Cafe Days [Other People's Music]

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All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
Chris Spedding's last solo effort for a decade is a solid rock & roll album, steeped in rootsy, bluesy sounds, and while the guitar playing is its most impressive attribute, the vocals aren't bad, either. With a band that included Steve Berlin on keyboards and various other instruments, and Gary Ferguson on drums (with Southside Johnny providing backing vocals on one track), the music is as good as any back-to-basics effort of the period, and that's saying something considering that much of what's here -- apart from Mose Allison's "Parchman Farm" -- is original. "Put It on Hold" is the best-sounding track, but it's all eminently listenable, and ought to have done better ...
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All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
Chris Spedding's last solo effort for a decade is a solid rock & roll album, steeped in rootsy, bluesy sounds, and while the guitar playing is its most impressive attribute, the vocals aren't bad, either. With a band that included Steve Berlin on keyboards and various other instruments, and Gary Ferguson on drums (with Southside Johnny providing backing vocals on one track), the music is as good as any back-to-basics effort of the period, and that's saying something considering that much of what's here -- apart from Mose Allison's "Parchman Farm" -- is original. "Put It on Hold" is the best-sounding track, but it's all eminently listenable, and ought to have done better in the marketplace. [Cafe Days was reissued in 2001 by Other People's Music in an expanded edition with six bonus tracks, but either version is well worth hearing.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/30/2004
  • Label: Other People's Music
  • UPC: 623235212323
  • Catalog Number: 2123

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Black Denim Trousers and Motorcycle Boots (3:10)
  2. 2 Catch 22 (3:27)
  3. 3 New York City (4:47)
  4. 4 Smoke My Cigarette - Southside Johnny (3:23)
  5. 5 Cafe Days (3:21)
  6. 6 Hey Little Boy (Little Girl) (3:20)
  7. 7 Girl in the Video (3:05)
  8. 8 99 Lbs. (3:49)
  9. 9 Pseudo Blues (2:36)
  10. 10 Louisianne (2:40)
  11. 11 Portobello (4:20)
  12. 12 Hostage (3:27)
  13. 13 Parchman Farm (2:34)
  14. 14 Flirt (2:18)
  15. 15 Put It on Hold - Southside Johnny (4:02)
  16. 16 Save a Life (3:16)
  17. 17 Call of the Wild (4:14)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Chris Spedding Primary Artist, Bass, Guitar, Vocals
Kenny Aaronson Bass
Steve Berlin Percussion, Keyboards
Bobby Chouinard Drums
Steve Ferrone Drums
Tony Garnier Bass
Tony Griffiths Bass
Chrissie Hynde Vocals
Bruce Moffett Drums
John Philip Shenale Drums
Keith Whittaker Background Vocals
Kurt Schefter Guitar
Toby Swann Background Vocals
Gary Ferguson Drums
Technical Credits
Mose Allison Composer
John Carter Engineer
Chris Spedding Composer, Producer, Horn Arrangements, Remixing
Robert Gordon Composer
Steve Berlin Producer
Jon Brant Composer
Jan Haust Producer, Executive Producer
John Henning Engineer
Mark Linnet Producer, Engineer
M. McClintock Composer
Bill Railey Composer
Philippe Rault Producer
Mike Stoller Composer
Jon Tiven Producer
Tom Tremuth Producer
Tony Visconti Producer
Randall Grass Executive Producer
Rob Sanzo Remixing
Tod Cutler Engineer
Alain Duplantier Cover Photo
B. Adler Composer
Alex Ivey Executive Producer
Peter J. Moore Mastering
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