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Shangri-La Dee Da
Stone Temple Pilots
1. Dumb Love
2. Days of the Week
4. Hollywood Bitch
6. Black Again
7. Hello It's Late
8. Too Cool Queenie
10. Bi-Polar Bear
11. Transmissions From a Lonely Room
12. Song for Sleeping, A
13. Long Way Home
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 83449
Nick DiDia; Billy Bowers
Stone Temple Pilots: Scott Weiland (vocals); Dean DeLeo (guitar); Robert DeLeo (bass); Eric Kretz (drums).
Recorded at The Malibu House, Malibu, California.
Personnel: Scott Weiland (vocals, keyboards); Robert DeLeo (guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, autoharp, electric sitar, piano, percussion); Dean DeLeo (guitar); Eric Kretz (banjo, keyboards, drums, percussion); Brendan O'Brien (keyboards, percussion).
Audio Mixer: Brendan O'Brien .
Recording information: Malibu House, Malibu, CA; The Malibu House, Malibu, CA.
Photographer: Chapman Baehler.
Falling between the eclectic expanse of 1996's TINY MUSIC and the dark heaviness of 1999's NO.4, SHANGRI-LA DEE DA vacillates between extroverted frontman Scott Weiland's wistful musings and guitarist Dean DeLeo's weighty riffs. Drawing from real-life trauma and hardship caused by his self-destructive tendencies, Weiland's lyrics achieve clarity not previously reached. When he's not railing against the demons of an addictive lifestyle ("Dumb Love") or recounting the tale of Kurt and Courtney (the shimmering "Too Cool Queenie") this grizzled survivor peels away the layers of his own mental state (the Zeppelin-like "Bi-Polar Bear"). Throughout SHANGRI-LA, STP's impressive musical range allows for a gorgeous song about Weiland's newborn son ("A Song For Sleeping"), the poisonous price of fame (the groove-driven grunge of "Hollywood Bitch"), and the battle through rumor and innuendo towards the bliss of recovery ("Regeneration"). With Weiland's demons put to rest (for the time being), Stone Temple Pilots are back on the trail to modern rock immortality that's already claimed many of their early-'90s contemporaries.
Rolling Stone (7/5/01, p.138) - 3.5 out of 5 stars - "...The span of moods and melodies is sprawling...this time the lyrics take on a deeper tinge....This may be the most soul-searching album STP have ever done...roaring like a jukebox on a Saturday night."
Q (10/01, p.130) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...The art-rock sensibility gleaned from Weiland's old David Bowie albums is evident....The rehabilitation is complete."
Mojo (Publisher) (9/01, p.114) - "...An interestingly mixed-up album..."
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