Starland Vocal Band

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All Music Guide - Rob Theakston
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, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Rob Theakston
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 & rollentitled "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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/27/2004
  • Label: Razor & Tie
  • UPC: 793018291729
  • Catalog Number: 82917
  • Sales rank: 34,719

Album Credits

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, Guitar, Vocals, Band
Taffy Danoff Vocals, Band
William Danoff Guitar, Vocals
Dan Flowers Guitar, Harmonica, Electric Guitar
Russell George Bass
Jay Linhart Bass
George Marge Oboe
Danny Pendleton Synthesizer, Steel Guitar
Bob Rose Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Electric Guitar
Allan Schwartzberg Drums
Allen Schwarzberg Banjo
Jimmy Young Drums
Jon Carroll Organ, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Piano, Keyboards, Vocals, Band
Jimmie Young Drums
Danny Flowers Harmonica, Electric Guitar
Margot Chapman Vocals
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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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    svb lots of talented folks

    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

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