Fuse

Fuse

by Joe Henry
     
 
Henry has often made stylistic departures, so Fuse shouldn't be all that shocking. Yet, "Fat" sounds freaky till the beats soak in; the faux soul of "Want Too Much" is cloying. But ultimately, the new groove-a-delic Henry knows how to work the sound as he mixes and matches old and new, as on the Dylan-y bits with a "millennial" backing

Overview

Henry has often made stylistic departures, so Fuse shouldn't be all that shocking. Yet, "Fat" sounds freaky till the beats soak in; the faux soul of "Want Too Much" is cloying. But ultimately, the new groove-a-delic Henry knows how to work the sound as he mixes and matches old and new, as on the Dylan-y bits with a "millennial" backing track (Daniel Lanois and T-Bone Burnett step in to mix); the subtle, catchy chorus in the opener "Monkey"; the laid-back and fuzzy "Angels"; and the fantastically evocative and poetic mysticism in the title song. There's upbeat melodicism in (I love you with my) "Skin and Teeth." But why that George Benson-like guitar solo during "Curt Flood"?

Product Details

Release Date:
03/09/1999
Label:
Fontana Mammoth
UPC:
0035498019029
catalogNumber:
980190

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Joe Henry   Primary Artist,Organ,Bass,Guitar,Percussion,Keyboards,Vocals,Machines
Chris Whitley   Guitar
Dirty Dozen Brass Band   Band,Track Performer
Revert Andrews   Trombone
Carla Azar   Drums
Curt Bisquera   Drums
Jennifer Condos   Bass
Gregory Davis   Trumpet
Jakob Dylan   Vocals
Daniel Lanois   Bass,Claves
Roger Lewis   Saxophone
Jean McClain   Vocals
Jamie Muhoberac   Organ,Piano,Keyboards,Electric Piano,Machines,Mini Moog
Efrem Towns   Trumpet
Randy Jacobs   Bass,Guitar,Talk Box
Anthony Wilson   Guitar
Freddie "Ready Freddie" Washington   Bass
Kevin Harris   Saxophone
Greg Richling   Bass
Dave Palmer   Piano,Keyboards
Richard Barron   Machines
Brian Swartz   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Joe Henry   Engineer
Ethan Allen   Engineer
Mike Piersante   Engineer
Melanie Nissen   Artwork
Richard Barron   Engineer

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