Grand Drive

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All Music Guide - MacKenzie Wilson
The English four-piece Grand Drive takes note from its alt-country counterparts Wilco, Whiskeytown and derives a sun-soaked Americana sound all its own on the band's self-titled U.S. debut. Grand Drive, which marks the quartet's first stateside release, collects 13 tracks from the group's three previous albums -- Road Music 1999, True Love and High Adventure 2000, and See the Morning In 2002 -- originally issued on BMG in the U.K., highlighting a lilting mix of soul, folk, and country. Brothers Danny and Julian Wilson are a solid musical pair; as songwriters, they're quick-witted and smart, and as musicians, they're exact and simple in shaping up classic bits of rock ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - MacKenzie Wilson
The English four-piece Grand Drive takes note from its alt-country counterparts Wilco, Whiskeytown and derives a sun-soaked Americana sound all its own on the band's self-titled U.S. debut. Grand Drive, which marks the quartet's first stateside release, collects 13 tracks from the group's three previous albums -- Road Music 1999, True Love and High Adventure 2000, and See the Morning In 2002 -- originally issued on BMG in the U.K., highlighting a lilting mix of soul, folk, and country. Brothers Danny and Julian Wilson are a solid musical pair; as songwriters, they're quick-witted and smart, and as musicians, they're exact and simple in shaping up classic bits of rock & roll. From the blue-eyed soul of "Needle in the Groove" to the honeyed acoustics of "Firefly," Grand Drive composes an honest, laid-back sound. Fiddles shyly chime throughout the bittersweet "A Little Like You," while "Sleepy" captures slow dancin' with classic '60s soul-pop. Grand Drive makes its biggest rock effort yet on "Tell It Like It Is." Like the majority of the album, its piano-driven, feel-good classic rock sound glows with a passion similar to Bruce Springsteen and Neil Young. The members of Grand Drive are earnest and pure with their craft, honing what's musically tried and true to them as a band. In the process, they recorded a pleasurable set of songs. Not bad for a bunch of Australian boys raised in London.
Entertainment Weekly - Tom Sinclair
A treasure trove of soulful country-rock delights not far removed from, say, the Jayhawks' aesthetic.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/1/2003
  • Label: Sony Mod - Afw Line
  • UPC: 828765056526
  • Catalog Number: 650565
  • Sales rank: 72,950

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Firefly (4:04)
  2. 2 A Little Like You (4:01)
  3. 3 You and I (3:42)
  4. 4 Track 40 (4:46)
  5. 5 Needle in the Groove (2:39)
  6. 6 No Doubt About It (6:09)
  7. 7 Wheels (4:34)
  8. 8 Sleepy (4:50)
  9. 9 True Love and High Adventure (7:01)
  10. 10 Nobody's Song in Particular (6:27)
  11. 11 A Little Numb (4:26)
  12. 12 Tell It Like It Is (4:37)
  13. 13 Jukebox (3:58)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Grand Drive Primary Artist
Robert Bailey Cello
Kathleen Keane Fiddle
Ted Milton Alto Saxophone
Barbara Snow Trumpet
Little Big Horns Brass
Pat Gamble Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Paul Hewson Alto Saxophone
Joe Solomon Percussion, Drums
Jeremy Martin Violin
Julian Wilson Acoustic Guitar, Harmonica, Percussion, Piano, Hammond Organ, Vocals, Melodica, fender rhodes
Simon Alpin Dobro, Lap Steel Guitar
Paul Wigens Percussion, Drums
Ed Balch Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Mandolin, Electric Guitar, Vocals
Frances Dewar Violin
Mick Foster Baritone Saxophone
Danny Wilson Acoustic Guitar, Mandolin, Electric Guitar, Vocals
Technical Credits
Louis Clark String Arrangements, String Conductor
Peter Hofmann Engineer
Jerry Boys Engineer
Greg Calbi Mastering
Ian Caple Engineer
Jim Cregan Producer
Matt Hyde Engineer
Andy Le Vein Engineer
Little Big Horns Brass Arrangment
Luke Gifford Engineer
James Thompson Engineer
Simon Burwell Engineer
Grand Drive Producer
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