Recovered

Recovered

by Denison Witmer
     
 
If Cat Power's Chan Marshall can do a covers record, then so can Denison Witmer. Hopefully implying personal recovery as well as a clever record title, Recovered reveals Witmer's influences and admirations that seep into his strong songwriting. And although he's sung about the '80s in the past, here he

Overview

If Cat Power's Chan Marshall can do a covers record, then so can Denison Witmer. Hopefully implying personal recovery as well as a clever record title, Recovered reveals Witmer's influences and admirations that seep into his strong songwriting. And although he's sung about the '80s in the past, here he mostly adopts timeless melodies and lyrics from '70s adult contemporary. Using techniques from that time period (recording live, using vintage equipment), this could easily have been recorded in 1976. Witmer does a great job of re-introducing these works, dusting them off and breathing in new life -- which shouldn't be too difficult for him, considering these songs express Witmer's own personal journeys. Graham Nash's "Simple Man" and Fleetwood Mac's "Songbird," the two leadoff tracks, are just as convincing with Witmer's affecting, anguished voice. Carole King's "So Far Away" is one of the more affecting choices, a solemn piece that is just one example of Witmer's connection to his own delicate songwriting. Due to that relationship, it's a great way to be introduced to an era that may have been overlooked.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/10/2003
Label:
FUGITIVE
UPC:
0724354181320
catalogNumber:
41813

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Denison Witmer   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Christopher Farr   Tenor Saxophone
Don Peris   Electric Guitar
Jim Stager   Upright Bass
Matt Cappy   Trumpet
Edan Cohen   Drums,Sampling,Loops
Steven Yutzy-Burkey   Organ,Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Percussion,Electric Guitar,Classical Guitar,Wurlitzer,Juno,Vocal Harmony
Krista Yutzy-Burkey   Vocal Harmony
Paul Edelman   Bass
Alec Meltzer   Conga

Technical Credits

Leonard Cohen   Composer
Jackson Browne   Composer
Alex Chilton   Composer
Carole King   Composer
Graham Nash   Composer
Gram Parsons   Composer
Robbie Robertson   Composer
Neil Young   Composer
Christine McVie   Composer
Don Peris   Engineer
Denison Witmer   Arranger,Producer,Liner Notes
Matt Cappy   Horn Arrangements
Steven Yutzy-Burkey   Arranger,Producer

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