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Everyday Magic

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All Music Guide - Jason MacNeil
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason MacNeil
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: 7/13/2004
  • Label: Bongo Beat Records
  • UPC: 805080407721
  • Catalog Number: 4077

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Everyday Magic (2:46)
  2. 2 Madeleine Says (3:19)
  3. 3 Trace of the Human Race (2:17)
  4. 4 Jennifer Cries (3:26)
  5. 5 Maryann (3:53)
  6. 6 Help Me Please (2:53)
  7. 7 Cry Myself to Sleep (2:25)
  8. 8 Don't Know What to Do (4:58)
  9. 9 Once in a Lifetime (3:41)
  10. 10 Love Fades (4:30)
  11. 11 Coda (3:01)
  12. 12 How Can I Stop (2:58)
  13. 13 Gone Again (2:39)
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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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