Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Peter Tork, James Lee Stanley|
Two Man Band
Genres: Pop, Rock
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Classy (re-?)introduction to two musicians.
Rhindle The Red | Rochester, NY USA | 06/26/1998
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Peter Tork. The name alone inspires thoughts of the Monkees, the goofy TV show, and the pop-friendly albums produced for it. But there has always been depth to Peter Tork that the Monkees only hinted at. This album shows off Peter's true musicianship, along with that of his best friend and co-hort in this project, James Lee Stanley. The album alternates between the two, starting with Stanley. (Probably so Tork could close the album out with a nifty rendition of "Pleasant Valley Sunday", the only Monkees tune here.) By doing this, one can contrast and compare the two artists' styles, showing how well they compliment each other. Since they are the only two on the album, they also act as each other's backing vocalists. The harmonies produced are wonderful, particularly on the Stanley songs, where you can see that Peter's vocals were often the backbone to many a solid Monkees song. The songs are mostly re-recordings of songs from previous Tork or Stanley albums, and range from thoughtful "Everyday" to the extremely quirky, "Milkshake." Peter also performs a nifty version of my favorite song of his, "MGB-GT." This cut alone made the purchase worth it. If there is one thing I didn't like about the album, it was that it was too short. Clocking in at 32:44, I'm usually just getting into the groove, and the album's over. This is a solid introduction to Peter Tork's non-Monkees work and the work of James Lee Stanley. If you've any interest in either of these talented artists, I urge you to buy this album."
Sunshinedrop | Cincinnati, OH USA | 07/19/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The entire album is awesome! The high point has to be the version of Pleasant Valley Sunday. The gentle voices and accoustic guitars are pleasant and energizing! Definately one of my favorite CD's!"
So much better live
Julie | U S OF A | 12/28/1999
(3 out of 5 stars)
"i don't know what it is, but these guys can't seem to give me the goosebumps when i hear them on cd. i see them live and they are so good. the songs are exquisitly executed on stage. it looses its lustre on record though. they're good songs. this cd does have it's shining moments: everyday...all i ever wanted...i liked how they put my sharona into milkshake. pretty clever guys (?) 'ts good, 'ts good."