Numbers Add Up [Diesel Only]

Numbers Add Up [Diesel Only]

by Neil Cleary

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Numbers Add Up [Diesel Only]

A longtime session musician and jack of all trades for various bands, Neil Cleary strikes out on his own this time for a soothing and relaxing trip down a twangy roots rock highway. Whether formulaic in nature and structure as "When All of Us Get Famous" appears, the group is able to transmit an authenticity that it comes from the heart. Assisted by Fiona McBain during harmonies for "Nobody's Fool," the musician seems quite adept at doing less to reap greater benefits. The '60s dream pop intro on "Teenage Aspirations" has some hints of blues with a harmonica in the background, but it's a feel-good number, although far from amazing. The wry and sly portrait on "Your Next Move" is well done, discussing how things one hoped for didn't quite work out. "Hometown" follows the same idea but is a bit more reflective and sparse in instrumentation. Phrases such as "hairline fracture smile" are also used in tracks like "Oh, You," a sweet-sounding percussion-driven lullaby. But there are a few miscues within, whether it's the redundant and lengthy "Girls Who Love the East for San Francisco" or the moody yet bland "Automatic Blues."

Product Details

Release Date: 08/26/2003
Label: Diesel Only
UPC: 0634457157125
catalogNumber: 7008

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Neil Cleary   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Neil Thomas   Accordion,French Horn,Guest Appearance
Mark Spencer   Electric Bass,Electric Guitar,Lap Steel Guitar
Jon Graboff   Pedal Steel Guitar,Guest Appearance
Bob Packwood   Organ,Guest Appearance
Fiona McBain   Background Vocals
Andy Cotton   Bass,Acoustic Bass

Technical Credits

James Wright   Author
Billy Duffy   Composer
Tom Keifer   Composer
Mark Spencer   Engineer
Neil Cleary   Composer,Producer,Contributor
Tom Cleary   Composer

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