Meanwhile

Meanwhile

by 3rd Matinee
     
 

As 3rd Matinee's debut album Meanwhile was released on April 26, 1994, "I'll Remember," a song co-written by the group's principals, A-list producer Patrick Leonard and former Mr. Mister leader Richard Page, with Madonna, was bulleted in the Top 20 in her recording. That song does not appear onSee more details below

Overview

As 3rd Matinee's debut album Meanwhile was released on April 26, 1994, "I'll Remember," a song co-written by the group's principals, A-list producer Patrick Leonard and former Mr. Mister leader Richard Page, with Madonna, was bulleted in the Top 20 in her recording. That song does not appear on Meanwhile, and the disc does not sound like a Madonna album minus Madonna, however. The group's name recalls Leonard's previous group, Toy Matinee, which also released an album on Reprise Records three-plus years ago, and many of the subsidiary musicians are the same. But Toy Matinee was co-led by a different singer, Kevin Gilbert, with a different musical sensibility, and Meanwhile doesn't sound like Toy Matinee, either. So, what does it sound like? It sounds like a Richard Page solo album produced by Patrick Leonard. Page has a throaty, expressive voice that reportedly earned him invitations to join Chicago and Toto after Mr. Mister split up. Instead, he teamed up with Leonard, and, from the sound of this album, the two spent a lot of time listening to Peter Gabriel and at least a little listening to Steve Winwood and Sting. The result is an album of evocative, sophisticated pop
ock full of yearning and moodiness, albeit without real depth. Gabriel has become less and less productive, taking six years to follow up Us properly with So in 1992, so fans may get impatient as the years go by. If so, this Gabriel-lite effort may help them cope, but it remains the work of talented musicians lacking a true spark of their own creativity.

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/10/2009
Label:
Noble Rot
UPC:
0617742502022
catalogNumber:
5020

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

3rd Matinee   Primary Artist
Marc Bonilla   Guitar
Jerry Jordan   Background Vocals
Vinnie Colaiuta   Drums,Drum Loop
Luis Conte   Percussion
Julie Delgado   Background Vocals
James Harrah   Guitar
Dorian Holley   Background Vocals
Nick Laird-Clowes   Background Vocals
Patrick Leonard   Keyboards,Background Vocals
Richard Page   Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Tim Pierce   Guitar
Valerie Pinkston-Mayo   Background Vocals
Steve Porcaro   Synthesizer
Guy Pratt   Bass,Bass Guitar
Jimmy Johnson   Bass
Brian Macleod   Percussion,Drums

Technical Credits

Jerry Jordan   Engineer
Luis Conte   Percussion Programming
Bob Fisher   Mastering
Patrick Leonard   Producer
Michael Ostin   Executive Producer
Richard Page   Producer
Doug Sax   Mastering
Jeri Heiden   Art Direction
Mark Ryden   Illustrations
Marc Moreau   Engineer
Scott Schinder   Liner Notes,Reissue Liner Notes
Page   Composer
Leonard   Composer
Jordan   Composer

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