Telegraph

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All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
Telegraph offers proof positive that Richard Davies reaches new creative heights when sparked by the collaborative spirit. While by no means a dismissal of his other work, this second official solo album is far and away his most impressive record outside of the one-off Cardinal project, clear evidence that his fortunes rise and fall in relation to the company he's keeping. Davies' partner in crime here is former Flaming Lips guitarist Ronald Jones, who serves as co-producer, multi-instrumentalist and occasional co-songwriter; bringing to the table the same acid-pop grandeur which typified his Lips tenure, Jones colors Telegraph with a dreamy, vaguely psychedelic patina ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
Telegraph offers proof positive that Richard Davies reaches new creative heights when sparked by the collaborative spirit. While by no means a dismissal of his other work, this second official solo album is far and away his most impressive record outside of the one-off Cardinal project, clear evidence that his fortunes rise and fall in relation to the company he's keeping. Davies' partner in crime here is former Flaming Lips guitarist Ronald Jones, who serves as co-producer, multi-instrumentalist and occasional co-songwriter; bringing to the table the same acid-pop grandeur which typified his Lips tenure, Jones colors Telegraph with a dreamy, vaguely psychedelic patina ideally suited to Davies' poetic lyrics and clever melodies. Tracks like the opening "Cantina," "Confederate Cheerio Call" and "Main Street Electrical Parade" are simply sublime, each a portrait of contemporary pop at its most perfect.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/24/1998
  • Label: FLYDADDY RECORDS
  • UPC: 787331412527
  • Catalog Number: 25

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Cantina
  2. 2 Surface of the Sun
  3. 3 Confederate Cheerio Call
  4. 4 Papillon
  5. 5 Crystal Clear
  6. 6 Eye Camera
  7. 7 Close to the Storyline
  8. 8 Main Street Electrical Parade
  9. 9 Evergreen
  10. 10 Days to Remember
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Richard Davies Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Organ, Guitar, Vocals
Phillip Johnston Saxophone
Ronald Jones Guitar, Percussion, Drums, Vocals
Joe McGinty Keyboards
Brendan O'Brien Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Peter O'Brien Drums
Kurt Ralske Flugelhorn
Jim Ferguson Acoustic Guitar
Clem Waldmann Drums
George Rush Bass Guitar
Technical Credits
Richard Davies Producer
Ronald Jones Producer
Stephen Marcussen Mastering
Vaughn Merrick Engineer
Wes Naprstek Engineer
Kurt Ralske Producer, Engineer
Gary Maurer Engineer
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