Live in Tangiers: The Acoustic Shows

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All Music Guide - Bret Adams
Michael Stanley's 1998 album Live in Tangiers: The Acoustic Shows includes 30 songs spanning two CDs, and these tunes illustrate the Cleveland rocker's songwriting gifts and a skill for inspired choices of covers of classics like the Beatles' "Help," the Shirelles' "Will You Love Me Tomorrow?" and obscurities like Richard Thompson's "Waltzing's for Dreamers." The majority of songs are either Michael Stanley Band or solo material, including the brand-new songs "Time on My Hands" and "Grownup Love Song." Vocalist/guitarist Stanley is joined by MSB alumni like keyboardist Bob Pelander, drummer Tommy Dobeck; other musicians of note here include vocalist Jennifer Lee, guitarist ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bret Adams
Michael Stanley's 1998 album Live in Tangiers: The Acoustic Shows includes 30 songs spanning two CDs, and these tunes illustrate the Cleveland rocker's songwriting gifts and a skill for inspired choices of covers of classics like the Beatles' "Help," the Shirelles' "Will You Love Me Tomorrow?" and obscurities like Richard Thompson's "Waltzing's for Dreamers." The majority of songs are either Michael Stanley Band or solo material, including the brand-new songs "Time on My Hands" and "Grownup Love Song." Vocalist/guitarist Stanley is joined by MSB alumni like keyboardist Bob Pelander, drummer Tommy Dobeck; other musicians of note here include vocalist Jennifer Lee, guitarist Marc Lee Shannon, and violinist Ed Caner. Live in Tangiers was recorded primarily at four shows in March 1997 at a cabaret called the Tangier technically, there is no "s" in the name in Akron, Ohio. A few other Ohio shows were also recorded for the album, and so was one in St. Louis. The most interesting songs are "I'll Never Need Anyone More," "My Town," "Working Again," "Somewhere Over Paris," "Lover," "Let's Get the Show on the Road," and "Sendaway Underwear." The only drawback is that the energy drags over the course of the album. Several of these songs -- particularly the MSB selections -- were vibrant rockers, yet these fresh arrangements have converted nearly everything to slow, silky ballads. Acoustic-oriented albums like this certainly have their charm, such as an emphasis on melody, but they mostly strip the songs back to what they were like during the songwriting stage. Fully realized band recordings are needed to breathe the maximum amount of life into them, especially when they weren't born in the "middle of the road."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/2/1998
  • Label: Line Level Music
  • UPC: 793018283625
  • Catalog Number: 2836
  • Sales rank: 98,454

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Midwest Midnight - Michael Stanley (5:51)
  2. 2 I'll Never Need Anyone More - Michael Stanley (3:17)
  3. 3 After Hollywood - Michael Stanley (3:56)
  4. 4 My Town - Michael Stanley (3:53)
  5. 5 Spanish Nights - Michael Stanley (6:13)
  6. 6 Working Again - Michael Stanley (3:53)
  7. 7 Rosewood Bitters - Michael Stanley (4:34)
  8. 8 Time on My Hands - Michael Stanley (4:04)
  9. 9 Everything - Michael Stanley (5:28)
  10. 10 All I Ever Wanted - Michael Stanley (4:37)
  11. 11 Dancing in the Dark - Michael Stanley (3:12)
  12. 12 Somewhere over Paris - Michael Stanley (6:03)
  13. 13 Grownup Love Song - Michael Stanley (4:49)
  14. 14 Lover - Michael Stanley (6:30)
  15. 15 In Between the Lines - Michael Stanley (5:07)
Disc 2
  1. 1 In the Heartland - Michael Stanley (4:21)
  2. 2 Misery Loves Company - Michael Stanley (3:44)
  3. 3 Help! - Michael Stanley (3:24)
  4. 4 Blue Sky Song - Michael Stanley (5:49)
  5. 5 Let's Get the Show on the Road - Michael Stanley (7:58)
  6. 6 Beautiful Lies - Michael Stanley (5:23)
  7. 7 What's Another Heart - Michael Stanley (3:38)
  8. 8 Waltzing's for Dreamers - Michael Stanley (3:52)
  9. 9 Will You Love Me Tomorrow - Michael Stanley (3:46)
  10. 10 Since You've Been Gone - Michael Stanley (3:12)
  11. 11 Sendaway Underwear - Michael Stanley (4:48)
  12. 12 Falling in Love Again - Michael Stanley (3:56)
  13. 13 Terms of Surrender - Michael Stanley (4:18)
  14. 14 Somewhere in the Night - Michael Stanley (4:03)
  15. 15 My Back Pages/Goin' Back - Michael Stanley (4:31)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Michael Stanley Band Primary Artist
Michael Stanley Indexed Contributor, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Tommy Dobeck Percussion
Rodney Psyka Percussion, Vocals
Marc Lee Shannon Acoustic Guitar, Dobro, Mandolin, Electric Guitar
Bob Pelander Piano, Vocals
Ed Caner Violin, Viola
Jennifer Lee Percussion, Vocals
Technical Credits
Michael Stanley Producer, Art Direction
Andy Fairweather Low Composer
Michael Edwards Engineer
John Platania Composer
Bob Pelander Producer
Jim DiSpirito Composer
Scott Blasey Composer
David Richman Art Direction
Joanna Ithen Composer
Eric Riebling Composer
David Spero Liner Notes
Kelsey Barber Composer
Ray Defade Composer
Frederick Hollander Composer
David Yost Mastering
Dan Montecalvo Engineer
Dave Brown Composer
John Burgh Composer
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