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Decade in the Sun: The Best of Stereophonics [Deluxe Edition]

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
One of those British phenomena that has stayed distinctly provincial -- talk all you want about Oasis or Blur never cracking the U.S. charts, Stereophonics never came close, never even managing to cobble together a cult of college students or Anglophiles -- Stereophonics managed to carve out a nice living as workaday rockers in the post-Oasis age. They were guitar rock traditionalists in the time when Radiohead and their happy followers Coldplay ruled British rock, marching just outside of the Zeitgeist but appealing to thousands anyway, probably because they never tried to compete with Radiohead's spacy explorations. Instead, Stereophonics adapted the anthemic ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
One of those British phenomena that has stayed distinctly provincial -- talk all you want about Oasis or Blur never cracking the U.S. charts, Stereophonics never came close, never even managing to cobble together a cult of college students or Anglophiles -- Stereophonics managed to carve out a nice living as workaday rockers in the post-Oasis age. They were guitar rock traditionalists in the time when Radiohead and their happy followers Coldplay ruled British rock, marching just outside of the Zeitgeist but appealing to thousands anyway, probably because they never tried to compete with Radiohead's spacy explorations. Instead, Stereophonics adapted the anthemic roar of their Welsh forefathers Manic Street Preachers, substituting the Manics' Guns N' Roses fascination with a love of Nirvana, and then made big arena rock, tempered slightly with rambling acoustic singalongs straight out of Oasis and vague electronica-flavored pop. All this is chronicled on Decade in the Sun: The Best of Stereophonics, the group's first hits compilation and one that traces its evolution effectively across 20 tracks best appreciated by listeners familiar with these tunes as part of the general cultural fabric. For U.K. listeners, this is a good sampling of what they heard in the background for a decade. [Decade in the Sun was also released in a two-disc, 40-track Deluxe Edition.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/9/2008
  • Label: Fontana Universal
  • UPC: 602517837584
  • Catalog Number: 7584

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Stereophonics Primary Artist
Tom Jones Vocals
Scott James Guitar
Nadia Lanman Cello
Hazel Fernandez Background Vocals
Aileen McLaughlin Background Vocals
Stuart Cable Percussion, Drums
Kelly Jones Guitar, Piano, Vocals, Mellotron, Wurlitzer
Anna Ross Background Vocals
Richard Jones Bass, Harmonica
Jools Holland & His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra Track Performer
Javier Weyler Percussion, Drums
Tony Kirkham Piano, Clavinet, Mellotron, fender rhodes, Wurlitzer
Stephen Papworth Percussion
Marshall Bird Piano, Keyboards, Hammond Organ, Background Vocals, Mellotron, fender rhodes, Wurlitzer
Adam Zindani Guitar, Background Vocals
Jim Lowe Keyboards, Noise
Technical Credits
Chris Blair Mastering
Ted Jensen Mastering
Bob Kraushaar Engineer
Laurie Latham Producer, Engineer
Bob Ludwig Mastering
Dick Beetham Mastering
Ian Cooper Mastering
Chapman Baehler Cover Photo
Kelly Jones Producer
John C.F. Davis Mastering
Graham Rounthwaite Art Direction
Jim Lowe Programming, Producer, Engineer
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