Gypsy Symphony

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Charles Donovan
Marrying Waldman's sound with the inestimable Muscle Shoals musicians, Gypsy Symphony is a funky, shimmering delight, and other artists weren't slow to notice. "My Love Is All I Know," "The Good Love" and "Mad Mad Me" were recorded by Melissa Manchester, Percy Sledge and Maria Muldaur, respectively. The latter, in particular, showcases Waldman as a more accessible, more accommodating Laura Nyro, and possibly a more deft pianist, too. Most compositions on the record flaunts unexpected chord progressions, adventurous time signatures, snappy horn charts and a maverick spirit that should have shone brightly among some of the bland embarrassments emerging from the West Coast...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Charles Donovan
Marrying Waldman's sound with the inestimable Muscle Shoals musicians, Gypsy Symphony is a funky, shimmering delight, and other artists weren't slow to notice. "My Love Is All I Know," "The Good Love" and "Mad Mad Me" were recorded by Melissa Manchester, Percy Sledge and Maria Muldaur, respectively. The latter, in particular, showcases Waldman as a more accessible, more accommodating Laura Nyro, and possibly a more deft pianist, too. Most compositions on the record flaunts unexpected chord progressions, adventurous time signatures, snappy horn charts and a maverick spirit that should have shone brightly among some of the bland embarrassments emerging from the West Coast scene at the time; a shame, then, that not many people noticed.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/4/2005
  • Label: Collector's Choice
  • UPC: 617742057423
  • Catalog Number: 574

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 My Love Is All I Know (3:35)
  2. 2 You Got to Ride (3:27)
  3. 3 The Good Love (5:04)
  4. 4 My Name Is Love (2:36)
  5. 5 Cold Back on Me (5:03)
  6. 6 Studio Song (2:28)
  7. 7 Baby Don't You Go (2:17)
  8. 8 Northwoods Man (4:25)
  9. 9 Come on Down (4:04)
  10. 10 Mad Mad Me (3:37)
  11. 11 The Road Song (3:58)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Wendy Waldman Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals
Karla Bonoff Background Vocals
Maria Muldaur Background Vocals
Andrew Gold Electric Guitar, Background Vocals
Barry Beckett Organ, Electric Piano
David Campbell Viola
Robert Dubow Violin
Jesse Ehrlich Cello
Roger Hawkins Percussion, Drums
David Hood Bass Guitar
Jim Horn Clarinet, Flute, Piccolo, Saxophone
Paul Hubinon Trombone, Trumpet
Jimmy Johnson Guitar
Jerry Masters Bass Guitar
Greg Prestopino Background Vocals
Thomas W. Roady Percussion, Conga, Timbales
Linda Rose Violin
Polly Sweeney Violin
Joel Tepp Harmonica
Ken Edwards Background Vocals
Raymond Kelley Cello
Carmi Simon Mandolin
Donald Menza Flute, English Horn, Oboe, Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone
Paul Polvnick Viola
Peter Carr Acoustic Guitar, Dobro, Electric Guitar
Charles Findley Trombone, Trumpet
Technical Credits
Wendy Waldman Composer
Charles Plotkin Audio Production
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