Decade in the Sun: Best of Stereophonics

Decade in the Sun: Best of Stereophonics

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One of those British phenomena that has stayed distinctly provincial -- talk all you want about Oasis or Blur never cracking the U.S. charts, Stereophonics never came close, never even managing to cobble together a cult of college students or Anglophiles -- Stereophonics managed to carve out a nice living as workaday rockers in the post-Oasis age. They were guitar rock traditionalists in the time when Radiohead and their happy followers Coldplay ruled British rock, marching just outside of the Zeitgeist but appealing to thousands anyway, probably because they never tried to compete with Radiohead's spacy explorations. Instead, Stereophonics adapted the anthemic roar of their Welsh forefathers Manic Street Preachers, substituting the Manics' Guns N' Roses fascination with a love of Nirvana, and then made big arena rock, tempered slightly with rambling acoustic singalongs straight out of Oasis and vague electronica-flavored pop. All this is chronicled on Decade in the Sun: The Best of Stereophonics, the group's first hits compilation and one that traces its evolution effectively across 20 tracks best appreciated by listeners familiar with these tunes as part of the general cultural fabric. For U.K. listeners, this is a good sampling of what they heard in the background for a decade.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/18/2008
Label: Fontana Universal
UPC: 0602517806993
catalogNumber: 001215402

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Stereophonics   Primary Artist
Hazel Fernandez   Background Vocals
Aileen McLaughlin   Background Vocals
Stuart Cable   Drums
Kelly Jones   Guitar,Piano,Vocals
Anna Ross   Background Vocals
Richard Jones   Bass Guitar
Javier Weyler   Drums
Tony Kirkham   fender rhodes
Marshall Bird   Piano,Keyboards,Mellotron,fender rhodes,Hammond B3
Adam Zindani   Background Vocals
Jim Lowe   Keyboards

Technical Credits

Michael d'Abo   Composer
Laurie Latham   Audio Production
Stereophonics   Audio Production
Stuart Cable   Composer
Kelly Jones   Composer,Audio Production
Richard Jones   Composer
Marshall Bird   Composer
Adam Zindani   Composer
Bird & Bush   Audio Production
Jim Lowe   Programming,Audio Production

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