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Realistic [Ivy]

  • 1. Get Enough
    2. No Guarantee
    3. Decay
    4. 15 Seconds
    5. Everyday
    6. Point of View
    7. Don't Believe a Word
    8. Beautiful
    9. Shallow
    10. In the Shadows
    11. Dying Star
    12. Over
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 4

  • Credits
    ProducerIvy; Adam Schlesinger; Kurt Ralske; Andy Chase
    EngineerIvy; Kurt Ralske; Andy Chase; Rojo

    Ivy includes: Dominique Durand (vocals).
    Personnel: Kurt Ralske (slide guitar, strings); Julius Klepacz (drums).
    Audio Mixers: Devin Emke; Eric Calvi; Ivy; Andy Chase .
    Recording information: Baby Monster Studios, New York, NY; Place, New York, NY; The Place, New York, NY; Zabriskie Point, New York, NY.
    Photographer: Bob Weinstein.
    Unknown Contributor Role: Adam Schlesinger.
    Produced by '90s orchestral-pop mainstay Kurt Ralske, formerly of Ultra Vivid Scene, the debut album from New York pop sophisticates Ivy combines the Gallic cool of French-born chanteuse Dominique Durand with the varied melodic smarts of Andy Chase and Adam Schlesinger (the latter split his time between this trio and his own band, Fountains of Wayne). Mixing echoes of '60s French pop singers like Francoise Hardy with a light bossa nova influence and strong influences from mid-'80s U.K. guitar pop bands of the Prefab Sprout/Lloyd Cole/Smiths variety, REALISTIC is far more than the sum of its influences. Though Ivy's commercial profile was only raised by the group's 1998 soundtrack hit "This is the Day," REALISTIC is a varied and impressive soft pop debut.

  • Critic Reviews
    Option (5-6/95, p.109) - "...The forlorn, ennui-ridden sentiments of the songs seems to be wafting from stormy emotional climes while the music seeps up from a static, languid realm..."
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