Matthew Morrison

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All Music Guide - Heather Phares
Before he became a TV star as Glee's lovable but indecisive Mr. Schuester, Matthew Morrison was a Broadway star. His self-titled debut album -- the first official one from the Glee cast -- tries to make him into a bona fide pop star as well. The album trades in feel-good pop that's sexy but not too sexy, such as the album-opening "Summer Rain," and passionate but not overwhelmingly so, like "Still Got Tonight." "Hey"'s affable strum falls somewhere in between Jack Johnson and Israel Kamakawiwo'ole, whose version of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" is the template for Morrison's version of it with Gwyneth Paltrow. This song is a highlight, not just because it's the lone ...
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All Music Guide - Heather Phares
Before he became a TV star as Glee's lovable but indecisive Mr. Schuester, Matthew Morrison was a Broadway star. His self-titled debut album -- the first official one from the Glee cast -- tries to make him into a bona fide pop star as well. The album trades in feel-good pop that's sexy but not too sexy, such as the album-opening "Summer Rain," and passionate but not overwhelmingly so, like "Still Got Tonight." "Hey"'s affable strum falls somewhere in between Jack Johnson and Israel Kamakawiwo'ole, whose version of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" is the template for Morrison's version of it with Gwyneth Paltrow. This song is a highlight, not just because it's the lone crossover from Morrison's Glee material, but because its melody shows off more of Morrison's range than some other songs here. Matthew Morrison's success depends largely on where his collaborators take him. Morrison helped write several songs here, including "Don't Stop Dancing," a grown-up boy band song co-written by JC Chasez that feels like the album's most blatant bid for a younger audience, and the torchy closer "It's Over," which he wrote with Broadway lyricist/composer Marc Shaiman (whose music Morrison sang in Hairspray) and is one of the truest expressions of his talent. Though it's more scattered and less fresh-feeling than the fare he sings week in and week out on TV, most Gleeks won't be disappointed by Matthew Morrison.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/10/2011
  • Label: Mercury
  • UPC: 602527669304
  • Catalog Number: 001550102
  • Sales rank: 5,259

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Matthew Morrison Primary Artist, Ukulele, Vocals
David Mann Alto Saxophone
Sharon Bryant Choir, Chorus
Nicki Richards Choir, Chorus
Steve Kipner Keyboards
Vaneese Thomas Choir, Chorus
Tawatha Agee Choir, Chorus
Curt Bisquera Percussion, Drums
Joe Bonadio Percussion
Robin Clarke Choir, Chorus
James "D-Train" Williams Choir, Chorus
Julie Gigante Violin
Pamela Goldsmith Viola
Mike Harvey Choir, Chorus
Zev Katz Bass
Randy Kerber Piano
David Mansfield Mandolin
Rob Mathes Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Conductor, Keyboards
Cindy Mizelle Choir, Chorus
Dean Parks Guitar
Shawn Pelton Drums
Tim Pierce Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Guitar (Electric Baritone)
Roger Rosenberg Baritone Saxophone
Catherine Russell Choir, Chorus
Andy Snitzer Tenor Saxophone
Fonzi Thornton Choir, Chorus
Gayle Levant Harp
Jon Evans Electric Bass
Jeff Kievit Trumpet
Angela Clemmons Choir, Chorus
Antony Cooke Cello
Michael Valerio Bass
Kristian Lundin Keyboards
JC Chasez Background Vocals
Andrew Frampton Bass, Guitar, Keyboards
Thomas Bowes Concert Master
Ralph Morrison III Violin
Carl Falk Guitar, Keyboards, Ukulele
Billy Masters Electric Guitar
Dennis Collins Choir, Chorus
Technical Credits
Elton John Composer
Sting Composer
Harold Arlen Composer
Steve Kipner Producer
Ed Cherney Engineer
Isobel Griffiths String Contractor
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg Composer
Rob Mathes Producer, String Arrangements
Dave McNair Mastering
Marc Shaiman Arranger, Composer, Producer
Bernie Taupin Composer
Frank Wolf Engineer
Steve Genewick Engineer
Doug Joswick Package Production
Espen Lind Composer, Engineer
Jamie Siegel Programming, Engineer, overdub engineer
Kristian Lundin Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer
Paul Smith Vocal Engineer
Matt Squire Composer, Producer, Engineer, Instrumentation
JC Chasez Composer
Ross Petersen Engineer
Andrew Frampton Composer, Programming, Producer
Claudius Mittendorfer Engineer
Travis Huff Engineer, Additional Production
Seth Waldmann Engineer
Patrick Hegarty Art Direction
Matthew Morrison Composer
Espionage Producer, Instrumentation
Francis Murray Engineer
Kristen Yiengst Photo Coordination
Carl Falk Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer
Amund Bjorklund Composer, Engineer
S. Kipner Composer
JP Robinson Art Direction
David Grant Marketing
Donald S. Passman Legal Counsel
Eric Podwall Management
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