Son of Evil Reindeer

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All Music Guide - MacKenzie Wilson
Snow Patrol's Gary Lightbody is an ambitious fellow. Within ten months, the Reindeer Section recorded a second album, Son of Evil Reindeer, to follow up the critical indie hit Y'All Get Scared Now, Ya Hear! Again, Lightbody gathered some of his Scottish musical mates like Eva's Jenny Reave, Arab Strap's Aidan Moffat, and Richard Colburn and Mick Cooke of Belle & Sebastian, but added Roddy Woomble Idlewild, Eugene Kelly Eugenius, the Vaselines, and Norman Blake Teenage Fanclub to the musical fray, for a total of 27 artists. Son of Evil Reindeer is an emotional album, far more somber and inquisitive. Lightbody looks into the mind's spiritual journeys and derives a ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - MacKenzie Wilson
Snow Patrol's Gary Lightbody is an ambitious fellow. Within ten months, the Reindeer Section recorded a second album, Son of Evil Reindeer, to follow up the critical indie hit Y'All Get Scared Now, Ya Hear! Again, Lightbody gathered some of his Scottish musical mates like Eva's Jenny Reave, Arab Strap's Aidan Moffat, and Richard Colburn and Mick Cooke of Belle & Sebastian, but added Roddy Woomble Idlewild, Eugene Kelly Eugenius, the Vaselines, and Norman Blake Teenage Fanclub to the musical fray, for a total of 27 artists. Son of Evil Reindeer is an emotional album, far more somber and inquisitive. Lightbody looks into the mind's spiritual journeys and derives a glowing batch of songs. The inner beauty of Scotland can be heard throughout Son of Evil Reindeer, but the Reindeer Section focus on human conditions. Lightbody's low, glassy vocals sweep over the coolness of "Grand Parade" and "Budapest." The charming vocal combo of Kelly, Blake, and Reave breathes a freshness on "Strike Me Down," but pure pop bliss stretches further on the countrified romp of "You Are My Joy." Moffat is a muzzy, slick vocal crooner on "Whodunnit?," making this track the album's golden moment. The Reindeer Section are clever in their use of intricate instrumentation, making the lo-fi sketch of Son of Evil Reindeer sound more cohesive. It's sun-kissed with love-themed songs, and Lightbody should be applauded. His musical vision combines simple, charming melodies and threads of brass and electronica. It's a magical formula. His songwriting, too, has shaped into a delightful book of discovery. Indie pop fans, brace yourselves for a daydream trip.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/13/2002
  • Label: Pias America
  • UPC: 805551010726
  • Catalog Number: 7
  • Sales rank: 176,711

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Grand Parade (3:16)
  2. 2 Budapest (3:25)
  3. 3 Strike Me Down (2:52)
  4. 4 Your Sweet Voice (4:46)
  5. 5 I'll Be Here When You Wake (3:10)
  6. 6 Where I Fall (3:05)
  7. 7 Cartwheels (4:07)
  8. 8 Last Song on Blue Tape (2:35)
  9. 9 Cold Water (3:08)
  10. 10 You Are My Joy (3:45)
  11. 11 Who Told You (3:10)
  12. 12 Whodunnit? (3:25)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Reindeer Section Primary Artist
Norman Blake Background Vocals
Wilbur Campbell Electric Guitar, Background Vocals
Paul Fox Flute
Iain Archer Guitar, Background Vocals, Lap Steel Guitar
Charlie Clarke Acoustic Guitar, Background Vocals
Aidan Moffat Vocals
Eugene Kelly Vocals
John Cummings Guitar
Malcolm Middleton Guitar
Lee Gorton Vocals
Gareth Russell Bass
Richard Colburn Percussion, Drums
Gary Lightbody Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Vocals, Korg
Roddy Woomble Vocals
Jonny Quinn Drums
Mick Cooke Brass
Bob Kildea Guitar
Gill Mills Background Vocals
Neil Payne Acoustic Guitar, Drums, Background Vocals
Sam Morris French Horn
Jenny Reeve Violin, Vocals, Background Vocals
Mark McLelland Moog Synthesizer
Technical Credits
Tony Doogan Producer, Engineer
Gary Lightbody Producer
Roddy Woomble Contributor
Jonny Quinn Contributor
Bob Kildea Contributor
Gill Mills Contributor
Andrew Meehan Liner Notes
Neil Payne Contributor
Ben Dumville Contributor
Marcus Mackay Programming, Contributor
Mark McLelland Contributor
Sarah Roberts Contributor
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