The Man Who [20th Anniversary Edition]

The Man Who [20th Anniversary Edition]

by TravisTravis


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Although Glaswegian band Travis first surfaced in 1997 declaring, "All I wanna do is rock" on their debut album, GOOD FEELING, they've since been singled out by critics as the act most likely to save British rock precisely because their follow-up doesn't rock. Instead, THE MAN WHO sways, drifts, and comforts in a mildly melancholy fashion, sounding something like ten variations on Radiohead's "Fake Plastic Trees." Actually, vocalist Fran Healy sounds like a less tortured Thom Yorke, painting evocative portraits through the tone of his voice (the lyrics only color the pictures). But musically, Travis are much simpler than Radiohead, writing the equivalent of folk tunes compared to Yorke and co.'s classical compositions. Still, as artists from Bob Dylan to Oasis have proven time and again, the right three chords presented in the right way can move millions. And Travis know how to touch a chord, whether chiming reflectively on "Writing to Reach You," strumming plangently in "The Fear," or bobbing lazily on the string-inflected "Why Does It Always Rain on Me?" which was a huge hit across Europe. Even if Travis can't duplicate their success in the States, THE MAN WHO will go down as one of the best English pop records of the year.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/21/2019
Label: Craft Recordings
UPC: 0888072091900
catalogNumber: 187

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Travis   Primary Artist
Chris Ballin   Background Vocals
Claudia Fontaine   Background Vocals
Mark & Lard   Vocals
Sarah Willson   Cello

Technical Credits

Joni Mitchell   Composer
Robbie Robertson   Composer
Ellie Greenwich   Composer
Phil Spector   Composer
Jeff Barry   Composer
Sally Herbert   String Arrangements
Travis   Producer
Mark Wallis   Producer,Engineer
Mike Hedges   Producer
Nigel Godrich   Producer
Max Martin   Composer
Dougie Payne   Composer
Chris   Engineer
Fran Healy   Composer
Will Saunders   Producer

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