First Ten Years

The First Ten Years

by Shawn Mullins
     
 
Shawn Mullins struggled to be heard for nearly a decade before he had an unexpected breakthrough in 1998 with "Lullaby," a standout song on his major-label debut Soul's Core. The song was such a huge hit that it expanded his following exponentially, creating an audience for his early work. Much of that music was independently released on his SMG label, which

Overview

Shawn Mullins struggled to be heard for nearly a decade before he had an unexpected breakthrough in 1998 with "Lullaby," a standout song on his major-label debut Soul's Core. The song was such a huge hit that it expanded his following exponentially, creating an audience for his early work. Much of that music was independently released on his SMG label, which made it difficult to find. The First Ten Years solves that problem. The record contains ten selections from his early records, plus a new recording of "Lately" and his two soundtrack contributions ("Changes," which was in Robert Rodriguez's alien horror flick The Faculty, and a cover of George Harrison's "What Is Life," which closed Adam Sandler's blockbuster hit, Big Daddy). These newer recordings may take away from the goal of the compilation, but not too much, especially since they help provide constancy. It's still apparent that Mullins' was finding his voice, but that results in some charming music, even if it's not always successful. Ultimately, The First Ten Years isn't as polished or as strong as Soul's Core, but it provides enough glimpses of what was to come to make it worthwhile to recent Mullins converts.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/02/1999
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0074646387924
catalogNumber:
63879

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Performance Credits

Shawn Mullins   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Piano,Electric Piano,Tambourine,Vocals
Jeff Golub   Acoustic Guitar
Adam Holzman   Keyboards
Eric Bazilian   Bass,Electric Guitar,Saxophone
Curt Bisquera   Tambourine,Shaker
Kim Bullard   Keyboards
George Drakoulias   Drums,Background Vocals
Davey Faragher   Bass
Dennis Farias   Trumpet
Anton Fig   Drums
Josh Freese   Drums
Nick Lane   Trombone
Levi   Bass
Michael Lorant   Drums
Don McCollister   Synthesizer,Bass,Background Vocals
Travis Aaron McNabb   Percussion
Brendan O'Brien   Bass,Guitar,Background Vocals
David Patterson   Guitar,Electric Guitar,12-string Guitar
Tim Pierce   Guitar
Julian Raymond   Background Vocals
Michael Ward   Acoustic Guitar
David Henderson   Bass,Background Vocals
Andrew Hyra   Vocals
Matthew Kahler   Conga
Glenn Matullo   Hand Clapping
Marty Kearns   Organ
Mickey King   Drums
Rob Sumowski   Percussion
Lee R. Thomburg   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Eric Bazilian   Producer,Engineer
Kim Bullard   Programming
David Campbell   Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
George Drakoulias   Producer
Russ Fowler   Engineer
Greg Goldman   Engineer
Don McCollister   Producer,Engineer
Julian Raymond   Producer
David Schiffman   Engineer
Kevin Shirley   Producer,Engineer
Shawn Mullins   Producer,Horn Arrangements,Water Bottle
Greg Fidelman   Engineer
Glenn Matullo   Engineer

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