Fireflies

Fireflies

by Mike Levy
     
 

Former Sneetches leader Mike Levy took time getting around to his first solo release (with help from his ex-bandmates and a who's-who of Bay Area indie rockers); it was worth the wait. Levy has a keen ear for piano-based melodies from the Paul McCartney and Harry Nilsson schools of pop, while he evokes theSee more details below

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Former Sneetches leader Mike Levy took time getting around to his first solo release (with help from his ex-bandmates and a who's-who of Bay Area indie rockers); it was worth the wait. Levy has a keen ear for piano-based melodies from the Paul McCartney and Harry Nilsson schools of pop, while he evokes the tortured voice of John Lennon, among other soul brothers. Like Karl Wallinger's World Party, Levy takes cues more from Billy Preston than, say, Billy Joel, his blue-eyed soul strain strongest on the stand-out tracks "Some Days" and "Take This Child Away." The heaviest rock song, "Too Many People There," is nearly grunge-pop while "Away From My Head" merges Nilsson with pinched Lennon vocalese. Levy shows off his piano-bar keyboard style with between-track instrumentals. Someday those pieces will make a great record, but in the meantime, Levy's crispy pop leanings stand head and shoulders above other contemporary key-pounders.

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Product Details

Release Date:
01/01/2002
Label:
Parasol Records
UPC:
0795306105824
catalogNumber:
58

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mike Levy   Primary Artist
Michael Levy   Bass,Guitar,Piano,Keyboards,Vocals
Jonathan Segel   Violin,Cello,Viola
Matt Carges   Guitar,Drums
Marvin McFadden   Flugelhorn,Saxophone
Rob Sudduth   Flugelhorn,Saxophone
Daniel Swan   Background Vocals
Alec Palao   Bass
Sheila Schat   Violin,Cello,Viola
Alison Faith Levy   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Michael Levy   Arranger,Producer
Victor Krummenacher   Engineer
Mike Levy   Producer
Steve Savage   Producer,Engineer
Paul Stubblebine   Mastering

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