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Thanksgiving
     

Thanksgiving

by Boo Hewerdine
 
Boo Hewerdine is the former leader of the Bible, a British pop band that enjoyed modest success in the late '80s. Since then he's been mainly pursuing a solo career (interrupted by his brief sojourn as a member of Fairground Attraction, on which he collaborated with the similarly inclined British

Overview

Boo Hewerdine is the former leader of the Bible, a British pop band that enjoyed modest success in the late '80s. Since then he's been mainly pursuing a solo career (interrupted by his brief sojourn as a member of Fairground Attraction, on which he collaborated with the similarly inclined British folk-popsters Eddi Reader and Clive Gregson), writing great songs for himself and others and gaining more critical acclaim than commercial success. Thanksgiving finds him wallowing in a soft, billowy, acoustic sadness which is sometimes very pretty in a Beatlesque way ("The Birds Are Leaving") and sometimes moving ("Bell, Book and Candle"). On the other hand, it can also be almost excruciating tuneless (the hideous "Swansong") or eye-rollingly maudlin (the lines "For you this is Thanksgiving/For me, a working day." That the album title comes from this song is almost unforgivable.). The best moments are the most Beatlesque ones, like the chorus to "Eve." That fact is a problem in itself, but they really are good moments.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/23/1999
Label:
Compass Records
UPC:
0766397426723
catalogNumber:
974267

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Performance Credits

Boo Hewerdine   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Clive Gregson   Bass,Guitar,Accordion,Keyboards
Martin Barker   Drums
Teddy Borowiecki   Piano,Accordion
Neill MacColl   Acoustic Guitar,Mandolin,Autoharp,Electric Guitar,6-string bass
Tim Harris   Bass
Joel Zifkin   Violin
Martha Wainwright   Vocals
Michel Pepin   Acoustic Guitar

Technical Credits

Clive Gregson   Producer
John Wood   Producer
Rick Braun   Composer
Tony Cox   String Arrangements
Nick Lane   Composer

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