Lowe Profile: A Tribute to Nick Lowe

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All Music Guide - Mark Deming
Nick Lowe is the sort of artist whose work as a musician, songwriter, and producer is so unpretentious and straightforward that many folks tend to overlook how strong it is, and how diverse his repertoire has been. From the hippie-friendly country rock of his early recordings with Brinsley Schwarz and the straight-ahead pub rock of Rockpile to the engagingly smart-assed pure pop of his early solo work and the mature blue-eyed soul of Dig My Mood and The Convincer, Lowe writes and sings with simplicity, clarity, wit, and an emotional weight that has caught the attention of plenty of folks who know good music when they hear it, ranging from Johnny Cash to Elvis Costello. ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Mark Deming
Nick Lowe is the sort of artist whose work as a musician, songwriter, and producer is so unpretentious and straightforward that many folks tend to overlook how strong it is, and how diverse his repertoire has been. From the hippie-friendly country rock of his early recordings with Brinsley Schwarz and the straight-ahead pub rock of Rockpile to the engagingly smart-assed pure pop of his early solo work and the mature blue-eyed soul of Dig My Mood and The Convincer, Lowe writes and sings with simplicity, clarity, wit, and an emotional weight that has caught the attention of plenty of folks who know good music when they hear it, ranging from Johnny Cash to Elvis Costello. While Lowe Profile: A Tribute to Nick Lowe isn't the first Nick Lowe tribute album, it certainly outclasses 2001's Labour of Love: The Music of Nick Lowe, largely thanks to its lineup of contributors -- most of the artists on Lowe Profile are roots rockers and pop mavens who obviously know and love Lowe's music, but also bring their own flavors to the performances, and along the way testify to the diversity of his material. The bluesy growl of Eric "Roscoe" Ambel's "12 Step Program To Quit You Babe" and the twang-infused "Never Been in Love" from Rick Shea and Christy McWilson demonstrate how Lowe's records have caught many different ears, while Kim Shattuck's bare-bones reading of "You Made Me" sits next to the frantic rock of " I Don't Want the Night to End" from the Lowe Beats Scott McCaughey's Nick Lowe cover band and both sound right as rain in this context. Other participants include Ian Gomm, Dave Alvin, Steve Wynn, Foster & Lloyd, and Duane Jarvis. Sparkle*Jets U.K.'s "When I Wrote the Book" is the only performance of the 30 here that sounds slavishly devoted to Lowe's original recording, which says a lot about Lowe Profile and the people who helped make it -- this isn't a bunch of slapped-together covers, but a heartfelt tribute to a musician whose talent and attitude has made a real impact among people who love music; if it makes you want to pull Pure Pop for Now People or The Impossible Bird off the shelf, it also doesn't sound woefully inadequate in comparison, and that's no small thing.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/8/2005
  • Label: Brewery Records
  • UPC: 733792609426
  • Catalog Number: 942
  • Sales rank: 204,147

