Cage of Muses

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Greg Prato
A.J. Croce has been issuing smartly composed roots rock/pop for quite some time now, and he continues to do so on his 2009 release, Cage of Muses. Issued via his own record label, Seedling Records, Croce has certainly studied his classic rock records, as the album is one heck of a tuneful listen from front to back. And while the instrumentation may certainly be of the "vintage" variety, you just have to give a listen to the album's first three tracks to see that Croce is not confined to one approach: case in point, the Traveling Wilburys-esque album opener, "Gold and Green," as well as a song that sounds not far off from the style that A.J.'s late father (Jim Croce) ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Greg Prato
A.J. Croce has been issuing smartly composed roots rock/pop for quite some time now, and he continues to do so on his 2009 release, Cage of Muses. Issued via his own record label, Seedling Records, Croce has certainly studied his classic rock records, as the album is one heck of a tuneful listen from front to back. And while the instrumentation may certainly be of the "vintage" variety, you just have to give a listen to the album's first three tracks to see that Croce is not confined to one approach: case in point, the Traveling Wilburys-esque album opener, "Gold and Green," as well as a song that sounds not far off from the style that A.J.'s late father (Jim Croce) specialized in, "You've Said Too Much," and the piano-based "Coraline." Elsewhere, you'll find soul/gospel-esque sounds ("I Want It All") and the country-tinged "Where Are We Now." Cage of Muses is further proof that A.J. Croce remains one of the more underrated roots rockers out there at the moment.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/31/2009
  • Label: Seedling Records
  • UPC: 634457401426
  • Catalog Number: 6

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Gold and Green (3:03)
  2. 2 You've Said Too Much (4:45)
  3. 3 Coraline (3:42)
  4. 4 Bury Me Standing (3:16)
  5. 5 I Want It All (3:09)
  6. 6 What Do You Believe (3:03)
  7. 7 Now and Then (4:03)
  8. 8 It's Gone (2:29)
  9. 9 Where Are We Now (3:56)
  10. 10 I've Been Changing (2:07)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
A.J. Croce Primary Artist, Organ, Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Vocals
Davey Faragher Bass
Nick Kirgo Guitar, Guitar (12 String Electric)
Greg Leisz Pedal Steel Guitar, Weissenborn
Phil Smith Background Vocals
Gregory Page Background Vocals
Heather Green Background Vocals
Michael Bizar Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Electric Guitar
Brian Macleod Percussion, Drums
Technical Credits
A.J. Croce Composer, Producer, Sound Design
Michael Vail Blum Engineer
Adam Moseley Engineer
Mark Wilder Mastering
Ben Moore Engineer
Steve Poltz Composer
Pete Min Engineer
Mike Laza Sound Design
Michael Bizar Composer
Elijah Croce Engineer
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