandolin, Piano, Hammond Organ
John Keane Guitar, Percussion, Electric Guitar, Steel Guitar, Background Vocals, 12-string Guitar
Bill Mallonee Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Harmonica, Electric Guitar, Vocals
Joel Morris Drums
Matt Donaldson Drums
Chris Donohue Bass, Guitar, Piano, Electric Bass, Electric Guitar, Stick, Background Vocals, 12-string Guitar, Chapman Stick
Laura Donohue Background Vocals
Elissa Hadley Background Vocals
Tina Rudl Background Vocals
Laura Donahue Background Vocals
John Evans Harmonica
Technical Credits
Newton Carter Contributor
John Keane Producer, Engineer
Chuck Long Executive Producer
Ken Love Mastering
Bill Mallonee Composer, Producer
Dan Russell Producer
Dave Spaulding Engineer
David Spalding Engineer
Chris Donohue Producer
Thom Jurek Liner Notes
Diane Painter Art Direction
Lee Beitchman Contributor
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