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Starland Vocal Band
     

Starland Vocal Band

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by Starland Vocal Band
 
Given the recent appearances of "Afternoon Delight" on VH1 specials and such movies as Good Will Hunting and 2004's Anchorman, it's head-scratching as to why it took so long to have the Starland Vocal Band's eponymous debut reissued. Those looking for nine songs that are on par with "Afternoon Delight" will be

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Given the recent appearances of "Afternoon Delight" on VH1 specials and such movies as Good Will Hunting and 2004's Anchorman, it's head-scratching as to why it took so long to have the Starland Vocal Band's eponymous debut reissued. Those looking for nine songs that are on par with "Afternoon Delight" will be sorely disappointed, as most of the songs are somber in nature and don't come anywhere close to the pleasantries of their one major hit. But that's not to say the songs are of poor quality, either. Most songs are sublime little soft rock-folk numbers that are harmless and pleasant. The vocal harmonies, their obvious strong suit, come through on most of the songs, especially present on the first four songs of the album. "California Day" is a easily the worst number here, sounding like a low-rent interpretation of '70s Beach Boys and the Mamas & the Papas, with their ode to '50s rock & roll(entitled "Hail! Hail! Rock and Roll!") coming in a close second. As debut records go this isn't too bad, but those just looking for their finest moments should check their greatest-hits compilation. This one's for die-hards only.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/27/2004
Label:
Razor & Tie
UPC:
0793018291729
catalogNumber:
82917

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Performance Credits

Starland Vocal Band   Primary Artist
Mike Auldridge   Dobro
Suzanne Ciani   Synthesizer
George Young   Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Ralph MacDonald   Percussion
Eric Weissberg   Banjo
Margot Chapman   Vocals,Band
Billy Cobham   Percussion
Bill Danoff   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals,Band
Taffy Danoff   Vocals,Band
Dan Flowers   Guitar,Harmonica,Electric Guitar
Russell George   Bass
Jay Linhart   Bass
George Marge   Oboe
Danny Pendleton   Synthesizer,Steel Guitar
Bob Rose   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Allan Schwartzberg   Drums
Allen Schwarzberg   Banjo
Jimmy Young   Drums
Jon Carroll   Organ,Acoustic Guitar,Piano,Keyboards,Vocals,Band
Jimmie Young   Drums
Danny Flowers   Harmonica,Electric Guitar

Technical Credits

Paul Simon   Composer
Dave Matthews   String Arrangements
Starland Vocal Band   Arranger
David Matthews   String Arrangements
Bill Danoff   Composer
Taffy Danoff   Composer
Milton Okun   Producer,Audio Production
Phil Ramone   Engineer

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Starland Vocal Band 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
starland existed of 4 great songwriters most notably margot chapman and taffy nivert and in no way was the writing ever bubble gum,scmaltzt or lazy,svb never went for a commercial sound which is why they did achieve what their goal was...good harmonic music,great records and total honesty,people tend to give bill danoff most credit for svb,but taffy was there every step of the way,john denver got a lot of his songs from these folks to become the superstar that he became,he owed them a lot