In Thrall

In Thrall

by Murray Attaway

CD

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Overview

In Thrall

In Thrall doesn't whap you over the head on first listen but, as the title suggests, seduces the listener gradually and inexorably into the universe of Murray Attaway's debut solo album. As leader of Georgia's Guadalcanal Diary, Attaway was often too eclectic a songsmith for his own (commercial) good. In Thrall teeters on the brink of this trap, then pulls back into an intense, cohesive sense of purpose by the end. Attaway's style is best captured by the near genius of "Walpurgis Night," where he takes one of those great pure-pop melodies and proceeds to throw the baroque kitchen sink at it. There's always more going on here than first meets the ear. Enthralling.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/16/1993
Label: Geffen Records
UPC: 0720642449523
catalogNumber: 24495

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Murray Attaway   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Jackson Browne   Background Vocals
Nicky Hopkins   Organ,Piano
Steve Nieve   Wurlitzer
Jim Keltner   Drums
Sid Page   Violin
Aimee Mann   Background Vocals
Steven Soles   Background Vocals
Alex Acuña   Percussion
Benmont Tench   Organ
Tony Berg   Guitar,Percussion,Tamboura,Casio
Robbie Blunt   Guitar
Jon Brion   Bass,Guitar,Piano,Mellotron,Vibes
David Coleman   Electric Viola
David Mansfield   Mandolin,Violin,Mandocello
Pat Mastelotto   Percussion,Drums
Eric Pressly   Bass
Patrick Warren   Keyboards,chamberlain
Gary Ferguson   Drums

Technical Credits

Chris Lord-Alge   Engineer
Tony Berg   Producer,Contributor
Greg Goldman   Engineer
Casey McMackin   Engineer
Brian Scheuble   Engineer
Joel Stoner   Engineer
Robert Fisher   Art Direction

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