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Sprawl

Sprawl

  • By Thorne
  • Release 23/08/2005
  • Music Genre Alternative Rock
  • Media Format CD
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Mike Thorne delivered many innovative and successful recordings, from Soft Cell's 'Tainted Love' to 'Til Tuesday's 'Voices Carry'. Later, he realized that he was becoming bored making records to a marketing specification, and so promptly retired from commercial record production in 1994. Mike Thorne's retirement from hired-gun record production, after a career which placed his production credit on perhaps 30 million records worldwide, is final. However, his record-making artistry continues, thanks to his tightly-integrated group of co-conspirators drawn from previous studio encounters. 'Sprawl', his own first album, features huge vocal arrangements contributed by Kit Hain, Sarah Jane Morris, Lene Lovich and the three-woman downtown New York group BETTY. The instrumental sound centers on keyboards from Mike Thorne, intense and unusual horn arrangements powered by the Uptown Horns, and raucous drums from Allan Schwartzberg. The result is a sound heard nowhere else. Tracks include two unrecorded Marianne Faithfull songs (from her rock+roll period: 'Sexual Terrorist', 'Self-Imposed Exile'), 'Pretty Vacant' (the Sex Pistols, 1976) and an exclusive translation of 'Le Ballet' (originally a seductive French language song from Céline Dion). It's a lot of dense music, but the CD is arranged to be listened to in one go, using an intro 'Coming Quietly' and outro 'Going Gently' drawing from material in the songs. Two tweaked-piano interludes break up the twelve songs into three groups. BETTY: vocals Sarah Jane Morris: vocals Kit Hain: vocals Lene Lovich: vocalese Allan Schwartzberg: acoustic drums The Uptown Horns: section Crispin Cioe: alto saxophone Arno Hecht: tenor saxophone Larry Etkin: trumpet Bob Funk: trombone Mike Thorne: rhythm, synthesizers, keyboards Produced by Mike Thorne Running time: 57 minutes. With 16-page full color booklet Much more detail at the Stereo Society website (see link at left)

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Artist: Thorne
Title: Sprawl
Genre: Alternative Rock
Release Date: 23/08/2005
Label: CD Baby
Media Format: CD
UPC: 650103000324

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