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All Music Guide - Tim DiGravina
On his fourth solo album, Ian Brown marches on as confidently as ever, mixing mystical aural textures with massively addictive melodies. Album opener "Longsight M13" is as catchy as any song in Brown's back catalog and continues the spacy vibes of his previous full-length effort, Music of the Spheres. "Time Is My Everything" blends Stone Roses ephemera with dusty Spanish horns straight out of an Ennio Morricone spaghetti Western film score, while a goth guitar backdrop on "Destiny or Circumstance" warps the mind like nothing since the Sisters of Mercy. There is sometimes a sense, as on the title track, that Brown has gone a little too far into the stratosphere, if not ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Tim DiGravina
On his fourth solo album, Ian Brown marches on as confidently as ever, mixing mystical aural textures with massively addictive melodies. Album opener "Longsight M13" is as catchy as any song in Brown's back catalog and continues the spacy vibes of his previous full-length effort, Music of the Spheres. "Time Is My Everything" blends Stone Roses ephemera with dusty Spanish horns straight out of an Ennio Morricone spaghetti Western film score, while a goth guitar backdrop on "Destiny or Circumstance" warps the mind like nothing since the Sisters of Mercy. There is sometimes a sense, as on the title track, that Brown has gone a little too far into the stratosphere, if not wacky Kula Shaker territory, but the album's strident catchiness and Brown's wispy, wired voice are grounding forces strong enough to drown out any sense of tackiness. For every step into Middle Eastern exoticism, there's also a step to the dancefloor or a turn to early-'80s electro, such as "Kiss Ya Lips (No I.D.)" or the sprightly, wired background keyboards on "Longsight M13." Stone Roses fans who haven't tracked Brown's musical progress after that band's breakup will find much to love on Solarized, another mini-masterpiece that perfectly balances mood and melody. [The U.S. edition of the album includes one song that was included as a bonus track on the Japanese edtion of Solarized ("Happy Ever After") and one unique bonus track: "Lovebug" .]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/22/2005
  • Label: Koch Records
  • UPC: 099923967125
  • Catalog Number: 9671
  • Sales rank: 232,124

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ian Brown Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Harmonica, Keyboards, Tambourine, Vocals
Frankie Brown Guitar
Paul Robinson Bass, Guitar
Noel Gallagher Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Piano, Electric Guitar, Background Vocals
Aziz Ibrahim Guitar
Dave McCracken Drums, Keyboards
Tim Hutton Bass, Guitar, Trumpet, Horn, Various
Dan Bierton Drums
Inda Goldfinger Percussion
Tim Wills Bass, Guitar, Piano
Darren Moss Drums, Keyboards, Melodica
Pat Murdoch Guitar
Tracey Ray Background Vocals
Stubbsy Bass
Charlie Waddington Bass, Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar, Keyboards
Maxi Drums
Casey Brown Keyboards
Sean McCann Bass
Technical Credits
Howie Weinberg Mastering
Ian Brown Composer, Producer, Audio Production
Aziz Ibrahim Composer
Dave McCracken Programming, Producer, Audio Production
Tim Hutton Composer, Producer
Dan Bierton Composer
Inda Goldfinger Composer
Tim Wills Producer, Engineer, Audio Production
Louis Read Engineer
Darren Moss Composer, Producer
Charlie Waddington Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    That song!

    "Keep What You Got" definately contains the same piano strains as Noel Gallgher's 'Teotiuacun' (sp?). Awesome!

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