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Lowe Profile: A Tribute to Nick Lowe
1. 12 Step Program (To Quit You Babe) - Eric Ambel
2. Cruel to Be Kind - Ian Gomm
3. Without Love - Adam Foster/Lloyd
4. Failed Christian - Dave Alvin
5. True Love Travels on a Gravel Road - Don Dixon
6. (I Love the Sound Of) Breaking Glass - Steve Allen
7. There's a Cloud in My Heart - Walter & The Dairy Kings Clevenger
8. (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding?
9. You Got the Look I Like
10. Couldn't Love You (Anymore Than I Do) - Bryan Shaddix
11. Never Been in Love - Christy McWilson/Rick Shea
12. Marie Provost
13. Crying in My Sleep - Chris Gaffney
15. Truth Drug
0. DISC 2:
1. I Knew the Bride (When She Used to Rock & Roll)
2. American Squirm - Jamie Hoover
3. Ugly Things, The - Eugene Edwards
4. What's Shaking on the Hill - Greg Trooper
5. When I Write the Book
6. Lonesome Reverie - James Intveld
7. Heart - Tiffany A. Lowe
8. Cupid Must Be Angry - Duane Jarvis
9. Love So Fine - Robbie Rist
10. You Make Me - Kim Shattuck
11. I Don't Want the Night to End
12. Let's Eat - Monkey Bowl
13. Everyone - The Brilliant Mistakes
14. Rollers Show
15. Heart of the City
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 0942
Don Dixon; Eric Ambel; Dave Peterson; Mike Simmons; Kevin Jarvis; Greg Trooper; Steve Allen; Jack Cornell; James Intveld; Jamie Hoover; Kevin McKendree; Kim Shattuck; Kurt Bloch; Michael Carpenter; Rick Shea; Robbie Rist; Robert Ellis Orrall; Ron Flynt; Scott McCaughey; BIll Lloyd; Walter Clevenger; Wyman Reese; Lincoln Schleifer; Jim Sangster
Don Dixon; Jonathan Lowery; Dave Peterson; Mike Simmons; Fred Archambault; Kevin Jarvis; Greg Duffin; Steve Allen; Missy Buettner; Capers Flen; Jamie Hoover; Gwyneth Jones; Kevin McKendree; Kim Shattuck; Kurt Bloch; Michael Carpenter; Robbie Rist; Ron Flynt; Scott McCaughey; BIll Lloyd; Walter Clevenger; Wyman Reese; Lincoln Schleifer; Jim Sangster
Personnel: Walter Clevenger (vocals, guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, baritone guitar, percussion, background vocals); Duane Jarvis (vocals, guitar, requinto); Mike Simmons (vocals, guitar, organ, drums); Steve Allen (vocals, guitar, Wurlitzer organ); Ron Flynt (vocals, guitar, keyboards); Robbie Rist (vocals, guitar, drums, tambourine, hand claps); Eric Ambel, Greg Trooper, Jeff Hayes, John Ramberg, Kim Shattuck, Eugene Edwards (vocals, guitar); Michael Carpenter (vocals, acoustic guitar, acoustic 12-string guitar, electric 12-string guitar, harmonica, harmonium, drums, background vocals); Rick Shea (vocals, acoustic guitar, baritone guitar); Tracy Huffman (vocals, acoustic guitar, banjo); Don Dixon (vocals, acoustic guitar, piano); Bryan Shaddix (vocals, electric guitar, percussion, background vocals); Alan Walker (vocals, Wurlitzer organ); Ken Mundy, Terry Anderson (vocals, drums); Chris Gaffney, Tiffany A. Lowe (vocals, background vocals); Christy McWilson, Andy Winston , Erik Philbrook, Ian Gomm, James Intveld, Radney Foster, Scott McCaughey (vocals); Danny Ott (guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, dobro, background vocals); Wyman Reese (guitar, mandolin, accordion, piano, organ, Wurlitzer organ, Moog synthesizer, background vocals); Bill Lloyd (guitar, drums, percussion); Susan West, Steve Bancroft, Scotty Miller (guitar, background vocals); Howard Miller, Eric Hisaw, Whit Williams , Tracy Robar, Jim Sangster (guitar); Dave Bartholomew (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, background vocals); Lincoln Schleifer (acoustic guitar, harmonium, background vocals); Aaron Brotherton (acoustic guitar); Jamie Hoover (electric guitar, background vocals); John Putnam (electric guitar); Carl Byron (piano, organ); Kevin McKendree (Wurlitzer organ); Kevin Jarvis (drums, percussion); Paul Mauceri (drums, background vocals); Jonathan Crawford, Dave Drewry, Dave Paterson, Chris Garges, Jeff Harmon, Kenneth Blevins, Graham John Black, Dana Myzer (drums); Lorne Rall (tambourine); Cindy Wasserman, Jack Cornell (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Don Dixon; Jonathan Lowery; Dave Peterson ; Mike Simmons; Kevin Jarvis ; Greg Duffin; Steve Allen ; Missy Buettner; Capers Flen; Jamie Hoover; Kevin McKendree; Kim Shattuck; Kurt Bloch; Michael Carpenter; Robbie Rist; Ron Flynt; Scott McCaughey; Bill Lloyd; Walter Clevenger; Wyman Reese; Lincoln Schleifer; Jim Sangster.
