Sounds Eclectic

Sounds Eclectic

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Produced by Nic Harcourt -- who hosts KCRW's lauded weekday radio show "Morning Becomes Eclectic," which prides itself on blending rock, pop, blues, and jazz and on introducing new artists to the greater Los Angeles area -- Sounds Eclectic collects 14 live recordings originally performed on the program. Like those featured on the show, the artists appearing on

Overview

Produced by Nic Harcourt -- who hosts KCRW's lauded weekday radio show "Morning Becomes Eclectic," which prides itself on blending rock, pop, blues, and jazz and on introducing new artists to the greater Los Angeles area -- Sounds Eclectic collects 14 live recordings originally performed on the program. Like those featured on the show, the artists appearing on the CD span the genres and run from the well established (Beck, Yo-Yo Ma, Willie Nelson) to the on-the-rise (Badly Drawn Boy, Bebel Gilberto, Travis). The Sounds Eclectic disc shares its name with a new weekly two-hour radio show that encapsulates the best of the week on "Morning Becomes..." and is syndicated by PRI to stations nationwide. All profits from the sale of the disc will benefit KCRW and its music programming.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Johnny Loftus
Sounds Eclectic compiles live, previously unreleased material from the archive of L.A. public radio outlet KCRW and the Nic Harcourt-hosted music program Morning Becomes Eclectic. A Yo-Yo Ma performance on solo cello is a stately enough beginning; played off later selections like the boho ramble of the Dandy Warhols' "Country Leaver" or Supreme Beings of Leisure's electronicized pop, it also illustrates that the title isn't kidding. Elsewhere Beck covers Hank Williams ("Lonesome Whistle"); Willie Nelson gives "Healing Hands of Time" a gentle arrangement for acoustic guitar, accordion, and harmonica; and Montreal's Stars suggest the Notwist with their halting "Going, Going, Gone." Ryuichi Sakamoto's "Energy Flow" closes the collection on a studied, quietly hopeful solo piano note. Sounds Eclectic offers a nice ride through the varied styles and colors of contemporary music, and even puts its proceeds toward continuing support for KCRW.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/03/2001
Label:
Palm Pictures (Audio
UPC:
0660200206222
catalogNumber:
2062

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Willie Nelson   Guitar,Vocals
Yo-Yo Ma   Cello
Beck   Guitar,Vocals
Jay Dee Daugherty   Drums
Neil Finn   Guitar,Vocals
Bebel Gilberto   Vocals
David Gray   Guitar,Vocals
Lenny Kaye   Guitar
Duke McVinnie   Guitar
Ryuichi Sakamoto   Piano
Tony Shanahan   Bass,Keyboards
Patti Smith   Vocals
Travis   Track Performer
Dandy Warhols   Track Performer
Helio Alves   Keyboards
Oliver Ray   Guitar
Tim Bradshaw   Guitar,Keyboards
Badly Drawn Boy   Track Performer
Supreme Beings of Leisure   Track Performer
Shivaree   Track Performer
Sheldon Gomberg   Bass
Danny McGough   Keyboards
Andrew Borger   Drums
Ambrosia Parsley   Vocals
Peter Holmstrom   Guitar
Dougie Payne   Bass
Neil Primrose   Drums
Damon Gough   Piano,Vocals
Masa Shimizu   Acoustic Guitar
Matt Wordal   Piano
Amy Milan   Vocals
Evan Cranley   Bass
Torquil Campbell   Vocals
Chris Seligman   Keyboards
Kiran Shahani   Bass
Eric Hove   Saxophone
Ramin Sakurai   Keyboards
Courtney Taylor-Taylor   Guitar,Vocals
Jeremy Proctor   Keyboards

Technical Credits

John Archer   Composer
Bob Carlson   Engineer
Doug Falconer   Composer
Jack Howard   Composer
Mark Seymour   Composer
Jeremy Smith   Composer
Patti Smith   Composer
Michael Waters   Composer
Scott Fritz   Engineer
Eric Zim   Illustrations
Mario Diaz   Engineer
Robert Miles   Composer
Robert K. Weiss   Illustrations
Steve Nice   Contributor
Matthew Jacobson   Art Direction
Ramin Sakurai   Programming
Ariana Morgenstern   Contributor
Nic Harcourt   Producer
Courtney Taylor-Taylor   Composer

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Sounds Eclectic 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I purchased this CD several years ago, at the Seattle Experience Music Project, on the strength of "Babylon", which was playing in the shop. I'd not heard it before. I listened to the first track of this CD on EMP's headphones and was entranced by the richness of YoYo Ma's cello. I bought the CD, took it home and have enjoyed it ever since. There are wonderful pieces by artists I would never have encountered otherwise.