Sibling Rivalry

Sibling Rivalry

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by The Doobie Brothers
     
 

With an impressive string of Top Ten hits from the early to mid-'70s, the Tom Johnston-era Doobie Brothers worked a good-natured, if vapid, country boogie groove to popular advantage over the course of four albums, before the group evolved into keyboardist/vocalist Michael McDonald's more urbane, occasionally brilliant, white-soul pop…  See more details below

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With an impressive string of Top Ten hits from the early to mid-'70s, the Tom Johnston-era Doobie Brothers worked a good-natured, if vapid, country boogie groove to popular advantage over the course of four albums, before the group evolved into keyboardist/vocalist Michael McDonald's more urbane, occasionally brilliant, white-soul pop unit. On Sibling Rivalry, the first release since the tepid reception afforded 1990's Brotherhood, founding members Johnston, Patrick Simmons, and Keith Knudsen do a lushly produced retread of the denim-friendly, early-'70s SoCal of "The Captain and Me" and "Toulouse Street." There is plenty of up-with-life lyrics, spacey sound effects, and some truly lovely harmonizing on the lead single "People Gotta Love Again" and "Leave My Heartache Behind." The more relaxed "Jericho" takes a page from Lowell George's book of plaintive, southwestern funk, while "Don't be Afraid" was so tailor-made for McDonald's incomparable, faux-tortured soprano that to listen to Simmon's muted vocals pick through it is like watching a man struggle with an oversized coat. It's all been done before, of course, but the whole thing is so lovingly crafted and gee-whiz positive that you can't help coming away from a couple of listens snapping your fingers.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/03/2000
Label:
Rhino
UPC:
0081227580926
catalogNumber:
75809
Rank:
66945

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Doobie Brothers   Primary Artist
Skylark   Bass,Vocals
Tom Johnston   Guitar,Vocals
Patrick Simmons   Banjo,Guitar,Vocals
Guy Allison   Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals
Michael Hossack   Percussion,Drums
Keith Knudsen   Percussion,Drums,Vocals
Maxayn Lewis   Background Vocals
John McFee   Dobro,Guitar,Harmonica,Mandolin,Pedal Steel Guitar,Violin,Vocals
Terry Nelson   Recorder
Marc Russo   Horn,Saxophone
Yvonne Williams   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Doobie Brothers   Producer
Tom Johnston   Composer
Michael Ruff   Composer
Guy Allison   Arranger,Producer,Engineer
Josh Leo   Creative Consultant
John McFee   Engineer
Terry Nelson   Producer,Engineer,House Sound
Lynn Peterson   Engineer
Stanley Mouse   Cover Art
Dave Russell   Engineer
Bob Bangerter   Composer

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Sibling Rivalry 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This CD has everything Doobie fans have been waiting for, and then some. Every song is rich, the instrumentation and vocals are full of emotion, and the sound is true Doobies.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A ''must have'' for Doobie fans. Tom Johnston is in fine rocking form. Pat Simmons is true to his folk roots. Stand out tracks: Ordinary Man and 45th Floor. A little more mellow than the old days but good! The positive lyrics make you smile.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the long time waiting ...album...we Doobie fans have been waiting for. Great song writing, and Tom still have that great Doobie voice that we all love. If you love the Dobbies you will love this album. It gets an....A+.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This new album (Sibling Rivalry) of the Doobies just go's to show that some things do get better with time. The Doobies sound great on this album, and Tommy's voice still has that great Doobie sound and soul to it. The song writing is outstanding, and of course the music is classic Doobie Brothers. If you love or like the Doobies you have to buy this album. A+ all the way with this album.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Sibling Rivalry is not the typical Doobie Brothers recording. There are some signature sounds, however, by and large the listener will find a refreshing and smoother content that can be enjoyed by youngsters and grandparents.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Music just doesn't get any better than this, especially if you like the Doobie Brothers. I bought it for myself, but I can't get it from my teenage daughters, who are absolutely crazy about it. If you have been a fan of the Doobies since the early days, you must treat yourself to this one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago