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Artist: Chris Standring
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Format: CD
Sku: 228024906
UPC: 091037112989
UPC 14: 00091037112989
Release Date: 3/20/2012
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Pandora's Box ~ Chris Standring
2. Almost September ~ Chris Standring
3. All That Glitters ~ Chris Standring
4. Oliver's Twist ~ Chris Standring
5. Wishful Thinking ~ Chris Standring
6. Heart of the Matter ~ Chris Standring
7. Escapade ~ Chris Standring
8. Merry Go Round ~ Chris Standring
9. Castle In the Sky ~ Chris Standring
10. Nightingale's Bridge ~ Chris Standring

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Audio Mixer: Chris Standring.
Muze PNote Liner Note Author: Chris Standring.
Muze PNote Recording information: Barry Paul Recording, North Hollywood, CA; Rhodes Ave, Studio City, CA.
Muze PNote Photographer: Tim Sabatino.
Muze PNote Arranger: Chris Standring.
Muze PNote Buoyed by the success of his first guitar/strings-themed album, Blue Bolero, British jazz-soul multi-instrumentalist Chris Standring adopts a similarly adventurous method for its follow-up, Electric Wonderland, by abandoning his usual plucked acoustic style for a fingerpicking Fender Stratocaster approach. It's a move that results in arguably his most expressive and playful record to date, its ten original instrumentals drifting from seductive bossa nova ("Oliver's Twist") to infectious brass-led soul ("Almost September") to dreamy lounge-funk ("Castle in the Sky") with the effortlessness and grace that fans of his smooth contemporary sound have become accustomed to. The funky grooves, wah-wah riffs, and vocodered vocal loops of "Pandora's Box" and the languid acid jazz of "Wishful Thinking" are affectionate nods to his Solar System background, while the mellow blues of "Nightingale's Bridge" and the stripped-back shuffle of "Heart of the Matter" are tender romantic numbers likely to have many listeners hearts aflutter. But it's when Standring fully utilizes his newfound love of the string quartet that the album flourishes, whether it's the suitably amusement park-style waltz of "Merry Go Round," the skittering drum'n'bass of "Escapade," or the percussive new age of "All That Glitters." A convincing foray into new territory, Electric Wonderland more than lives up to its name. ~ Jon O'Brien

Producer: Chris Standring

Compilation Appearances

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Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 03/20/2012
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2012
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : UVR 005
Music Label Name Label : Ultimate Vibe
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00091037112989

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Standring,Chris
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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