I Believe [Bonus Tracks]

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
On their 2001 album, Wonderland, the Charlatans UK started to seem a little boxed in by the classicist rock & roll that was their stock in trade since the heady heyday of Britpop in 1995, so perhaps it shouldn't be a great surprise that their lead singer, Tim Burgess, packed up and headed out to California around the time of its release. It also shouldn't be a great surprise that he cut a solo album not long after Wonderland, releasing I Believe in the fall of 2003 at least in the U.K.; in the U.S., it didn't see a release until the spring of 2005, nearly a full year after the Charlatans' eighth album, Up at the Lake. Written and recorded with Linus of ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
On their 2001 album, Wonderland, the Charlatans UK started to seem a little boxed in by the classicist rock & roll that was their stock in trade since the heady heyday of Britpop in 1995, so perhaps it shouldn't be a great surprise that their lead singer, Tim Burgess, packed up and headed out to California around the time of its release. It also shouldn't be a great surprise that he cut a solo album not long after Wonderland, releasing I Believe in the fall of 2003 at least in the U.K.; in the U.S., it didn't see a release until the spring of 2005, nearly a full year after the Charlatans' eighth album, Up at the Lake. Written and recorded with Linus of Hollywood no last name given, the record is recognizably the work of the Charlatans' leader -- there is a similar fondness for laid-back, easy-rolling classic rock, sunny hooks, and a vague infatuation with lite dance rhythms -- but instead of the journeyman working band vibe that has been the group's stock in trade since its eponymous 1995 album, Burgess develops a light, breezy, retro vibe here that is considerably lighter on its feet than anything his regular band has done in recent memory. Heavily inspired by his surroundings, Burgess indulges in a variety of southern Californian styles, whether it's the sweet, skipping country-rock of "Years Ago," the mellow funky jam of "I Believe in the Spirit," or the string-laden sweet soul of "Say Yes." After the rather rote handful of Charlatans records since Tellin' Stories, this is a nice relief, and the entire record has an appealing, relaxed vibe that makes it a good soundtrack for a sunny afternoon. The only problem is, it's an album about sound, not songs. None of the individual tracks are all that memorable, but as a whole, it's a nice friendly record that proves that it was a good idea for Burgess to go it alone this time around. [The U.S. edition contains three bonus tracks: "Who the Cap Fit," "Rough Time," and the instrumental "I Believe in the West Coast."]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/26/2005
  • Label: Koch Records
  • UPC: 099923967620
  • Catalog Number: 9676
  • Sales rank: 210,565

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I Believe in the Spirit (4:04)
  2. 2 Held in Straps (2:51)
  3. 3 Only a Boy (3:15)
  4. 4 We All Need Love (3:57)
  5. 5 Who the Cap Fit (4:12)
  6. 6 Oh My Corazon (3:23)
  7. 7 Be My Baby (4:01)
  8. 8 Years Ago (2:10)
  9. 9 Say Yes (3:04)
  10. 10 Love to Spend the Night (4:13)
  11. 11 Po' Boy Soul (1:56)
  12. 12 All I Ever Do (3:52)
  13. 13 Rough Time (5:54)
  14. 14 I Believe in the West Coast (4:05)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Tim Burgess Primary Artist
Bruce Witkin Upright Bass
Jim Levine Drums, Keyboards
Peggy Baldwin Cello
Mark Visher Saxophone
Probyn Gregory Guitar, Horn, wah wah guitar
Amir Yaghmai Violin
Roger Joseph Manning Jr. Keyboards
Aaron Kaplan Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Slide Guitar
Gary Dean Percussion, Drums
Carrie Bartsch Violin
Adam Marcello Percussion
Technical Credits
Aston Barrett Composer
Carlton "Carly" Barrett Composer
Tim Burgess Composer, Instrumentation
Michael Patterson Producer, Audio Production
Mark Burgess Composer
M. Collins Composer
Linus of Hollywood Producer, Engineer, Audio Production, Instrumentation
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