That Was Me: The Best of Todd Snider 1994-1998

That Was Me: The Best of Todd Snider 1994-1998

by Todd Snider
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That Was Me: The Best of Todd Snider 1994-1998

Affable maverick singer/songwriter Todd Snider celebrates his MCA years with That Was Me: The Best of Todd Snider 1994-1998 by pulling the best bits and pieces from Songs for the Daily Planet, Step Right Up, and Viva Satellite. This is a great introduction to the humble wit and easy frat-boy charm that's earned the Nashville-by-way-of-Portland, OR, tunesmith a devoted fan base over a decade's time. Whether he's crooning a twilight ballad like "You Think You Knows Somebody," taking advantage of last call on the barroom rockers "Hey Hey," "Late Last Night," and "Moondog's Tavern," or dabbling in Dylan-esque talking blues on live staples like "Tension" and "Talking Seattle Grunge Rock Blues," he's in complete control of the situation. His often acerbic Randy Newman-style social commentary always comes off as charming rather than prickly, a trait that gives each song's eventual lyrical zinger a soft -- but still penetrating -- barb. That said, fans hoping for a "lost track" or anything remotely new will be disappointed. However, they may want to pick this up solely for Snider's play-by-play liner notes, in which he closes with "By the way, none of this is true. Come on out and see me sometime and I'll tell you the real story."

Product Details

Release Date: 08/30/2005
Label: Hip-O Records
UPC: 0602498837160
catalogNumber: 000513502
Rank: 52633

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Todd Snider   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Harmonica,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Edgar Meyer   Double Bass
Ashley Cleveland   Background Vocals
Marshall Chapman   Background Vocals
Terry McMillan   Percussion
Harry Stinson   Background Vocals
Peter Hyrka   Acoustic Guitar,Mandolin,Violin,Finger Snapping,Squeezebox
Eddy Shaver   Electric Guitar
Michael Utley   Piano,Keyboards
Tom Littlefield   Background Vocals
Will Kimbrough   Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Dobro,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Rick Steff   Organ,Hammond Organ
Joe Mariencheck   Bass,Bass Guitar,Background Vocals
Joe McLeary   Percussion,Drums,Bass Guitar
Paul Buchignani   Drums
Mark Marchetti   Vibes,Finger Snapping
David Zollo   Piano
Joe McLeary   Drums

Technical Credits

Jimmy Buffett   Composer
Graham Lewis   Engineer
Todd Snider   Composer,Producer
Jeff Balding   Engineer
Tony Brown   Producer,Audio Production
Jim DeMain   overdub engineer
Richard Dodd   overdub engineer
John Hampton   Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Justin Niebank   Engineer
Roger Nichols   Engineer,overdub engineer
Stuart Sullivan   Engineer
Brian Tankersley   Engineer
John Thomas   Engineer
Michael Utley   Producer
Vartan   Art Direction
Chuck Ainlay   Engineer,overdub engineer
Daryl Roudbush   Engineer
Lee Groitzsch   Engineer
Joe Mariencheck   Composer
Pat Lawrence   Executive Producer
Bob Mercer   Executive Producer
Ryan Null   Photo Coordination

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