Traveler

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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
Traveler is Trey Anastasio's first studio solo album since 2009's orchestral art pop sleeper, Time Turns Elastic. Peter Katis was enlisted as co-producer; his résumé includes work with the National, Interpol, and Jónsi. Along with the Trey Anastasio Band (TAB), the credits are littered with guest appearances from violist and violinist Rob Moose (Bon Iver), vocalist Kori Gardner (Mates of State), and the National's Matt Berninger and Bryan Devendorf. There are a few completely new tracks here, while the balance includes studio takes on tunes played live by either TAB or Phish. As a solo artist, Anastasio's recordings are usually quite consistent, and Traveler is no exception....
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
Traveler is Trey Anastasio's first studio solo album since 2009's orchestral art pop sleeper, Time Turns Elastic. Peter Katis was enlisted as co-producer; his résumé includes work with the National, Interpol, and Jónsi. Along with the Trey Anastasio Band (TAB), the credits are littered with guest appearances from violist and violinist Rob Moose (Bon Iver), vocalist Kori Gardner (Mates of State), and the National's Matt Berninger and Bryan Devendorf. There are a few completely new tracks here, while the balance includes studio takes on tunes played live by either TAB or Phish. As a solo artist, Anastasio's recordings are usually quite consistent, and Traveler is no exception. The set's first single is a new song, "Scabbard." Anastasio crams in his love of Frank Zappa, King Crimson, Radiohead, and pop music. That said, it contains his signature ability to capture a simple melody -- in this case three, simultaneously -- and wrap them in an accessible but harmonically and dynamically adventurous package. His singing, along with help from backing vocalists Natalie Cressman and Jennifer Hartswick, makes the cut a clear standout. Also included here is the third, and perhaps most successful, studio version of "Let Me Lie," and a studio take on the labyrinthine, reggae-drenched prog that is "Land of Nod." And speaking of reggae, perhaps the album's biggest surprise is the cover of the Gorillaz's "Clint Eastwood." While the band has been playing it live for nearly two years, this reading underscores the punchy vocal by Hartswick. "Valentine," which appeared on the live TAB at the TAB in 2010, is treated to a horn-saturated workout here. And in spite of its weave of shimmering synths and tom-tom heavy drumkits and layered vocals, it feels nearly organic. Other highlights include studio versions of the elegiac ballad "Frost" (with gorgeous strings courtesy of Rob Moose), and the raggedy pop
ocker "Pigtail," with its light, funky backbeat and locked-down bassline. Given all the recent activity by Phish and TAB, Traveler reveals that with its four brand-new songs and revisioned versions of live staples, Anastasio's creative force is healthy and his taste is, as ever, impeccable.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/16/2012
  • Label: Ato Records
  • UPC: 880882182229
  • Catalog Number: 1822
  • Sales rank: 59,910

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Corona (3:34)
  2. 2 Let Me Lie (3:22)
  3. 3 Frost (3:56)
  4. 4 Land of Nod
  5. 5 Pigtail
  6. 6 Scabbard
  7. 7 Clint Eastwood
  8. 8 Architect (4:04)
  9. 9 Valentine
  10. 10 Traveler (6:36)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Trey Anastasio Primary Artist, Guitar, Percussion, Keyboards, Vocals
Tony Markellis Bass
Rob Schwimmer Keyboards
Peter Katis Vocals
Thomas Bartlett Keyboards
Ray Paczkowski Keyboards
Tom Marshall Keyboards, Background Vocals
Natalie Cressman Horn, Background Vocals
Jennifer Hartswick Horn, Background Vocals
Kori Gardner Background Vocals
Russ Lawton Drums
Russell Remington Horn
Matt Berninger Background Vocals
Bryan Devendorf Drums
Samuli Kosminen Percussion
Rob Moose Violin, Viola
Adrian Van De Graaff Bass
Technical Credits
Trey Anastasio Composer, Producer, Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
Greg Calbi Mastering
Don Hart Horn Arrangements
Kevin Shapiro Contributor
Peter Katis Producer, Engineer, String Arrangements, Instrumentation
Greg Giorgio Engineer
Rob Moose String Arrangements
Beth Montuori Rowles Contributor
Julia Mordaunt Contributor, Art Direction
Ben Collette Contributor
Richard Glasgow Contributor
Micah Lidberg Illustrations
Charlie Rivera Intern
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