Under the Covers, Vol. 2

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
A sequel to Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs' 2007 stroll through the '60s was perhaps inevitable, at least as inevitable as the decision to devote Under the Covers, Vol. 2 to the super sounds of the '70s. Sweet and Hoffs tend to pick '70s songs that are a bit more familiar than their '60s selections, never digging out a Me Decade equivalent of Marmalade's "I See the Rain" or the Zombies' "Care of Cell #44," but instead punctuating AM pop hits and FM rock staples like "Sugar Magnolia," "Second Hand News," "All the Young Dudes," "You're So Vain," "I've Seen All Good People," and "Maggie May" with power pop by the Raspberries ("Go All the Way"), Big Star ("Back of ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
A sequel to Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs' 2007 stroll through the '60s was perhaps inevitable, at least as inevitable as the decision to devote Under the Covers, Vol. 2 to the super sounds of the '70s. Sweet and Hoffs tend to pick '70s songs that are a bit more familiar than their '60s selections, never digging out a Me Decade equivalent of Marmalade's "I See the Rain" or the Zombies' "Care of Cell #44," but instead punctuating AM pop hits and FM rock staples like "Sugar Magnolia," "Second Hand News," "All the Young Dudes," "You're So Vain," "I've Seen All Good People," and "Maggie May" with power pop by the Raspberries ("Go All the Way"), Big Star ("Back of a Car"), and Todd Rundgren, who has no less than two songs from Something/Anything? featured here. The influence of that 1972 double LP can be heard in the similarly homespun production of Under the Covers, Vol. 2 but where Rundgren was open-ended, Sweet neatly ties up every loose end with the care of a pop fetishist, making sure all the harmonies and guitar licks are in place, never adding any untasteful elements. Sometimes, everything is a little bit too pat and pretty -- particularly on "Sugar Magnolia," whose processed guitars sparkle too brightly -- but the duo's enduring, endearing love for this music is evident, sometimes infectious, and, at its best, throws out some surprises, like Susanna's soulful reading of "Maggie May."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/21/2009
  • Label: Shout Factory
  • UPC: 826663113068
  • Catalog Number: 31130
  • Sales rank: 4,508

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Sugar Magnolia (3:32)
  2. 2 Go All the Way (3:33)
  3. 3 Second Hand News - Matthew Sweet (3:13)
  4. 4 Bell Bottom Blues (5:02)
  5. 5 All the Young Dudes (3:52)
  6. 6 You're So Vain (4:22)
  7. 7 Here Comes My Girl (4:22)
  8. 8 I've Seen All Good People: Your Move/All Good People - Matthew Sweet (7:29)
  9. 9 Hello It's Me (3:51)
  10. 10 Willin' (2:59)
  11. 11 Back of a Car (2:32)
  12. 12 Couldn't I Just Tell You (3:27)
  13. 13 Gimme Some Truth (3:27)
  14. 14 Maggie May (5:32)
  15. 15 Everything I Own (3:09)
  16. 16 Beware of Darkness - Dhani Harrison (3:38)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Matthew Sweet Primary Artist, Organ, Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Piano, Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar, Tabla, Ukulele, Vocals, Mellotron, Electric Harpsichord, Guitar (12 String Electric)
Susanna Hoffs Primary Artist, Guitar, Percussion, Vocals, Hand Clapping
Lindsey Buckingham Guitar
Steve Howe Electric Guitar, Guitar (12 String Acoustic)
Greg Leisz Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Mandolin, Pedal Steel Guitar, Electric Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Slide Guitar, Soloist
Ric Menck Drums
Peter Phillips Guitar
Dhani Harrison Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Evan Peters Hand Clapping
Natalie Byrd Piano
Technical Credits
Jon Anderson Composer
David Bowie Composer
Lindsey Buckingham Composer
Eric Carmen Composer
Alex Chilton Composer
George Harrison Composer
Susanna Hoffs Producer, Audio Production
John Lennon Composer
Tom Petty Composer
Todd Rundgren Composer
Carly Simon Composer
Chris Squire Composer
Rod Stewart Composer
Matthew Sweet Engineer, Audio Production
Bob Weir Composer
Robert Hunter Composer
David Gates Composer
Lowell George Composer
Mike Campbell Composer
Wally Bryson Composer
Eric Clapton Composer
Andy Hummel Composer
Martin Quittenton Composer
Ed Fotheringham Illustrations
Glenn Schick Mastering
Evan Peters Engineer
Jeff Palo Producer
Jon Anderson Composer
Karrie Stouffer Artwork
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