Cheap Songs Tell the Truth

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All Music Guide - Stephen Cramer
On Cheap Songs Tell the Truth, the Music Lovers deliver a mini-album of casual, confident, and international indie pop. Featuring three Englishmen and an Irishman, the quartet of singer Matthew Edwards, Jon Brooder, Paul Comaskey, and John Waters unite to create some of the simplest and most subtle bossa nova beats in recent memory. Edwards clearly opines from his eventful young life, which has included globetrotting and performing on cruise ships. The six-song disc begins with the airy and dramatic "This World vs. the Next World," hinting at the indie pop pageantry still to come. The graceful piano on "Sweetzer Avenue," along with Edwards' liveliest vocals on the disc, ...
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All Music Guide - Stephen Cramer
On Cheap Songs Tell the Truth, the Music Lovers deliver a mini-album of casual, confident, and international indie pop. Featuring three Englishmen and an Irishman, the quartet of singer Matthew Edwards, Jon Brooder, Paul Comaskey, and John Waters unite to create some of the simplest and most subtle bossa nova beats in recent memory. Edwards clearly opines from his eventful young life, which has included globetrotting and performing on cruise ships. The six-song disc begins with the airy and dramatic "This World vs. the Next World," hinting at the indie pop pageantry still to come. The graceful piano on "Sweetzer Avenue," along with Edwards' liveliest vocals on the disc, combine to create a rousing piano-bar feel, orchestrating a catchy and enthralling mix of pomp and circumstance. "Song from #406" offers more soulful longing from Edwards, while the acoustic-based "Goodnight Dear Boys, Goodnight" is more of a soliloquy by the singer, complete with xylophone. A serene bonus track appears on track six, bringing the brief disc to a soft conclusion. The Music Lovers succeed in creating a soothing, and intriguing, collection of light odes from beginning to end on Cheap Songs Tell the Truth. Urs Steiner and Jeff Swartz served as guest musicians on the album. The disc's cover image from the documentary film Grey Gardens adds mystery to the package, and the disc's release on Marriage Records was delayed until the rights to the image were secured.
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  • Release Date: 11/14/2003
  • Label: Marriage Records
  • UPC: 616656200321
  • Catalog Number: 3

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Music Lovers Primary Artist, Track Performer
Jeff Swartz Musician
Paul Comaskey Group Member
Jon Brooder Group Member
Matthew Edwards Group Member
John Waters Group Member
Technical Credits
Sean Coleman Engineer
The Music Lovers Arranger
Leigh Jurecka Images
Bob Coover Engineer
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