||I Believe CD (2003) |
Gary Dean CD discography On their 2001 album Wonderland, the Charlatans UK started to seem a little boxed in by the classicist rock & roll that was their stock-in-trade since the heady heyday of Britpop in 1995, so perhaps it shouldn't be a great surprise that their lead singer, Tim Burgess, packed up and headed out to California around the time of its release. It also shouldn't be a great surprise that he cut a solo album not long after Wonderland, releasing I Believe in the fall of 2003 (at least in the U.K.; in the U.S., it didn't see a release until the spring of 2005, nearly a full year after the Charlatans' eighth album, Up at the Lake). Written and recorded with Linus of Hollywood (no last name given), the record is recognizably the work of the Charlatans' leader -- there is a similar fondness for laid-back, easy-rolling classic rock, sunny hooks, a vague infatuation with lite dance rhythms -- but instead of the journeyman working band vibe that has been the group's stock-in-trade since their eponymous 1995 album, Burgess develops a light, breezy, retro vibe here that is ...
||Sometimes CD (2004) |
Gary Dean albums Recording information: Cherokee Studios, Hollywood, CA; Patty's House, Hollywood, CA; Zoo Studios, Franklin, TN.
Photographer: Bryan Blumer.
Personnel: Goldy Locks (background vocals); Goldy Locks; Dale Oliver, Gary Dean (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Dale Oliver; Michael Patterson ; Sam Hewitt.