by Dot Allison


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It'd be hard to imagine a more appropriate title for this elegantly wasted invocation of wee-hour remembrances. Formerly the voice behind chill-o-delic One Dove, Allison shakes loose a little more on her solo debut -- if not quite enough to get a full-fledged cardio workout. The Scottish singer occupies a space not unlike the one Beth Orton has carved out, albeit decked out with a bit more in the way of "real" instrumentation, much of it courtesy of Death in Vegas's Richard Fearless. His indigo-hued guitar lines tint Allison's graceful melodies, leaving plenty of room for both the melodies (mainly soft-focus psychedelic meanderings) and urbane lyrics (particularly legendary songsmith Hal David's "Did I Imagine You?") to shine through. For all the world-weariness that Allison exudes on songs like "In Winter Still" and "I Wanna Feel the Chill" (which strips things back to just the singer and her piano), AFTERGLOW isn't merely an exercise in depressive soul-baring: It's more a languid massage of the inner spaces we too often neglect.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/14/1999
Label: Arista
UPC: 0078221660020
catalogNumber: 16600

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dot Allison   Primary Artist,Guitar,Piano,Keyboards,Hammond Organ,Vocals,Vocoder,Tubular Bells,Squeezebox
Mark Berrow   Violin
Simon Chamberlain   Piano
B.J. Cole   Pedal Steel Guitar
Nick Cooper   Cello
Greg Knowles   Cymbalom
Liz Layton   Violin
Kate Musker   Viola
Henry Olsen   Bass,Bass Guitar
Ralph Salmins   Drums
Kevin Shields   Guitar
Sonia Slany   Violin
Stephen Tees   Viola
Cathy Thompson   Violin
Gavin Woods   Guitar
Dermot Crehan   Violin
Mary Scully   Cello,Bass Cello
Paul Willey   Violin
Frank Schaefer   Cello
Andrew Parker   Viola
Ged Lynch   Percussion,Drums
Magnus Fiennes   Piano,Harmonium,Keyboards,fender rhodes
Jim Hunt   Saxophone
Will Blanchard   Drums
Miffy Hirsch   Violin
Rachel Bolt   Viola
Jonathan Tunnell   Cello
Duncan Mackay   Trumpet
David Woodcock   Violin
Jonathan Evans-Jones   Violin

Technical Credits

Hal David   Lyricist
Brian Gascoigne   String Arrangements
Tim Holmes   Programming,Producer,Engineer
Stephen Lironi   Producer
Kevin Shields   Producer
Paul Statham   Programming
Pascal Gabriel   Programming
Chris Allison   Producer,Engineer
Arab Strap   Remixing
Flowchart   Contributor
Niven Garland   Engineer
Magnus Fiennes   Programming,Producer,Engineer
Richard Fearless   Producer
Dot Allison   Arranger,Programming,Producer,Engineer,String Arrangements
Barney Chase   Programming,Engineer
Jason Famous   Engineer

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