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Great Longing
     

The Great Longing

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by Phil Roy
 

Product Details

Release Date:
05/20/2008
Label:
Decca
UPC:
0602517506268
catalogNumber:
001028202

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Phil Roy   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Ricardo Silveira   Guitar
Larry Aberman   Drums
Glenn Barratt   Background Vocals,Voices
Everett Bradley   Djembe
Joel Bryant   Synthesizer,Electric Piano
Julian Coryell   Guitar,Soloist
Hank (Henry Dog) Guaglianone   Drums
Jef Lee Johnson   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Electric Guitar
John Leftwich   Upright Bass
Howard Levy   Harmonica
Jim Massoth   Clarinet
Efrain Toro   Percussion
Jim Tullio   Bass,Guitar,Percussion
Cheryl Wilson   Background Vocals
Jim Rice   Acoustic Guitar
Madeleine Peyroux   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Paul Mertens   Bass Harmonica
Amir Yaghmai   Bass
Tony "Downtown" Brown   Electric Bass
Sean Hill   Bass
Lucy Woodward   Background Vocals
Antje Duvekot   Vocals
Chris "Hambone" Cameron   Organ,Piano,Electric Piano,Clavinet
Amos Lee   Background Vocals
Lizanne Knott   Background Vocals
Adrien Reju   Background Vocals,Voices
Mark Ohlsen   Trumpet
Melody Gardot   Background Vocals
Jeff Davis   Drums
P.R. Bark   Background Vocals,Voices
Travis T. Bernard   Drums
Boogie Men & Women   Background Vocals,Voices
Joanne Gardot   Tibetan Bells
Jim Lint   Electric Piano
René "Squeaky" Monihan   Background Vocals
George Rabbi   Trumpet
Chrissy Tashjian   Background Vocals
Jim Wieder   Electric Guitar
Mayumi Yoshizawa   Background Vocals,Voices
Heitor Teixeira Pereira   Acoustic Guitar,Percussion,Piano,Electric Guitar

Technical Credits

Darden Smith   Composer
Chesney Hawkes   Composer
Christopher Max   Composer
Glenn Barratt   Engineer
Julian Coryell   Engineer
Sam Ellis   Composer
Roy Hay   Composer
London McDaniels   Composer
Phil Roy   Composer,Producer
Bob Thiele   Composer
Jim Tullio   Programming,Producer,Engineer,drum programming
Conrad Korsch   Engineer
Dave Gerhart   Engineer
Sunny D. Levine   Engineer,drum programming
Dave Schonauer   Engineer,String Arrangements,drum programming
Jim Lint   Cover Art
Scott Nibauer   Cover Photo
Heitor Teixeira Pereira   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer,Contributor

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The Great Longing 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Phil Roy has collected a parcel of songs that reflect on the quality of his craft. His latest effort, The Great Longing, shows that Roy is becoming ever-more comfortable in his own skin. He’s been working in the music business for years, writing songs for numerous artists and for movie soundtracks, including, Leaving Las Vegas. His solo releases, Grouchyfriendly and Issues + Options, revealed that those years of sharpening his skills forged mature and sublime records - records more likely to come from a recording artist in midcareer than from someone relatively unknown. Phil Roy is a storyteller, telling tales from a first-person perspective that isn't necessarily his own. Not that his life has been a walk in the park… Dropped from his record label at about the same time he divorced his wife, Roy’s experiences have provided a jumping-off point for many of the themes found on this CD. He is particularly adept at sketches of hard-luck lives and unrequited love. But far from being maudlin, he chooses to celebrate the twists and turns of life and delivers his most honest and enjoyable album to date. Throughout the record, Roy is accompanied by a host of accomplished musicians (Madeleine Peyroux, Mutlu, Melody Gardot, and more) who contribute the perfect backdrop to the songs. The sum of these collective parts proves to be a winning combination and makes The Great Longing one of the best record to be released this year.