Fat City

Fat City

by Shawn Colvin


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Fat City

For her second album, Shawn Colvin took a temporary break from longtime collaborator and producer John Leventhal, teaming up instead with Larry Klein. And while the strongest songs -- "Tennessee," "Climb On (A Back That's Strong)," and "Object of My Desire" -- are Colvin/Leventhal collaborations, credit should be given to Klein, who incorporated a glossy, more dynamic production and top-notch session players for a stronger and more accessible album. In addition to turning in a strong batch of songs, Colvin shows much more diversity, tackling everything from rootsy rockers to more sensitive folk ballads with equally passionate delivery. "I Don't Know Why" (the first song she wrote) and "Round of Blues" both found considerable success in adult contemporary radio formats, adding to her growing fan base.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/13/1998
Label: Sony/Bmg Int'l
UPC: 5099746796129
catalogNumber: 467961

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Shawn Colvin   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals,12-string Guitar
Bruce Hornsby   Piano,Background Vocals
David Lindley   Guitar,Hawaiian Guitar,Bazouki,Lap Steel Guitar
Joni Mitchell   Percussion
Subdudes   Group
Richard Thompson   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Chris Whitley   Guitar,Steel Guitar,national steel guitar
Tom "Bones" Malone   Guitar,Background Vocals
Valerie Carter   Background Vocals
Jim Keltner   Drums
Alex Acuña   Percussion
Steve Amedee   Drums,Tambourine,Vocals,Background Vocals
Robin Batteau   Background Vocals
Larry Campbell   Fiddle,Pedal Steel Guitar,Violin,Cittern
Mary Chapin Carpenter   Background Vocals
Vinnie Colaiuta   Drums
Denny Fongheiser   Drums
Béla Fleck   Banjo
Milt Grayson   Background Vocals
Richie Hayward   Brushes
Curtis King   Background Vocals
Larry Klein   Organ,Bass,Percussion,Piano,Drums,Electric Guitar,Keyboards
Greg Leisz   Pedal Steel Guitar
John Leventhal   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Percussion,Electric Guitar
John Magnie   Accordion,Vocals,Background Vocals
Bill Payne   Organ,Drums
Jeff Pevar   Electric Guitar
Steuart Smith   Electric Guitar
Fonzi Thornton   Background Vocals
Ken White   Keyboards,Background Vocals
Vinnie Zummo   Electric Guitar
Tommy Malone   Electric Guitar,Vocals,Slide Guitar
Kenny White   Keyboards,Background Vocals
Booker T. Jones   Hammond Organ
Johnny Ray Allen   Bass

Technical Credits

Shawn Colvin   Producer
Steve Addabbo   Engineer
Joe Barbaria   Engineer
Ronald K. Fierstein   Executive Producer
Michael Golub   Engineer
Richie Hayward   Contributor
David Kahne   Producer
Geoff Keehn   Engineer
Larry Klein   Producer,drum programming
John Leventhal   Producer
Dan Marnien   Engineer
Sammy Merendino   Programming,Producer,drum programming
Roger Moutenot   Engineer
Ted Spencer   Engineer
Ken White   Arranger,Producer
Christopher Austopchuk   Art Direction
Kenny White   Arranger,Producer
Bob Dawson   Engineer

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