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Heavy Circles

The Heavy Circles

by The Heavy Circles
     
 
One interpretation of the "heavy circles" of the album title and group name here might be the circles of heavyweight talents associated with this effort. Specifically, the Heavy Circles are a duo consisting of singer/songwriter Edie Brickell, who has a history going back to her platinum-selling work with the New Bohemians in the late

Overview

One interpretation of the "heavy circles" of the album title and group name here might be the circles of heavyweight talents associated with this effort. Specifically, the Heavy Circles are a duo consisting of singer/songwriter Edie Brickell, who has a history going back to her platinum-selling work with the New Bohemians in the late '80s, and her stepson, Harper Simon, a son of Paul Simon, Brickell's husband, by his first wife. The apparent generational divide doesn't really exist: as of the release of this album, Brickell was 41 years old, Simon 35. They were joined in the studio by friends of Simon's including other famous progeny, such as Sean Lennon and Martha Wainwright. For all that, however, the disc might as well have been billed as an Edie Brickell solo album, since Brickell co-writes and sings lead vocals on every song. The band is given greater prominence than might be the case with a solo album, as it plays rhythmic pop
ock arrangements clearly influenced by '60s and '70s rock, and Brickell is mixed a little lower than she might be if this were her record. But her voice is sufficiently distinctive that anyone familiar with her work and hearing this album simply would take it as an Edie Brickell record. As Edie Brickell records go, it is a pleasant but modest effort. The songs are well-crafted, but not particularly impressive; the playing meanders in places; and Brickell seems a bit hemmed in, not able to express herself in as individual a way as usual.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/12/2008
Label:
DYNAMITE CHILD
UPC:
0881626909126
catalogNumber:
1

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Heavy Circles   Primary Artist
Bill Harris   Horn
Oren Bloedow   Guitar
Michael Bearden   Horn,Keyboards
Charlie Burnham   Strings
Jennifer Charles   Vocals
Bryce Goggin   Synthesizer,Keyboards
Yuka Honda   Synthesizer,Bass,Bass Guitar,Keyboards
Joe McGinty   Strings,Keyboards
Money Mark   Keyboards
Anna Waronker   Vocals
Patrick Warren   chamberlain
Sean Lennon   Bass,Bass Guitar
Martha Wainwright   Vocals
Joan Wasser   Strings,Violin,Soloist
Robin Dimaggio   Drums,Horn
Miho Hatori   Vocals
Inara George   Vocals
Nina Lee   Strings
Harper Simon   Bass,Guitar
Chuck MacKinnon   Horn,Horn Section
Bill Harris Quintet   Horn Section
Pamelia Kurstin   Theremin
Maxim Moston   Strings
Matt Johnson   Drums
Edie   Vocals
Jens Wendleboe   Horn
Harper   Bass Guitar,Vocals

Technical Credits

Edie Brickell   Composer
Charlie Burnham   String Section
Bryce Goggin   Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Yuka Honda   Programming
Joan Wasser   String Section
Frank Longo   Art Direction
Nina Lee   String Section
Harper Simon   Composer,Producer,Executive Producer,Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements,Audio Production
Maxim Moston   String Section
Will Brierre   Engineer
John Greswell   Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements

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