Sweetwater

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Collector's Choice Sweetwater is the only Sweetwater album to feature Nanci Nevins on vocals throughout, and it's hard to get a grip on. Sometimes it's attractive Californian folk-pop-psych not too far removed from the Mamas & the Papas, as on "Through an Old Storybook"; sometimes it's trying for a rock-Baroque-classical-jazz fusion, although the material doesn't match the ambitions of the arrangements. Whether intentionally or otherwise, Nevins' vocals often recall those of Grace Slick, though she isn't as good. On "My Crystal Spider," they seem to be going for a far-out psychedelic sound; the ascending and descending bit of harsh electronics in the middle ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Collector's Choice Sweetwater is the only Sweetwater album to feature Nanci Nevins on vocals throughout, and it's hard to get a grip on. Sometimes it's attractive Californian folk-pop-psych not too far removed from the Mamas & the Papas, as on "Through an Old Storybook"; sometimes it's trying for a rock-Baroque-classical-jazz fusion, although the material doesn't match the ambitions of the arrangements. Whether intentionally or otherwise, Nevins' vocals often recall those of Grace Slick, though she isn't as good. On "My Crystal Spider," they seem to be going for a far-out psychedelic sound; the ascending and descending bit of harsh electronics in the middle sounds uncomfortably close to effects employed, earlier and to more effective use, by the United States of America on "Hard Coming Love." When bands, even on their first album, make multiple comparisons to more renowned acts so inevitable that these form the bulk of a review, it's a good indication that the musicians were not in the same league as those they were trying to emulate.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/8/2009
  • Label: Rev-Ola
  • EAN: 5013929458529
  • Catalog Number: 285
  • Sales rank: 42,128

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Motherless Child (5:05)
  2. 2 Here We Go Again (2:33)
  3. 3 For Pete's Sake (2:51)
  4. 4 Come Take a Walk (3:46)
  5. 5 What's Wrong (4:02)
  6. 6 In a Rainbow (3:17)
  7. 7 My Crystal Spider (3:52)
  8. 8 Rondeau (1:16)
  9. 9 Two Worlds (3:53)
  10. 10 Through and Old Storybook (2:31)
  11. 11 Why Oh Why (3:01)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Sweetwater Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Norman Blake Synthesizer
August Burns Cello, Group Member
Elpidio Cobian Percussion, Conga
Alex Delzoppo Keyboards, Vocals, Group Member
Fred Herrera Bass, Vocals, Group Member
Alan Malarowitz Drums, Group Member
Albert B. Moore Flute, Vocals, Group Member
Nanci Nevins Vocals
R.G. Carlyle Guitar, Bongos, Vocals, Group Member
Joe Foster Synthesizer
Elpido "Pete" Cobian Percussion, Conga, Group Member
Technical Credits
Alex Delzoppo Arranger, Composer
David Hassinger Producer
Fred Herrera Arranger
Albert B. Moore Composer
Tiffany Anders Liner Notes
Joe Foster Producer
Ed Thrasher Artwork
Traditional Composer
Andy Morten Producer, Artwork
Herrera Composer
Nevins Composer
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