Tone Soul Evolution

Tone Soul Evolution

by The Apples in Stereo
     
 

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The second full-length album by the Apples in Stereo isn't as surprising as their debut, 1995's Fun Trick Noisemaker, but it doesn't sound like simply more of the same. Graced with a larger budget and access to a fully equipped 24-track recording studio for the first time, the group (particularly singer/songwriter/producerSee more details below

Overview

The second full-length album by the Apples in Stereo isn't as surprising as their debut, 1995's Fun Trick Noisemaker, but it doesn't sound like simply more of the same. Graced with a larger budget and access to a fully equipped 24-track recording studio for the first time, the group (particularly singer/songwriter/producer Robert Schneider) is working with a much larger canvas now, and it shows. The sound of this album is just remarkable, as layered as any of Jeff Lynne's mid-'70s Electric Light Orchestra albums, but with a freshness and energy that keeps things from merely sounding slick. Schneider explores his fascination with Smile-era Brian Wilson on atmospheric linking tracks like "The Silvery Light of a Dream" and the album's wordless coda, giving the record a sonic unity arguably missing from the all-over-the-map Fun Trick Noisemaker. The one flaw is that the songwriting is not quite up to the consistency of the debut; while songs like "You Said That Last Night," "Seems So," and especially "Shine a Light" are exemplary, there are a couple of tracks that have a whiff of filler about them. Aside from that, Tone Soul Evolution is a fine follow-up.

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/10/1998
Label:
Sire / London/Rhino
UPC:
0643443101325
catalogNumber:
31013

Tracks

  1. Seems So  -  Apples in Stereo
  2. What's the #?  -  Apples in Stereo
  3. About Your Fame  -  Apples in Stereo
  4. Shine a Light  -  Apples in Stereo
  5. Silver Chain  -  Apples in Stereo
  6. Get There Fine  -  Apples in Stereo
  7. The Silvery Light of a Dream  -  Apples in Stereo
  8. The Silvery Light of a Dream, Pt. 2  -  Apples in Stereo
  9. We'll Come to Be  -  Apples in Stereo
  10. Tin Pan Alley  -  Apples in Stereo
  11. You Said That Last Night  -  Apples in Stereo
  12. Try to Remember  -  Apples in Stereo
  13. Find Our Way  -  Apples in Stereo
  14. Coda  -  Apples in Stereo

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Apples in Stereo   Primary Artist
Eric Allen   Electric Bass,Background Vocals,Hand Clapping
Mike Deming   Tambourine,Background Vocals,Hand Clapping
Thom Monahan   Recorder,Background Vocals,Hand Clapping
Robert Schneider   Organ,Acoustic Guitar,Percussion,Piano,Rhythm Guitar,Ukulele,Vocals,Background Vocals,Melodica,Mandola
Hilarie Sidney   Drums,Maracas,Marimbas,Tambourine,Vocals,Background Vocals,Bells,Hand Clapping,sleigh bells
Merisa Bissinger   Trumpet,Piccolo,Alto Saxophone
John Hill   Acoustic Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Background Vocals,Hand Clapping
Jon Hegel   Tenor Saxophone
Kyle Jones   Piano
Rick Benjamin   Trombone,Conductor

Technical Credits

Mike Deming   Engineer
Daniel Terry   Contributor
Apples in Stereo   Engineer
Robert Schneider   Arranger,Producer,Engineer
Jim McIntyre   Engineer
Steve Keene   Artwork,Paintings,Collage
Rick Benjamin   Horn Conductor

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