Living It All Wrong

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All Music Guide - Vincent Jeffries
Tender and sincere -- if a little precious and damaged -- Lee Feldman isn't afraid to overstate his vulnerabilities and those of his urban characters depicted on this noteworthy debut Living it all Wrong. Originally self-released in 1997, Feldman's first recording was re-released after the artist was signed to the Mercury imprint Pure. The critical acclaim for this record began rolling in from all over the artist's hometown of New York, where he had been filling nightclubs with fans captivated by his soft-spoken piano-man routine more than a little reminiscent of Randy Newman. Multi-instrumentalist Feldman spends most of his time at the piano, where he is quite adept ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Vincent Jeffries
Tender and sincere -- if a little precious and damaged -- Lee Feldman isn't afraid to overstate his vulnerabilities and those of his urban characters depicted on this noteworthy debut Living it all Wrong. Originally self-released in 1997, Feldman's first recording was re-released after the artist was signed to the Mercury imprint Pure. The critical acclaim for this record began rolling in from all over the artist's hometown of New York, where he had been filling nightclubs with fans captivated by his soft-spoken piano-man routine more than a little reminiscent of Randy Newman. Multi-instrumentalist Feldman spends most of his time at the piano, where he is quite adept at constructing tight pop chord changes and occasional jazz wanderings with interesting improvisations. He is a fine musician, but his thin, chopped voice isn't exactly a treat. The musician's constricted warble doesn't exude the character of the similarly limited but more stylish Newman. This is a shame, as Feldman's material is amazing, both in its pop simplicity and its lyrical depth and efficiency. Every word of every song settles into the right musical and emotional spot as Feldman displays his rare songwriting talent. It's difficult to identify superior material in such a strong collection, but a short list of standouts might include "Always Till Always," "On the Moon," and the title cut, "Living It All Wrong." The splendid material more than makes up for any vocal imperfections, and Living It All Wrong triumphs ultimately as a piece of American pop art.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/13/2004
  • Label: Cd Baby
  • UPC: 634479009273
  • Catalog Number: 5637296674

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Stride In (1:11)
  2. 2 Living It All Wrong (5:16)
  3. 3 Carolyn (3:41)
  4. 4 Always Till Always (5:34)
  5. 5 Suburban Song (3:53)
  6. 6 Fragments Falling (4:39)
  7. 7 We Now Have Time (3:40)
  8. 8 On the Moon (3:51)
  9. 9 If I Were You (5:13)
  10. 10 Way over the Hill (3:29)
  11. 11 Stride Out (0:53)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lee Feldman Primary Artist, Organ, Piano, Vocals
David Friedman Accordion
Alan Bezozi Percussion, Drums
Christine Ims Viola
Randy Landau Bass
Mike Levin Violin
Harold Seletsky Clarinet
Danny Miller Cello
Technical Credits
Peter Beckerman Engineer
Greg Calbi Mastering
Elliott Federman Digital Editing
Lee Feldman String Arrangements
Roger Peltzman Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The best artist you've never heard of.

    Truly a classic CD, Lee Feldman's Living It All Wrong harks back to the great songwriters of the past. Do yourself a favor buy it - it's wonderful.

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