From Hell to Paradise

From Hell to Paradise

by The Mavericks
     
 

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The Mavericks made their major-label debut with their second album, 1992's From Hell to Paradise, and while co-producer Steve Fishell added a lot more gloss than the band could summon up on their first independently released disc (not all of which works in their favor), overall this set sounds noticeably stronger and moreSee more details below

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The Mavericks made their major-label debut with their second album, 1992's From Hell to Paradise, and while co-producer Steve Fishell added a lot more gloss than the band could summon up on their first independently released disc (not all of which works in their favor), overall this set sounds noticeably stronger and more sure-footed than the Mavericks did their first time at bat. The slicker sound certainly makes the most of Paul Deakin's sharp drumming and Robert Reynolds' rock-solid bass, and vocalist Raul Malo gained plenty of control and confidence this time out, with his clear, flexible tenor shining bright on every track, especially the plaintive "This Broken Heart" and the dramatic title song. Between the Farfisa-flavored pop of "I Got You," the rockabilly-accented locomotive charge of "End of the Line," and the Latin accents of "From Hell to Paradise," the broad stylistic range of the group's best work was beginning to make itself felt, as well as intelligent and challenging lyrical themes which set them apart from the average bunch of Nashville cats (significantly, From Hell to Paradise was recorded in that noted country music Mecca of Miami, FL). A few tunes are a bit more formulaic than one might hope for, and while the Hank Williams and Buck Owens covers are fun (and show good taste), they aren't especially enlightening. But there's enough good stuff on From Hell to Paradise to confirm the musical promise of the Mavericks' first album, and pave the way for their breakthrough with What a Crying Shame.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/12/1992
Label:
Mca
UPC:
0008811054441
catalogNumber:
10544

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mavericks   Primary Artist
Marty Stuart   Mandolin
Debbie Spring   Fiddle,Viola
Eddie Bayers   Drums
Richard Bennett   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,tiple,Requinto
Paul Deakin   Drums,Vibes
Steve Fishell   Dobro,Guitar,Steel Guitar
David Hungate   Bass,Electric Bass
John Jarvis   Organ,Piano
John Leventhal   Organ,Bass
Raul Malo   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Electric Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Leader,Vocals,Background Vocals,12-string Guitar
Robert Reynolds   Bass,Background Vocals
Cindy Richardson Walker   Background Vocals
Harry Stinson   Background Vocals
Arvida Middle School Choir   Background Vocals
Dennis Walker   Background Vocals
Pete Wasner   Piano
Homer Willis   Harmonica
John Barlow Jarvis   Piano
David L. Holt   Electric Guitar
Martin Stewart   Mandolin,Electric Guitar
Dennis Wilson   Background Vocals
Roger White   Organ

Technical Credits

Radney Foster   Composer
Terry Bates   Engineer
Richard Bennett   Arranger,Producer
Pamela Brick   Director
Tony Brown   Engineer
Robert Charles   Engineer
Paul Deakin   Arranger
Steve Fishell   Producer
Roger Hughes   Engineer
Raul Malo   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Russ Martin   Engineer
Mike Poole   Engineer
Denny Purcell   Mastering
Robert Reynolds   Arranger
Keith Rose   Engineer
Hank Williams   Composer
Homer Willis   Contributor
Chuck Ainlay   Engineer
David L. Holt   Arranger

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