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Lovely Creatures
     

Lovely Creatures

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by Bob Schneider
 

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Lovely Creatures finds Bob Schneider doing what he does best: ruminating over failed relationships, courting new ones, and pitching his baritone vocals over a mixed bag of pop
ock, folk, and mambo arrangements. Those who love Schneider's versatility have a lot to explore here, as the wide-ranging track list rarely dwells on

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Lovely Creatures finds Bob Schneider doing what he does best: ruminating over failed relationships, courting new ones, and pitching his baritone vocals over a mixed bag of pop
ock, folk, and mambo arrangements. Those who love Schneider's versatility have a lot to explore here, as the wide-ranging track list rarely dwells on one genre. The album's two Latin-inspired tracks, "Bombanaza" and "Tarantula," find room for brassy horns and feverish hand percussion, while songs like "The Bringdown" and "Your Head Holds Gold, Your Heart Holds Diamonds" channel the beach-bum strut of Jack Johnson. The midtempo numbers are where the songwriter truly sounds like himself, though, whether he's dueting with Patty Griffin on the gorgeously sad "Changing Your Mind," or chasing after mainstream radio with "40 Dogs (Like Romeo and Juliet)."

Product Details

Release Date:
09/29/2009
Label:
Kirtland Records
UPC:
0186535004727
catalogNumber:
47

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Performance Credits

Bob Schneider   Primary Artist,Guitar,Trumpet,Keyboards,Vocals,Steel Drums
Patty Griffin   Vocals
Bill Harvey   Guitar,Piano,Vocals
J.J. Johnson   Percussion,Drums
Dave Monsey   Bass
Conrad Choucroun   Drums,Vocals
Dwight A. Baker   Acoustic Guitar,Percussion,Electric Guitar,Vocals
Marcus Cardwell   Saxophone
Joshua Zarbo   Bass
Raúl Vallejo   Trombone
Daniel Levin   Cello
Dave Boyle   Keyboards
José Galeaño   Percussion
Oliver Steck   Trumpet
Harmoni Kelley   Bass,Vocals
Josh Zarbo   Bass
Harmoni Kelley   Bass,Vocals
Erik Telford   Trumpet
Amanda Peters   Vocals
Jose Galeano   Percussion
Dave Boyle   Keyboards

Technical Credits

Bob Schneider   Composer,Programming
Dwight A. Baker   Producer,Engineer
Daniel Levin   Arranger

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Lovely Creatures 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
MusicLovinLady More than 1 year ago
I've been listening to this CD on Bob's website where it streams for free, but today I'm buying the CD because I can't stand another minute of not being able to play these songs in my car. For the quintessential spendthrift, this is a huge statement because my practical mind says, "Why buy it? It's free to listen to on-line?" but my heart says, "No! No! Must have this CD in my possession." It's that good! MMMM!!! Just wait until you hear those Latin grooves on Tarantula and Bombananza. And "The Bring Down" is just so melodic and it really sticks in your head. I saw Bob live in concert a couple weeks ago and it was just absolutely wonderful. It was one of those nights where I just thanked God for giving this man such incredible talent. And, not just Bob, but his whole band - it was a great show ... energetic, fun, passionate ... just the total package. I think this CD might be the one that launches him over the top!
CorporateJunkie More than 1 year ago
My biggest regret is that I only found true appreciation for Bob Schneider's music only last year - and I've lived in Austin, TX for over 12 years and was a local radio station DJ for 5 of those years. I've always put off him off as a musician that I probably wouldn't like and now I can honestly say that he is one my favorite musicians of all time. HIs studio albums are great but if you want a true sense of what a versatile and brilliant singer and songwriter Bob is, than you must check out his live recordings (Live Frunk). He offers them off his website and they are absolutely addicting. He always records his performances and gives his audience a chance to purchase them right after the show and it's the best $15 you will ever spend. You not only get to hear his songs in their most purest forms but you also get a glimpse into his personality -- and he's a hilarious riot. Just a good ole Texas boy who loves music and we're just privileged enough for him to share it with us.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago