Innocent When You Dream

Innocent When You Dream

by Lisa Moscatiello
     
 

Several years back, Luka Bloom released a fine album of covers, and Lisa Moscatiello follows in that tradition on Innocent When You Dream. Her sources, like Bloom's, are eclectic and varied, ranging from poet W.B. Yeats to Morrissey. The title track, in fact, is an old Tom Waits'…  See more details below

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Several years back, Luka Bloom released a fine album of covers, and Lisa Moscatiello follows in that tradition on Innocent When You Dream. Her sources, like Bloom's, are eclectic and varied, ranging from poet W.B. Yeats to Morrissey. The title track, in fact, is an old Tom Waits' song, and the album closes with Lucinda Williams' "Sidewalks of the City." While some might see interpretation as a derivative art, others argue that the very idea of the singer/songwriter (writing and performing one's own material) has always encompassed too much. Good interpretations, in fact, not only show the talent of a singer, but also serve to introduce lesser-known or forgotten songs. Moscatiello opens with a solid version of Fairport Convention's "Now Be Thankful," and delivers a chilling take of Janis Ian's "His Hands." The album gets a bit mellow in the middle, but picks up speed again on an electric version of "Driving Your Girlfriend Home." Moscatiello sounds a bit like Margo Timmins here, and does a nice of job of capturing the fragile beauty of this odd song. Occasionally Moscatiello misfires, as with her frantic take on the traditional "House Carpenter," reminding one of a rock band taking a request for a folk song. Overall, though, Innocent When You Dream is a rewarding effort, filled with thoughtful arrangements, soulful singing, and great songs.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/07/1997
Label:
HAPPY CACTUS
UPC:
0791022024128
catalogNumber:
1

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lisa Moscatiello   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals,tin whistle
Billy McComiskey   Button Accordion
Robin Bullock   Acoustic Guitar,Background Vocals,Cittern
Jonah Blaustein   Clarinet
Myron Bretholz   Percussion
Marco Delmar   Electric Bass,Tambourine
Jack Graham   Trumpet
Moondi Klein   Background Vocals
Robbie Magruder   Drums
Bruce Moisky   Fiddle
Rico Petrucelli   Electric Bass,Background Vocals
John Previti   Upright Bass
Tamer Eid   Drums
Erik Olson   Harmonica
Dave Chappell   Electric Guitar
Chris Moscatiello   Piano
Pamela Ferguson   Violin

Technical Credits

Kathy Kallick   Composer
Dave Swarbrick   Composer
John Hiatt   Composer
Janis Ian   Composer
Tom Waits   Composer
Marco Delmar   Producer,Engineer
Heidi Gerber   Engineer
Lisa Moscatiello   Arranger,Composer
Mark E. Nevin   Composer
Esther Bubley   Cover Photo
Lisa Bielawa   Composer,Score
Dave Glasser   Mastering
Traditional   Composer
Chris Moscatiello   Arranger
Katie Andersen   Graphic Design
William Butler Yeats   Composer

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