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The Daniel Ash Anthology is a three-disc collection covering the singer's early-'90s solo work which began just after Love & Rockets' eponymous 1989 breakthrough record. Exhausted from the band's constant touring and promotion of what had become their most successful album, Love & Rockets was put on hiatus, leaving both Ash and co-founder David J to stretch out with solo projects. For Ash, it began with his 1991 release Coming Down, which, along with 1992's Foolish Thing Desire, is included here in its entirety. Originally conceived as a covers project, he eventually wrote nine new originals and whittled the covers down to just three tracks. Employing drummer (and longtime bandmate) Kevin Haskins and Arabic-influenced singer Natacha Atlas for much of the record, Coming Down has a cool, dark flavor, further exploring the moods he had begun with the previous Love & Rockets album. Complementing the reissue are alternate mixes of four tracks from the album. His second solo effort, Foolish Thing Desire, contains entirely original material covering Ash's various styles, from sleek, Marc Bolan-influenced midtempo rockers to melodic, acoustic-led numbers that recall Love & Rockets' heyday. As with Coming Down, there are several remixes included with the reissue, including four different mixes of the single "Get Out of Control." The third disc of Anthology, titled Bits 'n' Bobs, will be of greatest interest to fans and collectors as it contains largely unreleased B-sides, covers, rarities, and singles from later in his career. The collection comprised some of Ash's personal favorites and includes covers of David Essex's classic "Rock On" and Argent's "Hold Your Head Up." While some of the included material comes off as a bit indulgent, Anthology does provide top-notch remasters of Ash's best solo records and enough curiosities to satisfy both casual and hardcore fans.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/03/2013
Label: Cherry Red
UPC: 5013929159839
catalogNumber: 2915983
Rank: 73907

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Daniel Ash   Primary Artist,Bass,Guitar,Keyboards,Saxophone,Vocals,E-bow
Natacha Atlas   Bass,Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals
Kevin Haskins   Keyboards,Sampling
Robin Jones   Percussion
Sylvan Richardson   Bass
John A. Rivers   Bass,Keyboards,Drum Loop
Glen Campling   Bass
She Rocola   Background Vocals
Adrian Burke   Bass
Leo Casey   Cello
Sean Inglesby   Keyboards,Drum Loop
Dustin Byerley   Keyboards,Drum Loop

Technical Credits

Bob Dylan   Composer
David Essex   Composer
Steve Winwood   Composer
Chris White   Composer
Daniel Ash   Composer,Lyricist,Producer,drum programming
Rod Argent   Composer
Buddy Buie   Composer
John Fryer   Producer,Engineer
Kevin Haskins   drum programming
Adrian Utley   Producer
Muff Winwood   Composer
Peter Barraclough   Engineer
John Davenport   Composer
J.G. Thirlwell   Remixing
Deep Dish   Composer,Producer
John A. Rivers   Composer,Producer,Engineer,drum programming
Eddie Cooley   Composer
Spencer Davis   Composer
Hugh Gilmour   Reissue Layout
Mike Shapiro   Composer
Billy Goodrum   Producer
Angus Wallace   Engineer
Angelique Bianca   Composer
Nathan Barker   Producer
Robin Holden   Producer
King Brain   Composer,Producer
Harry Middlebrooks   Composer
Astra Heights   Composer,Producer
Christopher the Minister   Composer
James B. Cobb   Composer
Kathy Schaer   Engineer
Chris File   Producer
Andrew Brooksbank   Liner Notes,Archival Materials
Panas Scourtis   Producer
Zarenna Zaman   Sculpture
Sean Inglesby   Producer
Dustin Byerley   Producer

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