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Way You Shine
     

The Way You Shine

by The Shimmers
 
Though it was long in the making -- the recording starting in the mid-'90s, but not finishing until about ten years later -- The Way You Shine still has a pretty informal, low-key, countrified acoustic folk sound, though there's occasionally a full-band rockish vibe with drums. More than half-a-dozen musicians contributed to the album, but lead singer Eden

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Though it was long in the making -- the recording starting in the mid-'90s, but not finishing until about ten years later -- The Way You Shine still has a pretty informal, low-key, countrified acoustic folk sound, though there's occasionally a full-band rockish vibe with drums. More than half-a-dozen musicians contributed to the album, but lead singer Eden Daniels is the main personality in the music, having co-written most of the tracks (usually in collaboration with David Bielanko). Her vocals have a pleasingly smooth timbre, yet an odd slightly reserved and detached quality as well, almost like she's more a narrator than a protagonist. While the tunes and arrangements are similarly pleasing and slightly rustic on the surface, the songs are actually populated by fairly bleak images and sad, fearful emotions. Despite its prolonged gestation, there's a bit of a tentative undeveloped aura to the record, which seals its status as something of a minor if appealing effort. As a bonus track, this CD adds the one song the Shimmers had previously released, the jaunty country-flavored Christmas tune "Coal," which had appeared on the Seasons Greetings Philadelphia compilation.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/17/2006
Label:
Transit Of Venus
UPC:
0656605837925
catalogNumber:
6001

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Shimmers   Primary Artist
Jonathan Segel   Violin
Ronnie Vance   Percussion,Bongos,Drums
Andrew Chalfen   Organ,Bass,Percussion,Electric Guitar
Bruce Langfeld   Lap Steel Guitar
Mike Brenner   Dobro,Lap Steel Guitar
Serge Bielanko   Harmonica
Eden Daniels   Vocals
Chris Unrath   Guitar,Lap Steel Guitar
Dave Bielanko   Guitar,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Andrew Chalfen   Composer
George Manney   Producer,Engineer
Traditional   Composer
David Bielanko   Composer
Serge Bielanko   Contributor
Paul "Scooby" Smith   Producer,Engineer
Eden Daniels   Composer
Chris Unrath   Producer,Engineer

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