|Trailblazing combo Edie Brickell & The New Bohemians will release their first studio recording in nearly 16 years. Stranger Things, a collection of 13 new songs, produced by the band and Bryce Goggin, will be available on the venerable Fantasy Records label on July 25th. Original New Bohemians Brad Houser, Kenny Withrow, Brandon Aly and John Bush join Brickell for the session, along with newly recruited keyboardist Carter Albrecht.|
Album Notes and Credits
Notes & Personnel Info
|Edie Brickell/Edie Brickell & New Bohemians: Carter Albrecht (guitar, harmonica, keyboards, background vocals); Kenny Withrow (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, slide guitar, background vocals); Brad Houser (bass clarinet, saxophone, bass instrument); Brandon Aly (drums); John Bush (percussion).|
|Personnel: Edie Brickell (vocals, electric guitar).|
|For the first time in over 10 years, singer-songwriter Edie Brickell has reunited with her band New Bohemians, returning to the musical backdrop of her 1988 chart-topper, "What I Am." While both "elements" of the equation have clearly grown since their heyday, in some ways STRANGER THINGS has a homey ambiance, a feeling as if band and singer had never been apart. While the enticing title song and wildlife/natural idyll "Buffalo Ghost" echo her earlier full-of-wonder, neo-flower child past, these Bohemians also get their groove on with the Afro-Cuban flavored "No Dinero." On "Elephants and Ants," Brickell explores a somewhat duskier, nearly smoldering vocal register while the lads engage in some tasty, jazz-inspired improvising, each subtly encouraging the other. "Oh My Soul" and "Long Lost Friend" express wholehearted hope that uplifting notions and positive vibrations will never go out of style.|
Producer: Bryce Goggin
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|Very Best Of Chris Botti|
Associated Artists and Works
|Release Date : 07/25/2006|
|Original Release Date : 2006|
|Catalog ID : 7230030|
|Label : Concord|
|Number of Discs : 1|
|Studio/Live : Studio|
|Mono/Stereo : Stereo|
|SPAR Code : n/a|
|UPC : 00888072300309|
- 3 stars out of 5 -- "The laid-back, folk-rock stylings that brought them multi-platinum riches via 1988 debut SHOOTING RUBBERBANDS AT THE STARS are still fully evident....Brickell's dreamy drawl is maturing nicely too..."
- 3 stars out of 5 -- "[The songs] make their case with taste and literate dexterity."
BioEdie Brickell & The New Bohemians
Edie Brickell & The New Bohemians first stormed onto the charts with their 1989 debut Shooting Rubberbands at the Stars. The hit single, ?What I Am,? helped propel the band to multi-platinum status. This new recording represents the honest, unadulterated and utterly charming sound of a longtime band just being itself, with tracks that include ?One Last Time? and ?Oh My Soul.? Brickell calls this album a, ?true beginning,? the one effort in which she and her original band-mates perform together as a bonafide group. ?It?s as close to the combo?s live sound as a studio recording can get,? she says.
Soulful, sometimes downright funky, grooves form the backdrop for Brickell?s compelling story-songs, engaging miniatures about lovers interrupting the housework to rekindle their spark, disco-loving palls figuring out what to do on a Saturday night after their money?s gone and a pair of young runaways confronting romantic uncertainty.
Brickell met Bryce Goggin, known mostly for his work with Herbie Hancock, Trey Anastasio, Evan Dando, and more, just over 18 months ago. She asked if he would be interested in working with the New Bohemians. Last April, the band mates were all in the studio together again. ?With Bryce, we were all in the same room, playing live,? says guitarist Kenny Withrow. ?A lot of the tunes on the record are the performances we did then and there. At least three or four are completely live tunes and Edie kept a lot of her original vocal tracks.?
?We are thrilled that Edie & The New Bohemians decided to make Fantasy Records their new home,? say Robert Smith, Senior Vice President of Strategic Marketing for the Concord Music Group. ?There?s a timeless, contemporary quality to her songs, and the band sound is as fresh and innovative today as when they first formed.? This is the first new pop/rock signing for Fantasy Records, home to another notable singer/songwriter, John Fogerty, in 25 years.
Edie Brickell & The New Bohemians will perform at Central Park Summerstage in New York City on July 28. Prior to that, the band will play a very special show, June 23rd at Club DaDa in Dallas, one of the venues where they got their start. This performance will be recorded and filmed.