New Year's Day

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All Music Guide - Adam Greenberg
It's a platitude to denigrate "Hollywood" personalities' attempts at music. Indeed, every album from the Bacon Brothers has almost certainly met some automatic criticism. Every album has also, however, received mentions of surprise -- surprise that an actor can make straightforward, good music. By this point, it shouldn't be a surprise that Kevin Bacon can perform (and that brother Michael Bacon, a well-sought film scoring composer, could be more than a side act). The music on New Years Day is more varied than many previous albums, though. ng from Philadelphia-inspired rock to simple summer melodies and beyond, it touches on a lot of stylistic areas, handling each form ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Adam Greenberg
It's a platitude to denigrate "Hollywood" personalities' attempts at music. Indeed, every album from the Bacon Brothers has almost certainly met some automatic criticism. Every album has also, however, received mentions of surprise -- surprise that an actor can make straightforward, good music. By this point, it shouldn't be a surprise that Kevin Bacon can perform (and that brother Michael Bacon, a well-sought film scoring composer, could be more than a side act). The music on New Years Day is more varied than many previous albums, though. ng from Philadelphia-inspired rock to simple summer melodies and beyond, it touches on a lot of stylistic areas, handling each form with an ego-free, well-characterized rendition. The album opens on the title track, an ode to Philadelphia's yearly Mummers parades, and something seemingly from Mick Jagger's solo recordings. This is blues-inflected rock & roll, hook-heavy with a polished finish. "Architeuthis" works itself into a seafaring ballad, complete with mournful accordion accompaniment. "Children" could stand in for a solid album track from the Wallflowers. Throughout the recording, the music delves into crossover areas between rock, blues, and folk, taking aesthetics from each to color strong performances. There are many artistic influences inherent in this music, but the created whole is something original.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/30/2012
  • Label: Soulfood
  • EAN: 4011586102732
  • Catalog Number: 10273
  • Sales rank: 96,320

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 New Year's Day (4:30)
  2. 2 Go My Way (The iPod Song) (4:23)
  3. 3 Almost Got Rich (3:41)
  4. 4 Bunch of Words (4:03)
  5. 5 Bitter Man (4:17)
  6. 6 Tell Me What I Have To Do (4:06)
  7. 7 Architeuthis (4:56)
  8. 8 Children (4:01)
  9. 9 Eye of the Storm (3:47)
  10. 10 Wild Life (4:25)
  11. 11 Kikko's Song (3:21)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Bacon Brothers Primary Artist
Michael Bacon Acoustic Guitar, Percussion, Cello, Electric Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals
Kevin Bacon Acoustic Guitar, Harmonica, Percussion, Electric Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals
Charlie Giordano Accordion, Keyboards, Melodica
Ira Siegel Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Bass, Mandolin, Electric Guitar, Background Vocals, tiple
Frank Vilardi Percussion, Drums
Shelley Woodworth Flageolet
Paul Guzzone Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Percussion, Electric Guitar, Ukulele, Background Vocals
James Frazee Keyboards
Travis Bacon Guitar, Soloist
Technical Credits
Michael Bacon Composer, Producer
Kevin Bacon Composer, Producer
Peter Denenberg Mastering
William Derella Executive Producer
Butch Jones Vocal Engineer
Dennis McNerney Engineer, Drum Engineering
Ira Siegel Producer
Frank Vilardi Producer
Paul Guzzone Producer
David Williams Engineer
Jim Oaker Engineer
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