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Everything Is Beautiful: 1983-1995
     

Everything Is Beautiful: 1983-1995

by The Wolfgang Press
 
Always willfully inscrutable (and occasionally downright insufferable), the Wolfgang Press have had a long and colorful career, one which is nicely summarized in this retrospective compilation. Although the trio has always had something of a reputation as artsy iconoclasts, the simple fact is that the band has never stopped looking back at vintage American soul music;

Overview

Always willfully inscrutable (and occasionally downright insufferable), the Wolfgang Press have had a long and colorful career, one which is nicely summarized in this retrospective compilation. Although the trio has always had something of a reputation as artsy iconoclasts, the simple fact is that the band has never stopped looking back at vintage American soul music; the massed horns and falsetto backing vocals on "Going South," the gospel overtones of "A Girl Like You," and the band's famously execrable cover of "Respect" (recorded with help from Cocteau Twins) are all evidence of a fairly single-minded musical sensibility. What has always made them unique is the skillful complexity of their beat-driven sound and the really pretty awful voice of singer and bandleader Michael Allen. Highlights here include the beautifully funky "Chains" and the just plain beautiful live version of "People Say." Fans will appreciate the remixes, and for everyone else, this is probably all the Wolfgang Press they need.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/07/2001
Label:
Imports
UPC:
0652637210422
catalogNumber:
881575

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Wolfgang Press   Primary Artist,Bass,Drums
Steve Young   Keyboards
Dave Curtis   Bass,Guitar,Keyboards
Glass   Background Vocals
Gini Ball   Violin,Viola
Mark Cox   Keyboards,Background Vocals,Arp Odyssey
Claudia Fontaine   Background Vocals
Elizabeth Fraser   Vocals,Background Vocals
Robin Guthrie   Guitar
Ruby James   Background Vocals
Leslie Langston   Bass,Guitar,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Martin McCarrick   Cello
Chris Pitsillides   Viola
Kimberley Rew   Guitar,Drums
Audrey Riley   Cello
Sonia Slany   Violin
Andrew Gray   Guitar,Drums,Keyboards
Craig Vear   Drums,Sampling
Drostan Madden   Bass,Keyboards
Trevor Gray   Keyboards
Annie Anxiety   Vocals
Sandra Moussempès   Vocals
Michael Allen   Bass,Keyboards,Vocals
Segs   Bass,Percussion,Drums

Technical Credits

Steve Young   Arranger
Barry Adamson   Producer,Remixing
Ian Caple   Engineer
Mark Cox   Composer,Percussion Programming
Lincoln Fong   Engineer
John Fryer   Producer,Engineer
Howard Gray   Producer
Danny Greenspoon   Producer
Robin Guthrie   Producer,Engineer
Leslie Langston   Arranger
Kimberley Rew   Programming
Wolfgang Press   Arranger,Programming,Producer
Young   Programming,Remixing
Andrew Gray   Composer,Programming,Percussion Programming
Robin Brown   Programming,Percussion Programming
Drostan Madden   Arranger,Programming,Producer,Engineer,Percussion Programming
Trevor Gray   Programming,Percussion Programming
Nigel Hine   Engineer
Chris Bigg   Liner Notes,Collage
Hugo Nicholson   Engineer
Albert Ricci   Paintings
Todd Fraracci   Engineer
Michael Allen   Composer,Liner Notes
Segs   Programming
Keith Mitchell   Engineer

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