The Indescribable Wow

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All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
Sam Phillips' aptly titled secular debut is a pop marvel, a bright, colorful collection produced with verve by T-Bone Burnett. At times, Phillips' sweet voice and bouncy songs conjure the spirit of prime girl-group-era pop, but her mature, pointed lyrics -- largely devoted to sophisticated dissections of modern relationships -- shrug off such easy comparisons. Similarly, Burnett's production straddles both the past and the present -- for all the 1960s nods of the Beach Boys-like "I Can't Stop Crying" or the Beatlesque "Remorse," The Indescribable Wow never sounds dated or retro, just timeless.
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All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
Sam Phillips' aptly titled secular debut is a pop marvel, a bright, colorful collection produced with verve by T-Bone Burnett. At times, Phillips' sweet voice and bouncy songs conjure the spirit of prime girl-group-era pop, but her mature, pointed lyrics -- largely devoted to sophisticated dissections of modern relationships -- shrug off such easy comparisons. Similarly, Burnett's production straddles both the past and the present -- for all the 1960s nods of the Beach Boys-like "I Can't Stop Crying" or the Beatlesque "Remorse," The Indescribable Wow never sounds dated or retro, just timeless.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/29/1992
  • Label: Virgin Records Us
  • UPC: 077778605621
  • Catalog Number: 86056

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Performance Credits
Sam Phillips Primary Artist, Vocals
Alex Acuña Percussion, Drums
T Bone Burnett Guitar, Mandocello, Marxophone
Mickey Curry Drums
Ralph Forbes Drums
Darrell Leonard Trumpet
David Miner Bass, Harmonium, Harpsichord
Buell Neidlinger Bass, Cello, String Bass
Jerry Scheff Bass
Mike Utley Organ
Steve Jordan Drums
Technical Credits
Van Dyke Parks Arranger
Tchad Blake Engineer
T Bone Burnett Arranger, Producer, Contributor
Ralph Forbes drum machine
Rik Pekkonen Engineer
Howie Weinberg Mastering
Jeffrey Kent Ayeroff Art Direction
Mick Haggerty Art Direction, Cover Photo
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