Candelabra Cadabra

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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Some people equate commercial success with hard work and perseverance; others say it is simply a matter of luck. Actually, it is a combination of those things in many cases. Being proactive and focused certainly helps, but luck has a lot to do with it as well. Patti Rothberg was very unlucky when, through no fault of her own, EMI's U.S. division was abruptly discontinued in the late 1990s and she found herself without a record deal. But Rothberg took the proactive approach; instead of throwing in the towel, she continued to perform, write and record, and her second album, Candelabra Cadabra, was independently released in 2001. This 53-minute CD didn't receive the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Some people equate commercial success with hard work and perseverance; others say it is simply a matter of luck. Actually, it is a combination of those things in many cases. Being proactive and focused certainly helps, but luck has a lot to do with it as well. Patti Rothberg was very unlucky when, through no fault of her own, EMI's U.S. division was abruptly discontinued in the late 1990s and she found herself without a record deal. But Rothberg took the proactive approach; instead of throwing in the towel, she continued to perform, write and record, and her second album, Candelabra Cadabra, was independently released in 2001. This 53-minute CD didn't receive the promotional muscle of a major label, and it didn't enjoy nearly as much exposure as Rothberg's 1996 debut, Between the 1 and the 9. Regardless, Candelabra Cadabra is a highly respectable sophomore outing from Rothberg, who handles most of the songwriting herself but has a little help from guitarist Freddie Katz who produced the album. Candelabra Cadabra is unpredictable and enjoyably diverse, ranging from the punky power pop of the infectious "Dish It Out" to the bluesy folk-rock leanings of "The Wry It Girl" to the psychedelic touches of "Delicate Matters." Rothberg acknowledges glam rock on an inspired cover of David Bowie's "Moonage Daydream," but whatever style she embraces -- and whether she is being humorous, sarcastic, angry, philosophical, quirky, or poignant -- the New York City resident never fails to be recognizable on this excellent sophomore outing.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/2/2002
  • Label: DOUBLE ON TUNDRA
  • UPC: 634457141728
  • Catalog Number: 1

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Nothing I Can Say (4:46)
  2. 2 Candelabra Cadabra (3:28)
  3. 3 Delicate Matters (5:20)
  4. 4 Shadows of Me (2:58)
  5. 5 You Killed My Time (3:39)
  6. 6 Prayed Upon (4:18)
  7. 7 Eggshells (4:41)
  8. 8 To a Muse (3:22)
  9. 9 Dish It Out (2:51)
  10. 10 Moonage Daydream (5:18)
  11. 11 Suffocator of Dreams (4:13)
  12. 12 The Late Late Show (5:23)
  13. 13 Wry It Girl (3:09)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Patti Rothberg Primary Artist, Synthesizer, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Percussion, Rhythm Guitar, Keyboards, Recorder, Vocals, Background Vocals, Hand Clapping, Slide Guitar, Synthesizer Drums, Guitar (12 String Acoustic)
Yves Gerard Percussion, Drums
Catherine Bent Cello
John Michel Dumbek
Lori Adams Acoustic Guitar, Bass
Bob Stander Guitar, Electric Guitar
Judith Insell Viola
Jeff Saphin Background Vocals, Hand Clapping
J.P. "Thunderbolt" Patterson Drums
Meg Okura Violin
Steven Bakur Keyboards, Background Vocals
Tom Brislin Organ, Synthesizer
Chris Cavill Hand Clapping
Scott Gramlich Sitar
Freddie Katz Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Electric Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Hammond Organ, Tambourine, Vocals, Background Vocals, Hand Clapping, Slide Guitar, talking drum, Casio, Guitar (12 String Acoustic)
Bill Ricciardi Hand Clapping
Rob Thomas Violin
Technical Credits
Paul Angelli Mastering
Catherine Bent String Arrangements
John Michel Contributor
Patti Rothberg Arranger, Sound Effects, Illustrations, Paintings
Bob Stander Engineer
Steven Bakur Arranger
Freddie Katz Arranger, Producer, Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Welcome Back Patti!

    I've been waiting for her new album for years. She has a sound and style that is all her own and you can't say that about many singers today. If you enjoy this music you really need to listen to her first album!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    patti keeps getting better and better

    Why isn't this woman world famous, here albums are so much better that other famous females I can think of. This is a suberb effort its quite mixed in its style and defies being put into a single category its got rock, pop, folk and a breathtaking selection of songs, fantastic vocals can't fault any of it. This is a very special album, an album you can fall in love with.

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