Lovely Creatures

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All Music Guide - Andrew Leahey
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...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andrew Leahey
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)."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/29/2009
  • Label: Kirtland Records
  • UPC: 186535004727
  • Catalog Number: 47
  • Sales rank: 6,918

Album Credits

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
Dave McNair Mastering
Bob Schneider Composer, Programming
Dwight A. Baker Producer, Engineer
Daniel Levin Arranger
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    One of the greatest, underrated musicians of our time

    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.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    What great songs AND what good variety!

    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!

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