Liner Note Authors: John Borack; Walter Clevenger.
Recording information: Amigoagogo Studio; Blue Palnet Studio, Nashville, TN; BOS Studios, Llanerfyl, Mid Wales, England; Brewery Records Studio, Costa Mesa, CA; Cowboy Technical Srvices, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY; Hooverama; Jumping Dog Studio, Austin, TX; Lincoln's Log Cabin, The Bronx, New York, NY; Love HZ Studio, Leichhardt, Sydney, Austrilia; POD; Seattle, WA; Sonic Workshop, Venice, CA; SPA; Stagefright Room; The Boathouse, Northridge, CA; The Chalet, Lake Gregory, CA; The Happy Dog; The Hobby Shop, Highland Park, CA; The Paradise Room, Nashville, TN; The Play Room, Nashville, TN; The Rock House, Franklin, TN; Up Three Studios; Wooly Mammoth II.
Arranger: Rick Shea.
Nick Lowe is the sort of artist whose work as a musician, songwriter, and producer is so unpretentious and straightforward that many folks tend to overlook how strong it is, and how diverse his repertoire has been. From the hippie-friendly country rock of his early recordings with Brinsley Schwarz and the straight-ahead pub rock of Rockpile to the engagingly smart-assed pure pop of his early solo work and the mature blue-eyed soul of Dig My Mood and The Convincer, Lowe writes and sings with simplicity, clarity, wit, and an emotional weight that has caught the attention of plenty of folks who know good music when they hear it, ranging from Johnny Cash to Elvis Costello. While Lowe Profile: A Tribute to Nick Lowe isn't the first Nick Lowe tribute album, it certainly outclasses 2001's Labour of Love: The Music of Nick Lowe, largely thanks to its lineup of contributors -- most of the artists on Lowe Profile are roots rockers and pop mavens who obviously know and love Lowe's music, but also bring their own flavors to the performances, and along the way testify to the diversity of his material. The bluesy growl of Eric "Roscoe" Ambel's "12 Step Program (To Quit You Babe)" and the twang-infused "Never Been in Love" from Rick Shea and Christy McWilson demonstrate how Lowe's records have caught many different ears, while Kim Shattuck's bare-bones reading of "You Made Me" sits next to the frantic rock of "I Don't Want the Night to End" from the Lowe Beats (Scott McCaughey's Nick Lowe cover band) and both sound right as rain in this context. (Other participants include Ian Gomm, Dave Alvin, Steve Wynn, Foster & Lloyd, and Duane Jarvis.) Sparkle*Jets U.K.'s "When I Wrote the Book" is the only performance of the 30 here that sounds slavishly devoted to Lowe's original recording, which says a lot about Lowe Profile and the people who helped make it -- this isn't a bunch of slapped-together covers, but a heartfelt tribute to a musician whose talent and attitude has made a real impact among people who love music; if it makes you want to pull Pure Pop for Now People or The Impossible Bird off the shelf, it also doesn't sound woefully inadequate in comparison, and that's no small thing. ~ Mark Deming
Uncut (p.86) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Drawing on the pathos, playfulness and elasticity in Lowe's underrated catalogue, tracks range from bluegrass ditties to garage roars."
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