Trampoline

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
On Trampoline, Joe Henry moves away from the country-rock that earned his reputation in the early '90s. Though there are still some remnants of his Gram Parsons and Neil Young influences, Henry attempts a more atmospheric, rock-based sound on Trampoline, which explains his choice of Helmet guitarist Page Hamilton as musical collaborator. The shift in sound is effective, but it does sound as if the singer/songwriter is still trying to become comfortable with his new direction. It doesn't help that the album is slightly uneven, as Henry tries to write more literate lyrics, making his songs almost into short stories. When his ambitions do work, Trampoline is a ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
On Trampoline, Joe Henry moves away from the country-rock that earned his reputation in the early '90s. Though there are still some remnants of his Gram Parsons and Neil Young influences, Henry attempts a more atmospheric, rock-based sound on Trampoline, which explains his choice of Helmet guitarist Page Hamilton as musical collaborator. The shift in sound is effective, but it does sound as if the singer/songwriter is still trying to become comfortable with his new direction. It doesn't help that the album is slightly uneven, as Henry tries to write more literate lyrics, making his songs almost into short stories. When his ambitions do work, Trampoline is a stark, affecting listen, and even when they don't, the album is admirable.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/26/1996
  • Label: Fontana Mammoth
  • UPC: 035498010927
  • Catalog Number: 980109

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Bob & Ray (3:44)
  2. 2 Ohio Air Show Plane Crash (6:30)
  3. 3 Trampoline (4:34)
  4. 4 Flower Girl (2:58)
  5. 5 Let Me Have It All (5:11)
  6. 6 Medicine (5:03)
  7. 7 Go with God (Topless Shoeshine) (4:43)
  8. 8 I Was a Playboy (4:33)
  9. 9 Parade (4:17)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Joe Henry Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Guitar, Electric Guitar, Keyboards, Pump Organ, Machines, Guitar (Tremolo)
Angelettes Background Vocals
Carla Azar Percussion, Drums
Bucky Baxter Pedal Steel Guitar, Zither
Page Hamilton Electric Guitar
Darryl Johnson Bass, Voices, Animal Sounds
Patrick McCarthy Keyboards
Tim O'Reagan Percussion, Drums
Mark Mullins Trombone
Mike Russell Organ, Banjo, Bass, Pump Organ
Eric Heywood Pedal Steel Guitar
Miranda Dade-Lurie Vocals, Soloist
Technical Credits
Joe Henry Producer, Engineer
Greg Calbi Mastering
Darryl Johnson Contributor
Patrick McCarthy Producer, Engineer
Mike Russell Contributor
Lynn Kowalewski Art Direction
Richard Barron Engineer
Raul Ferrando String Arrangements
Sonny Glare Arranger, Orchestral Arrangements
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