Best of Human Drama...In a Perfect World

Best of Human Drama...In a Perfect World

by Human DramaHuman Drama


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The absolutely stunning In a Perfect World is a generous 16-song "best-of" that cuts out all of Human Drama's weaker moments, bringing John Indovina's most brilliant turns straight to the top and never once putting a single toe out of place. From the opening "Death of an Angel" and the impassioned vocals and rocking guitar scythe of "I Could Be a Killer" on to a kicking live version of "Dying in a Moment of Splendor," in which Indovina, backed by a piano and brushed drums, sounds so sincere as to be laughable but isn't at all, In a Perfect World becomes a potent reminder of just how devastatingly important Human Drama was to the American goth scene. With a mixed bag of traditional goth twists and American glam guitar, and an appreciation of startling musical turns with piano and strings, the songs resonate in a way not many expected. That brilliance is particularly present on the introspective "Love's Way," which captures the spirit of Steve Harley, just one of the glam icons whose vision Indovina so skillfully channels. Adding a few early nuggets (including "This Tangled Web" and"Fascination and Fear") and the wickedly fiddled "The Ways and Wounds (Of My World)" completes the painting, ultimately rendering In a Perfect World a masterpiece that is absolutely true to the band's rock-solid career and breathtakingly individual intent.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/22/2000
Label: Hollows Hill
UPC: 0614256002321
catalogNumber: 60023
Rank: 225027

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Human Drama   Primary Artist
Greg Adamson   Cello
Lyn Bertles   Violin
Estefan Bravo   Background Vocals
Steve Caton   Electric Guitar
Rita d'Albert   Flute,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals
Joy Division   Track Performer
Leslie Dowdall   Background Vocals
Curt Harding   Bass
Lili Haydn   Violin
Patrick Mata   Vocals,Background Vocals
Lisa Meuret   Background Vocals
Gerri Sutyak   Cello
Jamil Szmadzinski   Violin
Charles Waltz   Violin,Background Vocals
Charlie Bouis   Percussion,Drums
Andy Susemihl   Electric Guitar
Chris Lizotte   Background Vocals
CJ Eiriksson   Percussion,Drums
Johnny Indovina   Acoustic Guitar,Percussion,Bongos,Bass Guitar,Electric Guitar,Keyboards,Tom-Tom,Vocals,Background Vocals
Lisa Haney   Cello
David Zimmerman   Piano
Mark Balderas   Piano,Keyboards,Sampling
Michael Mallory   Bass
Michael Ciravolo   Electric Guitar
Carlo Bartolini   Acoustic Guitar,Bongos,Electric Guitar,Keyboards
Steve Fuxan   Bass
Laura Laird   Bass
Lisa Marie Lyou   Violin

Technical Credits

Ian Broudie   Producer
Jim Wirt   Producer
Charlie Bouis   Producer
CJ Eiriksson   Producer
Johnny Indovina   Composer,Producer
Jeff Zimmitti   Art Direction
Dave Thompson   Liner Notes
Sergio Jamie Anaya   Paintings
Stephen Garrison   Cover Painting

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