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Speak
     

Speak

by The Roches
 

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While just about every critic and fan has a favorite Roches album that was inexplicably ignored, most will probably agree that Speak was the one that really should have gone gold. All of the ingredients for a huge album are here: emotional yet accessible songs, radio-friendly folk-pop arrangements, and the sisters' usual mind-blowing

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While just about every critic and fan has a favorite Roches album that was inexplicably ignored, most will probably agree that Speak was the one that really should have gone gold. All of the ingredients for a huge album are here: emotional yet accessible songs, radio-friendly folk-pop arrangements, and the sisters' usual mind-blowing vocal pyrotechnics. True, the title cut does have harmonies and cadences that are more typical of Bulgarian music, but much of the rest of this album is radio-ready. "Big Nuthin" and "Person With a Past" are two obvious hits, but there are plenty more; in fact, this album doesn't have a dud track from end to end. Sure, fans of their early work will find "I Love My Mom" a bit too conventional and poppy, but heck, if you can't get a bit schmaltzy on a song to your mom, something's wrong with the world. Those who love the Roches' trademark bizarre wordplay and telepathic harmonies can focus on the avant-garde a cappella of "The Anti-Sex Backlash of the 80s" -- and with a title like that how can you resist? The jazzy backups are well handled and subtle throughout the album, and it's a classic. Alas, like all Roches albums it was critically acclaimed but ignored by the public.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/26/2013
Label:
Universal Mod Afw
UPC:
0076732634523
catalogNumber:
5747424
Rank:
107487

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Performance Credits

Roches   Primary Artist
Carter Cathcart   Synthesizer,Piano,Horn
Larry Fast   Synthesizer
Jeffrey Lesser   Vocals
Suzzy Roche   Synthesizer,Guitar,Vocals
Fernando Saunders   Bass Guitar
Vince Cherico   Percussion,Drums
Terre Roche   Guitar,Vocals
Libby McLaren   Synthesizer,keyboard bass
Maggie Roche   Synthesizer,Piano,Vocals,keyboard bass

Technical Credits

Roches   Producer,drum programming
Jeffrey Lesser   Producer,Engineer
Vince Cherico   drum programming
Terre Roche   Artwork
Teddy Wainwright   Executive Producer
Kreyol Syndikat   Composer
Glen Zdon   Engineer

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