Garage Orchestra

Garage Orchestra

by Cindy Lee Berryhill


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Garage Orchestra

Although Cindy Lee Berryhill's first two albums positioned her as a folky with some stray Patti Smith leanings, Cindy Lee Berryhill is, at heart, a closet Beach Boys fan. Her third album, Garage Orchestra, drops the folk-rock leanings of the first two records in favor of a singer/songwriter feel akin to early-'70s Beach Boys classics like Surf's Up and Holland, with Berryhill's guitar and piano ably supported by a much larger cast of musicians who color the tracks with vibes, strings, horns, and percussion. Berryhill's trilling voice and oddball lyrical preoccupations are the same, however; the quirky shaggy-dog story "Gary Handeman" and the incredibly odd "UFO Suite" are among Berryhill's funniest and strangest songs, while the Barenaked Ladies-like "I Want Stuff" and the gentle Brian Wilson homage "Song for Brian" cover the album's emotional poles. Much more solid than her first two records, both of which had some filler, Garage Orchestra is Berryhill's first completely solid and intriguing effort.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/27/1994
Label: Imports
UPC: 0723248500827
catalogNumber: 8500827

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Cindy Lee Berryhill   Primary Artist,Electric Guitar,Vocals
Christopher Davies   Mandolin,Autoharp,Electric Bass
Richard Tibbitts   Flute
Jeff Daley   Percussion
Randy Hoffman   Percussion,Marimbas,Timpani,Vibes
Renata Bratt   Piano,Cello,Vocals
Amy Palm   Vocal Harmony
Francesca Savage   Viol
Jim Tabler   Clarinet
Giovanni Verdi   Vocals,Acoustic Bass
Christopher Vitas   Violin
Dave Kendall   Vocals

Technical Credits

Cindy Lee Berryhill   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Liner Notes
Mike Harris   Producer,Engineer
J. Ray   Contributor
Renata Bratt   Contributor
Debra Ruzinsky   Art Direction

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