Examples of totally solo multi-layered CD's???

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Examples of totally solo multi-layered CD's???

Postby TontoBronto » Tue Feb 05, 2008 6:02 am

Patty Larkin's newest "Watch the Sky" is performed totally by Patty herself:
she did all vocals and all instruments and layered all the tapes together to simulate the sound of a full band with backing singers.
What other major albums were done this way????

For old-timers like me, Todd Rundgren's "A Wizard, A True Star" was all-Todd and earned him the title "musical genius" amongst our local critics.
One of Prince's albums was done the same way (can't remember which one).
Springsteen's "Nebraska" was all Bruce, but it's a stripped-down sound of just vocal & guitar, so it's not exactly what I'm thinking of. I suppose there are small indie artists forced to do everything just due to monetary constraints.

He'p me out with some more examples (my report's due tomorrow, so hurry up :wink: )
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Postby Browncoat » Tue Feb 05, 2008 6:34 am

David Goodrich's Accidentals of the West is an excellent example of this. His follow-up album, Dust of Many Horses, is also very good, but it does feature some guests, like Peter Mulvey and Kris Delmhorst.
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Postby keith from ny » Tue Feb 05, 2008 10:13 am

I think Stevie Wonder's Innervisions album was all Stevie all the time, although I'm not 100% sure he didn't use any guest musicians.
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Postby TontoBronto » Tue Feb 05, 2008 10:25 am

keith from ny wrote:I think Stevie Wonder's Innervisions album was all Stevie all the time, although I'm not 100% sure he didn't use any guest musicians.

My vague recollection is that you're right.
I wasn't intending to split hairs whether an album was absolutely 100% solo, but just those that were pretty much so: something that's noticeably different from those albums where a cast of studio musicians/ band members lend instrumental or vocal support (not that there's anything WRONG with that).
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Postby Fool On Fire » Tue Feb 05, 2008 12:49 pm

Poe's album Haunted was totally solo, but it sounds like she has a full symphony orchestra behind her. Gotta love ProTools.

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Postby ScottG » Tue Feb 05, 2008 4:44 pm

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You might remember The Brothers Johnson cover of his Strawberry Letter 23.
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