Personality (One Was a Spider, One Was a Bird)

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All Music Guide - Heather Phares
Unlike the Sleepy Jackson's dazzling but scattered debut album, Lovers, which offered so many different sounds and ideas that it threatened to cross the fine line between eclectic and schizophrenic, Luke Steele and company's second album, Personality, focuses the band's ambitions -- to an extent. On Personality, Steele replaces Lovers' wide-ranging musical flights of fancy with a sound that concentrates on his devotion to George Harrison's Technicolor, spiritual pop (which is kind of cool in itself; after decades of musicians inspired by the Beatles, relatively few have modeled themselves after Harrison's work), and fuses it with the soft rock and symphonic pop fetishes ...
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All Music Guide - Heather Phares
Unlike the Sleepy Jackson's dazzling but scattered debut album, Lovers, which offered so many different sounds and ideas that it threatened to cross the fine line between eclectic and schizophrenic, Luke Steele and company's second album, Personality, focuses the band's ambitions -- to an extent. On Personality, Steele replaces Lovers' wide-ranging musical flights of fancy with a sound that concentrates on his devotion to George Harrison's Technicolor, spiritual pop (which is kind of cool in itself; after decades of musicians inspired by the Beatles, relatively few have modeled themselves after Harrison's work), and fuses it with the soft rock and symphonic pop fetishes he's also displayed in his earlier work. The album's sound is nothing if not huge. Nearly every track on the album sounds like a cross between Harrison's "My Sweet Lord," the Beach Boys' "God Only Knows," and some lost album of easy listening orchestral pop from the early '70s. Personality's ambitions to make big-sounding music about big issues (song titles like "Higher Than Hell" and "God Knows" hint at where Steele is coming from) are admirable, but too often, they're just too much. While some songs, such as "You Needed More," "Devil Was in My Yard," and "I Understand What You Want But I Just Don't Agree," are well written enough to avoid drowning in the album's lavish arrangements, the lush strings, horns, backing vocals, and sound effects that Personality is swathed in don't give its tracks room to breathe (or listeners a break to prepare for the next rush of sound). The album is impressive, especially in small doses or when Steele reigns it in a bit, as on the pretty, bossa nova-tinged "Miles Away." As a whole, it's a sometimes exhausting listen. After all, it's great to have lots of personality, but it's important not to overwhelm people with it, too.
The Guardian - Chris Salmon
Stirring, richly detailed.... A special record from a special talent.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/25/2006
  • Label: Astralwerks
  • UPC: 094636583327
  • Catalog Number: 65833

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Sleepy Jackson Primary Artist
Jim Moginie Guitar
Greg Ford Viola
Rob Woolf Bass, Keyboards
Daniel Kelly Violin
20 Track Performer
Anthony Kable Trombone
Veronique Serret Violin
Scott Horscroft Synthesizer, Guitar
Malcolm Clark Percussion, Drums, Marimbas
Luke Steele Guitar, Vocals
Sophie Cole Violin
Kim Moyes Percussion, Vibes
Pierre Emery Cello
Ben Gurton French Horn
Gina Henery Violin
Claire Gill Cello
Julian Hamilton Synthesizer, Piano, Keyboards
Juanita Tippins Background Vocals
Felix Bloxsom Percussion
Lauren Bridgen Viola
Rudolf Crivici Viola
Nikkie Dobasi Cello
David Symes Bass Guitar
Technical Credits
Andrew Klippel Composer
Scott Horscroft Producer, Engineer, Audio Production
Luke Steele Composer, Producer, Liner Notes, Artwork, Audio Production
James Bellesini Artwork
Julian Hamilton Producer, Orchestral Arrangements
Lisa Origliasso Composer
Luke Blonde Artwork
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  • Posted June 27, 2011

    Breathtaking!

    Full of lush orchestration, Personality - One Was a Spider, One Was a Bird, is a truly beautiful album. There's not a bum track on the entire album. Mad props to Luke Steele for once again blessing our ears with great music. The Sleepy Jackson have done it again, bravo!

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