by Nick Swisher


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If the Yankees traded outfielder Nick Swisher to the world of Rock & Roll for, say, Tom Petty, chances are the Bronx Bombers would suffer much more than the Heartbreakers. No offense to Petty, but bowl cuts and bangs don't help much when chasing down homers, and besides, Swisher is a fine, powerful singer in that classic rock style with enough personality to be charming, a very beneficial trait when delivering a "celebrity album." Filled with songs you know performed in a safe yet uplifting style, Believe would be the quintessential celebrity album if it weren't a kid's album, as well. A children's chorus backs Swisher on these selections, with performances that can draw fist-pumps from mom, dad, and the kids, plus it's a charity effort to boot, with the proceeds going to the ball player's foundation for children with health issues, a move even a Red Sox fan can respect. Cute how "Hang on Sloopy" represents the man's Buckeye past, and with fellow jocks Bernie Williams and Barry Zito as guests, this is as fun as karaoke night at some millionaire sports bar where, believe it or not, you can bring the kids.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/11/2011
Label: Abkco
UPC: 0018771888321
catalogNumber: 88832

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Nick Swisher   Primary Artist,Vocals
Matt Rollings   Piano
Kenny Aronoff   Percussion,Drums
Talley Sherwood   Hand Clapping
Leland Sklar   Bass
Loren Harriet   Strings
David Feldstein   Vocals
Bernie Williams   Guitar
Charles Steinberg   Hand Clapping
Barry Zito   Guitar
Dutch Lennon   Background Vocals
William Riddle   Background Vocals
Rowdy Lennon   Background Vocals
Roman Lennon   Background Vocals
Rocky Kuner   Background Vocals
William Lancaster   Background Vocals
Wendy Selig-Prieb   Hand Clapping
Tom Catlin   Hand Clapping
Natalie Prieb   Background Vocals
Mitchell Lemke   Background Vocals
Lexie Reinhold   Background Vocals
Jesse Bergen   Background Vocals
Jane Sidon   Background Vocals
Avery Malcolm Suziki   Background Vocals
Ava Cohen   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Hoyt Axton   Composer
David Bowie   Composer
John Denver   Composer
John Fogerty   Composer
Mick Jagger   Composer
John Lennon   Composer
Jeff Lynne   Composer
Paul McCartney   Composer
Tom Petty   Composer
Bill Withers   Composer
Bill Danoff   Composer
Peter Denenberg   Engineer
Brian Eno   Composer
Wes Farrell   Composer
Peter Howard   Music Business Affairs
Jess Leary   Composer
Kipp Lennon   Vocal Assistance
Keith Richards   Composer
Talley Sherwood   Engineer
Michael Stewart   Cover Photo
Craig Wiseman   Composer
Brian Fitzpatrick   Packaging
Michael Kirk   Marketing,Promoter
Bert Russell   Composer
Loren Harriet   Producer,Executive Producer
Nigel Lundemo   Engineer
Danny Bernini   Engineer
Otto D'Agnolo   Engineer
Jason Pennock   Composer
Mary Danoff   Composer
Sylvester Stewart   Composer
Tracey Jordan   Marketing,Promoter
Kate Gordon   Executive Producer,Management
Josh Goldberg   Public Relations
Erin Murphy   Booklet Design

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