Different Days

Different Days

by The Charlatans UK


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As a title, Different Days certainly suggests the Charlatans have pushed themselves into a new era. In a sense, they were forced to change. After mourning founding drummer Jon Brookes on 2015's Modern Nature, the group has moved into a different phase with Brookes replacement Pete Salisbury, formerly of the Verve. Anchored by Salisbury, the Charlatans aren't quite as traditionally minded as they used to be and they embrace a new fluidity not only in their rhythms -- which are sometimes enhanced by drum programming -- but their attitude toward collaborations. Former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr plays on three songs, Brian Jonestown Massacre's Anton Newcombe plays on a couple of tracks, and Paul Weller co-wrote the closing "Spinning Out." What's interesting is that none of these spotlights are flashy -- the guitars don't call attention to themselves, Weller's piano adds color but it doesn't provide the foundation for "Spinning Out" -- yet the presence of the additional musicians is instrumental in the variety of Different Days. True, this variety is rather subtle, partially due to the doggedly low-key production, but underneath its simmering shimmer Different Days offers spins on classic pop, electronic soul, and late-night chill. Perhaps it's quiet exploration, but the Charlatans embrace the elastic possibilities of new avenues here, and the results are rewarding.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/26/2017
Label: Bmg Rights Managemen
UPC: 0190296965968
catalogNumber: 96596
Rank: 75317

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Performance Credits

Charlatans UK   Primary Artist
Martin Blunt   Bass
Tim Burgess   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Johnny Marr   Guitar
Paul Weller   Percussion,Keyboards,Vocals
Peter Salisbury   Drums
Stephen Morris   Drums
Mark Collins   Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals
Gillian Gilbert   Keyboards
Kurt Wagner   Voices
Anton Newcombe   Guitar,Percussion,Keyboards
Tony Rogers   Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals
Derick Johnson   Bass
Donald Johnson   Percussion
Ian Rankin   Voices
Nik Void   Background Vocals
Ben Gordelier   Drums
Sharon Horgan   Background Vocals
Shuri Endo   Voices

Technical Credits

Charlatans UK   Producer
Martin Blunt   Composer
Tim Burgess   Composer
Paul Weller   Composer
Stephen Morris   Programming,drum programming
Mark Collins   Composer
Anton Newcombe   Engineer
Tony Rogers   Composer
Charles Rees   Engineer
Jim Spencer   Producer,Engineer
Ian Rankin   Composer
Sam Moore   Layout
Nik Void   Vocal Treatments

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