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Unfinished Business

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Although Steve Goodman's album Santa Ana Winds was, technically, a posthumous release, it was so polished an effort and appeared so soon after his death in September 1984 that it seemingly must have been in the can before his final illness. Unfinished Business, however, appearing three years later, clearly was a collection of previously unreleased archival recordings that had been assembled as an LP. Yet it was not all that different from most Goodman albums. During his lifetime, Goodman liked to put together collections that traced the range of his musical tastes, from folk to country to rock and beyond, with his own original songs, some of them sincere, some ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Although Steve Goodman's album Santa Ana Winds was, technically, a posthumous release, it was so polished an effort and appeared so soon after his death in September 1984 that it seemingly must have been in the can before his final illness. Unfinished Business, however, appearing three years later, clearly was a collection of previously unreleased archival recordings that had been assembled as an LP. Yet it was not all that different from most Goodman albums. During his lifetime, Goodman liked to put together collections that traced the range of his musical tastes, from folk to country to rock and beyond, with his own original songs, some of them sincere, some humorous, and also covers of various songs, some of them from Tin Pan Alley. And that's what one hears again on Unfinished Business. The leadoff track, "Whispering Man," and "In Real Life" both of which sound like they may have benefited from after-the-fact overdubbing are adult contemporary ballads; "Mind Over Matter" and "Millie Make Some Chili" have country arrangements; "Don't Get Sand in It" is a good-natured pop
ock tune; and "God Bless Our Mobile Home" and "Now and Then There's a Fool Such as I" are duets between Goodman and his mandolin-playing touring partner, Jethro Burns formerly of Homer & Jethro, recorded at a radio station. Toward the end, more solo Goodman is heard, with a new version of "The Dutchman," the Michael Smith song Goodman first recorded on his second album, Somebody Else's Troubles, and a concluding performance of "My Funny Valentine," which bookend an original seasonal song, "Colorado Christmas" another song that sounds like it might have some new overdubs. It sounds like a miscellany, but Goodman's reedy voice holds it all together, and it is no more diverse than one of the albums he concocted himself.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/11/1989
  • Label: Red Pajamas
  • UPC: 092941100529
  • Catalog Number: 411005
  • Sales rank: 113,438

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Steve Goodman Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals, Mandola
Jethro Burns Mandolin
Michael Peter Smith Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Background Vocals
The Radiators Background Vocals
Mark Colby Saxophone
Jeff Baxter Electric Guitar
Peter Bunetta Percussion, Drums
Brad Buxer Synthesizer, Drums
Rick Chudacoff Bass
Bill Elliott Keyboards
Bonnie Herman Background Vocals
Howard Levy Harmonica
Ron Murray Bass
Mitch Perry Electric Guitar
Joe Pusateri Percussion, Drums
Brian Ray Electric Guitar
Steve Rodby Bass, Upright Bass
Jim Rothermel Saxophone
Bill Ruppert Electric Guitar
Leslie Smith Background Vocals
Tim Stone Background Vocals
Jim Tullio Percussion
Bob Rans Piano, Synclavier
Vicki Hubly Background Vocals
Robert Bowker Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Hank Snow Composer
Gary Brandt Engineer
Al Bunetta Executive Producer
Peter Bunetta Arranger, Producer
Brad Buxer drum programming
Rick Chudacoff Arranger, Producer
Dan Einstein Executive Producer
Bernie Grundman Mastering
Hank Neuberger Engineer
Jim Tullio Contributor
Frank Wolf Engineer
Rich Warren Engineer
Dawn Bunetta Producer
William P. McCord Composer
Russell E. Brown Composer
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