Million Dollar Movie

Million Dollar Movie

by Andrew

CD

Overview

A five-song EP that was five years in the making, Andrew's debut is a gem of Left Banke/Zombies-influenced chamber pop that's over much too fast. Andrew is Andrew Sandoval, a walking encyclopedia of '60s musical trivia who first became known as a music historian and reissue producer. (The exemplary mid-'90s series of Monkees reissue discs were overseen by Sandoval.) These songs are crisply recorded pop with just-so production touches, like the tambourine that drives the Byrdsy opener "The Man Who Would Be King" and the gossamer harmonies and gently psychedelic string section of "Dream About You." Not all of the songs are up to the quality of the arrangements; "Here, Hear" lacks a strong melody to go with its clever lyrics, and the Bee Gees obscurity "Nobody's Someone" only proves that some songs are obscure for a reason, though Roger Neill's orchestration keeps that song from being a wash. But when Sandoval's writing skills match with his exquisite sense of arrangement, as on the sublime "What Do You See In Me," Million Dollar Movie is a delightful slice of orchestral pop that's more than the sum of its influences. Members of the Negro Problem, the Last, and the dB's guest, as do Los Angeles pop mavens Jon Brion and Robbie Rist.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/01/1996
Label: Eggbert Records
UPC: 0780928002620
catalogNumber: 80026

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Andrew   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Celeste,Electric Guitar,Tambourine,Vocals,Background Vocals,Mellotron,chamberlain,Piano (Grand),Guitar (12 String Acoustic)
Jon Brion   Harmonium,Keyboards,Piano (Grand)
John Covertino   Drums
Peter Holsapple   Organ
David Jenkins   Bass,Electric Bass
Andrew Sandoval   Acoustic Guitar,Percussion,Electric Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals,12-string Guitar
Kristian Hoffman   Glockenspiel,Harpsichord
John Convertino   Drums
Matt Lederman   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Probyn Gregory   French Horn
Tamsen Beseke   Violin
Jim Laspesa   Drums,Background Vocals
Howard Anderson   Oboe
Robbie Rist   Drums

Technical Credits

Tchad Blake   Engineer
Jon Brion   Songwriter
David Nolte   Engineer
John Paterno   Engineer
Andrew Sandoval   Songwriter,Producer
Rachel Gutek   Sleeve Design
Brian Kehew   Producer,Engineer

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