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Barnes & Noble - William Pearl
Maybe there’s something in the water, but New Jersey has brought out the pop poet in a select few brilliant artists. Folkie Richard Shindell may not tread the same musical territory as Bruce Springsteen, but the intensity of feeling and adept imagery of Shindell’s best songs bring to mind the Boss at his most expressive.. On this live recording, the singer-songwriter (whose high-pitched singing can be reminiscent of REM’s Michael Stipe) performs both his own highly crafted, and, at times, emotionally piercing songs, as well as some spot-on covers, including Little Feat’s trucker ballad “Willin’,” and even Springsteen’s “ Fourth of July, Asbury Park (Sandy).” He’s ...
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Barnes & Noble - William Pearl
Maybe there’s something in the water, but New Jersey has brought out the pop poet in a select few brilliant artists. Folkie Richard Shindell may not tread the same musical territory as Bruce Springsteen, but the intensity of feeling and adept imagery of Shindell’s best songs bring to mind the Boss at his most expressive.. On this live recording, the singer-songwriter (whose high-pitched singing can be reminiscent of REM’s Michael Stipe) performs both his own highly crafted, and, at times, emotionally piercing songs, as well as some spot-on covers, including Little Feat’s trucker ballad “Willin’,” and even Springsteen’s “ Fourth of July, Asbury Park (Sandy).” He’s joined by Lucy Kaplansky -- his former partner from the folk unit Cry, Cry, Cry -- on vocal harmonies and makes telling use of violins and exotic string instruments throughout. Drawing on material from Shindell's previous albums, all highly acclaimed, Courier gives us a fine overview of a well-kept secret who deserves to be a household name.
All Music Guide - Jeff Schwachter
Richard Shindell has been hailed as an imaginative storyteller whose knack for simple melodies and stark ambiance has bestowed him with a healthy worldwide fan base. Cutting out a career for himself as a literary minded tunesmith, the former seminarian has released five albums since he arrived on the folk scene in 1992 with Sparrow's Point on Shanachie. Shindell reaches into his arsenal of songs and pulls out some of the best for his first live album, Courier, released on the Signature Sounds label. Shindell's songs are delivered in his dark and winding baritone, capturing an array of characters -- most of them victims -- and achieving a perfect mix of melancholy, descriptiveness, and spirituality. The inclusion of Lowell George's "Willin'," which becomes part of a trio of trucker songs performed in the set, and a near-holy reading of Bruce Springsteen's "Fourth of July, Asbury Park," shows Shindell's appreciation of other great songwriters' work as well. He also appreciates good musicians and Courier features a top-notch band including Lincoln Schleifer on bass, Denny MacDermott on drums, and John Putnam on electric guitar. Guests include Bob Dylan band member Larry Campbell and frequent Shindell collaborator Lucy Kapalansky on backup vocals. All contribute to passionate performances of Shindell's lyrically rich songs that include "Fishing," "On a Sea of Fleur de Lis," and "Transit." Shindell is not your average singer/songwriter, and Courier is much more than a live collection of greatest hits. It's a testament to the power of song, in its entire well-crafted splendor.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/12/2002
  • Label: Signature Sounds
  • UPC: 701237127026
  • Catalog Number: 1270

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Richard Shindell Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
Lucy Kaplansky Vocals
Greg Anderson Bouzouki, Guitar, Cittern
Larry Campbell Violin
Lisa Gutkin Violin
Dennis McDermott Drums
John Putnam Electric Guitar, tiple
Lincoln Schleifer Bass
Technical Credits
David Glasser Mastering
Ben Wisch Engineer
Ron Schreier Engineer, Live Recording Coordination
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great introduction to Richard Shindell

    Richard Shindell is a marvelous songwriter with a cool voice resembling an older Michael Stipe. This live collection includes songs from most of his albums and is a great introduction to this wonderful performer. Reunion Hill is especially moving with Larry Campbell's violin setting the mood perfectly.

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