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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
King for a Day is not a boast from Mickey Dolenz -- nor is it a collection of XTC covers -- it's an album-length salute to Carole King, one of the great pop songwriters of the 20th Century. Dolenz isn't necessarily such a skilled singer that he redefines or reinterpret these songs but these songs aren't designed for showboating: these are songs that belong to everyone, songs where anyone can sing along, so they lend themselves to Mickey's cheerful readings. He's so friendly it's possible to hear him smile as he sings even on songs that perhaps should have a bittersweet bent ("Will You Love Me Tomorrow") or are just downright sweetly sad ("Crying in the Rain"), ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
King for a Day is not a boast from Mickey Dolenz -- nor is it a collection of XTC covers -- it's an album-length salute to Carole King, one of the great pop songwriters of the 20th Century. Dolenz isn't necessarily such a skilled singer that he redefines or reinterpret these songs but these songs aren't designed for showboating: these are songs that belong to everyone, songs where anyone can sing along, so they lend themselves to Mickey's cheerful readings. He's so friendly it's possible to hear him smile as he sings even on songs that perhaps should have a bittersweet bent ("Will You Love Me Tomorrow") or are just downright sweetly sad ("Crying in the Rain"), but this is unabashed, unapologetic nostalgia.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/31/2010
  • Label: Gigatone Ent.
  • UPC: 892265003076
  • Catalog Number: 307
  • Sales rank: 91,461

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Micky Dolenz Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals, Knee Slaps
Bill Medley Vocals
Dennis Diken Percussion, Drums
Bob Gothar Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
Gary Griffin Organ, Percussion, Accordion, Keyboards
Robby Scharf Bass
Dave Stone Double Bass
Jeffrey Foskett Guitar, Percussion, Ukulele, Background Vocals
Peggy Baldwin Cello
Coco Dolenz Vocals
Calabria McChesney Violin, Viola
Probyn Gregory Rhythm Guitar
Nicky "Wonder" Walusko Rhythm Guitar
Emily Osment Vocals
Jason Brewer Bass, Guitar, Drums, Keyboards
Dan McNamara Vibraslap
Jeff "Skunk" Baxter Guitar, Pedal Steel Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
Rolo Sandoval Percussion, Drums
Jim Hocanadle Flute, Harmonica, Saxophone
Technical Credits
Carole King Composer
Gerry Goffin Composer
Phil Spector Composer
Howard Greenfield Composer
Gary Griffin Arranger, Producer, Engineer
Jeffrey Foskett Arranger, Producer
Kelly White Executive Producer
Donna Bailey Executive Producer
Sue Albrecht Executive Producer
Tina Crowley Executive Producer
Elizabeth Wallis Executive Producer
Michelle Toscas Executive Producer
Nancy Deaver-Minks Executive Producer
Tyrone Biljan Executive Producer
Donna Jimenez Executive Producer
Dan Koellen Executive Producer
Mark Robertson Executive Producer
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