Curtains

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All Music Guide - John D. Luerssen
The sixth of six albums recorded by Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante during 2004, Curtains was initially tracked on the musician's living room floor and subsequently overdubbed with Carla Azar of Autolux on drums, Ken Wylde on upright bass, and Omar Rodriguez of the Mars Volta, who lent his guitar playing to a pair of tracks. Initiated by the stellar, Dylanesque acoustic tones of "The Past Recedes," Curtains opens to reveal evocative, soulful material like "Lever Pulled" and the bright, melodic reflection known as "A Name." The magical "Ascension" -- which uses George Harrison's "My Sweet Lord" as a touchstone -- offsets the piano dirge "Leap Your Bar," ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John D. Luerssen
The sixth of six albums recorded by Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante during 2004, Curtains was initially tracked on the musician's living room floor and subsequently overdubbed with Carla Azar of Autolux on drums, Ken Wylde on upright bass, and Omar Rodriguez of the Mars Volta, who lent his guitar playing to a pair of tracks. Initiated by the stellar, Dylanesque acoustic tones of "The Past Recedes," Curtains opens to reveal evocative, soulful material like "Lever Pulled" and the bright, melodic reflection known as "A Name." The magical "Ascension" -- which uses George Harrison's "My Sweet Lord" as a touchstone -- offsets the piano dirge "Leap Your Bar," but Frusciante's increasing comfort as a vocalist during this prolific spell is what is most notable. One needs to look no further than the beauty of "Anne" which is arguably the best of the lot here for evidence. But Curtains is the sum of its parts. Nearly always inventive, the 11 tunes here collect to form one magnificent piece of art.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/25/2005
  • Label: Record Collection
  • UPC: 093624895916
  • Catalog Number: 48959

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Past Recedes (3:53)
  2. 2 Lever Pulled (2:22)
  3. 3 Anne (3:35)
  4. 4 The Real (3:06)
  5. 5 A Name (2:03)
  6. 6 Control (4:31)
  7. 7 Your Warning (3:33)
  8. 8 Hope (1:56)
  9. 9 Ascension (2:52)
  10. 10 Time Tonight (3:12)
  11. 11 Leap Your Bar (2:36)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
John Frusciante Primary Artist, Synthesizer, Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Strings, Electric Bass, Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar, Vocals, Melodica, Mellotron
Carla Azar Drums
Ken Wild Double Bass, Upright Bass
Omar Rodriguez-Lopez Guitar
Technical Credits
John Frusciante Composer, Producer, Audio Production, String Ensemble
Bernie Grundman Mastering
Ryan Hewitt Engineer
Dave Lee Equipment Technician
Chris Holmes Additional Production
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