Tuesday, November 02, 2004

Who's more important, the artist or producer/collaborator? 

This is Bob Dylan's album, but Daniel Lanois could claim it as his own. (Check out Most of the Time, a lost-love song that is chilling in its intensity - thanks to Daniel Lanois' arrangement.)

Randy Newman released this brilliant set in 1988, but it was Mark Knopfler's guitar that wrought its only hit single, It's Money That Matters.

Then there's Silverchair's 2002 set Diorama, a masterpiece which bears the unmistakable stamp of Van Dyke Parks. These guys are still in their early twenties, their first album Frogstomp was produced when they were like fifteen. Check out After All These Years. That song is so amazing I can't believe a human being wrote it.

There must be song angels up in the sky sending down music.

is it time for a nap yet? i think so

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