Expando

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Timothy B. Schmit launched his solo career late -- in 1984, after the Eagles disbanded and right in the thick of the era of shiny, synthesized production. Schmit released three solo albums, all big and glossy, between 1984 and 1991, then reunited with the Eagles in 1994, so he never quite had a chance to record an album as relaxed and natural as 2009's Expando. Ditching all the sheen, but not the professional panache, that lingered all the way to 2001's Feed the Fire, Schmit returns to his country and folk-rock roots here, creating a record that has a clear through-line from his early days with Poco, bears echoes of early Crosby, Stills & Nash -- a ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Timothy B. Schmit launched his solo career late -- in 1984, after the Eagles disbanded and right in the thick of the era of shiny, synthesized production. Schmit released three solo albums, all big and glossy, between 1984 and 1991, then reunited with the Eagles in 1994, so he never quite had a chance to record an album as relaxed and natural as 2009's Expando. Ditching all the sheen, but not the professional panache, that lingered all the way to 2001's Feed the Fire, Schmit returns to his country and folk-rock roots here, creating a record that has a clear through-line from his early days with Poco, bears echoes of early Crosby, Stills & Nash -- a resemblance underscored by Graham Nash's occasional guest harmonies and the howling harmonica on "A Good Day" -- and clearly is the work of the soft rock songsmith behind "I Can't Tell You Why." As beguiling as this record sounds -- it's soft and warm without feeling slick, anchored in acoustic guitars and graced with sweet harmonies, peaking with the appearance of the Blind Boys of Alabama on "Secular Praise" -- what resonates is his strongest-ever collection of songs, songs that are tuneful, knowing, reflective, and occasionally funny, as on his tongue-and-cheek blues-rocker "White Boy from Sacramento," a showcase for his guitarist son Ben. This loud slice of satire is the exception to the rule on Expando, but this soft rock never feels lazy or complacent; it's rich and lived-in, a record that might have been a long time in coming but is certainly worth the wait.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/20/2009
  • Label: Lost Highway
  • UPC: 602527203461
  • Catalog Number: 001349302
  • Sales rank: 69,638

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 One More Mile (4:17)
  2. 2 Parachute (6:19)
  3. 3 Friday Night (4:43)
  4. 4 Ella Jean (4:06)
  5. 5 White Boy from Sacramento (4:57)
  6. 6 Compassion (4:42)
  7. 7 Downtime (6:34)
  8. 8 Melancholy (3:28)
  9. 9 I Don't Mind (4:15)
  10. 10 Secular Praise (4:53)
  11. 11 A Good Day (4:47)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Timothy B. Schmit Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Bass, Dobro, Harmonica, Mandolin, Percussion, Drums, Electric Piano, Tambourine, Ukulele, Vocals, Background Vocals, Guitar (Tenor), Guitar (Baritone)
Dwight Yoakam Background Vocals
Graham Nash Background Vocals
Van Dyke Parks Accordion
Gary Burton Vibes
Kid Rock Background Vocals
Kenny Wayne Shepherd Guitar
Donna De Lory Background Vocals
Jim Keltner Percussion, Drums
Benmont Tench Organ, Drums, Electric Piano
Freebo Tuba
Garth Hudson Organ
Marlena Jeter Background Vocals
Greg Leisz Steel Guitar
Hank Linderman Background Vocals, Finger Snapping, Guitar (Baritone)
David Ralicke Trombone, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Valerie Pinkston Background Vocals
Five Blind Boys of Alabama Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Hank Linderman Engineer
Timothy B. Schmit Composer, Producer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    The Eagles' Timothy B Schmit hits his stride.

    As an Eagles' fan from way back I am always on the alert for new material from the band and its individual members, in "Expando" Timothy has found himself. Showcasing his individuality Timothy shows why he is part of one of the best bands in Rock history, Timothy shows his roots in "Expando" with a softer side. My favorite song on the album is "Secular Praise", featuring the Blind Boys Of Alabama, which has a bit of a gospel flavour to it-I guess even the bad boys of rock can turn to God once in a while. The entire album is well put together and I can see why Timothy is so proud of it that he is finally touring on his own in support of it, I would pay to see him play some of the songs live and I think the Eagles would be crazy not to take a look at some of the works to include in their concerts.

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