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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Like 2012's Good Feeling before it, 2013's Rain or Shine captures Paul Carrack living comfortably inside his signature sound: a blue-eyed soul that turns happier with each passing year. Sounds-wise, this one is rooted fairly strongly in late-'60s Motown, sometimes swinging a little earlier there's "You Don't Know Me," which owes a debt to Ray Charles, sometimes swinging a little later but no later than the early '70s, the time when Philadelphia International reigned supreme. The production on Rain or Shine is crisp and clean, almost a little too bright and shiny the preponderance of strings accentuates this, but Carrack warms things up considerably with his ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Like 2012's Good Feeling before it, 2013's Rain or Shine captures Paul Carrack living comfortably inside his signature sound: a blue-eyed soul that turns happier with each passing year. Sounds-wise, this one is rooted fairly strongly in late-'60s Motown, sometimes swinging a little earlier there's "You Don't Know Me," which owes a debt to Ray Charles, sometimes swinging a little later but no later than the early '70s, the time when Philadelphia International reigned supreme. The production on Rain or Shine is crisp and clean, almost a little too bright and shiny the preponderance of strings accentuates this, but Carrack warms things up considerably with his light, easy touch. Make no mistake, this album doesn't deliver a knockout punch -- either with an individual song or overall impact -- but Carrack doesn't intend to wow; he aims to please, which he does in nice, relaxed ways here.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/11/2014
  • Label: Proper Music Distrib
  • EAN: 5052442004738
  • Catalog Number: 22
  • Sales rank: 7,463

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Paul Carrack Primary Artist, Bass, Guitar, Piano, Drums, Hammond Organ, Vocals, Vibes
Ian Thomas Drums
Jeremy Meek Bass
Steve Pearce Double Bass
Lee Thornburg Trumpet
Jim Watson Piano
Doug Webb Alto Saxophone
Tom Luer Baritone Saxophone
Steve Stassi Trumpet
Ashburn Miller Horn Engineer
Tom Evans Tenor Saxophone
Zavosh Rad Horn Engineer
Jack Carrack Drums
Stringzilla Orchestra Strings
Technical Credits
Eddy Arnold Composer
Paul Carrack Composer, Producer
Ray Charles Composer
Harold Arlen Composer
Cindy Walker Composer
Johnny Mercer Composer, Lyricist
Richard Niles Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
Carl Sigman Composer
Peter Van Hooke Producer
Mitch Mitchell Composer
Martin Huch Inlay Photography
Rupert Cobb Engineer
Pierre Havet Composer
Jean Gaston Renard Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2013

    This is a wonderful album!!!  I don't know what gave you the ide

    This is a wonderful album!!!  I don't know what gave you the idea that there were synthesised strings on this album....
    actually it says clearly on the liner notes that the strings are by "legendary arranger Richard Niles!"  If you bothered to read the liner notes,
    you would probably know this... Or if you could tell the difference between an orchestra made of of fantastic musicians and a machine!!

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