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Silence Is Easy

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Starsailor's sophomore effort, Silence Is Easy, was hotly anticipated largely upon the announcement that the melodic and earnest quartet from Chorley, England, would be working with legendary producer Phil Spector. It also didn't hurt that Starsailor's debut release, Love Is Here, was generally received upon its release as one of the best British rock albums of 2002. Built around the songwriting and lead vocals of James Walsh, the band fit nicely alongside similarly minded mellow Brits Doves and Coldplay. Mixing alternative rock aesthetics with a melodic pop sensibility, Silence Is Easy finds the band in pretty much the same place as before with slightly better songwriting, a more mature vocal performance by Walsh, and tastefully grandiose production. It's also clear from the cover art alone -- a pristinely epic photo of the band by water that veritably screams Heaven Up Here -- that Echo & the Bunnymen is, along with Spector, a main influence here. It makes sense: the Bunnymen's use of strings, horns, and chugging beats always seemed like a direct outgrowth of Spector's Brill Building "Wall of Sound" aesthetic. The bookend-like influence on Starsailor feels serendipitous. Even Walsh's delivery, which bordered on the relentlessly nasal on Love Is Here, here reveals the flush of Ian McCulloch's bluesy baritone. The 11 tracks here, including the two Spector-produced numbers, are heartfelt, melodic rockers with some string backgrounds that fit well into the overall aesthetic of cinematic pop romanticism.
© Matt Collar /TiVo

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1
Music Was Saved
Chris Bolster
00:03:00

Barry Westhead, Piano, Synthesizer - James Stelfox, Bass Guitar, Bass - Greg Calbi, Mastering Engineer, Masterer - Michael H Brauer, Mixer - Michael H. Brauer, Mixer - Adam Noble, Personal Assistant, Assistant - Danton Supple, Producer, Engineer - Ben Byrne, Drums - Starsailor, Composer, Producer, Vocals, MainArtist - Nathaniel Chan, Personal Assistant, Assistant - James Walsh, Guitar, Vocals - Chris Bolster, Personal Assistant, Assistant - Yvonne Laing, Vocals

© 2004 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 2003 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

2
Fidelity
Chris Bolster
00:02:22

Barry Westhead, Piano, Synthesizer - James Stelfox, Bass Guitar, Bass - Greg Calbi, Mastering Engineer, Masterer - Michael H Brauer, Mixer - Michael H. Brauer, Mixer - Adam Noble, Personal Assistant, Assistant - Danton Supple, Producer, Engineer - Ben Byrne, Drums - Sarah Willson, Cello - Starsailor, Composer, Producer, Vocals, MainArtist - Nathaniel Chan, Personal Assistant, Assistant - James Walsh, Guitar, Vocals - Chris Bolster, Personal Assistant, Assistant - Luis Jardin, Percussion

© 2004 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 2003 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

3
Some of Us
John Dunne
00:03:37

Barry Westhead, Piano - James Stelfox, Bass Guitar, Bass - Greg Calbi, Mastering Engineer, Masterer - Michael H Brauer, Mixer - Michael H. Brauer, Mixer - Adam Noble, Personal Assistant, Assistant - Danton Supple, Producer, Engineer - Ben Byrne, Drums - Starsailor, Composer, Producer, Vocals, MainArtist - Nathaniel Chan, Personal Assistant, Assistant - James Walsh, Vocals - Chris Bolster, Personal Assistant, Assistant - John Dunne, Programmer - Luis Jardin, Percussion

© 2004 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 2003 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

4
Silence Is Easy
Starsailor
00:03:40

Barry Westhead, Piano, Synthesizer - James Stelfox, Bass Guitar, Bass - PHIL SPECTOR, Producer, Produced by - Greg Calbi, Mastering Engineer, Masterer - Rob Spriggs, Viola - Michael H Brauer, Mixer - Michael H. Brauer, Mixer - Danton Supple, Engineer - Ben Byrne, Drums, Percussion - Sarah Willson, Cello - Ruth Gottlieb, Violin - Gillon Cameron, Violin - Starsailor, Composer, MainArtist - Nathaniel Chan, Personal Assistant, Assistant - James Walsh, Guitar, Vocals

© 2004 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 2003 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

5
Telling Them
Anna Giddey
00:04:51

Barry Westhead, Piano, Synthesizer - James Stelfox, Bass Guitar, Bass - Howard Gott, Violin - Brian Wright, Violin - Ian Burdge, Cello - Greg Calbi, Mastering Engineer, Masterer - Anna Morris, Violin - Gini Ball, Violin - Sally Herbert, Violin - Paul Hicks, Engineer - Arnulf Lindner, Double Bass - Calina de la Mare, Violin - Rob Spriggs, Viola - Michael H Brauer, Mixer - Michael H. Brauer, Mixer - Adam Noble, Personal Assistant, Assistant - Danton Supple, Producer, Engineer - Ben Byrne, Drums - Starsailor, Composer, Producer, Vocals, MainArtist - Nathaniel Chan, Personal Assistant, Assistant - James Walsh, Guitar, Vocals - Leo Abrahams, Conductor, Director - Vince Greene, Viola - Chris Bolster, Personal Assistant, Assistant - Sophie Sirota, Viola - John Dunne, Programmer - Catherine Browning, Violin - Louise Peacock, Violin - Anna Giddey, Violin - Tim Myall, Violin - Wendy De St Paer, Violin - Alison Blunt, Violin - Claire Raybould, Violin - Katherine Watmough, Violin - Luis Jardin, Percussion - Fiona Griffiths, Viola - Lucy Theo, Viola - Helen Thomas, Cello - Andy Nice, Cello - Emily Isaac, Cello

