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Lay Down & Love It Live
     

Lay Down & Love It Live

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by Sonia Dada
 

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Live recordings can have a way of separating the men from the boys and the women from the girls. Bands that are short on talent, chops, or substance might be able to hide behind technology when they're in the studio, but when they take it to the stage, their weaknesses become painfully obvious. But if a band is as substantial and as meaty as See more details below

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Live recordings can have a way of separating the men from the boys and the women from the girls. Bands that are short on talent, chops, or substance might be able to hide behind technology when they're in the studio, but when they take it to the stage, their weaknesses become painfully obvious. But if a band is as substantial and as meaty as Sonia Dada, it doesn't need studio gloss to sound great -- and make no mistake, Sonia Dada sounds great on Lay Down & Love It Live, the Chicagoans' first live album and fourth album overall. True, an artist can use studio technology to "improve" an inferior live recording, but Lay Down never sounds artificial. The band's vitality comes through loud and clear on this CD, which contains mostly post-Sam Hogan recordings from 1998 (including a sweaty cover of Sly Stone's "I Want to Take You Higher") but also boasts three 1996 performances that were made before the singer's departure: "Goodnight," "Never See Me Again," and "You Ain't Thinking (About Me)." Without or without Hogan, Sonia Dada sounds consistently focused and never comes across as superficial. Recalling such soul
ock groups as Ike & Tina Turner, Sly & the Family Stone, and the Neville Brothers, gems like "Anna Lee" and "Amazing Jane" take us back to a time when artists lived for the stage and went that extra mile for audiences. Lay Down & Love It Live may very well be Sonia Dada's most essential release of the '90s.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/25/2002
Label:
Razor & Tie
UPC:
0793018501323
catalogNumber:
85013

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Performance Credits

Sonia Dada   Primary Artist
Phil Miller   Guitar
Shawn Christopher   Vocals
Paris Delane   Vocals
Hank (Henry Dog) Guaglianone   Drums
Sam Hogan   Vocals
Dan Pritzker   Guitar
David Resnik   Guitar
Erik Scott   Bass
Larry Beers   Drums
Michael Scott   Vocals
Ken Partyka   Saxophone
Bob Perna   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Paul Ebersold   Engineer
Dan Pritzker   Producer
Erik Scott   Producer
James Tuttle   Engineer
Steve Kocour   House Sound
Scott Steiner   Producer,Engineer
Chris Mickle   Engineer
Alison Walker   Engineer
William Wegman   Cover Photo
Scott Peets   Engineer
Ken Partyka   Horn Arrangements
Bob Perna   Horn Arrangements

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