Siren

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All Music Guide - Tom Demalon
Colony is a four-piece hailing from Missouri consisting of lead singer Ted Bruner, bassist John Stuller, guitarist Jon Armstrong and drummer Matt Hickenbotham. Their first major label release, following the independent Go, is 1997's Siren, produced by long-time k.d. lang associate Ben Mink who also adds violin, guitar and mandolin to the album. The sparkling music, optimistic lyrics and overall maturity of the music reminiscent of Toad the Wet Sprocket makes Siren a solid bid for acceptance in the adult-alternative market. There isn't really an unsatisfying track on the entire record, which easily roams from folk to pop to flat-out rock. The lyrics are insightful and best ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Tom Demalon
Colony is a four-piece hailing from Missouri consisting of lead singer Ted Bruner, bassist John Stuller, guitarist Jon Armstrong and drummer Matt Hickenbotham. Their first major label release, following the independent Go, is 1997's Siren, produced by long-time k.d. lang associate Ben Mink who also adds violin, guitar and mandolin to the album. The sparkling music, optimistic lyrics and overall maturity of the music reminiscent of Toad the Wet Sprocket makes Siren a solid bid for acceptance in the adult-alternative market. There isn't really an unsatisfying track on the entire record, which easily roams from folk to pop to flat-out rock. The lyrics are insightful and best exemplified on "Past the Girl," which captures infatuation, lust and the possibilities that might lie ahead. Other suggested tracks include the quiet nostalgia of "Dance Again"; "All My Heart," which breaks into a pulsating, psychedelic-tinged chorus; and the elegant harmonies and Spanish guitar on "Go," which succeeds in conveying a sense of motion. There's nothing on Siren that hasn't been done before, but it isn't always done with this much style or grace.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/9/1997
  • Label: MCA
  • UPC: 008811166946
  • Catalog Number: 11669

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Breather (3:37)
  2. 2 Everything (3:21)
  3. 3 Saturday (3:45)
  4. 4 Dance Again (3:36)
  5. 5 Over the Lines (4:35)
  6. 6 Alone (2:53)
  7. 7 Go (3:38)
  8. 8 Past the Girl (5:09)
  9. 9 One Morning (3:59)
  10. 10 All My Heart (2:46)
  11. 11 Remain (3:46)
  12. 12 A Lot Like You (9:58)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Colony Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist
David Bianco Overdubs
Graham Boyle Percussion
John Friesen Cello
Ben Mink Guitar, Mandolin, Violin, Viola
Technical Credits
David Bianco Engineer
Bob Ludwig Mastering
Ben Mink Producer, String Arrangements
Marc Ramaer Producer, Engineer
Todd Gallopo Art Direction
Tim Stedman Art Direction
Dean Maher Engineer
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