Lovers Leap

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All Music Guide - Sean Carruthers
Starting with a riff reminiscent of Split Enz's "I Got You" but quickly turning into an ode to game programmer Mark Turmell, you have to know that Dan Bryk is not your typical artiste. He goes on to prove this with a song lauding oversized love "BBW" and a tribute to a never-built expressway. It doesn't sound like your typical pop record, and it's not -- this is geek rock of the finest variety, with the mannerisms of Pavement ricocheting off the updated classic rock sensibility of Ben Folds Five, all with Bryk's sensitive jerk lyrical spin. In other words, this is refreshingly honest stuff. Some of the material here is pretty wonko, but other bits qualify as gorgeous ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Sean Carruthers
Starting with a riff reminiscent of Split Enz's "I Got You" but quickly turning into an ode to game programmer Mark Turmell, you have to know that Dan Bryk is not your typical artiste. He goes on to prove this with a song lauding oversized love "BBW" and a tribute to a never-built expressway. It doesn't sound like your typical pop record, and it's not -- this is geek rock of the finest variety, with the mannerisms of Pavement ricocheting off the updated classic rock sensibility of Ben Folds Five, all with Bryk's sensitive jerk lyrical spin. In other words, this is refreshingly honest stuff. Some of the material here is pretty wonko, but other bits qualify as gorgeous pop, like "I Love You Goodbye," which is probably worth the price of admission all by itself. Jim Rondellini Matthew Sweet, Big Star mixes most of the tracks. Not even a guest appearance by Moxy Fruvous can derail the album, which is a testimonial indeed.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/30/2001
  • Label: Avex Trax Japan
  • EAN: 4988064650699
  • Catalog Number: 65069

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Mark Turmell V2.0 (1:50)
  2. 2 Fingers (3:09)
  3. 3 She Doesn't Mean a Thing to Me Tonight (4:23)
  4. 4 I Love You Goodbye (3:46)
  5. 5 BBW (Chunky Girl) (4:27)
  6. 6 Spadina Expressway (4:39)
  7. 7 Bound to Be Happy (2:14)
  8. 8 The Letter Home (4:45)
  9. 9 But This Time (3:28)
  10. 10 Memo to Myself (3:38)
  11. 11 Big Things Like This (3:43)
  12. 12 Forgiven (3:14)
  13. 13 And Now Our Love Is Dead (3:22)
  14. 14 Real Time Theme Song Contest Submission (3:08)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Dan Bryk Primary Artist, Organ, Piano, Celeste, Glockenspiel, Vocals, Wurlitzer, Casio, Pianette
Kathleen Yearwood Background Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Mike Ford Vocal Harmony
Murray Foster Vocal Harmony
Jeff MacPherson Drums, Background Vocals
David Matheson Vocal Harmony
Paul Myers Conductor
Kathryn Rose Vocals
Sarah McElcheran Horn
Kurt Swinghammer Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, E-bow, Lap Steel Guitar, Ring Modulator
Kyp Harness Background Vocals
Rob Clarkson Tambourine
Howie Beck Drums, Tambourine
Danny Michel Guitar
Maury LaFoy Bass, Background Vocals, Double Bass
Technical Credits
Joe Fleming Paintings
Vladimir Meller Mastering
Paul Myers Arranger, Horn Arrangements
Ron Skinner Engineer
Stephen Traub Engineer
Noah Simon Engineer
Todd Fraracci Engineer
Matt Kane Engineer
Dan Bryk Producer
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