Songs from Lonely Avenue

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Three decades into his career, Brian Setzer's sound is so well-established that his only trump card lies in formal aesthetic experiments, and he pulls out a doozy with 2009's Songs from Lonely Avenue. Far from being a Doc Pomus tribute album, Songs from Lonely Avenue is a "soundtrack to an unwritten film," an album equally inspired by '50s film noirs, R&B, and rock & roll, a conceptual stroll through smoky clubs and dimly lit back alleys. There are no surprising sounds here -- Setzer hauls out his jump blues and slow-crawling ballads -- but that doesn't mean this is tired: Setzer is reinvigorated by his concept, turning in his first collection of ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Three decades into his career, Brian Setzer's sound is so well-established that his only trump card lies in formal aesthetic experiments, and he pulls out a doozy with 2009's Songs from Lonely Avenue. Far from being a Doc Pomus tribute album, Songs from Lonely Avenue is a "soundtrack to an unwritten film," an album equally inspired by '50s film noirs, R&B, and rock & roll, a conceptual stroll through smoky clubs and dimly lit back alleys. There are no surprising sounds here -- Setzer hauls out his jump blues and slow-crawling ballads -- but that doesn't mean this is tired: Setzer is reinvigorated by his concept, turning in his first collection of all-original material in his entire career. Although the songs are essentially vehicles for the concept, the entirety of Songs from Lonely Avenue shows Setzer to be a master of mood, maybe not digging too far underneath the surface, but creating a record that is an engaging slice of noir fantasia.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/13/2009
  • Label: Surfdog Records Wea
  • UPC: 640424999728
  • Catalog Number: 521223
  • Sales rank: 3,489

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Trouble Train - The Brian Setzer Orchestra (4:40)
  2. 2 Dead Man Incorporated - The Brian Setzer Orchestra (5:18)
  3. 3 Kiss Me Deadly - The Brian Setzer Orchestra (5:58)
  4. 4 Gimme Some Rhythm Daddy - The Brian Setzer Orchestra (2:33)
  5. 5 Lonely Avenue - The Brian Setzer Orchestra (5:20)
  6. 6 King of the Whole Damn World - The Brian Setzer Orchestra (3:53)
  7. 7 Mr. Jazzer Goes Surfin' - The Brian Setzer Orchestra (4:09)
  8. 8 Mr. Surfer Goes Jazzin' - The Brian Setzer Orchestra (3:01)
  9. 9 My Baby Don't Love Me Blues - The Brian Setzer Orchestra (3:41)
  10. 10 Love Partners in Crime - The Brian Setzer Orchestra (2:11)
  11. 11 Passion of the Night - The Brian Setzer Orchestra (3:11)
  12. 12 Dimes in the Jar - The Brian Setzer Orchestra (4:59)
  13. 13 Elena - The Brian Setzer Orchestra (2:54)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Brian Setzer Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
Steve Reid Trumpet
Stephen Erdody Cello
Tony Pia Drums
Cecilia Tsan Cello
Noah Levy Drums
Brian Scanlon Trumpet
Francisco Torres Trombone
Dave Hagedorn Vibes
Kevin Norton Trumpet
Lisa Sutton Violin
Charlie Peterson Clarinet, Baritone Saxophone
Eddie Nichols Spoken Word
Robbie Hioki Bass Trombone
Julie Reiten Vocals
Agnes Gottschewski Violin
Al Hershberger Violin
Susan Rishik Violin
Kerry Loeschen Trombone
Matthew Zebley Clarinet, Flute, Alto Saxophone
Kevin Norton Trumpet
Jim Youngstrom Bass Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Jamie Hovorka Trumpet
Dave Walther Viola
Jeremy Levy Trombone
Christine E. Frank Violin
Henry Gronnier Violin
Tereza Stanislav Violin
Tommy Vee Bass
Jason Thor Trombone
Eric J. Morones Clarinet, Flute, Alto Saxophone
Nina Evtuhov Violin
Christine Frank Violin
Matthew Funes Viola
Ralph Morrison III Violin, Concert Master
Technical Credits
Brian Setzer Composer, Producer, Horn Arrangements
Frank Comstock Horn Arrangements
Steve Genewick Engineer
Mark Stockert Producer
Mark Anthony Jones Horn Arrangements
Dave Darling Producer
Eric "A.L. Smoove" Olsen Engineer
Scott LeGere Engineer
Tom Baker Mastering
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Forgettable

    Completely forgettable. Not one of Setzer's good moments in my opinion. I remain a huge and loyal fan....just not going to recommend this recording.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Another great album by Setzer and his orchestra

    Not much more to say; If you like Brian Setzer, you'll love this ablum.

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