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Next Year People
     

Next Year People

by Colin Hay
 

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A lighter and livelier affair than 2011's handsomely burnished Gathering Mercury, Next Year People nevertheless trades up on that same sense of assured craft that Colin Hay has cultivated in his middle age. Certainly, the back half of this 2015 album gets a little sun-bleached and

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A lighter and livelier affair than 2011's handsomely burnished Gathering Mercury, Next Year People nevertheless trades up on that same sense of assured craft that Colin Hay has cultivated in his middle age. Certainly, the back half of this 2015 album gets a little sun-bleached and mellow -- an appealing fit for the genial Hay -- but it's the songs that exist on the margin that give this record its character. "Trying to Get to You" opens the proceedings at a nicely infectious clip, "To There from Here" has a nice bit of lilting surf rock in its accents, "Lived in Vein" is as breezy as a stolen Wednesday afternoon at the beach, and, throughout it all, Hay's palpable ever-present smile gives this a warm, welcoming feel; it's nothing more than a friendly letter from an old pal, and that's plenty charming.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/17/2015
Label:
Compass Records
UPC:
0766397464121
catalogNumber:
4641
Rank:
9281

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Performance Credits

Colin Hay   Primary Artist,Synthesizer,Acoustic Guitar,Piano,Electric Guitar,Harmonium,Vocals,Xylophone,Hand Clapping,Electric Sitar,Guitar (Baritone)
Larry Goldings   Piano
Michael Georgiades   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals
Cecilia Noel   Background Vocals
Chad Fischer   Bass,Piano,Drums,Tambourine
Jeff Babko   Accordion,Harmonium,Hammond Organ,Electric Piano,Mellotron
Jimmy Earl   Bass
Carlos Alfonso   Background Vocals
X Alfonso   Piano
Jimmy Branly   Drums
Richard Jacques   Acoustic Guitar
Charlie Paxson   Percussion,Conga,Drums,Tambourine,Background Vocals,Hand Clapping
Ele Valdes   Background Vocals
San Miguel Perez   Acoustic Guitar,Bongos,Electric Guitar,Tabla,Background Vocals,Melodica,Hand Clapping
Eme Alfonso   Background Vocals
Charles Paxson   Drums,Tambourine,Background Vocals
Jude Pearl   Background Vocals
Yosmel Montejo   Bass,Bass Guitar,Background Vocals,Acoustic Bass,Ampeg Baby Bass
San Miguel Perez-Rodrigues   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Michael Georgiades   Composer
Colin Hay   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Chad Fischer   Producer,Engineer
Renee Stahl   Composer
Richard Jacques   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Harry Sabin   Photo Assistance

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