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All Years Leaving [The Stands]


  • 1. I've Waited So Long
    2. All Years Leaving
    3. Outside Your Door
    4. When This River Rolls Over You
    5. It's Only Everything
    6. Always Is the Same/Shine On
    7. Here She Comes Again
    8. Big Parade, The
    9. Love You Give, The
    10. I Need You
    11. Some Weekend Night
    12. Way She Does, The
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 10201

  • Credits
    Producer
    EngineerJonathan Quarmby; Kevin Bacon

    The Stands: Howie Payne (vocals, guitar); Luke Thomson (guitar, background vocals); Dean Ravera (bass guitar); Steve Pilgrim (drums, background vocals).
    Personnel: Luke Thompson & Cecil Thompson (guitar, background vocals); Noel Gallagher (guitar).
    Additional personnel: Oscar Rumpbold (piano); Noel Gallagher.
    Audio Mixers: Jonathan Quarmby; Kevin Bacon .
    Recording information: Olympic Studios, London, England; Wheeler End; Whitfield Street Studios, London, England.
    The dreamy middle tempos, chiming guitars, and ringing harmonies that pour from the speakers at the start of "I've Waited So Long"--the lead-off track on the Stands' ALL YEARS LEAVING--transport the listener to the coast of California in 1966. Here, the Byrds are playing on the radio, while brilliant sunshine filters through a pair of rose-colored granny glasses. Needless to say, Britain's Stands are unabashedly retro, with a sound that draws heavily on the aforementioned Byrds. Trebly electric-guitar lines weave arpeggios around the three-chord structures, while Howie Payne channels Roger McGuinn to astonishing effect.
    The shuffling title track and the surging "When This River Rolls Over You," with its Dylan-esque lyrics and Dylan/McGuinn vocal inflections, keep the band's influences proudly on its sleeve. But the lovely minor-key "It's Only Everything" sounds like a cross between Neil Young and Oasis, connecting the Stands--at least in part--to their British contemporaries. The biting "Here She Comes Again" flaunts a classic pop structure, while the heavily psychedelic "The Big Parade" could fit alongside John Lennon's contributions to THE WHITE ALBUM. With its drowsy melodies and gorgeous, multi-part harmonies, ALL YEARS LEAVING is like a pleasantly remembered dream.

  • Critic Reviews
    Entertainment Weekly (p.83) - "[T]hese Liverpudlians revive the harmonious sound of the Byrds [with flair]...lilting melodies will charm your hippie-lovin' pants off..." - Grade: B+
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