by Dirty Vegas Dirty Vegas


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Dirty Vegas first entered mainstream consciousness via an automobile ad -- their mesmerizing "Days Go By" was ubiquitous on television long before anyone knew their name -- but the British trio show no sign of fading into the background on this surprisingly diverse sophomore disc. Instead of sticking with the soft-focus synth-pop that permeated their debut, the group go the organic route on One, layering songs like "Save Me Now" with enveloping sheets of real strings and peppering the disc with guitars that are alternately set to soothe and stun. They take the former approach on "Roses," a deftly delivered slice of prog-pop that ambles along on a path lined with gentle piano touches and six-string fillips that evoke memories of Duran Duran's early-'90s ballad mode. Frontman Stephen Smith ratchets up the energy level on a brace of more danceable numbers, most notably "Walk into the Sun," a sweeping tune that bears a trace of Simple Minds in its DNA. There are those who might bristle at the relatively subdued ambience of One, but in the end, it's refreshing to see that these ponies know more than one trick.

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Product Details

Release Date: 03/11/2011
Label: Imports
UPC: 0724387495524
catalogNumber: 8749552
Rank: 151766


  1. Roses
  2. Home Again
  3. Human Love
  4. Walkintothesun
  5. Closer
  6. Amillionways
  7. Don't Throw It Away!
  8. Inthislife
  9. Given You Everything
  10. Savemenow

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dirty Vegas   Primary Artist
Steve Smith   Acoustic Guitar,Percussion,Drums,Vocals
Ann Morfee   Strings
Ben Harris   Guitar,Keyboards
Rosie Wetters   Strings
Steve Smith   Guitar,Percussion,Drums,Vocals
Natalia Bonner   Strings
Paul "Harry" Harris   Guitar,Keyboards
Anne Morlee   Strings
Paul "Blind Man" Harris   Guitar,Keyboards
Louise Hogan   Strings

Technical Credits

Terry Ronald   Composer
Dirty Vegas   Composer,Producer
Yes   Art Direction,Images
Rosie Wetters   Arranger,String Arrangements

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