Sunflower

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All Music Guide - Richard Foss
People whose first exposure to Darden Smith is a listen to Sunflower will be surprised that he began as a country artist. The tone throughout this album is of a modern singer/songwriter -- with a jazz-influenced backing group -- who is very strong at both singing and writing. His lyrics here are lovely, and he has a warm, emotional voice that puts them across with power and delicacy. In particular, "Satellite" is aimed straight at the adult contemporary hit market, with intelligent, wistful lyrics about a lover who will never commit to a permanent relationship. Sunflower has several songs in this vein -- not about delirious first love, but about the long-term consequences ...
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All Music Guide - Richard Foss
People whose first exposure to Darden Smith is a listen to Sunflower will be surprised that he began as a country artist. The tone throughout this album is of a modern singer/songwriter -- with a jazz-influenced backing group -- who is very strong at both singing and writing. His lyrics here are lovely, and he has a warm, emotional voice that puts them across with power and delicacy. In particular, "Satellite" is aimed straight at the adult contemporary hit market, with intelligent, wistful lyrics about a lover who will never commit to a permanent relationship. Sunflower has several songs in this vein -- not about delirious first love, but about the long-term consequences of decisions and the twists in relationships. Not surprisingly, such topics tend toward philosophical and poetic sentiments, and Smith delivers them with effortless grace. On "New Gospel," the sentiments are overtly and interestingly religious, with lyrics comparing epiphany to new love, offering the possibility of a whole new set of rules to suit new circumstances. This song is followed by the final cut, the most personal and immediate on the album. "Swept Away" is a catalog of sensual moments with a lover, brief touches and embraces that mean much more than any casual watcher might guess. This song, like most of the rest of Sunflower, is mature, passionate, and thoughtful. Such intelligent material is a rarity in American pop, and all the more welcome for it.
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  • Release Date: 4/23/2002
  • Label: Dualtone Music Group
  • UPC: 803020111523
  • Catalog Number: 1115

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Perfect Moment (4:28)
  2. 2 Satellite (4:10)
  3. 3 Stronger (3:37)
  4. 4 After All This Time (2:54)
  5. 5 Closer to You (5:01)
  6. 6 Daydream (3:36)
  7. 7 Dreams Don't Lie (3:38)
  8. 8 Shadow (3:42)
  9. 9 'Till It Bled (3:22)
  10. 10 Easier Said Than Done (3:14)
  11. 11 New Gospel (3:11)
  12. 12 Swept Away (3:53)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Darden Smith Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Harmonica, Percussion, Piano, Electric Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, Wurlitzer
Roscoe Beck Acoustic Bass
Knox Chandler Cello, Electric Guitar
Joe Clark Percussion
Patty Griffin Vocals
Bruce Hughes Vocals
J.J. Johnson Percussion, Drums
Chris Maresh Bass
Sammy Merendino Drums
Michael Ramos Piano, Keyboards, Wurlitzer
Kim Richey Vocals
Billy White Bass, Percussion, Electric Guitar
Mike Hardwick Pedal Steel Guitar
Technical Credits
Darden Smith Producer, Engineer
Stewart Lerman Producer, Engineer
Sammy Merendino Programming
Dominick Maita Mastering
Mike McCarthy Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great CD....

    This is a wonderful singer, writer, musician who has been through ups and downs and can throw his emotions down in a song and really get to you. So many highlights on here,( my favorites, ''Satellite'',''Shadow'',''Stronger'' and ''Perfect Moment'' as well as ''Till it bled'' and ''New Gospel'') great background vocals by Patty Griffin and Kim Richey ride along Dardens (at times soft and melancholy, folksy but rich and heartfelt). Not since the 1993 release ''Little Victories'' has Darden Smith put out a collection and been this uniform and spectacular. Not many tunesmiths left that can touch your soul and put a smile on your face wtih this much talent. This ones a keeper.

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