Transmitter

Transmitter

by Blue Spark
     
 

Impressively varied, though much too brief at less than 30 minutes, Blue Spark's debut displays an adventurous country-rock sound that is willing to step outside of the boundaries implied by the genre. Leading off with the hook-heavy power twang of "Better Me," Blue Spark is a little more tuneful and radio-friendly than bands typically classified with them. The solid… See more details below

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Impressively varied, though much too brief at less than 30 minutes, Blue Spark's debut displays an adventurous country-rock sound that is willing to step outside of the boundaries implied by the genre. Leading off with the hook-heavy power twang of "Better Me," Blue Spark is a little more tuneful and radio-friendly than bands typically classified with them. The solid roots rock groove, accented by nice harmony vocals and organ, of "This Town," and the infectious fuzzy guitar lines of the pop-punk "Parks of Olympia" reveal a refreshing eclecticism. Lead singer, guitarist, and primary songwriter Garth Reeves, formerly of Goodness, has a nice raspy and nuanced voice, well-suited to the soulful, big choruses of "Two Trains" and the loose R&B feel of "Cupid Song." In fact, one gets the impression that Blue Spark could make a rather smooth transition into a fairly straight R&B band if they were so inclined. The gospel-flavored piano of "Bitter Moon" is a fine coda to an album that crams a lot of music into seven tracks.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/19/1999
Label:
Good Ink Records
UPC:
0683252000327
catalogNumber:
3

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Blue Spark   Primary Artist
Eric Richard   Mandolin
Timo Ellis   Drums,Vocal Harmony
Joe Hadlock   Organ
Fiia McGann   Vocal Harmony
Danny Newcomb   Guitar
Kevin Suggs   Guitar,Pedal Steel Guitar
Garth Reeves   Guitar,Vocals
Chris Friel   Drums
Rick Friel   Bass
Carrie Arke   Vocal Harmony
Ted Camp   Upright Bass
Ronna Era   Bass
Kelly Van Camp   Percussion,Vocal Harmony

Technical Credits

Rick Fisher   Mastering
Timo Ellis   Producer,Engineer
Fiia McGann   Illustrations
Kevin Suggs   Producer
Garth Reeves   Producer
Ryan Hadlock   Producer
Eric Arke   Drum Technician

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