Second Contribution

Second Contribution

by Shawn PhillipsShawn Phillips




On this startling, ever-shifting, album-length musical landscape, Shawn Phillips carries listeners across folk ("The Ballad of Casey Deiss") and rock styles, with a heavy R&B feel at times ("Song for Mr. C"), accompanied by a band and Paul Buckmaster's most restrained orchestrations. The first four songs spin out seamlessly, like a cross-genre Sgt. Pepper's, and the album never lets up, driven by Phillips' guitars and his guileless singing. Some of the titles, like "Song for Sagittarians," seem dated, but even that number has some great hooks and a catchy chorus. Curiously, the promise of the album cover, depicting Phillips solo with an acoustic Gibson 12-string, is fulfilled on the final track, "Steel Eyes," on which he sounds like a more soulful successor to his one-time collaborator Donovan.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/25/1990
Label: A&M
UPC: 0075021312821
catalogNumber: 3128

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Shawn Phillips   Primary Artist,Guitar,Sitar,Vocals
Ann Odell   Keyboards
Paul Buckmaster   Keyboards
Harvey Burns   Guitar
Jim Cregan   Guitar
Barry Dean   Bass,Guitar
Brian Odgers   Bass
Peter Robinson   Percussion,Keyboards
Bruce Rowland   Drums
Jerry Salisbury   Horn

Technical Credits

Shawn Phillips   Composer
Ian Green   Arranger
Ann Odell   Contributor
Paul Buckmaster   Contributor,Orchestral Arrangements
Harvey Burns   Contributor
Robin Geoffrey Cable   Engineer
Anello Capuano   Contributor
Brian Odgers   Contributor
John Michael Palmer   Contributor
Peter Robinson   Contributor
Bruce Rowland   Contributor
Jerry Salisbury   Contributor
Jim Creeggan   Contributor
Mike Doud   Art Direction
John Weston   Producer
Jonathan Weston   Producer

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