She Loves You

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All Music Guide - Johnny Loftus
How is it that this album is only arriving now? Greg Dulli has always been a smoke-eyed interpreter, the whispers of others' songs drifting through his own like ghosts in a cemetery. Nevertheless, She Loves You is his first proper covers album, performed with the aid of his Twilight Singers collective. The songs here often found their way into the group's tours for Blackberry Belle; this probably accounts for how much they resemble Twilight material, even as the original shape is maintained. She Loves You opens with the voices of three women. Dulli approaches Hope Sandoval's "Feeling of Gaze," Martina Topley-Bird's "Too Tough to Die," and especially Björk's "Hyperballad" ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Johnny Loftus
How is it that this album is only arriving now? Greg Dulli has always been a smoke-eyed interpreter, the whispers of others' songs drifting through his own like ghosts in a cemetery. Nevertheless, She Loves You is his first proper covers album, performed with the aid of his Twilight Singers collective. The songs here often found their way into the group's tours for Blackberry Belle; this probably accounts for how much they resemble Twilight material, even as the original shape is maintained. She Loves You opens with the voices of three women. Dulli approaches Hope Sandoval's "Feeling of Gaze," Martina Topley-Bird's "Too Tough to Die," and especially Björk's "Hyperballad" with the same measured, nearly sultry intensity. This is music made from black sheets of silk. Dulli sounds absolutely tortured on "Strange Fruit"; with Mark Lanegan growling dourly in the other speaker, the song becomes a clawing drunk of burning flesh and sublimity. The sunnier Mary J. Blige gem "Real Love" is guided by a genius blend of melancholy bassline and hopeful, keening guitar, while "A Love Supreme" and Marvin Gaye's "Please Stay Once You Go Away" are performed in a dusky, ecstatic suite format, Rhodes tingeing the ends of the lines and Jon Skibic's electric guitar tracing undulating wah-wah curves in the folds of the bed sheets. Yow, it's getting hot in here. There was never any doubt, but She Loves You proves it anyway -- Greg Dulli is our collective id.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/24/2004
  • Label: One Little Indian Us
  • UPC: 827954042623
  • Catalog Number: 426
  • Sales rank: 145,391

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Twilight Singers Primary Artist
Mark Lanegan Vocals
Greg Dulli Bass, Dobro, Guitar, Piano, Drums, Bass Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, Melodica
Brian Young Percussion, Drums
Dave Hillis Guitar
Molly McGuire Vocals
Michael Sullivan Bass, Bass Guitar
John Nooney Piano, Keyboards, fender rhodes
Jesse Tobias Dobro
Helen Storer Vocals
Mathias Scheeberger fender rhodes
Jon Skibic Guitar, Percussion, Vocals, Lap Steel Guitar
Manuel Agnelli Guitar
Scott Ford Bass, Bass Guitar
Joshua Blanchard Loops
Bobby Macintyre Percussion, Drums, Vocals
Mathias Schneeberger fender rhodes
Helen Storer Vocals
Technical Credits
Skip James Composer
George Gershwin Composer
Lindsey Buckingham Composer
Marvin Gaye Composer
Björk Composer
John Coltrane Composer
Peter Doell Mastering
Greg Dulli Arranger, Producer, Audio Production
David Holmes Composer
Brian McPherson Direction
Mark Morales Composer
K. Robinson Composer
Mark Rooney Composer
Ed Townsend Composer
Dave Hillis Producer, Engineer, Audio Production
Hope Sandoval Composer
DuBose Heyward Composer
Martina Topley-Bird Composer
L. Allen Composer
Traditional Composer
Mathias Scheeberger Engineer
Eric Weaver Engineer
Manuel Agnelli Producer, Audio Production
Joshua Blanchard Engineer
Charlie Inskip Direction
Giusy Passalacqua Engineer
Smash And Dash Producer
Corrado Smriglio Engineer
Cesare Zappalà Contributor
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Interesting song choices, but some bad mixing

    Flashing back to the movie "Beautiful Girls", I remembered that one of the most gratifying moments of the film was the club scene during which I heard Dulli and Co belting out "Can't Get Enough of Your Love". There was that sweaty, sultry and sleazy feel to that cover that I had grown to know so well with Afghan Whigs, and it enhanced an already decent song with updated spirit and spunk. It was with this expectation that I went into first listening to "She Loves You" by the Twilight Singers," and to a certain extent, that may have been unfair. Although the album has grown on me, it lacks the swagger and bile of not only the Afghan Whigs albums, but even of the muted intensity of the last Twilight album, Blackberry Belle. The growl to Dulli's voice is instead replaced with attempts to sing that almost sound like someone said to a drunk Mr. Dulli "Hey Greg, it's Karaoke Night" and hit record at a local bar. With the exception of a few select songs, such as the already released "Black is the Color...", most of the songs are mixed and produced in a way that accenuates the weaknesses of the album (the elevated volume on Dulli's most out of tune singing on "What Makes You Think You're the One") while it mutes the strengths (Difficult to hear any of the singing on "A Love Supreme"). Despite these flaws, in some ways this album has grown on me as I have listened to it more, and I must commend the band on taking chances with music that seems out of their genre. However, this is a band that so obviously excells in one area, namely the sultry R&B riddled rock that it has produced over the years, that by comparision the rest is disappointing. Maybe I'm in the minority on this, but I would love to see a cover album that only featured Motown Type songs, as this is where the band excels. While I recommend this album, it is only to those who are hardcore Dulli fans, and even to them with some reservations.

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