Storys

Storys

by The Storys
     
 

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The Storys specialize in lush harmony and high-flying pop songs, the kind of songs that remind one of sunny summer days, falling in love, and sleeping late on Sunday. The Storys are blessed with four singer/songwriters, which gives the band -- Steve Balsamo, Andy Collins, Dai…  See more details below

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The Storys specialize in lush harmony and high-flying pop songs, the kind of songs that remind one of sunny summer days, falling in love, and sleeping late on Sunday. The Storys are blessed with four singer/songwriters, which gives the band -- Steve Balsamo, Andy Collins, Dai Smith, Rob Thompson, Brian Thomas, and Alan Thomas -- lots of versatility within the pop medium. The arrangements of songs like "Roll Like a Stone" are buoyant and full, a broad mix of acoustic and electric elements, with each instrument allowed to stand out in the mix. Incredibly, the Storys began recording the album in Thompson's kitchen before moving to a converted cinema, where they recorded 30 songs over the next six months; 11 of those songs were chosen for The Storys, and the album was released independently before being picked up by Warner Music in the U.K. The Storys' happy sound has deep roots in '60s and '70s pop, and the band will probably be compared to contemporary pop bands like Oasis. These comparisons, though, are just a way of placing the Storys on the pop spectrum. The Storys is a charming debut that will please anyone who still believes that one of music's most basic obligations is to make the listener feel good.

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/20/2007
Label:
Rykodisc
UPC:
0014431089428
catalogNumber:
10894

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Performance Credits

Storys   Primary Artist
Slack   Percussion,Drums,Hand Clapping,Foot Stomping
Daina Smith   Organ,Acoustic Guitar,Glockenspiel,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Mellotron,Slide Guitar,Soloist,Synthesizer Strings,Group Member
Steve Balsamo   Vocals,Group Member
Rachel Fulgoni   Strings
Kathryn James   Strings
Lucy Morgan   Strings
Rob Thompson   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Soloist,Guitar (12 String Acoustic),Group Member
Rachel Robson   Strings
Andy Collins   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Glockenspiel,Electric Guitar,Hammond Organ,Vocals,Soloist,Group Member
Brian Thomas   Percussion,Drums,Hand Clapping,Foot Stomping,Group Member
Alan Thomas   Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Mandolin,Piano,Hammond Organ,Moog Synthesizer,Lap Steel Guitar,Wurlitzer,Group Member

Technical Credits

Elton John   Author
Sally Herbert   String Arrangements
Alan Roberts   Programming,Engineer
Simon Hale   String Arrangements
Daina Smith   Producer,Engineer
A.J. Collins   Composer
Rob Thompson   Producer
Tim Young   Mastering

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