This Euphoria

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All Music Guide - Ned Raggett
David Garza made his major label debut in a big, brilliant way -- compared to the almost genteel efforts on earlier albums like Eyes Wide Open, This Euphoria flat-out rocks. Call it a natural progression, call it what happens when there's big bucks to work with, but Garza came up with one of the best rock albums of the second half of the '90s. Working with a variety of side musicians and recording at various spots in Texas and elsewhere, Garza comes on like the strutting, sly love child of Marc Bolan, Robert Plant, and Freddie Mercury, not to mention their respective bands. Unlike, say, the tedious necrophilia of Lenny Kravitz or the Black Crowes, though, Garza wins out on ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ned Raggett
David Garza made his major label debut in a big, brilliant way -- compared to the almost genteel efforts on earlier albums like Eyes Wide Open, This Euphoria flat-out rocks. Call it a natural progression, call it what happens when there's big bucks to work with, but Garza came up with one of the best rock albums of the second half of the '90s. Working with a variety of side musicians and recording at various spots in Texas and elsewhere, Garza comes on like the strutting, sly love child of Marc Bolan, Robert Plant, and Freddie Mercury, not to mention their respective bands. Unlike, say, the tedious necrophilia of Lenny Kravitz or the Black Crowes, though, Garza wins out on both singing ability and his ear for powerful, catchy material -- and he just sounds a little more engaging and much less full of himself. The opening track, "Kinder," almost misrepresents the album -- the bold, John Bonham-esque beat and descending fuzz guitar chords are just fantastic, but there's much more happening on This Euphoria. On the bold, straightforward tip, "Slave" is the absolute winner, something that would have been one of the best T. Rex songs ever if that group had done it; it's catchy, strong, and romantic, with a perfect balance of feedback and Garza's singing strength. Subtler approaches also appear throughout, as with the string arrangements on "Baptiste" or the nutty drum machine into full drum punch of "Discoball World." The title track is an understated piece of freaky soul psychedelia, with Garza's electric guitar laying down weird parts in the background behind both shuffling and stronger funk beats. Quieter numbers, meanwhile, leaven the impact with no less passion than the louder songs "Lost," the beautiful "I Know," and "Float Away" are particular winners, and compared to his polite pop past, Garza and company sound more relaxed, free, and able to try things out.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/7/1998
  • Label: Atlantic Mod Afw
  • UPC: 075678303326
  • Catalog Number: 83033
  • Sales rank: 335,231

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Kinder (3:28)
  2. 2 Core (In Time) (3:06)
  3. 3 This Euphoria (3:39)
  4. 4 Lost (3:59)
  5. 5 Glow in the Dark (3:09)
  6. 6 Float Away (3:32)
  7. 7 Discoball World (3:40)
  8. 8 I Know (2:33)
  9. 9 Slave (3:22)
  10. 10 Baptiste (3:41)
  11. 11 Sadness (2:36)
  12. 12 Flower (3:11)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Davíd Garza Primary Artist, Organ, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, Background Vocals, Lap Steel Guitar
Chuck Treece Bass, Drums, Hi Hat
David Lee Garza Guitar
Malcolm Burn Keyboards
Andy Kravitz Drums
Andy Morris Drums
Michael Musmanno Electric Guitar
Craig Ross Drums
Andy Taub Mandolin
Chris Searles Percussion, Drums
Alan Hewitt Bass, Double Bass
Jon Roth Cello
Becky Ward Violin
John Thomasson Guitar, Bass Guitar, Upright Bass
Alexandra Cutler-Fetkewicz Violin
Amanda Zidow Cello
Noah Simon Violin
Orian Zidow Violin
Orian Zioow Violin
Paul Hewitt Viola
Mark McCain Drums
Technical Credits
Michael Klein Producer, Engineer
Andy Kravitz Producer, Engineer
Craig Ross Producer, Engineer
Andy Taub Engineer
Jim Wilson Engineer
Robbie Adams Producer, Engineer
Scott Hull Mastering
Alan Hewitt String Arrangements
Brenda Rotheiser Art Direction
Davíd Garza Producer, Engineer
Dave "Stiff" Johnson Producer, Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Fresh & Entertaining - Why isn't David Garza on the radio?

    David Garza is one of those rare artists who let's his genius and talent successfully experiment with and create wonderful music. His music is fresh and entertaining and SHOULD be played on the radio, but for some reason does not get the airtime he deserves. The radio needs someone like David Garza! This album nicely exemplifies his range in experimentation with music types (from ballads to rock to nicely unclassifiable) and does not disappoint those looking for something original, poetic and fun.

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