John Sebastian - John B. Sebastian - 180g LP


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John Sebastian - John B. Sebastian - 180g LP

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John Sebastian - John B. Sebastian - 180g LP
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Exhibit Records - EXLP1-44066  - 180 Gram Virgin Vinyl - Pressed at RTI

Mastered By Steve Hoffman - Limited Edition 

 Mastered by Steve Hoffman - Mastered at Stephen Marsh Mastering
 Cut by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio -  Pressed at RTI

When he led the Lovin' Spoonful from 1965 to 1967, John Sebastian experimented with a variety of styles, expanding from the folk, jug band, and rock & roll that were the band's basic mixture to include everything from country ("Nashville Cats") to orchestrated movie scoring ("Darling, Be Home Soon"). Freed from the confines of a four-piece band, he stretched further on his debut solo album, including the samba-flavored "Magical Connection" and the R&B-styled "Baby, Don't Ya Get Crazy" (complete with the Ikettes on backup vocals) in addition to traditional country on "Rainbows All Over Your Blues," which spotlighted Buddy Emmons on pedal steel guitar.

But there were also delicate ballads like the string-filled "She's a Lady," a stripped-down remake of "You're a Big Boy Now," and "The Room Nobody Lives In," the last performed with only a harmonium and bass guitar. And there were pop/rock songs like "Red-Eye Express," "What She Thinks About," and the utopian "I Had a Dream" that you could imagine having fitted easily into the Spoonful's repertoire. The songs continued Sebastian's trend toward a more personal writing style, many of them containing images of travel that corresponded to his peripatetic lifestyle.

Like Paul McCartney's McCartney, which followed it into the marketplace by a few months, the album was an eclectic but low-key introduction to the solo career of a former group member whose band was known for more elaborate productions, and all the more effective for that. 

Musicians
 
John Sebastian - vocals, guitar, harmonica, piano, percussion
Stephen Stills - guitar, harmony vocals
David Crosby - guitar, harmony vocals
Graham Nash - harmony vocals
Dallas Taylor - drums
Buddy Emmons - pedal steel guitar, Moog synthesizer
Paul Harris - organ, keyboards
Ray Neopolitan - bass
Danny Weis - guitar
Reinol Andino - conga
Harvey Brooks - bass
Burt Collins - horn
Jose Cuervo - horn
The Ikettes - background vocals
Bruce Langhorne - tambourine
Gayle Levant - harp
Buzzy Linhart - vibraphone
Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Beutens and Friends - flute, lute, viola, recorder
 
Selections:
 
1. Red-Eye Express 
2. She's a Lady
3. What She Thinks About 
4. Magical Connection 
5. You're a Big Boy Now 
6. Rainbows All Over Your Blues 
7. How Have You Been 
8. Baby, Don't Ya Get Crazy 
9. The Room Nobody Lives In 
10. Fa-Fana-Fa 
11. I Had a Dream
 

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