Iron Flowers

Iron Flowers

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by Grey DeLisle
     
 

It takes a bit of nerve to open an album with a new version of "Bohemian Rhapsody," even if the last album received good reviews. But Grey DeLisle delivers a confidently subdued take on Freddie Mercury's classic, skipping the dramatic ending and turning it into a softly sung, tender ballad. Add to this a tastefully low-key arrangementSee more details below

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It takes a bit of nerve to open an album with a new version of "Bohemian Rhapsody," even if the last album received good reviews. But Grey DeLisle delivers a confidently subdued take on Freddie Mercury's classic, skipping the dramatic ending and turning it into a softly sung, tender ballad. Add to this a tastefully low-key arrangement and a steel guitar, and one has the beginning of a thoughtful, emotive performance on Iron Flowers. DeLisle is joined by a talented team, including bassist Murry Hammond, guitarist Marvin Etzioni (who also handles production chores), and pedal steel player Greg Leisz. While the instrumental backup -- guitars, steel, and the occasional mandolin -- may be somewhat standard in alternative country circles, it's used with a great deal of elasticity on Iron Flowers. The band can play it rough, as on the rowdy "Blueheart," or gentle acoustic on "Sweet Little Bluebird," and DeLisle has the vocal range to effectively deliver the emotional goods on both. The good material -- from borrowed oldies to fresh originals -- lasts through track ten, and the performances by everyone involved give the album a feel of authenticity. With DeLisle's confident vocals and songwriting and an imaginative sound, Iron Flowers is a charming album that will please old fans and make lots of new ones.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/14/2005
Label:
Sugarhill
UPC:
0015891400020
catalogNumber:
4000
Rank:
327267

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Grey DeLisle   Primary Artist,Autoharp,Vocals
Marvin Etzioni   Acoustic Guitar,Mandolin,Electric Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Mandola,Marxophone,Casio,Arp Odyssey,Electric Mando Cello
Don Heffington   Castanets,Drums,Maracas,Snare Drums,sleigh bells
Greg Leisz   Guitar,Pedal Steel Guitar
Dave Mattacks   Drums
Murry Hammond   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Bass
Sheldon Gomberg   Standup Bass

Technical Credits

Marvin Etzioni   Composer,Producer,Guitar Engineer
Freddie Mercury   Composer
Joe Gastwirt   Mastering
Sam Lorber   Composer
David Vaught   Engineer
Marina Chavez   Original Photography
Steve Wilkison   Multimedia Design,Authoring
Mathieu Bitton   Director,Producer,Art Direction,Illustrations
Murry Hammond   Composer
Grey DeLisle   Composer

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