Build a Rocket Boys!

Build a Rocket Boys!

by Elbow
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Build a Rocket Boys!

Build a Rocket Boys! is Elbow's first release since winning the Mercury Prize with The Seldom Seen Kid. Following that multi-platinum behemoth is no easy task, particularly for a 20-year-old band whose modest, "aw shucks" demeanor makes Chris Martin seem like a braggart. On these 11 tracks, though, Elbow continues its ascent from cult band to stadium filler, skirting all but the outermost orbits of mainstream pop while focusing on innovative, lushly textured songwriting. Build a Rocket Boys! knows when to push forward and when to pull back, and its songs find the accessibility in out-of-the-box thinking without alienating either side of Elbow's audience: the longtime fans who worry about losing their band to the mainstream, and the recent converts who climbed aboard after The Seldom Seen Kid's success.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/12/2011
Label: Downtown
UPC: 0602527623283
catalogNumber: 2762328

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Elbow   Primary Artist
Bob Marsh   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Guy Garvey   Vocals
Craig Potter   Keyboards
Mark Potter   Guitar
Pete Turner   Bass
Richard Jupp   Drums
Stella Page   Violin,Viola
Hallé Youth Choir   Vocals
John Moseley   Vocals
Gregory Batsleer   Choir Director
Margit Van Der Zwan   Cello
Adrianne Wininsky   Cello

Technical Credits

Danny Evans   Engineer
Guy Garvey   Composer,String Arrangements,Brass Arrangment,Choir Arrangement
Elbow   Composer
Craig Potter   Producer
Oliver East   Illustrations
Paul West   Layout

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Build a Rocket Boys! 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
a_de More than 1 year ago
From the first song, through the last this album is full of pleasant musical and lyrical surprises. Each song contributes to a total auditory delight. Elbow has developed the skills to deliver consistant music and lyrical content in a unique and creative manner that leaves the listener wanting more.