Mischievous Moon [Bonus Track]

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All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
The first notes of the first song on this album fill you with foreboding: brushed drums, a simple string bassline, and even simpler piano chords played in pulsing eighth notes, Fats Domino style. Sweet Mother of Claudine Longet, you wonder, what have I gotten myself into? Then Jill Barber's voice comes in, with that unmistakable mid-century blend of little-girl timbre and orotund vowels, and you have your answer: you've gotten yourself into a mess of nostalgia, and the only thing that will deliver you to the other side of these 41 minutes with your sanity intact will be the quality of the songs. Luckily for you, these are great songs. Also luckily for you, Jill Barber and...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
The first notes of the first song on this album fill you with foreboding: brushed drums, a simple string bassline, and even simpler piano chords played in pulsing eighth notes, Fats Domino style. Sweet Mother of Claudine Longet, you wonder, what have I gotten myself into? Then Jill Barber's voice comes in, with that unmistakable mid-century blend of little-girl timbre and orotund vowels, and you have your answer: you've gotten yourself into a mess of nostalgia, and the only thing that will deliver you to the other side of these 41 minutes with your sanity intact will be the quality of the songs. Luckily for you, these are great songs. Also luckily for you, Jill Barber and her co-conspirators recognize no functional difference between torch ballads, Patsy Cline-era country music, and cocktail jazz. Best of all, if their love of these various musical anachronisms is ironic, it's impossible to tell -- the wordless background vocals, the plinking pianos, the string sections, and Barber's little-girl-about-town singing style all combine to create what sounds like a purely and sincerely loving pastiche of musical elements that, for anyone under the age of 60, will sound both eerily familiar (from movies your parents like) and utterly foreign. From the decorous cha-cha of "Took Me by Surprise" (with its unbelievably cheesy horn chart) to the torchy orchestral pop of "Tenderness," the music is certainly gimmicky, but the pleasure is real. And this is pop music, people: pleasure is pretty much all that counts. [The CD was also released with a bonus track, "All My Dreams."]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/3/2012
  • Label: Outside Music
  • UPC: 623339907729
  • Catalog Number: 9077
  • Sales rank: 254,881

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Chances (3:42)
  2. 2 Be My Man - The Chances Orchestra (3:01)
  3. 3 Never Quit Loving You - The Mischievous Moon Chamber Players (2:56)
  4. 4 Mischievous Moon - The Mischievous Moon Chamber Players (4:14)
  5. 5 Took Me By Surprise - The Mischievous Moon Chamber Players (4:08)
  6. 6 Tell Me - The Mischievous Moon Chamber Players (4:09)
  7. 7 Oh My My (4:42)
  8. 8 Tenderness - The Mischievous Moon Chamber Players (3:51)
  9. 9 Old Flame (2:40)
  10. 10 Wish Under My Pillow (2:08)
  11. 11 If It Weren't For Loving You - The Mischievous Moon Chamber Players (3:29)
  12. 12 All My Dreams (2:38)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jill Barber Primary Artist
Ron Sexsmith Vocals
Michael Davidson Vibes
Victor Bateman Bass
Kevin Fox Cello
Alex Grant Cello, Leader
Bryden Baird Flugelhorn
Chris Church Violin
Les Cooper Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Electric Guitar, Vocals, Bells
Matthew Barber Vocals
William Carn Trombone
Allison Outhit Vocals
Nancy Kershaw Violin
Karen Graves Violin, Leader
Kathleen Kajioka Violin
Emma-Lee Vocals, Harmony
Sheldon Valleau Ukulele
Peter Elkas Harmony
Drew Jurecka Clarinet, Strings, Violin, Saxophone, Alto Saxophone, Concert Master, Soloist, Harmony
Adam Warner Percussion, Drums
John Marshman Cello
Sojourners Vocals
Joel Stouffer Bongos, Drums
Lydia Munchinsky Cello
Good Lovelies Vocals
Yosef Tamir Viola
Rosendo Leon Percussion
Erika Raum Violin
Spencer Evans Clarinet
Robbie Grunwald Piano, Accordion, Vocals, fender rhodes, Wurlitzer
Orley Bitov Cello
Joseph Shabason Flute, Saxophone
Johann Lotter Leader, Viola
Aisslinn Nosky Violin
Bethany Bergman Violin
Sahra Featherstone Harp
Karen Moffatt Viola
Chris Whitely Trumpet
Steve Zsiari Bass
Rachel Pomedii Cello, Soloist
Jullian Knight Viola
Technical Credits
Jeremy Darby Engineer
Peter Moore Mastering
Doug Sax Mastering
Ron Sexsmith Composer
Kevin Fox Orchestra Leader
Tim Vesley Engineer
Robert Hadley Mastering
Les Cooper Arranger, Composer, Producer, Engineer, Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements, Orchestral Arrangements
Phil Demetro Engineer
Chris Shreenan-Dyck Engineer
Steve Dawson Engineer
Drew Jurecka Arranger, Composer, String Arrangements, Saxophone Arrangement
Jill Barber Composer
Naomi MacDougall Layout
Evan Newman Management
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  • Posted June 30, 2012

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    Excellent classic sound

    This CD is a prime example of creativity through channelling the past. Fans of Amy Winehouse will swoon to these classic sounding vocals and lush compositions.

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