One Left Shoe

One Left Shoe

by Steve Poltz
     
 

Steve Poltz had the chance to record his first solo album in 1997, after Jewel's "You Were Meant for Me" -- a song he had co-written with the singer/songwriter -- spent months in the upper reaches of the charts. Poltz, who had been in the Rugburns for several years, took full advantage of his opportunity, turning in One Left Shoe, an album filled withSee more details below

Overview

Steve Poltz had the chance to record his first solo album in 1997, after Jewel's "You Were Meant for Me" -- a song he had co-written with the singer/songwriter -- spent months in the upper reaches of the charts. Poltz, who had been in the Rugburns for several years, took full advantage of his opportunity, turning in One Left Shoe, an album filled with collaborators, cameos and producers of the first rank. Like Jewel, Poltz is an unassuming singer/songwriter whose primary strength is melody, not lyrics. However, his lyrics aren't as simplistic as Jewel's, which adds a bit of weight to One Left Shoe. The music also has a bit more weight than Pieces of You, largely because it wasn't recorded live in concert. Producer J. Steven Soles gives Poltz's appealing adult alternative pop a slight folk and alt-country edge, bringing in such musicians as Benmont Tench, Jim Keltner, Van Dyke Parks, Jewel and the Mighty Mighty Bosstones horn section for cameos. The detailed, considered production makes the dull moments tolerable, and they add a nice sheen to the best songs. Poltz still sounds a little unsure of himself in places on One Left Shoe, but on the whole, it's a promising debut.

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/17/1998
Label:
Polygram Records
UPC:
0731453694125
catalogNumber:
536941

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Tracks

  1. Look to the East  - Steve Poltz
  2. Good Morning (Waking up with You)  - Steve Poltz
  3. Krikor's Waltz  - Steve Poltz
  4. Silver Lining  - Steve Poltz
  5. Forbidden Fruit  - Steve Poltz
  6. Salvation Song  - Steve Poltz
  7. Impala  - Steve Poltz
  8. One Left Shoe  - Steve Poltz
  9. I Thought I Saw You Last Night  - Steve Poltz
  10. Everything About You  - Steve Poltz
  11. Leavin' Again  - Steve Poltz
  12. The Great Mystery  - Steve Poltz
  13. Broken Hearts and Painted Nails  - Steve Poltz
  14. Kicking Distance  - Steve Poltz
  15. Beautiful Day  - Steve Poltz

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Steve Poltz   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Mighty Mighty Bosstones   Horn
Joel Derouin   Strings
Joy Lyle   Strings
John Wittenberg   Strings
Tim Burton   Horn
Dennis Brockenborough   Horn
Kevin Lenear   Horn
Xiao N He   Strings
Steve Richards   Strings

Technical Credits

Van Dyke Parks   Contributor
Jewel   Contributor
Jim Keltner   Contributor
Steven Soles   Arranger,Producer
Benmont Tench   Contributor
Gary Burden   Art Direction
Bob Claub   Contributor
Denny Fongheiser   Contributor
Jimmie Haskell   Arranger,Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Larry Hirsch   Engineer
David Kemper   Contributor
Dean Parks   Contributor
Doug Sax   Mastering
J. Steven Soles   Producer
Leland Sklar   Contributor
Gregory Page   Contributor
Steve Poltz   Arranger,Contributor
Jenny Price   Executive Producer

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