by Savage GardenSavage Garden
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Sure, the snobs among us scoffed when Australian pop kings Savage Garden scored a multiplatinum smash with their self-titled debut on the strength of the No. 1 ballad "Truly, Madly, Deeply." But they might sigh out of the other side of their collective grimace if they were to witness the summertime lift that propels lead vocalist Darren Hayes's passionate ode to humanism, "Affirmation," or the post-Backstreet eloquence of the dreamy ballad, "I Knew I Loved You," or the keening chords of the folk-rocker "The Lover After Me." Still, even if the snidesters were to manage the impossible and close their needy souls to these or any of a hundred equally powerful moments herein, I'd hope they could at least acknowledge these fresh-faced popsters' achievement: By leaving hip-hop out of the Backstreet/Britney aesthetic, they've opened up the sound of teenage America to audiences who feel more at home with '80s power ballads and '70s soft-rock than brash, '90s beats -- and that's no crime where I come from.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/09/1999
Label: Sony
UPC: 0074646371121
catalogNumber: 63711
Rank: 2483

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Savage Garden   Primary Artist
Jeremy Lubbock   Conductor
Steve Smith   Drums
Michael Thompson   Electric Guitar
Marilyn Baker   Viola
Mari Tsumura   Violin
Larry Corbett   Cello
Nathan East   Bass
Ernest Ehrhardt   Cello
Armen Garabedian   Violin
David Gleeson   fairlight
Michael Landau   Electric Guitar
Brian Leonard   Violin
Miguel Martinez   Cello
Dean Parks   Acoustic Guitar
Anatoly Rosinsky   Violin
Mihail Zinovyev   Viola
Robert Sanov   Violin
Walter Afanasieff   Synthesizer,Piano,Keyboards
Darren Hayes   Vocals,Background Vocals
Daniel Jones   Synthesizer,Electric Guitar,Keyboards
Greg Bieck   Synthesizer,Keyboards
Becky Bunnell   Violin

Technical Credits

Jeremy Lubbock   String Arrangements
David Gleeson   Vocal Engineer,Guitar Engineer,Drum Engineering,Piano Engineer
Jay Healy   Vocal Engineer
Dave Reitzas   Guitar Engineer
Dan Shea   Programming,Digital Programming
David Frazer   Vocal Engineer,Guitar Engineer
Walter Afanasieff   Arranger,Programming,Producer,Vocal Arrangements,drum programming
Aimee MacAuley   Artwork
Jules Chaikin   String Contractor
Darren Hayes   Arranger,Producer,Vocal Arrangements
Daniel Jones   Arranger,Programming,Producer,drum programming
Greg Bieck   Programming,drum programming,Digital Programming
Joan Lader   Vocal Coach
Adam Rossi   Programming,Digital Programming

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