Wearing Someone Else's Clothes

Wearing Someone Else's Clothes

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by Jason Robert Brown
     
 
Jason Robert Brown begins Wearing Someone Else's Clothes with ironic distance on the title cut. The song's narrator has turned his life upside down, thanks to a new love interest, and though he barely recognizes himself, he likes the change. "Wearing Someone Else's Clothes" is accompanied by a soulful, urban sound, highlighted by Brown's smooth vocals,

Overview

Jason Robert Brown begins Wearing Someone Else's Clothes with ironic distance on the title cut. The song's narrator has turned his life upside down, thanks to a new love interest, and though he barely recognizes himself, he likes the change. "Wearing Someone Else's Clothes" is accompanied by a soulful, urban sound, highlighted by Brown's smooth vocals, keyboards, and lots of powerful background singing. The only real downside of the song is that -- at five minutes and 31 seconds -- it overstays its welcome by at least a minute and a half. Interestingly, Brown follows this ironic love confessional with an older song, "Long Long Road," about a lover packing her bags and leaving. Once again, Brown packages his song with a nice urban groove, but the song -- once again -- also sticks around way too long. One nice thing about the lyrics of these songs is that they reveal a knack for tackling a familiar subject from a different angle ("Wearing Someone Else's Clothes" and "Getting Out"). It would be a mistake, however, to see Brown as a singer/songwriter in the traditional sense. His approach to his self-penned songs reveals conviction, but the conviction is wrapped inside a theatrical flair. Wearing Someone Else's Clothes will appeal to theatergoers and anyone who appreciates a good song solidly delivered.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/28/2005
Label:
Ghostlight
UPC:
0791558330120
catalogNumber:
83301
Rank:
21099

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jason Robert Brown   Primary Artist,Piano,Conductor,Keyboards,Vocals,fender rhodes
Howard Alden   Guitar,Guest Appearance
Steve Williamson   Clarinet
Mike Christianson   Trombone
Kermit Driscoll   Electric Bass
Shannon Ford   Drums
Norberto Goldberg   Percussion,Drums
Randy Landau   Electric Bass,Double Bass,Fretless Bass Guitar,Upright Bass
Brian O'Flaherty   Trumpet
Keith O'Quinn   Trombone
Roger Rosenberg   Bassoon,Baritone Saxophone
Ira Siegel   Electric Guitar
Sal Spicolla   Clarinet,Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Beth Thompson   Soprano
Roger Wendt   French Horn
Lillias White   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Leise Anschuetz   French Horn
Dorothy Lawson   Strings,Cello
Rozz Morehead   Background Vocals
Debra Shufelt   Viola
Chuck Wilson   Flute,Saxophone,Alto Saxophone
Rebecca Luker   Soprano
Christy Baron   Alto,Background Vocals
Todd Reynolds   Strings,Violin,Concert Master
Dave Rogers   Trumpet
Belinda Whitney   Violin
Stephen Bogardus   Tenor (Vocal)
Julia K. Murney   Alto
Joel Fram   Choir Conductor
Gary Sieger   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Alice Ripley   Alto
Ashley Horne   Violin
Laura Oatts   Violin
Jeff Blumenkrantz   Baritone
Ralph Farris   Strings,Viola
Dan Willis   Oboe,Saxophone,Alto Saxophone
Sean McCourt   Baritone
Jeff Lang   French Horn
Georgia Stitt   Alto,Conductor
Mark Thrasher   Bassoon,Bass Clarinet,Bass Saxophone
Brian Dunne   Drums
Virginia Woodruff   Soprano
Danny Gurwin   Background Vocals,Tenor (Vocal)
Danny Burstein   Baritone
Brooks Ashmanskas   Baritone
Jessica Molaskey   Soprano
Kimberly Jajuan   Soprano
Dean Thomas   Percussion
Carolyn Saxon   Alto,Background Vocals
Matt Bogart   Baritone
Brian Miller   Piccolo
Brian Miller   Flute,Piccolo
Clarke Thorell   Tenor (Vocal)
Jeff Lang   French Horn
Donna Lynne Champlin   Alto
Christian Hebel   Violin
Deborah Sepe   Cello
Tom Partington   Drums
Lynne Cohen   Oboe,Cor anglais
Laura Griffith   Soprano
Peter Sachon   Cello
Eva Conte   French Horn
Keith Byron Kirk   Tenor (Vocal)
Ron Melrose   Piano
Randy Redd   Tenor (Vocal)
Janina Reiner   Alto
Nicole VanGiesen   Soprano
NaTasha Yvette Williams   Alto,Background Vocals
Mary L. Rowell   Strings,Violin
Norbert Goldberg   Drums
Michael Christenson   Trombone
Sal Spicola   Tenor Saxophone
David Rogers   Trumpet
Brien O'Flaherty   Trumpet
Dean Thomas   Percussion
Eva Conte   French Horn

Technical Credits

Don Sebesky   Arranger,Orchestration
John Guth   Remote Recording
Jeff Hoffman   Engineer
Jeffrey Lesser   Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Bryan Smith   Engineer
Bradshaw Leigh   Engineer
Tom Filogomo   Engineer
Jason Robert Brown   Arranger,Orchestration
Tim Olmstead   Engineer
Isaiah Abolin   Engineer
Billy Mitchell   Art Direction
Bill Moss   Engineer
Angie Teo   Engineer
Charlie Chastain   Engineer
Ed Pak   Engineer

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've been enjoying introducing this music to friends who aren't particularly musical theater fans, and watching their amazement. You don't have to have heard anything from, or know anything about Jason Robert Brown to flip over these songs and the arrangements. If you're already a fan or admirer, you'll drink this up in a big, greedy gulp and then go back again and again to savour more thoughtfully. Amazing talent, delivering great, heartfelt stuff that should stay fresh a good, long time. It doesn't surprise me that JRB is so fantastic performing his own songs, but what a treat to experience it! If you're a musical theater fan, check out the names of the other vocal personnel for "Music of Heaven" and "Coming Together"--a mini who's who of up-and-coming (some very much already up and here) musical theater stars. And they're not wasted. Also, don't miss the incredible, crazy piano solo and scatting on "I'm In Bizness" (as if you could). Buy this for your friends and enjoy spreading it around. Mr. Brown's earlier theater scores on cd include "Songs For a New World" "Parade" and "The Last Five Years"--each very different, unique and wonderful definitely check them out if you haven't yet. He has a new show in development, based on the movie "Thirteen," and I can't wait to hear it. Bet you'll feel the same after "Wearing Someone Else's Clothes."