Man Overboard

Man Overboard

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by Ian Hunter
     
 

Ian Hunter sounded younger than his years on 2007's Shrunken Heads, but on its 2009 sequel, Man Overboard, he shows signs of age in his weathered rasp as well as the album's slower tempos and greater emphasis on ragged acoustic arrangement. Older doesn't necessarily mean any less vigorous, though, at least not in Hunter's case. He writes and sings like aSee more details below

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Ian Hunter sounded younger than his years on 2007's Shrunken Heads, but on its 2009 sequel, Man Overboard, he shows signs of age in his weathered rasp as well as the album's slower tempos and greater emphasis on ragged acoustic arrangement. Older doesn't necessarily mean any less vigorous, though, at least not in Hunter's case. He writes and sings like a man who thinks he might have seen it all but isn't quite sure, so he keeps going, turning out tunes that feel familiar in form but fresh in substance. Since Man Overboard doesn't always rock as furiously as Shrunken Heads, it's easier to appreciate his songcraft and how deeply felt the performances are, whether Hunter is nimbly leading his band of pros through the country-rock ramble of "The Great Escape," cranking up the boogie on "Up and Running," writes a rock & roll love song as funny and knowing as "The Girl from the Office," or turning in another finely honed bittersweet epic on the closer, "River of Tears." Nothing here is flashy, which is keeping in a long tradition of Hunter's and is yet another reason why he's often called underrated, but when he's making records as rich and resonant as Man Overboard at the age of 70, it's hard not to listen with not a small degree of wonder.

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Product Details

Release Date:
07/21/2009
Label:
New West Records
UPC:
0607396616725
catalogNumber:
6167
Rank:
373401

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ian Hunter   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Harmonica,Vocals
Mark Bosch   Guitar
Andy Burton   Piano,Accordion,Harmonium,Harpsichord,Hammond Organ,Wurlitzer,Vox Organ,Marxophone,Piano (Grand)
Dane Clark   Tabla
Steve Holley   Percussion,Drums
Jim Mastro   Bouzouki,Mandolin,Electric Guitar,Slide Guitar,Hi String Guitar (Acoustic),Guitar (Baritone)
Paul Page   Bass
Jack Petruzzelli   Piano,Electric Guitar,Slide Guitar
Andy York   Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Percussion,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals,Vibes,chamberlain,Guitar Loops,Resonator,Guitar (Baritone)
Cat Martino   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Ian Hunter   Composer,Producer
Greg Calbi   Mastering
Peter Moshay   Engineer
Andy York   Composer,Producer,Orchestration
Justin Purington   Computer Editing

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