Life in the Shade

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All Music Guide - Stewart Mason
Andy Chase has always been the George Harrison of Ivy. Adam Schlesinger has Fountains of Wayne to show off his pop songcraft muscles, and with her Europurr of a voice and those nouvelle vague looks, Dominique Durand is always going to be the trio's focal point. In Ivy, Chase fades into the background almost by necessity, but his second album as the primary driving force behind Brookville suggests that the singer/songwriter simply isn't the extroverted type. These 13 songs are quietly melodic midtempo reveries, lacking the Continental lounge feel of Ivy's best work, but with a similarly effortless, unhurried feel. Even the cover of The The's angsty "Slow Emotion Replay" ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stewart Mason
Andy Chase has always been the George Harrison of Ivy. Adam Schlesinger has Fountains of Wayne to show off his pop songcraft muscles, and with her Europurr of a voice and those nouvelle vague looks, Dominique Durand is always going to be the trio's focal point. In Ivy, Chase fades into the background almost by necessity, but his second album as the primary driving force behind Brookville suggests that the singer/songwriter simply isn't the extroverted type. These 13 songs are quietly melodic midtempo reveries, lacking the Continental lounge feel of Ivy's best work, but with a similarly effortless, unhurried feel. Even the cover of The The's angsty "Slow Emotion Replay" (one of those '80s college radio nuggets that's at the heart of Chase's musical universe) is delivered in a breathy wisp of a voice over a polite musical backing that sounds like 16 Lovers Lane-era Go-Betweens. Anyone who likes Ivy (or the solo work of James Iha and Eric Matthews, both of whom guest here) will like Brookville's stylish indie pop elegance, but Life in the Shade is a descriptively titled album that never quite bothers to break a sweat.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/13/2006
  • Label: Unfiltered
  • UPC: 829917200927
  • Catalog Number: 72009
  • Sales rank: 144,411

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Blue Morning (4:13)
  2. 2 Afraid to Fall (4:01)
  3. 3 Break Yourself (4:38)
  4. 4 Slow Emotion Replay (4:12)
  5. 5 Golden (3:46)
  6. 6 Crawling in Circles (3:46)
  7. 7 Up on the Wire (5:01)
  8. 8 Shadows (3:55)
  9. 9 Hey You Hang On (5:48)
  10. 10 Life in the Shade (5:49)
  11. 11 Nothing's Meant to Last (4:24)
  12. 12 Today (4:31)
  13. 13 Missed You Again (5:36)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Brookville Primary Artist
Marty Beller Drums
James Iha Guitar, Vocals, Noise
Steve Osborne Bass, Electric Guitar
Mike Williams Drums
Didi Gutman Synthesizer, Keyboards, Sounds
Dominique Durand Background Vocals
Jean-Pierre Ensuque Electric Guitar, Noise
Josh Lattanzi Electric Guitar
Benjamin Whittenburg Cello
Andy Chase Synthesizer, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Piano, Electric Guitar, Tambourine, Vocals, Mellotron, fender rhodes, Synthesizer Bass
Ethan Eubanks Drums, Tambourine
Sabina Sciubba Vocals
Jody Porter Electric Guitar
Masa Shimizu Guitar
Jeremy Adelman Organ, Synthesizer, Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Percussion, Trumpet, Drums, Bells, Mellotron, fender rhodes, Synthesizer Bass, Sounds
Cyril Moisson Organ, Synthesizer, Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Guitar, Noise, Vibes, Toy Piano, Synthesizer Strings, Hi Hat, Prophet 5
Bruce Driscoll Synthesizer, Bass, Guitar, Electric Guitar, Theremin, Background Vocals, Classical Guitar, Sounds, Synthesizer Strings
Technical Credits
Marty Beller Composer, Producer
Steve Osborne Producer, drum programming
Scott Brannon Composer
Scott Hull Mastering
Didi Gutman Composer, Producer, Engineer, drum programming
Frank Olinsky Art Direction
Jean-Pierre Ensuque Composer, Producer
Andy Chase Composer, Producer, Engineer, Audio Production
Sabina Sciubba Composer, Producer
Geoff Sanoff Engineer
Philippe Garcia Cover Photo
Jeremy Adelman Composer, Producer, Engineer
Greg Pliska Composer, String Arrangements, String Conductor
Cyril Moisson Composer, Producer, Audio Production, String Samples
Rudyard Lee Cullers Engineer
Bruce Driscoll Producer, Engineer, drum programming
Sheila Scott Management
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