New Year's Day

New Year's Day

by The Bacon Brothers


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New Year's Day

It's a platitude to denigrate "Hollywood" personalities' attempts at music. Indeed, every album from the Bacon Brothers has almost certainly met some automatic criticism. Every album has also, however, received mentions of surprise -- surprise that an actor can make straightforward, good music. By this point, it shouldn't be a surprise that Kevin Bacon can perform (and that brother Michael Bacon, a well-sought film scoring composer, could be more than a side act). The music on New Years Day is more varied than many previous albums, though. ng from Philadelphia-inspired rock to simple summer melodies and beyond, it touches on a lot of stylistic areas, handling each form with an ego-free, well-characterized rendition. The album opens on the title track, an ode to Philadelphia's yearly Mummers parades, and something seemingly from Mick Jagger's solo recordings. This is blues-inflected rock & roll, hook-heavy with a polished finish. "Architeuthis" works itself into a seafaring ballad, complete with mournful accordion accompaniment. "Children" could stand in for a solid album track from the Wallflowers. Throughout the recording, the music delves into crossover areas between rock, blues, and folk, taking aesthetics from each to color strong performances. There are many artistic influences inherent in this music, but the created whole is something original.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/30/2012
Label: Soulfood
UPC: 4011586102732
catalogNumber: 10273
Rank: 47782

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bacon Brothers   Primary Artist
Michael Bacon   Acoustic Guitar,Percussion,Cello,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Kevin Bacon   Acoustic Guitar,Harmonica,Percussion,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Charlie Giordano   Accordion,Keyboards,Melodica
Ira Siegel   Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Bass,Mandolin,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals,tiple
Frank Vilardi   Percussion,Drums
Shelley Woodworth   Flageolet
Paul Guzzone   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Percussion,Electric Guitar,Ukulele,Background Vocals
James Frazee   Keyboards
Travis Bacon   Guitar,Soloist

Technical Credits

Michael Bacon   Composer,Producer
Kevin Bacon   Composer,Producer
William Derella   Executive Producer
Butch Jones   Vocal Engineer
Dennis McNerney   Engineer,Drum Engineering
Ira Siegel   Producer
Frank Vilardi   Producer
Paul Guzzone   Producer
David Williams   Engineer
Jim Oaker   Engineer

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