Rain or Shine

Rain or Shine

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by Paul Carrack
     
 
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

Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/11/2014
Label:
Proper Music Distrib
UPC:
5052442004738
catalogNumber:
22
Rank:
86314

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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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Rain or Shine 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!!