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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Sean O'Hagan has a gift for orchestral pop, creating lush soundscapes that are awash with sonic detail. He clearly owes a lot to Brian Wilson, and Hawaii, the High Llamas' third album, falls somewhere between Pet Sounds and SMiLE. Sonically, the rich, orchestrated production is reminiscent of the former, but Hawaii is paced like SMiLE, with brief instrumentals and song fragments framing the full-fledged songs. Each is carefully arranged and recorded, offering an inviting tapestry of strings, guitars, keyboards, brass, and percussion. For much of Hawaii, the sound of the record is intoxicating, but the album drags over the course of 77 minutes. Among the 29 ...
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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Sean O'Hagan has a gift for orchestral pop, creating lush soundscapes that are awash with sonic detail. He clearly owes a lot to Brian Wilson, and Hawaii, the High Llamas' third album, falls somewhere between Pet Sounds and SMiLE. Sonically, the rich, orchestrated production is reminiscent of the former, but Hawaii is paced like SMiLE, with brief instrumentals and song fragments framing the full-fledged songs. Each is carefully arranged and recorded, offering an inviting tapestry of strings, guitars, keyboards, brass, and percussion. For much of Hawaii, the sound of the record is intoxicating, but the album drags over the course of 77 minutes. Among the 29 tracks, there are some beautiful moments and gorgeous songs, but Hawaii winds up being too much of a good thing, lacking the focus of Gideon Gaye. [The American edition of Hawaii contains a 40-minute, six-track bonus disc, containing material previously unreleased in the U.S., including the B-sides for the Nomads single.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/24/1997
  • Label: V2
  • UPC: 638812700421
  • Catalog Number: 27004

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Cuckoo Casino (0:53)
  2. 2 Sparkle Up (4:53)
  3. 3 Literature Is Fluff (4:58)
  4. 4 Nomads (4:03)
  5. 5 Snapshot Pioneer (0:34)
  6. 6 Ill-Fitting Suits (3:40)
  7. 7 Recent Orienteering (0:44)
  8. 8 The Hot Revivalist (4:40)
  9. 9 Phoney Racehorse (0:23)
  10. 10 Dressing up the Old Dakota (4:37)
  11. 11 D.C. 8 (0:25)
  12. 12 Doo-Wop Property (4:56)
  13. 13 Theatreland (2:21)
  14. 14 A Friendly Pioneer (0:37)
  15. 15 Cuckoo's Out (4:17)
  16. 16 Peppy (4:45)
  17. 17 There's Nobody Home (0:59)
  18. 18 The Hokey Curator (1:18)
  19. 19 Campers in Control (4:47)
  20. 20 Double Drift (0:37)
  21. 21 Island People (3:12)
  22. 22 Incidentally N.E.O. (2:16)
  23. 23 Tides (3:43)
  24. 24 Nomad Strings (0:34)
  25. 25 Pilgrims (3:22)
  26. 26 Rustic Vespa (0:31)
  27. 27 Folly Time (1:58)
  28. 28 Hawaiian Smile (2:48)
  29. 29 Instrumental Suits (3:47)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Might as Well Be Dumbo (4:55)
  2. 2 Cropduster (7:48)
  3. 3 Mini-Management (9:09)
  4. 4 Chime of a City Clock (5:12)
  5. 5 Literature Is Fluff (5:00)
  6. 6 3 Frame Offset (6:34)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The High Llamas Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Andy Gibson Trumpet, Flugelhorn
John Bennett Guitar, Background Vocals, Lap Steel Guitar
Sally Herbert Violin
Mark Lockheart Flute, Tenor Saxophone
Sean O'Hagan Banjo, Guitar, Piano, Harmonium, Harpsichord, Vocals, Background Vocals, Moog Synthesizer, Rhythm, Vibes, Vox Organ, Piano (Upright)
Steve Waterman Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Rob Allum Percussion, Drums, Bells, Rattles
Anne Wood Violin
Andy Robinson Trombone
Marcus Holdaway Piano, Cello, Harmonium, Harpsichord, Background Vocals, Clavinet, Vibes, Vox Organ, Piano (Upright)
Jayne Spencer Violin
Charlie Francis Mini Moog
Colin Crawley Flute, Tenor Saxophone
Technical Credits
Charles Francis Engineer
Sean O'Hagan Arranger, Producer, String Arrangements
Rob Allum Drum Effects
Andy Robinson Brass Arrangment
Marcus Holdaway String Arrangements
Steve Rooke Mastering
Charlie Francis Producer, Engineer, Loop Editing
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