Little Moon

Little Moon

by Grant Lee Phillips
     
 

It makes sense that golden-throated alt-crooner Grant Lee Phillips should join the ranks of fellow enigmatic 20th century underground rock icons like Robyn Hitchcock, Nick Lowe, and John Doe at Yep Roc. Though he may have traded the brooding Americana of his Grant Lee Buffalo trio…  See more details below

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It makes sense that golden-throated alt-crooner Grant Lee Phillips should join the ranks of fellow enigmatic 20th century underground rock icons like Robyn Hitchcock, Nick Lowe, and John Doe at Yep Roc. Though he may have traded the brooding Americana of his Grant Lee Buffalo trio for the safer shores of adult alternative pop
ock since disbanding in the mid-'90s, his output has been no less worthy of praise. On his fifth outing, Phillips draws the bulk of his material out of the positive vibes of new fatherhood. Tunes like "Good Morning Happiness" and "Violet" virtually skip on by in their optimism, yet Phillips never lets things get too saccharine, preferring earnestness over frivolity. Peppered throughout are snapshots of his career to date (the sleepy "Nightbirds" and serpentine title track hark back to GLB Copperopolis days and the vaudevillian swagger of "The Sun Shines on Jupiter" echoes Jubilee), but never are they exercises in revisionism. Whether it's the Dixieland horns that bookend "It Ain't the Same Old Cold War Harry" or the achingly beautiful string section that runs through "Blind Tom" like the Mississippi in summer, it's all signature Grant Lee Phillips, and he can still jump from a baritone to a tenor like a spring hare.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/13/2009
Label:
Yep Roc Records
UPC:
0634457220324
catalogNumber:
2203
Rank:
122116

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Grant-Lee Phillips   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Electric Guitar,Vocals,12-string Guitar,Guitar (Baritone)
Paul Bryan   Bass,Background Vocals
Richard Dodd   Cello
Jay Bellerose   Percussion,Drums
Denise Siegel   Background Vocals
Eric Gorfain   Violin
Daphne Chen   Violin
Jamie Edwards   Piano,Keyboards,Hammond Organ,Background Vocals,Clavinet,Moog Synthesizer,Wurlitzer
Sebastian Aymanns   Percussion
Jason Thor   Trombone,Tuba,Bass Trombone
Alma Fernandez   Viola

Technical Credits

Paul Bryan   Producer,Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Ryan Freeland   Engineer
Denise Siegel   Art Conception

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