Savage Garden [Australia]

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Savage Garden is light, catchy, and undeniably melodic, and it's hard to believe they released their debut album in the late, not early, '90s. It's easy to say that their breakthrough single "I Want You" sounds like a revamped Roxette, but it's accurate -- it has a breezy chorus and frothy production that make it an appealing slice of mainstream pop, the kind banished from the airwaves in 1992. Occasionally, Savage Garden reach that peak elsewhere on their eponymous debut -- most notably on the second single, "To the Moon & Back" -- but they lack the vision and discipline to make the record anything more than fitfully entertaining. But those highlights ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Savage Garden is light, catchy, and undeniably melodic, and it's hard to believe they released their debut album in the late, not early, '90s. It's easy to say that their breakthrough single "I Want You" sounds like a revamped Roxette, but it's accurate -- it has a breezy chorus and frothy production that make it an appealing slice of mainstream pop, the kind banished from the airwaves in 1992. Occasionally, Savage Garden reach that peak elsewhere on their eponymous debut -- most notably on the second single, "To the Moon & Back" -- but they lack the vision and discipline to make the record anything more than fitfully entertaining. But those highlights almost make the album worthwhile. [Savage Garden is also available in an import release.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/15/1998
  • Label: Import [generic]
  • EAN: 9398710117325
  • Catalog Number: 33562

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Savage Garden Primary Artist
Charles Fisher Viola
Rex Goh Guitar
Terpain Richmond Percussion, Drums
Darren Hayes Vocals, Background Vocals
Alex Hewitson Bass
Jackie Orzaczky Conductor, fender rhodes
Daniel Jones Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
Technical Credits
Charles Fisher Producer
Vladimir Meller Mastering
Savage Garden Producer
Aimee MacAuley Art Direction
Jim Bonnefond Vocal Arrangements
Darren Hayes Vocal Arrangements
Daniel Jones String Arrangements
Hieronymus Bosch Illustrations
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