The Day After Yesterday

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Most covers albums are light-hearted affairs, a way for an artist to recapture their past, or to pay tribute to their earliest musical influences. Not Rick Springfield's 2005 album The Day After Yesterday whose title is oddly borrowed from the name of the unpublished novel Paul Giamatti's Miles Raymond wrote in Alexander Payne's Academy Award-nominated 2004 comedy Sideways. On this 14-track collection which does contain one original, "Cry", Springfield occasionally revisits musical inspirations -- most notably on the Beatles' "For No One" which was included on his Written in Rock compilation as a teaser for this album and John Lennon's "Imagine" -- but for the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Most covers albums are light-hearted affairs, a way for an artist to recapture their past, or to pay tribute to their earliest musical influences. Not Rick Springfield's 2005 album The Day After Yesterday whose title is oddly borrowed from the name of the unpublished novel Paul Giamatti's Miles Raymond wrote in Alexander Payne's Academy Award-nominated 2004 comedy Sideways. On this 14-track collection which does contain one original, "Cry", Springfield occasionally revisits musical inspirations -- most notably on the Beatles' "For No One" which was included on his Written in Rock compilation as a teaser for this album and John Lennon's "Imagine" -- but for the most part he sticks to songs that were hits when he was having hits, or as he calls them, songs he wishes he'd written. There are a bunch of songs from the '80s, ranging from Mr. Mister's chart-topper "Broken Wings" to the Church's neo-psychedelic college rock classic "Under the Milky Way." Well-known hits like 10cc's "I'm Not in Love," the Human League's "Human," Foreigner's "Waiting for a Girl Like You" and Gerry Rafferty's "Baker Street" rub shoulders with such lesser-known chestnuts as the Dream Academy's "Life in a Northern Town," Ambrosia's "Holding on to Yesterday," the Blue Nile's "Let's Go Out Tonight," Cliff Richards' "Miss You Nights" and Lizz Wright's "Blue Rose." What ties these songs together is that they're all moody mid-tempo numbers, alternating between the introspective and the romantic, and Springfield gives them moody interpretations, which aren't just ideal for late-night listening, but also fits the somber, mature tone of his work since his 1999 comeback Karma. If Springfield's voice has a few more ragged edges than it did at his peak in the '80s, it nevertheless doesn't sound worse for wear; in fact, it suits the laid-back, contemplative tone of the album. While none of the songs are given radical rearrangements, they are expertly chosen and are cohesive as an album, which is a testament to both Springfield's taste and his musicianship. If this isn't a major work, it is a satisfying album all the same.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/23/2005
  • Label: Jvc Japan
  • EAN: 4988002493524
  • Catalog Number: 63215
  • Sales rank: 377,164

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I'm Not in Love (6:09)
  2. 2 Under the Milky Way (5:43)
  3. 3 Life in a Northern Town (4:50)
  4. 4 Broken Wings (6:43)
  5. 5 Human (5:05)
  6. 6 Holding on to Yesterday (5:02)
  7. 7 Baker Street (6:32)
  8. 8 Waiting for a Girl Like You (5:17)
  9. 9 Let's Go Out Tonight (5:27)
  10. 10 For No One (2:26)
  11. 11 Miss You Nights (3:19)
  12. 12 Blue Rose (5:20)
  13. 13 Cry (5:24)
  14. 14 Imagine (3:13)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Rick Springfield Primary Artist, Guitar, Percussion, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Vince DiCola Keyboards
George Bernhardt Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
Matt Bissonette Bass, Electric Bass, Background Vocals, Acoustic Bass
Richard Dodd Strings
Jeff Gross Percussion
Jamie Jones Background Vocals
Richard Page Background Vocals
Terral "Terry" Santiel Percussion
Dino Soldo Horn
April Lassiter Background Vocals
Eric Gorfain Strings, Violin, Soloist
Daphne Chen Strings
John 5 Guitar
Leah Katz Strings
Rodger Carter Drums
Ronnie Grinel Drums
Derek Hilland Keyboards
Lesley-Anne Down Whisper
Delious Kennedy Background Vocals
Session Quartet Strings
Technical Credits
Lou Gramm Composer
Steve Kilbey Composer
John Lennon Composer
Paul McCartney Composer
Gerry Rafferty Composer
Rick Springfield Composer, Producer
Vince DiCola keyboard arrangements
Graham Gouldman Composer
Kenneth Banks Composer
Paul Buchanan Composer
Karin Jansson Composer
Jamie Jones Vocal Arrangements
John Lang Composer
Kenny Meriedeth keyboard arrangements
David Pack Composer
Richard Page Composer, Duet
Eddy Schreyer Mastering
Gilbert Gabriel Composer
Matty Spindel Engineer
Jacob Schulze Composer
Lizz Wright Composer
Steven "Steve O" George Composer
Ronnie Grinel Tom Overdubs
George Nastos Guitar Techician
Kym DeGenaro Graphic Design
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Easy Listening

    This is a new direction since the shock/denial/anger/acceptance cd. It shows the creativity and the range of Rick Springfield's talent. This cd is a has laid back feel and is an interesting choice of songs. Not the typical Springfield cd, but it is enjoyable all the same.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Nice cover album

    Loved the album! Rick performs nice covers embellished with his classic style. Best work since Tao.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Rediscover Rick.. he keeps getting better!

    like his last CD SDAA, this one is a hit.

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