Everyday Magic

Everyday Magic

by Dave Rave
     
 

David DesRoches, better known as Dave Rave, has assembled a fine cast of musicians for this sinfully sweet pop
ock album, Everyday Magic. The former member of the Shakers and Teenage Head uses an array of talent including two of the Trews. And judging by well-crafted pop
ock tunes like the titleSee more details below

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David DesRoches, better known as Dave Rave, has assembled a fine cast of musicians for this sinfully sweet pop
ock album, Everyday Magic. The former member of the Shakers and Teenage Head uses an array of talent including two of the Trews. And judging by well-crafted pop
ock tunes like the title track, he hasn't lost his sense for melody. The tight, riff-friendly opener comes off like a seasoned track by Paul Westerberg or the Replacements prior to getting royally drunk. Meanwhile, "Madeleine Says" is slightly slower and brings to mind a downbeat Sloan or Matthew Sweet with delightful harmonies leading the way. Simple but timeless. Even when Rave offers up a roots rock number in the vein of the Connells and the Jayhawks, as he does with "Trace of the Human Race," it comes off nearly flawless with its fine subtle jangle. The first song that doesn't quite hit the mark is the somber, string-laced "Jennifer Cries" that uses a backbeat David Gray often utilizes. It's not bad, but it just doesn't seem to go anywhere. Fortunately, the musician returns to his strengths with the jaunty, rock-tinged "Maryann" that chugs along quite strongly before culminating in a barroom-like rave-up. He even reverts to an old-school rock style with the rather rudimentary "Help Me Please" that contains handclaps and some tickling of the ivories. The surprise might be a Beatlesque "woe is me" ballad titled "Cry Myself to Sleep" that also resembles the Everly Brothers to some extent. One clunker is the blues rendition during "Don't Know What to Do" that is rather sluggish from start to finish. And the somber, piano-driven "How Can I Stop" doesn't fare much better. One of the stronger songs here though is "Love Fades," which sounds like a rowdier Teenage Fanclub.

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Product Details

Release Date:
07/13/2004
Label:
Bongo Beat Records
UPC:
0805080407721
catalogNumber:
4077

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dave Rave   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Gordon Lewis   Guitar
Steve Marshall   Bass
Jullian White   Woodwind
Paul Panchezak   Drums
Claude des Roches   Drums
Tim Gibbons   Guitar
Jack Pedler   Drums
Kate Schrock   Keyboards,Vocals
Mark McCarron   Accompaniment
Glenn Marshall   Percussion,Vocals
Colin MacDonald   Vocals
Jason Frederick   Bass,Guitar,Percussion,Keyboards,Vocals
Rick Andrew   Vocals
Jason Avery   Guitar,Percussion
Bruce "Bucky" Buchanan   Bass
Ginger Coté   Percussion,Drums
Sean Dalton   Drums,Vocals
Ann Deck   Bass
Evandra Goncalves   Violin
Elizabeth Hedman   Violin
Keith Lindsay   Keyboards
John-Angus MacDonald   Guitar,Vocals
Peter Rihbany   Bass
Chris Stopa   Vocals
Jack Syperek   Bass,Vocals
Ben Wyatt   Cello

Technical Credits

Steve Howe   Composer
Otis Redding   Composer
Lauren Agnelli   Composer
Paul Kennerley   Composer
Paul Intson   Mastering
Steve Kaplan   Engineer
Joe Rock   Composer
Kate Schrock   Composer
Mark McCarron   Direction
Traditional   Composer
Glenn Marshall   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Jason Frederick   Arranger,Composer,String Arrangements
Jim Hoeck   Executive Producer
Wayne Hoerchel   Cover Photo
Chris Stopa   Composer
Dave Desroches   Composer

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