The Caretaker

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All Music Guide - François Couture
The Caretaker sees John Greaves coming back to the rock song format, something he had not done since the 1996 CD Songs. After a few disappointing side projects like the crooner album On the Street Where You Live he delivered a strong, inspired opus mostly influenced by his work with Peter Blegvad. The singer/songwriter and longtime friend contributed two new songs "One in the Eye" and "He Puts Us Under" and Greaves added to his own repertoire Blegvad's "In Hell's Despite" written with XTC's Andy Partridge in a clever rock arrangement that takes it to a different place than the folk ballad recorded for Just Woke Up. On The Caretaker, the bassist/piano/singer is ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - François Couture
The Caretaker sees John Greaves coming back to the rock song format, something he had not done since the 1996 CD Songs. After a few disappointing side projects like the crooner album On the Street Where You Live he delivered a strong, inspired opus mostly influenced by his work with Peter Blegvad. The singer/songwriter and longtime friend contributed two new songs "One in the Eye" and "He Puts Us Under" and Greaves added to his own repertoire Blegvad's "In Hell's Despite" written with XTC's Andy Partridge in a clever rock arrangement that takes it to a different place than the folk ballad recorded for Just Woke Up. On The Caretaker, the bassist/piano/singer is accompanied by François Ovide on guitars and Manuel Denizet on drums. His sinuous basslines grace every track. His own songs adopt a style similar to Blegvad, so does his vocal delivery: the lyrics touching yet satirical, the music simple yet always slightly "abnormal," disquieting, or even avant-gardist. "Earthly Powers" and "Turning Pages" rank among his best compositions, so does "One Day My Feet Will Reach the Ground," which also features Scott Taylor on accordion and Syd Straw on vocals. Very satisfying on first spin, The Caretaker quickly grows on the listener. As a bonus, the cover artwork is both original and striking. Anyone who enjoyed Blegvad's Hangman's Hill should listen to this one. Recommended.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/10/2003
  • Label: Blueprint Uk
  • UPC: 825947119321
  • Catalog Number: 347

Album Credits

Performance Credits
John Greaves Primary Artist, Bass, Guitar, Piano, Cello, Vocals
Syd Straw Background Vocals
Geraint Watkins Hammond Organ
Vincent Courtois Cello
Manuel Denizet Drums
François Ovide Guitar
Emmanuel Payet Vocal Director
Yannick Jory Alto, Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Baritone
David Lewis Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Horn
Kim Fay Background Vocals
Patrice Meyer Guitar
Scott Taylor Accordion
Technical Credits
John Greaves Arranger, Producer, Horn Arrangements
Alain Cluzeau Executive Producer
Emmanuel Payet Engineer
Chris Thorpe Mastering
Maxime Ruiz Artwork, Cover Art
Jean Marc Wullschleger Sleeve Photo
Diego Tattoo Art
Claude Falcoz Executive Producer
Jacques Lacarrière translation
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