Much More Than Much Love

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Barnes & Noble - Mark Schwartz
Much More than Much Love shows that someone is looking out for Finley Quaye. After a more than promising debut, Maverick a Strike -- a huge British hit -- which introduced his remarkable, Al Green-by-way-of-Kingston voice atop inventive, addictive rock 'n' reggae grooves, Quaye went into a tailspin. Somewhere along the downward spiral was Vanguard, an addled, lazy affair that would get most artists banished from the industry for life one song was literally a recipe for bean soup. At some point, Quaye hit bottom, cut his hair, got a stylist, and is now reintroduced to a public that, his label seems to wish, has completely forgotten that he existed. That's the kind of ...
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Barnes & Noble - Mark Schwartz
Much More than Much Love shows that someone is looking out for Finley Quaye. After a more than promising debut, Maverick a Strike -- a huge British hit -- which introduced his remarkable, Al Green-by-way-of-Kingston voice atop inventive, addictive rock 'n' reggae grooves, Quaye went into a tailspin. Somewhere along the downward spiral was Vanguard, an addled, lazy affair that would get most artists banished from the industry for life one song was literally a recipe for bean soup. At some point, Quaye hit bottom, cut his hair, got a stylist, and is now reintroduced to a public that, his label seems to wish, has completely forgotten that he existed. That's the kind of fresh start Much Love is. The reggae underpinnings of Maverick are largely stripped away, leaving a mix of jangling guitars and light dance tracks such as "Dice," cowritten by William Orbit and featuring Beth Orton. It's more than a little new-agey. One of Quaye's best qualities was the offhand rhymes he worked into his songs, sounding like DJ patter from the dancehall days. While his lyrics feel more forced this time out, Quaye still manages to bring a smile with anachronisms such as "sock it to me," in the chorus of the rootsy "Pearls of Wisdom." Much Love ultimately smacks of a repackaging by forces beyond the artist's control, and given Quaye's apparent lack of discipline, that's not necessarily a bad thing. Someone up there likes Finley Quaye, and they're really, really hoping that you will, too.
All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Finley Quaye, an artist with an exceptional voice, might not ever be able to live down the fact that he titled one of his albums Vanguard. Much More Than Much Love shows all the signs of a valiant attempt to "bring real music with real soul and real honesty back" -- Memphis soul, delicately plucked country ballads, throwbacks to the adult alternative class of 1995, and nods to Quaye's reggae roots all included -- and it's safe to the point of making an argument in the opposite direction. Quaye's unique vocals, as have always been the case, remain the greatest draw.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/1/2008
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
  • UPC: 886972454320
  • Catalog Number: 724543

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Something to Say (3:35)
  2. 2 Beautiful Nature (3:26)
  3. 3 Dice (4:15)
  4. 4 Waiting for You (4:15)
  5. 5 Lovers Return (2:47)
  6. 6 Face to Face (3:05)
  7. 7 Overriding Volunteer (4:30)
  8. 8 Living Without You (3:45)
  9. 9 Now and Forever (3:56)
  10. 10 This Is How I Feel (3:23)
  11. 11 Pearls of Wisdom (3:25)
  12. 12 Adorable (4:00)
  13. 13 Overcome (4:03)
  14. 14 Your Love Gets Sweeter (3:12)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Finley Quaye Primary Artist
Peter G. Hanson Violin
Chris Ballin Vocals
Andrew Clark Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Simon Clarke Flute, Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Caroline Dale Cello
Philippa Davies Alto Flute
Andy Findon Alto Flute
Chris Laurence Double Bass
Roddy Lorimer Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Martin Loveday Cello
Rita Manning Violin
George Oban Bass Guitar
Mark Price Drums
Winston Rose Saxophone
Tim Sanders Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Annie Whitehead Trombone
Gavyn Wright Violin
Beth Orton Vocals
Donna King Background Vocals
Peter Lale Viola
Patrick Kiernan Violin
Boguslaw Kostecki Violin
Will Malone Conductor
Bruce White Viola
Hawi Gondwe Guitar
John Anderson English Horn
Jonathan Quarmby Bass, Keyboards
Julian Leaper Violin
Carl Robinson Drums
Mark Sheridan Guitar, Background Vocals
Frank Rizzo Vocals
Sara Jay Guitar, Background Vocals
Rachel Bolt Viola
Andrew Cook Drums
Richard Hawley Guitar
Kevin Bacon Bass, Drums
Naomi Wright Cello
Gustav Clarkson Viola
David Jack Daniels Cello
Patrick Lannigan Double Bass
Priscilla Jones-Campbell Vocals
Winston M.J. Lewis Percussion
Bill Lockhart Percussion
Perry Montague-Mason Violin
Mick Whitnall Guitar
Christopher Tombling Violin
David Woodcock Violin
Tom Bowes Violin
Technical Credits
William Orbit Composer, Producer
Mother Maybelle Carter Arranger
A.P. Carter Arranger
Sara Carter Arranger
Clement "Coxsone" Dodd Composer
Jackie Mittoo Composer
Beth Orton Composer
Jonathan Quarmby Producer
Tom Greenwood Composer
Finley Quaye Composer, Producer
Hamish Brown Cover Photo
Frank Rizzo Composer
Traditional Composer
Kevin Bacon Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I love Finley Quaye!

    I loved this album, my daughter did as much as I did, especially "Dice" as it is featured in the O.C, her favourite TV show!

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