Terence Trent d'Arby's Symphony or Damn

Terence Trent d'Arby's Symphony or Damn

by Terence Trent D'Arby
     
 

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Falling halfway between the modern R&B of Introducing the Hardline and the extravagant Neither Fish nor Flesh, Symphony or Damn is Terence Trent D'Arby's most ambitious album yet. It's also his best, because it takes the fine songwriting of his debut and melds it to the sonic excesses of Fish. Sure, some of it is embarrassing (it's hard not…  See more details below

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Falling halfway between the modern R&B of Introducing the Hardline and the extravagant Neither Fish nor Flesh, Symphony or Damn is Terence Trent D'Arby's most ambitious album yet. It's also his best, because it takes the fine songwriting of his debut and melds it to the sonic excesses of Fish. Sure, some of it is embarrassing (it's hard not to cringe during the "Welcome to My Monasteryo" declaration at the beginning of the album), but more often than not, D'Arby's experimentations succeed, and succeed grandly, at that.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/11/1993
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0074645361628
catalogNumber:
53616

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Performance Credits

Terence Trent D'Arby   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Percussion,Drums,Bass Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals,Clavinet,Drum Loop
Tower of Power   Ensemble
Des'ree   Vocals
John Allmark   Trumpet,Flugelhorn,Leader,Piccolo,Piccolo Trumpet
Tim Archibald   Bass
Charlie Bisharat   Violin
Curt Bisquera   Drums
Emilio Castillo   Tenor Saxophone
Peter Cirelli   Baritone Horn,Baritone Saxophone
Joel Derouin   Violin
Brandon Fields   Tenor Saxophone
Tom Girvin   Guitar
Andy Gravish   Trumpet
Chester Kamen   Guitar,12-string Guitar
Suzie Kattayama   Cello
Randy Kerber   Electric Piano
Stephen "Doc" Kupka   Baritone Saxophone
Robin Lorenz   Violin
Harvey Mason   Drums
Will McGregor   Bass
Novi Novag   Viola
Greg Phillinganes   Keyboards
Tim Pierce   Guitar
Neil Stubenhaus   Bass
Lee Thornburg   Trumpet
Kevin Wyatt   Bass
Scott Gilman   Tenor Saxophone
Dino Govoni   Tenor Saxophone
Stephen Kupka   Baritone Saxophone
Rob Lorentz   Violin
Donny McCaslin   Tenor Saxophone
Atlantic Horns   Horn,Ensemble
Bob Bowlby   Alto Saxophone
Hummingbird String Company   Strings,Ensemble
Aaron McClain   Guitar
Novi Novog   Fiddle,Harmonica,Viola
John Wheller   Trombone
Suzie Katayama   Cello
Leland Sklar   Bass
Greg Adams   Trumpet
Joe Giorgianni   Trumpet
Tower Of Power Horns   Horn

Technical Credits

Tower of Power   Contributor
Tchad Blake   Engineer
Terence Trent D'Arby   Arranger,Composer,Sound Effects,Producer,Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements,drum programming
Stephen Marcussen   Mastering
Craig Porteils   Engineer
Atlantic Horns   Contributor
Hummingbird String Company   Contributor
Novi Novog   Fiddle Harmonics
Julie Blair Carter   Art Direction

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