Life is Large

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All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
The sophomore effort from the Kennedys finds the husband-and-wife songwriters developing and refining the slightly raw jangle pop offered on their debut, River of Fallen Stars. This time out the production is a bit bigger and a bit fuller, harking back even more explicitly to the lush 1960s melodicism that is the duo's musical ideal. From the opening title track, their chiming guitars and Maura Kennedy's sweet singing voice invoke the days when paisley was cool and melody was king. "Velvet Glove" and "Life Is Large" both couch a mildly didactic theme in layers of shimmery pop bliss "Be yourself and stand your ground/Don't let anybody turn you 'round", but for the most ...
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All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
The sophomore effort from the Kennedys finds the husband-and-wife songwriters developing and refining the slightly raw jangle pop offered on their debut, River of Fallen Stars. This time out the production is a bit bigger and a bit fuller, harking back even more explicitly to the lush 1960s melodicism that is the duo's musical ideal. From the opening title track, their chiming guitars and Maura Kennedy's sweet singing voice invoke the days when paisley was cool and melody was king. "Velvet Glove" and "Life Is Large" both couch a mildly didactic theme in layers of shimmery pop bliss "Be yourself and stand your ground/Don't let anybody turn you 'round", but for the most part the Kennedys continue their practice of churning out thoroughly charming pop for pop's sake. "St. Mark's Square" is a tuneful ode to a nonexistent urban neighborhood, "Tribe" is a heartfelt if kind of sappy expression of marital solidarity, and "Blackberry Rain" is a wonderful and shameless Beatles ripoff. On this album the duo is joined by a truly amazing list of guest musicians, including obvious choices like Roger McGuinn of Byrds fame and Peter Holsapple formerly of the dBs and such less obvious ones as country-punk rocker Steve Earle and gospel legends the Dixie Hummingbirds. The lyrics get a bit soft in the middle sometimes "Baby, look into my eyes/True love never dies/No matter what they say", but Maura Kennedy is such a winning singer and the group's melodic sense is so solid that it's easy to overlook the occasional maudlin moment.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/7/1996
  • Label: Green Linnet
  • UPC: 048248212328
  • Catalog Number: 2123

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Life Is Large (4:19)
  2. 2 Velvet Glove (2:48)
  3. 3 St. Mark's Square (2:52)
  4. 4 Sunday (3:07)
  5. 5 Heart of Darkness (2:40)
  6. 6 One Heart, One Soul (4:12)
  7. 7 Mystery (3:10)
  8. 8 Tribe (2:44)
  9. 9 I'm Not You (3:18)
  10. 10 Right as Rain (3:31)
  11. 11 Blackberry Rain (2:38)
  12. 12 Sirens (4:02)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Kennedys Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Kelly Willis Vocals
John Gorka Vocals
The Dixie Hummingbirds Vocals
Steve Earle Mandolin
Nils Lofgren Guitar, Accordion, Electric Guitar
Charlie Sexton Bouzouki, Cumbus
Eric Ambel Electric Guitar
Michael Fracasso Vocals
Monte Warden Vocals
Howard Carroll Vocals
Susan Cowsill Vocals
Peter Holsapple Mandolin, Vocals
Pete Kennedy Dulcimer, Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Piano, Electric Guitar, Hammond Organ, Sitar, Vocals, 12-string Guitar, Slide Guitar, Log Drums
Jimmy LaFave Vocals
Roger McGuinn 12-string Guitar
Paul Owens Vocals
Vince Santoro Drums
Ira Tucker Vocals
Starz Vander Lockett Percussion
Wade Matthews Bass
Maura Kennedy Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Carl Davis Vocals
Stu Voorman Bass
Stumpy Joe Jr. Drums
Technical Credits
Dave Bell Engineer
David Glasser Mastering
Pete Kennedy Producer, Engineer
Ken Latchney Engineer
Jim Robeson Engineer
Maura Kennedy Engineer
Brian Wittman Art Direction
Herb Belofsky Engineer
Shilpa Patel Engineer
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