Carousel One [Deluxe]

Carousel One [Deluxe]

by Ron SexsmithRon Sexsmith

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When an artist like Ron Sexsmith releases a new album, it's easy to take for granted that it will be as strong as anything in his wonderfully reliable catalog. His gift for crafting relatable, warm-hearted, and effortless-sounding guitar pop has been proven time and time again, and while some albums turn out better than others, none are bereft of at least a few memorable gems. A track record like this presents a pretty tough standard for any artist to match, but like a best friend whose support you can always count on, Sexsmith's legacy is his consistency and he delivers once again on his 14th LP. Named for the LAX luggage carousel that receives bags coming from Toronto to Los Angeles, Carousel One is a lengthy effort (16 tracks) full of more diversity and playfulness than either of his last two outings. While 2011's slick Long Player Late Bloomer seemed aimed at a commercial breakthrough, and 2013's understated Forever Endeavour was a more somber acoustic affair, Carousel One strikes a nice balance between Sexsmith's many sides. Produced by Jim Scott (Wilco, Foo Fighters) and aided by a crack band of studio vets, the songs veer from cheerful, buoyant pop tunes like "Before the Light Is Gone" to wistful odes like "Loving You" and witty midtempo rockers like "Saint Bernard." There's even a surprising boogie-blues number called "Getaway Car." It's a casual and friendly record with less of the nostalgic melancholy Sexsmith is frequently known for, and with 20 years of high-quality releases and a successful, if somewhat modest career to his credit, who can blame the man for sounding happy?

Product Details

Release Date: 03/31/2015
Label: Compass Records
UPC: 0766397464220
catalogNumber: 4642
Rank: 107663

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ron Sexsmith   Primary Artist,Synthesizer,Acoustic Guitar,Piano,Electric Guitar,Harmonium,Sitar,Triangle,Vocals,12-string Guitar,Hand Clapping,Wood Block,Univox,Guitar (Resonator),Vox Continental,Hammond B3
Bob Glaub   Bass
Don Heffington   Conga,Drums,Tambourine,Shaker
John Ginty   Piano,Electric Piano,Tambourine,fender rhodes,Crumar,Hammond B3
Colleen Hixenbaugh   Hand Clapping
Jonathan Graboff   Acoustic Guitar,Mandolin,Electric Guitar,Hi String,Guitar (Nylon String)
Jim Scott   Cymbals,Tambourine,Hand Clapping,cowbell,sleigh bells,Wood Block,Chinese Drums,Bell-tree,Cabasa

Technical Credits

Ken Sluiter   Engineer
Kevin Dean   Engineer
Ronald Eldon Sexsmith   Composer
Jim Scott   Producer,Engineer
Igor Shutterbaugh   Cover Photo

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