The American by Martin Sexton (CD, Oct-1998, Atlantic (Label))

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Album Features
Artist:Martin Sexton
Release Year:1998
Record Label:Atlantic (Label)

Track Listing
1. Glory Bound
2. The American
3. Station Man
4. My Maria
5. Candy
6. The Beast in Me
7. Where It Begins
8. Young and Beautiful
9. Animal Song
10. Love Keep Us Together
11. Diggin Me
12. Way I Am

Playing Time:50 min.
Producer:Danny Kortchmar
Distributor:WEA (Distributor)
Recording Type:Studio
Recording Mode:Stereo
SPAR Code:n/a

Album Notes
Personnel: Martin Sexton (vocals, acoustic & electric guitars, piano, Moog synthesizer, bass, percussion, castanets); Danny Kortchmar (acoustic guitar); John Widgren (pedal steel guitar); Cliff Carter (acoustic & electric piano, melodica, prairie organ, Hammond B-3 organ, pipe organ); Joe Bonadio (drums, percussion).Recorded at Acme Studios Inc., Mamaroneck, New York.Audio Mixers: Danny Kortchmar; Martin Sexton; Peter Denenberg.Recording information: Acme Studios, Mamaroneck, NY.Photographer: F. Scott Schafer.Sexton kicked around the Northeast singer-songwriter circuit for years, peddling his Al Green c** Van Morrison folk-soul. An impressive debut on indie label Eastern Front led to this major label follow-up, which includes a few tunes from its predecessor, rearranged with a larger sonic landscape in mind. Ably assisted by Boston songwriter Ned Claflin (who's cool enough to pal around with Jonathan Richman), Sexton proves an able composer, but his unique vocal gift is undeniably the star of this show. He's the most soulful Caucasian troubadour since the aforementioned Celtic bluesman, and he weaves his way through a mix of folk, rock and R&B like a rootsier Jeff Buckley, his smooth, liquid tenor both sensual and tender. Even when engaging in vocal acrobatics, he never overdoes it, displaying the good taste that's the mark of a great singer.

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