Summer That Changed CD (2005)

Artist: Bedsit Poets

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Product Overview

Specifications

Label Bongo Beat Records
SKU 64009494
UPC 767000197627
UPC 14 00767000197627
Format CD
Release Date 9/13/2005
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Author Bedsit Poets
Technical Info
Engineer The Kennedys
Producer The Kennedys; Bedsit Poets
CatalogID 19762
Lable Name Bongo Beat Records
Released 09/13/2005
Original Release 2005
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00767000197627
Album Notes and Credits
Bedsit Poets: Amanda Thorpe (vocals, guitars, keyboards); Edward Rogers (vocals, percussion); Mac Randall (guitars, bass guitar, background vocals); Pete Kennedy (keyboards, drums); Andy Burton (keyboards); Maura Kennedy (background vocals).
The Bedsit Poets feature the combined talents of singer/songwriters Edward Rogers and Amanda Thorpe and their album The Summer That Changed is a small pleasure for fans of gentle and lovely pop music, especially those who dig male/female vocal harmonies. As the name of the band implies, the sound of the record is intimate and built around acoustic guitars, those excellent vocal harmonies, and gentle percussion; the production by Pete and Maura Kennedy (of the Kennedys) is perfectly low-key and subtle. Rogers and Thorpe have wonderfully complementary voices, his stately and slightly off-kilter, hers sweet and strong, and they blend them well in harmony or counterpoint on melancholy and atmospheric ballads like "February Kisses," "The Summer That Changed," and their stunning cover of the Everly Brothers' desolate lament "Don't Ask Me to Be Friends." When the mood and tempo rise above languid, like on the chiming folk-rocker "Reach for the Sky," the soft rock power ballad "Let It Rain," which sounds like it could be a lost Fleetwood Mac gem, or the Yo La Tengo-esque "Round and Round," the duo sounds great, too. This is the kind of record that could, and probably will be, overlooked. It really shouldn't be, as it's a well-crafted, melodic, and moving album, perfect for melancholy days when you have nothing to do and nowhere to go. ~ Tim Sendra
Professional Reviews
Mojo (Publisher) (p.106) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Between reflective musings on loves lost and found and elegant harmonies, Rogers and Thorpe create a stately folk-rock-pop environment..."
Disc 1
1 February Kisses
2 Refusing To Play
3 Reach For The Sky
4 Black Heart
5 Simple Twist Of Emotion
6 Summer That Changed, The
7 Far From You
8 Round And Round
9 Don't Ask Me To Be Friends
10 Little Boy
11 Let It Rain
Product Attributes
Artist Bedsit Poets
Label Bongo Beat Records
Music Format Compact Disc
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