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All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
On this startling, ever-shifting, album-length musical landscape, Shawn Phillips carries listeners across folk "The Ballad of Casey Deiss" and rock styles, with a heavy R&B feel at times "Song for Mr. C", accompanied by a band and Paul Buckmaster's most restrained orchestrations. The first four songs spin out seamlessly, like a cross-genre Sgt. Pepper's, and the album never lets up, driven by Phillips' guitars and his guileless singing. Some of the titles, like "Song for Sagittarians," seem dated, but even that number has some great hooks and a catchy chorus. Curiously, the promise of the album cover, depicting Phillips solo with an acoustic Gibson 12-string, is ...
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All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
On this startling, ever-shifting, album-length musical landscape, Shawn Phillips carries listeners across folk "The Ballad of Casey Deiss" and rock styles, with a heavy R&B feel at times "Song for Mr. C", accompanied by a band and Paul Buckmaster's most restrained orchestrations. The first four songs spin out seamlessly, like a cross-genre Sgt. Pepper's, and the album never lets up, driven by Phillips' guitars and his guileless singing. Some of the titles, like "Song for Sagittarians," seem dated, but even that number has some great hooks and a catchy chorus. Curiously, the promise of the album cover, depicting Phillips solo with an acoustic Gibson 12-string, is fulfilled on the final track, "Steel Eyes," on which he sounds like a more soulful successor to his one-time collaborator Donovan.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/1990
  • Label: A&M
  • UPC: 075021312821
  • Catalog Number: 3128
  • Sales rank: 26,422

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Shawn Phillips Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Guitar, Sitar, Vocals
Ann Odell Keyboards
Paul Buckmaster Keyboards
Harvey Burns Guitar
Jim Cregan Guitar
Barry Dean Bass, Guitar
Brian Odgers Bass
Peter Robinson Percussion, Keyboards
Bruce Rowland Drums
Jerry Salisbury Horn
Technical Credits
Shawn Phillips Composer
Ian Green Arranger
Ann Odell Contributor
Ray Davies Composer
Paul Buckmaster Contributor, Orchestral Arrangements
Harvey Burns Contributor
Robin Geoffrey Cable Engineer
Anello Capuano Contributor
Brian Odgers Contributor
John Michael Palmer Contributor
Peter Robinson Contributor
Bruce Rowland Contributor
Jerry Salisbury Contributor
Jim Creeggan Contributor
Mike Doud Art Direction
John Weston Producer
Jonathan Weston Producer
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