Sea of Love

Sea of Love

by The Adventures
     
 

Soothing harmonies, ringing guitars, and lush synths are the inhabitants that swim in The Sea of Love, the sophomore effort by the Adventures. The shimmering, hummable pop the Adventures crafted on their first LP, Theodore and Friends, is furnished with a coat of studio polish as theSee more details below

Overview

Soothing harmonies, ringing guitars, and lush synths are the inhabitants that swim in The Sea of Love, the sophomore effort by the Adventures. The shimmering, hummable pop the Adventures crafted on their first LP, Theodore and Friends, is furnished with a coat of studio polish as the band aims for an epic feel. In an attempt to beef up their sound, the group doesn't lose its grip on subtlety. The slicker production doesn't make their songs more appealing to commercial radio; it merely enhances their beauty. The choirboy vocals of Terry Sharpe are thrust into the front of the mix; the album exploits the fragility and strength of his voice, bringing them into focus. Sharpe's melancholy vocals on "Broken Land" captures the suffering caused by violent, religious strife in Ireland, Sharpe's country of birth. Accompanied by woeful keyboards and robust drums, he sings with profound sorrow as he observes the destruction around him and asks for peace. The warmth and clarity of his voice is comforting not only to the ears but to the heart as well. In "You Don't Have to Cry Anymore" and "The Sound of Summer," his soaring vocals lift the spirits without being saccharine. Sharpe's backup singers, Eileen Gribben and Spud Murphy, add even greater depth to his succulent harmonies. Musicianship throughout The Sea of Love is top-notch. Pat Gribben is a gifted guitarist, keenly aware of when to turn up the amps and when to strive for sparkling pop. The unyielding optimism of The Sea of Love probably won't suit cynics, but anybody with a craving for a feel-good album will have a king's feast.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/09/2000
Label:
Warner Bros Uk
UPC:
0075596077224
catalogNumber:
960772
Rank:
42215

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Adventures   Primary Artist
Brian Kennedy   Vocals,Background Vocals
Tony Avre   Bass
Tony Ayre   Bass
Pat Crowder   Drums
Paul Crowder   Drums,Vocals,Background Vocals
David Field   Vocals,Background Vocals
Andy Findon   Whistle (Instrument),tin whistle
Paul Fishman   Keyboards
Nick Glennie-Smith   Synthesizer,Piano,Keyboards
Eileen Gribben   Vocals
Pat Gribben   Guitar,Piano,Strings,Steel Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Roland Vaughan Kerridge   Percussion,electronic percussion
Katie Kissoon   Vocals,Background Vocals
Stevie Lange   Vocals,Background Vocals
McCarthy Sisters   Vocals,Background Vocals
Andy Pask   Bass
Maurice Pert   Percussion
Terry Sharpe   Vocals
Miriam Stockley   Vocals,Background Vocals
Billy Vanderpuye   Vocals,Background Vocals
Peter-John Vettese   Keyboards
Peter Vitesse   Keyboards
John Whitehead   Keyboards
Bob White   Pipe,uillean pipes
Claire   Background Vocals
Gerard "Spud" Murphy   Percussion,Vocals
Peter Smith   Vocals,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Paul Fishman   Orchestration
Richard Niles   String Arrangements
Dietmar Schillinger   Engineer
Peter Smith   Producer,Engineer
Keith Breeden   Paintings
Rafe McKenna   Engineer
Simon Fuller   Management

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