Easy Star's Lonely Hearts Dub Band

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All Music Guide - David Jeffries
After their full coverage of classic albums from both Radiohead and Pink Floyd, the collective known as the Easy Star All-Stars go way back to the band and the album that pretty much changed everything. The accent, as always, is on the Easy part of the band's name, meaning this easy-skanking tribute to Sgt. Pepper's flows effortlessly, never getting caught up in overly ambitious detours or ridiculously huge arrangements. Tracks like "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" with guest vocalist Frankie Paul and "Within You Without You" with natural mystic Matisyahu have slick studio touches, but the heavy lifting is left up to the performances, and both guest vocalists are perfect ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - David Jeffries
After their full coverage of classic albums from both Radiohead and Pink Floyd, the collective known as the Easy Star All-Stars go way back to the band and the album that pretty much changed everything. The accent, as always, is on the Easy part of the band's name, meaning this easy-skanking tribute to Sgt. Pepper's flows effortlessly, never getting caught up in overly ambitious detours or ridiculously huge arrangements. Tracks like "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" with guest vocalist Frankie Paul and "Within You Without You" with natural mystic Matisyahu have slick studio touches, but the heavy lifting is left up to the performances, and both guest vocalists are perfect choices who simply nail it. Having been on the road frequently the previous two years pays off, as the players are suitably loose, creating grooves that feel natural and alive. The ever growing importance of the horn section comes to fruition as they shrink some of the original album's elaborate arrangements into smaller packages, ones that could be imagined in a live setting or -- in the case of Ranking Roger's "Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite" -- at some wicked ska-fueled pool party. The warm voice of Michael Rose closes the set on a dubby "A Day in the Life," a cover version drenched in reverb with a clever imitation of the locked groove gibberish found at the end of the original Pepper's LP.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/14/2009
  • Label: Easy Star
  • UPC: 657481101827
  • Catalog Number: 1018
  • Sales rank: 30,296

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Easy Star All-Stars Primary Artist
Selwyn Brown Organ, Piano, Background Vocals
Pamela Fleming Trumpet, Group Member
Eddie "Headdie" Ocampo Percussion, Drums, Group Member
Victor Rice Bass, Guitar, Group Member
Antoine Silverman Violin
Junior Jazz Background Vocals
Victor Axelrod Organ, Piano, Electric Piano, Clavinet, Melodica
Buford O'Sullivan Trombone, Group Member
Patrick Dougher Percussion, Drums, Group Member
Jennifer Smith Background Vocals
Jonathan Dinklage Viola
Paul Schellack Acoustic Guitar
Ivan Katz Percussion, Group Member
Alex Kadvan Cello
Michael Goldwasser Synthesizer, Acoustic Guitar, Percussion, Electric Guitar, Group Member
Menny More Vocals
Roger Lipson Sitar
Technical Credits
George Harrison Composer
John Lennon Composer
Paul McCartney Composer
Selwyn Brown Engineer
Tony Maimone Engineer
Eric Smith Executive Producer
Victor Rice Arranger, Engineer, Digital Editing, String Arrangements
Roger Charlery Engineer
Jeff Lipton Mastering
Paul Schellack Engineer
Ariel "A Train" Levine Engineer
Michael Goldwasser Arranger, Producer, Engineer, Executive Producer, Digital Editing, Audio Production
Lem Oppenheimer Executive Producer
Remy Gerstein Executive Producer
André Robert Lee Engineer
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