You Could Be Born Again [Bonus Tracks]

You Could Be Born Again [Bonus Tracks]

by The Free Design


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The Free Design's second album offers fewer original songs than its predecessor, but a sound every bit as fresh and original as that earlier album. Chris Dedrick provides the title track, an upbeat, uplifting piece, not as hauntingly beautiful as "Kites Are Fun," but pretty in its own right, and followed by the ethereal "A Leaf Has Veins." The quartet also takes the risk of inviting comparisons with their West Coast rivals, the Mamas & the Papas, turning in a swinging rendition of "California Dreamin'," as well as gorgeous, ornate covers of the Beatles' "Eleanor Rigby" and Bonner & Gordon's "Happy Together," though perhaps the best moment here is their harmonized cover of Duke Ellington's "I Like the Sunrise" from "The Iberian Suite." The overall tone of You Could Be Born Again is more subdued and sophisticated than the group's debut, but it is also a more elaborate album musically, with a larger array of support musicians. The originals -- of which the prettiest examples are "I Found Love," "Daniel Dolphin," and "Ivy on a Windy Day" -- mesh nicely with the covers into a beguiling whole with a slightly spacy, psychedelic tone beneath its quiet elegance. Worth tracking down on vinyl for its classic gatefold design or buying on CD as a Japanese import.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/09/2005
Label: Light In The Attic
UPC: 0826853000628
catalogNumber: 6
Rank: 69260

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Free Design   Primary Artist
Urbie Green   Trombone
Dick Hyman   Keyboards
Bucky Pizzarelli   Guitar
Lyle "Rusty" Dedrick   Trumpet
Buddy Morrow   Trombone
Harold Lieberman   Trumpet
Jay Berliner   Guitar
Stan Webb   Woodwind
Ray Alonge   French Horn
Ralph Casale   Guitar
Casamenti   Guitar
George Devens   Percussion
Paul Faulise   Trombone
John Frosk   Trumpet
Paul Griffin   Keyboards
Phil Kraus   Percussion
Bill Lavorgna   Percussion
Tony Miranda   French Horn
Tony Mottola   Guitar
Joe Palmer   Woodwind
Romeo Penque   Woodwind
George Ricci   Cello
Russ Savakus   Bass
Harvey Shapiro   Cello
Joe Soldo   Woodwind
Joe Venuto   Percussion
Julius Schacter   Violin
Earl Chopin   French Horn
Bob Papaleoni   Percussion
Harvey E. Phillips   Tuba

Technical Credits

Arthur Alexander   Cover Photo
John Lennon   Composer
Paul McCartney   Composer
Enoch Light   Producer
Burt Bacharach   Composer
G. Bonner   Composer
Hal David   Composer
Chris Dedrick   Arranger,Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Alan Gordon   Composer
Sean O'Hagan   Liner Notes
J.C. Phillips   Composer
Phil Ramone   Director Of Engineering,Original Liner Notes
Sandy Zynczak   Composer
Josh Wright   Reissue Producer
Chris Ferraro   Reissue Producer

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