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    Main » 2015 » May » 5 » Tom Rapp ~ 1972 ~ Stardancer
    Tom Rapp ~ 1972 ~ Stardancer
    Tom Rapp ~ 1972 ~ Stardancergenre: folk, prog, psych
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    Stardancer was the second solo album credited to American singer-songwriter Tom Rapp, the leader of folk-rock group Pearls Before Swine.
    After two Pearls Before Swine albums for ESP-Disk, and five albums for Reprise Records which increasingly acknowledged his solo status, Rapp signed for Blue Thumb as a singer-songwriter, ironically around the same time as Pearls Before Swine had at last begun to perform as a regular touring group. The group, including Art Ellis, Harry Orlove and Bill Rollins, appeared on three of the tracks on Stardancer, but on most of the songs Rapp was supported - as he had been two years earlier on The Use of Ashes - by Nashville session musicians, led by Charlie McCoy and supported by Steve McCord (who had previously been a member of one of Lou Reed's first bands, The All Night Workers).
    Rapp stated that Stardancer was the first album since the first Pearls album One Nation Underground over which he had full control. Although Allmusic gives Stardancer a mediocre rating, this is not supported by other critics, nor by Rapp himself, who has rated the album as one of his finest. The fierce anti-war song "Fourth Day of July", with its references to "the broken children of Vietnam", was widely played in "underground" circles of the time. The lighthearted "Summer of '55" contains some of Rapp's cleverest aphorisms, such as "When the day breaks / the pieces fall on you". Two of his other songs, "Stardancer" and "For The Dead In Space", reflect on themes of loss against a background of space travel and can be seen as reworkings of Pearls Before Swine's earlier "Rocket Man". Several of the arrangements hark back to the psychedelic style of his earliest albums, such as Balaklava, with use of bell overtones and phasing.

    "Fourth Day Of July" - 4:55 (Rapp)
    "For The Dead In Space" - 4:05 (Rapp)
    "The Baptist" - 5:10 (Rapp)
    "Summer Of '55" - 2:13 (Rapp)
    "Tiny Song" - 2:33 (Rapp)
    "Stardancer" - 5:42 (Rapp)
    "Marshall" - 2:15 (Rapp)
    "Why Should I Care" - 2:54 (John Osborne, John Addison)
    "Touch Tripping" - 4:55 (Rapp)
    "Les Ans" - 1:50 (Rapp)

    Tom Rapp: Vocals, Guitar
    Charlie McCoy: Guitar, Dobro, Organ, Banjo, Harmonica, Toy Piano, Session Leader
    Mike Leech: Bass Guitar, String Arrangements
    Steve McCord: Guitar, Musical Advisor
    David Briggs: Piano
    Bobby Wood: Piano
    Jim Isbell: Drums, Percussion
    Buddy Spicher: Fiddle, Electric Viola, Electric Violin
    Weldon Myric: Steel Guitar
    Florence Warner: Vocals
    Reggie Young: Electric Guitar
    Jim Colvard: Electric Guitar
    Pearls Before Swine (on tracks 3, 6, 7):
    Art Ellis: Flute, Wind Chimes, Congas, Vocals
    Harry Orlove: Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals
    Bill Rollins: Cello, Vocals

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    1 amigodelblues   (05.05.2015 18:29) [Материал]
    avatarthanks a lot, mi amigo. The best to you

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