Time Signatures

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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
There is a strong Chicago connection on Lisa McClowry's Time Signatures. McClowry is from Chicago, and this 2010 release was produced by Jim Peterik -- a fellow Chicagoan who was a founding member of Survivor and is best known for co-writing their 1982 anthem "Eye of the Tiger" (from the movie Rocky 3). Before that, Peterik was the lead singer for another well-known band from Chicago: the Ides of March, best remembered for their 1970 smash "Vehicle" (which Peterik wrote). Time Signatures doesn't sound anything like Survivor's hard rock/arena rock, and it doesn't really sound like the Ides of March either -- although there is one parallel. The Ides of March were a ...
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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
There is a strong Chicago connection on Lisa McClowry's Time Signatures. McClowry is from Chicago, and this 2010 release was produced by Jim Peterik -- a fellow Chicagoan who was a founding member of Survivor and is best known for co-writing their 1982 anthem "Eye of the Tiger" (from the movie Rocky 3). Before that, Peterik was the lead singer for another well-known band from Chicago: the Ides of March, best remembered for their 1970 smash "Vehicle" (which Peterik wrote). Time Signatures doesn't sound anything like Survivor's hard rock/arena rock, and it doesn't really sound like the Ides of March either -- although there is one parallel. The Ides of March were a horn-powered rock band with an obvious soul influence; they were often compared to Blood, Sweat & Tears, and similarly, much of Time Signatures is quite soul-minded even though it is primarily an adult contemporary album. Peterik takes a very hands-on approach; in addition to producing Time Signatures, he wrote or co-wrote all of the material and plays guitar, keyboards, and percussion. Peterik does a lot to help McClowry sound great, but ultimately, she has to take the ball and run with it -- and run with it she does. The expressive McClowry, who co-wrote seven of the 12 tracks, sounds like she is really invested in this material; she gives a lot emotionally, recalling adult contemporary/soft rock singers like Laura Branigan, Nicolette Larson, Kim Carnes, and Gloria Estefan but also indicating that she has spent a lot of time listening to soul favorites such as Teena Marie and Chaka Khan. Had Time Signatures come out in the 1970s or 1980s, it's possible that a few of the tracks would have been hits on R&B radio even though most of them would have been better candidates for exposure on pop/Top 40 stations. But pop
ock or soul, Time Signatures is an absorbing listen; Peterik clearly did right by McClowry.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/13/2010
  • Label: Big Deal Records
  • UPC: 893422002512
  • Catalog Number: 20025
  • Sales rank: 21,479

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lisa McClowry Primary Artist, Vocals, Background Vocals
Jim Peterik Percussion, Keyboards, Chart
Ed Breckenfeld Percussion, Drums
Orbert Davis Trumpet
Steve Eisen Saxophone
Thom Griffin Background Vocals
Ron Hall Bass
Klem Hayes Bass
Steve Hunt Vibes
Jeff Lantz Synthesizer, Piano, Clavinet, Hammond B3
Richard Patterson Bass, Electric Upright Bass
Richie Davis Guitar
Nick Colionne Guitar
Mike Aquino Guitar
Jeff Handley Percussion, Vibes
Emily Mantell Cello
Caroline Curtis Violin
Matt Mantell Viola
Kjari Parker Percussion, Drums
Technical Credits
Jim Peterik Composer, Producer
Terry Becker Art Direction
Jeff Lantz String Arrangements
Larry Millas Engineer, Mastering
Steve Oliver Programming
Mike Logan Programming
Lisa McClowry Composer, Liner Notes
Leslie Hunt Composer
Joe Hurt Programming
Taryn Kostyrka Layout
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