You're Only Lonely CD (2006)

Artist: Raul Malo

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As the frontman for the Mavericks and a member of Los Super Seven, Raul Malo has applied his Orbison-like delivery to an eclectic array of material. On this, his latest solo effort, the warbler enlists veteran producer Peter Asher to focus on romantic balladry, as string-laden arrangements surround Malo's tremulous voice on the opening title track (a '70s hit for songwriter J.D. Souther) and the soaring "Feels Like Home" (reprised as the closer in a duet with Martina McBride).

The song selection highlights Malo's vocal range, as he finds the bittersweet essence in a slowed-down rendition of the Everly Brothers' "So Sad," a dramatic reading of the Bee Gees' "Run to Me," and a lilting take on Ron Sexsmith's "Secret Heart." He even tackles Etta James' signature tune, "At Last," its jazzy, smoky sophistication punctuated by a trumpet solo. The cover of Willie Nelson's "Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground" provides the album's main link to country, but even here the bedrock organ and soul choir sound closer to the church than the roadhouse. The stellar selection provides a superb showcase for Malo's shimmering voice.


Label Sanctuary Records/sbme
SKU 202788082
UPC 060768475229
UPC 14 00060768475229
Format CD
Release Date 7/25/2006
Author Raul Malo
Technical Info
Engineer Jay Ruston; George Massenburg; Jason Lehning; Vance Powell
Producer Peter Asher
CatalogID 8475
Lable Name Sanctuary (USA)
Released 07/25/2006
Original Release 2006
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00060768475229
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Raul Malo (guitar); Eddie Perez, Kenny Greenberg (guitar); Dan Dugmore (slide guitar); Mario de Le¢n, Joel Derouin, Natalie Leggett, Sara Parkins, Armen Garabedian, Josefina Vergara, Berj Garabedian, Charlie Bisharat (violin); Evan Wilson, Bob Becker (viola); Earl Dumler (oboe); Andy Martin (trombone); Gordon Mote (keyboards); David R. Stone (double bass); Chad Cromwell (drums); Glen Caruba (percussion); Kimberly Fleming, Vicki Hampton, Robert Bailey (background vocals).
Audio Mixer: George Massenburg.
Recording information: Blackbird Studios, Nashville, TN; Oceanway Studios, Nashville, TN; The Park Studios, Studio City, CA.
Photographers: Kristin Barlowe; Beth Middleworth.
Though he's commonly associated with country music, Mavericks vocalist Raul Malo has always been more Roy Orbison than Roy Acuff. On his third solo album, his bravura, near-operatic tenor is as full of drama as ever, as he tackles tunes from both the country world (Willie Nelson's "Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground") and the pop plane (Ron Sexsmith's "Secret Heart," the Bee Gees' "Run To Me"). The incandescent flame he lights under the title tune (a J.D. Souther '70s pop hit) makes it clear that Malo's got the kind of voice that truly transcends genre--a singer's singer of the highest order.
Professional Reviews
No Depression (p.118) - "The intimate, intense vocals, smoothly understated arrangements, and Asher's knowing production create total cohesion."
Artist Bio
Raul MaloRaul Francisco Martinez-Malo, Jr. (born August 7, 1965 in Miami, Florida) is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer.Unusually charismatic and possessing a keen wit, Raul is larger than life. To hear him perform live is to be in the presence of greatness. ?Force of nature Raul Malo wraps his husky vocals around everything like he owns the copyright on heartbreak,? says Entertainment Weekly. Raul?s far-reaching talent and adventurous attitude toward his music has often led to the pursuit of new creative endeavors, and in the last couple of years he has established himself as a solo artist, as a producer and television musical director, and as a member of the super-group Los Super Seven.Yet, first and foremost, Raul is a singer. ?Raul Malo has a voice on par with the best of ?em: Sinatra, George Jones and Orbison,? says Rolling Stone. As the lead Maverick, as a key participant on the last two Los Super Seven albums and as a solo artist, Raul has been making records now for a good 15 years. Not just any records, but really good records -- the kind discriminating fans, critics and especially fellow musicians rally behind and cherish regardless of fickle fashion and commercial success. It?s a body of work full of surprising stylistic quick turns and unexpected detours -- from country to Tex-Mex rock ?n? roll to joyously kitschy ?60s cocktail pop to strait-up, traditional Cuban -- but always executed with a degree of craft and ultra-confidence suggesting an artist who, far from fumbling around in the creative dark, always seems to know exactly what he?s doing and where he wants to go.
Disc 1
1 You're Only Lonely
2 Angel Flying Too Close To The Ground
3 Feels Like Home
4 So Sad
5 At Last
6 Games That Lovers Play
7 For You
8 Secret Heart
9 Run To Me
10 Tomorrow Night
11 Remember
12 Feels Like Home
Product Attributes
Artist Malo,Raul
Music Format Compact Disc

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