Silver Pistol/Please Don't Ever Change

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All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
This two-album-on-one-CD compilation captures Brinsley Schwarz at their musical peak on two levels. The material on Silver Pistol, arguably their best album, is remastered impeccably so that you can practically hear the action on the acoustic guitar strings on "Nightingale" and get just as close to the electric guitar on "Silver Pistol," while the electric bass on "The Last Time I Was Fooled" feels like it's in your lap. Those songs, along with "Unknown Number," "Merry-Go-Round," and "Egypt," were all authored by Nick Lowe, and alternating with some equally substantial contributions by Ian Gomm, they made Silver Pistol about the most dazzling body of American rock ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
This two-album-on-one-CD compilation captures Brinsley Schwarz at their musical peak on two levels. The material on Silver Pistol, arguably their best album, is remastered impeccably so that you can practically hear the action on the acoustic guitar strings on "Nightingale" and get just as close to the electric guitar on "Silver Pistol," while the electric bass on "The Last Time I Was Fooled" feels like it's in your lap. Those songs, along with "Unknown Number," "Merry-Go-Round," and "Egypt," were all authored by Nick Lowe, and alternating with some equally substantial contributions by Ian Gomm, they made Silver Pistol about the most dazzling body of American rock songwriting since the days when Neil Young, Stephen Stills, and Richie Furay were divvying up Buffalo Springfield's classic albums between them -- indeed, this CD makes one think of the artistic peak that the latter group never had a chance to reach, owing to personnel problems; and, in fact, Lowe's and Gomm's divergent yet not dissimilar roots-based styles call the Stills/Young pairing to mind on yet another level. And then there's the second half of the CD, the somewhat slapped-together contents of Please Don't Ever Change, any of which sounds like it could easily be among the best work of the band. And even that shows the levels of perfection Brinsley Schwarz were achieving on just the individual, one-off efforts they generated when they weren't shooting for any big targets. And except for Showaddywaddy, what other group during the 1970s was covering the Cadillacs' "Speedo" as a serious number?. And all of it, off both albums, is presented in glittering state of the art digital audio and backed up with superb notes by Alan Robinson -- it's all a little bit of what one corner of rock & roll heaven should sound like.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/9/2004
  • Label: Bgo - Beat Goes On
  • EAN: 5017261206428
  • Catalog Number: 642
  • Sales rank: 52,475

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Brinsley Schwarz Primary Artist
Ian Gomm Bass, Guitar, Vocals
Billy Rankin Drums
Nick Lowe Bass, Guitar, Vocals
Bob "Derwood" Andrews Organ, Keyboards, Vocals
Brinsley Schwarz Guitar, Piano, Alto Saxophone, Vocals
Technical Credits
Carole King Composer
Jim Ford Composer
Gerry Goffin Composer
Ian Gomm Composer
Leroy Sibbles Composer
Ronnie Self Composer
Chris Hollebone Engineer
Nick Lowe Composer
Vic Maile Producer, Engineer
Anton Matthews Engineer
Alan Robinson Liner Notes
Andrew Thompson Remastering
Kingsley Ward Engineer
Lolly Vegas Composer
Ian Dickson Cover Photo
Len Foster Engineer
Dave Robinson Producer
Esther Navarro Composer
Brinsley Schwarz Producer
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