Goodbye Cheater

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All Music Guide - Ronnie D. Lankford
It's easy to lose track of a performer as he or she moves from label to label, and that's a shame with a talented pop-smith like Michael Shelley. Goodbye Cheater 2004 displays the same kind of smart pop sensibility that made I Blame You such a good album way back in 2001. Although it might be easy to compare Shelley to an earlier version of Elvis Costello, he manages to be smart while still keeping the music visceral and fun. The first several songs -- "We Invented Love," "Hurry on Up and Fall in Love," and "Out" -- range quite a bit in style old rock, country, minor-key pop while retaining a similar good-time spirit. Like old rock and pop, Shelley keeps the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ronnie D. Lankford
It's easy to lose track of a performer as he or she moves from label to label, and that's a shame with a talented pop-smith like Michael Shelley. Goodbye Cheater 2004 displays the same kind of smart pop sensibility that made I Blame You such a good album way back in 2001. Although it might be easy to compare Shelley to an earlier version of Elvis Costello, he manages to be smart while still keeping the music visceral and fun. The first several songs -- "We Invented Love," "Hurry on Up and Fall in Love," and "Out" -- range quite a bit in style old rock, country, minor-key pop while retaining a similar good-time spirit. Like old rock and pop, Shelley keeps the arrangements fairly simple and straightforward, and hardly any song lasts over a couple of minutes. The big exception, time-wise, is "The Leaves Fell Off the Trees," a dreamy, five-minute concoction that floats along like the best of early-'70s pop
ock. Although Goodbye Cheater is rather short at 33 minutes, it still holds a dozen good songs in a variety of styles, so it's long enough for a pop album. For fans of good songs, emotive vocals, and solid ensemble pop
ock, Shelley once again proves he has the goods.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/8/2005
  • Label: Confidential (Bur400
  • UPC: 822073300920
  • Catalog Number: 3009
  • Sales rank: 368,561

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Michael Shelley Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Vocals
Laura Cantrell Vocals, Guest Appearance
Steve Goulding Drums
Jim Campilongo Electric Guitar, Guest Appearance
Dave Amels Organ, Piano, Keyboards, Electric Piano
Drew Glackin Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, 6-string bass, Lap Steel Guitar, Guitar (Nylon String), Weissenborn
Jon Graboff Acoustic Guitar, Mandolin, Pedal Steel Guitar, Electric Guitar, Mandocello, 6-string bass, Guitar (12 String Electric), Guitar (Nylon String)
John "Babbacombe" Lee Bass
Dan John Miller Organ, Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Glockenspiel, Electric Guitar, Electric Piano
Technical Credits
George Jones Composer
The Band Arranger
Roger Miller Composer
Sonny Curtis Composer
Joe Edwards Illustrations
Bryce Goggin Engineer
Fred Kevorkian Mastering
Jay Sherman-Godfrey Composer
Michael Shelley Composer
Christine Krol Art Direction
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