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All Music Guide - Ronnie D. Lankford
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ronnie D. Lankford
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/28/2005
  • Label: Ghostlight
  • UPC: 791558330120
  • Catalog Number: 83301
  • Sales rank: 162,615

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
Dave Swanson Digital Editing
Chris Bellman Mastering
Bradshaw Leigh Engineer
Tom Filogomo Engineer
Jan Folkson Digital Editing
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

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Fantastic, wonderful, intelligent music!

    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."

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