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 12 Step Program (To Quit You Babe) - Eric Ambel (3:18)
  2. 2 Cruel to Be Kind - Ian Gomm (3:16)
  3. 3 Without Love - Adam Foster (2:38)
  4. 4 Failed Christian - Dave Alvin (4:27)
  5. 5 True Love Travels on a Gravel Road - Don Dixon (3:32)
  6. 6 (I Love the Sound Of) Breaking Glass - Steve Allen (3:41)
  7. 7 There's a Cloud in My Heart - Walter & The Dairy Kings Clevenger (2:53)
  8. 8 (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding? @@Michael Carpender (3:37)
  9. 9 You Got the Look I Like @@Anderson, Terry & The Olympic Ass Kickin Team (2:58)
  10. 10 Couldn't Love You (Anymore Than I Do) - Bryan Shaddix (3:11)
  11. 11 Never Been in Love - Rick Shea (3:15)
  12. 12 Marie Provost @@Tipsy Jack (3:24)
  13. 13 Crying in My Sleep - Chris Gaffney (4:03)
  14. 14 Homewrecker @@Holmes, Rex & We Monster (3:48)
  15. 15 Truth Drug @@Steve Wynn (1:37)
Disc 2
  1. 1 I Knew the Bride (When She Used to Rock & Roll) @@Flynt, Ron & The Blue Hearts (3:16)
  2. 2 American Squirm - Jamie Hoover (3:06)
  3. 3 The Ugly Things - Eugene Edwards (3:54)
  4. 4 What's Shaking on the Hill - Greg Trooper (3:58)
  5. 5 When I Write the Book @@Sparkle 'Jets Uk (3:28)
  6. 6 Lonesome Reverie - James Intveld (2:54)
  7. 7 Heart - Tiffany A. Lowe (3:56)
  8. 8 Cupid Must Be Angry - Duane Jarvis (3:30)
  9. 9 Love So Fine - Robbie Rist (4:05)
  10. 10 You Make Me - Kim Shattuck (1:37)
  11. 11 I Don't Want the Night to End @@Lowe Beats (1:57)
  12. 12 Let's Eat - Monkey Bowl (1:08)
  13. 13 Everyone - The Brilliant Mistakes (3:19)
  14. 14 Rollers Show @@Glimmer Stars (3:33)
  15. 15 Heart of the City @@'Lectric Chairs (2:11)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Chris Gaffney Vocals, Background Vocals
Bill Lloyd Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Drums, Vocal Harmony
Don Dixon Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Piano, Vocals
Scott McCaughey Vocals
Dave Bartholomew Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Background Vocals
Ian Gomm Vocals
Greg Trooper Guitar, Vocals
Eric Ambel Bass, Guitar, Vocals
Radney Foster Vocals
Terry Anderson Drums, Vocals
Michael Carpenter Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Harmonica, Drums, Harmonium, Vocals, Background Vocals, Guitar (12 String Electric), Guitar (12 String Acoustic)
Jack Cornell Bass, Background Vocals
Ron Flynt Bass, Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
David Hall Bass
Jeff Harmon Drums
Jamie Hoover Electric Guitar, Background Vocals
James Intveld Vocals, Multi Instruments
Duane Jarvis Guitar, Vocals, Requinto
Hugh Jones Bass
Kevin McKendree Bass, Hammond Organ, Wurlitzer
Christy McWilson Vocals
Danny Ott Acoustic Guitar, Dobro, Guitar, Electric Guitar, Background Vocals
John Putnam Electric Guitar
Lorne Rall Bass, Tambourine
Wyman Reese Organ, Guitar, Mandolin, Piano, Accordion, Background Vocals, Moog Synthesizer, Wurlitzer
Jim Sangster Guitar
Lincoln Schleifer Acoustic Guitar, Harmonium, Background Vocals
Alan Walker Vocals, Wurlitzer
Kim Shattuck Guitar, Vocals
Tiffany A. Lowe Vocals, Background Vocals
Scotty Miller Guitar, Background Vocals
Rick Shea Acoustic Guitar, Pedal Steel Guitar, Vocals, Guitar (Baritone)
Walter Clevenger Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Electric Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals, Guitar (Baritone)
John Ramberg Guitar, Vocals
Pete Finney Pedal Steel Guitar
Carl Byron Organ, Piano
Mike Simmons Organ, Guitar, Drums, Vocals
Aaron Brotherton Acoustic Guitar
Jamie Knight Bass
Robbie Rist Bass, Guitar, Drums, Tambourine, Vocals, Hand Clapping
Dana Myzer Drums
Chris Garges Drums
Dave Drewry Drums
Jeff Hayes Guitar, Vocals
Kenneth Blevins Drums
Steve Bancroft Guitar, Background Vocals
Henry Clift Bass
Kevin Jarvis Percussion, Drums
Eric Hisaw Guitar
Dave Paterson Drums
Graham John Black Drums
Jonathan Crawford Drums
Tracy Huffman Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Vocals
Susan West Guitar, Background Vocals
Ken Mundy Drums, Vocals
Steve Allen Guitar, Vocals, Wurlitzer
Corey McCormick Bass
Dave Meshell Bass
Tracy Robar Guitar
Paul Mauceri Drums, Background Vocals
Erik Philbrook Bass, Vocals
John Hoskinson Vocal Harmony
Eugene Edwards Bass, Guitar, Vocals
Cindy Wasserman Background Vocals
Bryan Shaddix Percussion, Electric Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals
Andy Winston Bass, Vocals
Howard Miller Guitar
Whit Williams Guitar
Technical Credits
Bill Lloyd Producer, Engineer
Don Dixon Producer, Engineer
Rockpile Composer
Scott McCaughey Producer, Engineer
Ian Gomm Composer
Henry McCullough Composer
Robert Ellis Orrall Producer
Greg Trooper Producer
Eric Ambel Producer
Kurt Bloch Producer, Engineer
Michael Carpenter Producer, Engineer
Jack Cornell Producer
Ron Flynt Producer, Engineer
Jamie Hoover Producer, Engineer
James Intveld Producer
Nick Lowe Composer
Kevin McKendree Producer, Engineer
Christy McWilson Duet
Wyman Reese Producer, Engineer
Jim Sangster Producer, Engineer
Lincoln Schleifer Producer, Engineer
Kim Shattuck Producer, Engineer
Rick Shea Arranger, Producer
Scott Hull Mastering
Walter Clevenger Producer, Engineer, Liner Notes, Executive Producer
Jerry Tubb Mastering
Greg Duffin Engineer
John Borack Liner Notes
Mike Simmons Producer, Engineer
Rick Pier O'Neil Mastering
Robbie Rist Producer, Engineer
Missy Buettner Engineer
Fred Archambault Engineer
Kevin Jarvis Producer, Engineer
Dave Peterson Producer, Engineer
Jonathan Lowery Engineer
Capers Flen Engineer
Steve Allen Producer, Engineer
David Spreng Drum Technician
Gwyneth Jones Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    What A Tribute!

    As tribute albums go this one is very good. Nick's tunes are all given a new dimension by the very fact that he is not singing them! This is a must buy for every Nick Lowe fan.

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