Gloriana [Bonus Track]

Gloriana [Bonus Track]

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Gloriana's stylized synthesis of Fleetwood Mac and '70s Californian country-rock is designed to elicit astonished gasps of "they sure don't make them like this anymore" -- which is more or less true, especially when the group's composition is taken into the equation. Gloriana is an old-fashioned construction of

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Gloriana's stylized synthesis of Fleetwood Mac and '70s Californian country-rock is designed to elicit astonished gasps of "they sure don't make them like this anymore" -- which is more or less true, especially when the group's composition is taken into the equation. Gloriana is an old-fashioned construction of a band, assembled mainly from old pros who haven't quite hit the big time yet -- although Cheyenne Kimball, veteran of America's Most Talented Kid and her own MTV reality show in 2006, came close. The group has been put through major-label machinations, singing songs from professional songwriters, and produced by Matt Serletic, best known for his work with Matchbox Twenty and Collective Soul, and now launching his own Emblem label with Gloriana as its flagship debut artist. Serletic co-wrote the bulk of the songs on the group's self-titled debut, steering the band toward a bright, melodic crossover country-pop that greatly emphasizes the latter, sometimes so much that this album seems country in name only, with the fiddles and mandolins used primarily as window-dressing. Sometimes this approach is entirely too slick, particularly when the rhythms are pounding too hard on "Wild at Heart" and "You Said," but at their best, Gloriana can evoke the forgotten charms of '70s studio-centric soft rock in both its mellow and rocking incarnations, giving the ballads a lilting touch of grace and pushing the hooks and guitars so hard on "How Far Do You Wanna Go?" and "If You're Leaving" that they recall nothing less than prime Rick Springfield. [The album was reissued with the addition of one extra track: "The World Is Ours Tonight."]

Product Details

Release Date:
04/13/2010
Label:
Emblem
UPC:
0093624966319
catalogNumber:
524163
Rank:
54558

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Gloriana   Primary Artist
Kenny Aronoff   Percussion,Drums
Stevie Blacke   Strings
Jack Daley   Bass
Dan Dugmore   Dobro,Steel Guitar,Hand Clapping
Chris McHugh   Drums,Hand Clapping
Tim Pierce   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Hand Clapping
Jimmie Lee Sloas   Bass,Hand Clapping
Patrick Warren   Organ,chamberlain,Wurlitzer
Glenn Worf   Upright Bass
Aubrey Haynie   Fiddle,Mandolin,Hand Clapping
Mark Dobson   Hand Clapping,Shaker
Matt Serletic   Organ,Piano,Strings,Accordion,Keyboards,Hand Clapping,Synthesizer Bass,Wurlitzer,Hammond B3
Alex Arias   Hand Clapping
Gabe Witcher   Fiddle
Bryan Sutton   Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Dobro,Mandolin,Slide Guitar
Tom Bukovac   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Hand Clapping
Ilya Toshinsky   Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Hand Clapping,Bazouki
Tom Gossin   Guitar,Piano,Vocals,Group Member
Cheyenne Kimball   Mandolin,Vocals,Group Member
Mike Leisz   Hand Clapping
Mike Gossin   Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Rachel Reinert   Tambourine,Vocals,Group Member
Kevin Sloan   Hand Clapping

Technical Credits

Stephanie Bentley   Composer,Lyricist
Jess Cates   Composer,Lyricist
Wayne Kirkpatrick   Composer,Lyricist
Chris McHugh   Programming
Justin Niebank   Engineer
Patrick Warren   Programming
Jeffrey Steele   Composer,Lyricist
Trey Bruce   Composer,Lyricist
Mark Dobson   Engineer
Matt Serletic   Composer,Programming,Lyricist,Producer,String Arrangements
Karyn Rochelle   Composer,Lyricist
Kyle Cook   Composer,Lyricist
Lindy Robbins   Composer,Lyricist
Danny Myrick   Composer,Lyricist
Kevin Kadish   Composer,Lyricist
Deb Haus   Art Direction
Ben Glover   Composer,Lyricist
Josh Newman   Logo Design
Tom Gossin   Composer,Lyricist
John Paul White   Composer,Lyricist
Shane Stevens   Composer,Lyricist
Josh Kear   Composer,Lyricist
Mike Gossin   Composer,Lyricist
Rachel Reinert   Composer,Lyricist
Jennifer Schott   Composer,Lyricist
Tyler Hayes   Composer,Lyricist
Chuck Jones   Composer,Lyricist

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fellow members, i dont need to hear the rest of this release to make a comment. this is obviously the country version of the lou perlman project. find four marginally talented and somewhat cute young "artists", find a formula that is hot and in the spotlight right now, package it the right way, make it sound a certain way, and there you have it! This is nothing but a complete rip-off of LITTLE BIG TOWN, who are substantially more talented and have made it to where they are by actually possessing the ability to play and sign amazing harmonies, but also write and create their own arrangements. Dont bother with this musical "creation"..... it's like asking for a Samuel Adams and someone hands you a Keystone Light...