California

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All Music Guide - MacKenzie Wilson
California continues to be the fountain of something for a lot of people. Whether it be youth, riches, stardom, or happiness; California is something that only dreamers know about. Perry Blake is one of those slumberers, and his third album is named after the place of hope and fantasy. He and Italian producer Marco Sabiu arrive at a classy, smooth set of songs for Blake's most realized style and sound yet. California finds Blake at ease with himself as a singer and as a songwriter; the "freeness" of each song is impressionable, as Blake surrounds himself in his own modern pop world. Blake allows his own genre-blending sound to fully take shape without too much ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - MacKenzie Wilson
California continues to be the fountain of something for a lot of people. Whether it be youth, riches, stardom, or happiness; California is something that only dreamers know about. Perry Blake is one of those slumberers, and his third album is named after the place of hope and fantasy. He and Italian producer Marco Sabiu arrive at a classy, smooth set of songs for Blake's most realized style and sound yet. California finds Blake at ease with himself as a singer and as a songwriter; the "freeness" of each song is impressionable, as Blake surrounds himself in his own modern pop world. Blake allows his own genre-blending sound to fully take shape without too much production. He and Sabiu have redefined conventional pop music to suit themselves, carefully crafting an album suited for those sophisti-pop fans, with songs like "Saying Goodbye," and "This Life" highlighting Blake's fresh confidence. His wavering falsetto has matured on songs such as "The Road to Hollywood" and "A Face in the Crowd," while also hinting at California's wildly imaginative set of songs. Blake has made a solid pop album, and it's fit to fight off other pop crooners like Ronan Keating and Robbie Williams, but it's manicured and suited for an adult contemporary audience, as well.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/17/2004
  • Label: Import [generic]
  • UPC: 766488943924
  • Catalog Number: 41411

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Perry Blake Primary Artist, Keyboards, Vocals, Background Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Glenn Garrett Acoustic Guitar, Bass
Lucy Wilkins Strings
Neil Conti Percussion, Drums
Jonathan Meyer Strings
Sara Wilson Strings
Ken Rice Violin
Oliver Kraus Strings
Ben Blakeman Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Howard Gott Strings
Dickon Hinchliffe Strings, Conductor
Rob Spriggs Strings
Andy Nice Strings
Catherine Browning Strings
Marco Sabiu Piano, Strings, Conductor, Keyboards, Choir, Chorus
Rik Carter Piano, Hammond Organ, fender rhodes
Ruth Gottlieb Strings
Natalia Bonner Strings
Enrico Farnedi Trumpet, Cornet, Flugelhorn
Vincent Greene Strings
Christopher Koh Strings
Kela Canka Strings
Julien Deboue Strings
Sharon Eusebe Background Vocals
Velia Evis Strings
Caroline Hubeau Strings
Hila Mondi Strings
Graham Murphy Piano, Keyboards
Gjeci Red Strings
Ariana Siani Strings
Sophie Sirota Strings
Emmanuel Tondus Strings
Noel Vine Strings
Technical Credits
Ray Staff Mastering
Dickon Hinchliffe Director
Perry Blake Producer, Brass Arrangment
Mister Big Jo Francken Engineer
Marco Sabiu Arranger, Programming, Producer, String Arrangements, Brass Arrangment
St├ęphane Gallois Sleeve Photo
Graham Murphy Arranger, Programming
Tom Slegers Engineer
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