Electrical Gas

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All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
From the album title you have a pretty good clue as to what's in the package: an electric version of the Mason Williams classic. But it's not too electric -- Zoe McCulloch shows great restraint throughout, working over the tune rather than dominating it, and giving a more contemporary feel to everything. That's true for much of the album, in fact, the two guitars complementing rather than fighting each other. She does let loose a bit on "Gypsy Noodle," which has a prog rock lite feel, and gets to show that she has some serious chops. "Destinations of the Sun" offers a bit of a Caribbean tour, with everything from Brazilian rhythms to steel pan along with the guitars. It's...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
From the album title you have a pretty good clue as to what's in the package: an electric version of the Mason Williams classic. But it's not too electric -- Zoe McCulloch shows great restraint throughout, working over the tune rather than dominating it, and giving a more contemporary feel to everything. That's true for much of the album, in fact, the two guitars complementing rather than fighting each other. She does let loose a bit on "Gypsy Noodle," which has a prog rock lite feel, and gets to show that she has some serious chops. "Destinations of the Sun" offers a bit of a Caribbean tour, with everything from Brazilian rhythms to steel pan along with the guitars. It's a bit of a mishmash, but it works. "Eddie I'm Ready," which is essentially a '50s chord progression, is a sweetly sentimental piece, both in its instrumental and vocal versions -- pleasant enough, but lacking in real inspiration. At times the orchestrations go a little over the top less, rather than more, would have worked better, but the joy is the way the two lead instrumentalists work together.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/11/2005
  • Label: Skookum Records
  • UPC: 608668000006
  • Catalog Number: 1008
  • Sales rank: 235,032

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Classical Gas 2005 (3:12)
  2. 2 Riding the Low Moon (3:31)
  3. 3 The Last Crusade (3:54)
  4. 4 Largo Deluxe (4:34)
  5. 5 Gypsy Noodle (4:08)
  6. 6 Eddie I'm Ready (3:19)
  7. 7 Santa Fe Souvenir (3:19)
  8. 8 Baroque-A-Nova (2:55)
  9. 9 Destinations of the Sun (4:02)
  10. 10 Doot-Doot (2:07)
  11. 11 Country Idyll (2:24)
  12. 12 Eddie I'm Ready (3:19)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Mason Williams Primary Artist
Hal Blaine Drums
Art Ellis Flute
Andy Narrell Steel Drums
Alan Steele Bass, Guitar
Technical Credits
Mason Williams Composer
Rick Cunha Producer
Alan Steele Producer
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