Sparkle Lane

Sparkle Lane

by Edward Rogers
     
 

After 2008's excellent sophomore immersion in power pop, Merseybeat, Revolver Beatles, Byrds, and baroque, the got-better-every-time-it-was-played You Haven't Been Where I've Been, New York's purveyor of '60s-spangled serenity turns his attention strictly to the baroque -- in a foppish 1967 London vein.See more details below

Overview

After 2008's excellent sophomore immersion in power pop, Merseybeat, Revolver Beatles, Byrds, and baroque, the got-better-every-time-it-was-played You Haven't Been Where I've Been, New York's purveyor of '60s-spangled serenity turns his attention strictly to the baroque -- in a foppish 1967 London vein. Between evoking Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist's Artful Dodger or Blighty's annual Guy Fawkes Night, Rogers betrays a dancehall Kinks, Turtles, and later Monkees predilection. (Well, after the opening "Symbols 'n Mascots" feints at new wave.) The strings-and-vocal bits are like the Hollies' Butterfly after hearing "Eleanor Rigby"; i.e., a light touch in an array of crafted styles. And Rogers still writes effortless melodies like the Left Banke and Nick Lowe, sung in a vague Brit accent like Hugh Cornwell. If not as gripping as You Haven't, Sparkle is more tasty candy. ~ Jack Rabid, The Big Takeover

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/02/2010
Label:
Zip Records
UPC:
0884501212823
catalogNumber:
64
Rank:
264354

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Edward Rogers   Primary Artist,Vocals
Pete Kennedy   Mandolin,Electric Guitar,12-string Guitar,Slide Guitar,Coral Sitar
Sal Maida   Bass
Joe McGinty   Organ,Synthesizer,Piano,Harpsichord,Mellotron,fender rhodes,Toy Piano,Mini Moog,Arp 2600,Vox Continental,Whirly Tube
Claudia Chopek   Violin,Viola
Gary Thomas   national steel guitar,Guitar (Nylon String)
Amanda Thorpe   Vocals,Hand Clapping
Konrad Meissner   Drums
Matthew Horn   Clarinet,Hand Clapping
Eleanor Norton   Cello
Don Piper   Acoustic Guitar,Percussion,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Xylophone
Jody Horn   Hand Clapping

Technical Credits

Pete Kennedy   Composer
Melanie Rogers   Booking
Edward Rogers   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Don Piper   Producer,Engineer,drum programming

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