© 2004 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 2003 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

6
Shark Food
Starsailor
00:03:35

Chris Brown, Engineer - Barry Westhead, Piano, Synthesizer - James Stelfox, Bass Guitar, Bass - Greg Calbi, Mastering Engineer, Masterer - JOHN LECKIE, Producer, Engineer - Michael H Brauer, Mixer - Michael H. Brauer, Mixer - Ben Byrne, Drums, Percussion - Starsailor, Composer, MainArtist - Nathaniel Chan, Personal Assistant, Assistant - James Walsh, Guitar, Vocals

© 2004 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 2003 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

7
Bring My Love
Anna Giddey
00:02:20

Barry Westhead, Piano, Synthesizer - James Stelfox, Bass Guitar, Bass - Howard Gott, Violin - Brian Wright, Violin - Ian Burdge, Cello - Greg Calbi, Mastering Engineer, Masterer - Anna Morris, Violin - Gini Ball, Violin - Sally Herbert, Violin - Paul Hicks, Engineer - Arnulf Lindner, Double Bass - Calina de la Mare, Violin - Rob Spriggs, Viola - Michael H Brauer, Mixer - Michael H. Brauer, Mixer - Adam Noble, Personal Assistant, Assistant - Danton Supple, Producer, Engineer - Ben Byrne, Drums - Starsailor, Composer, Producer, Vocals, MainArtist - Nathaniel Chan, Personal Assistant, Assistant - James Walsh, Guitar, Vocals - Leo Abrahams, Conductor, Director - Vince Greene, Viola - Chris Bolster, Personal Assistant, Assistant - Sophie Sirota, Viola - Catherine Browning, Violin - Louise Peacock, Violin - Anna Giddey, Violin - Tim Myall, Violin - Wendy De St Paer, Violin - Alison Blunt, Violin - Claire Raybould, Violin - Katherine Watmough, Violin - Fiona Griffiths, Viola - Lucy Theo, Viola - Helen Thomas, Cello - Andy Nice, Cello - Emily Isaac, Cello

© 2004 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 2003 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

8
White Dove
Starsailor
00:03:52

Barry Westhead, Piano, Synthesizer - James Stelfox, Bass Guitar, Bass - PHIL SPECTOR, Producer - Greg Calbi, Mastering Engineer, Masterer - Rob Spriggs, Viola - Michael H Brauer, Mixer - Michael H. Brauer, Mixer - Danton Supple, Engineer - Ben Byrne, Drums, Percussion - Sarah Willson, Cello - Ruth Gottlieb, Violin - Gillon Cameron, Violin - Starsailor, Composer, MainArtist - Nathaniel Chan, Personal Assistant, Assistant - James Walsh, Guitar, Vocals

© 2004 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 2003 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

9
Four to the Floor
Tim Myall
00:03:50

Barry Westhead, Piano, Synthesizer - James Stelfox, Bass Guitar, Bass - Howard Gott, Violin - Brian Wright, Violin - Ian Burdge, Cello - Greg Calbi, Mastering Engineer, Masterer - Anna Morris, Violin - Gini Ball, Violin - Sally Herbert, Violin - Paul Hicks, Engineer - Arnulf Lindner, Double Bass - Calina de la Mare, Violin - Michael H Brauer, Mixer - Michael H. Brauer, Mixer - Adam Noble, Personal Assistant, Assistant - Danton Supple, Producer, Engineer, Produced by - Ben Byrne, Drums - Starsailor, Composer, Producer, Vocals, Produced by, MainArtist - Nathaniel Chan, Personal Assistant, Assistant - James Walsh, Guitar, Vocals - Leo Abrahams, Conductor, Director - Vince Greene, Viola - Chris Bolster, Personal Assistant, Assistant - Sophie Sirota, Viola - Yvonne Laing, Vocals - Catherine Browning, Violin - Louise Peacock, Violin - Anna Giddey, Violin - Tim Myall, Violin - Wendy De St Paer, Violin - Alison Blunt, Violin - Claire Raybould, Violin - Katherine Watmough, Violin - Luis Jardin, Percussion - Fiona Griffiths, Viola - Lucy Theo, Viola - Emily Frith, Viola - Helen Thomas, Cello - Andy Nice, Cello - Emily Isaac, Cello

© 2004 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 2003 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

10
Born Again
Sarah Willson
00:06:03

Barry Westhead, Piano - James Stelfox, Bass Guitar, Bass - Greg Calbi, Mastering Engineer, Masterer - Britt Myers, Engineer - Michael H Brauer, Mixer - Michael H. Brauer, Mixer - Adam Noble, Personal Assistant, Assistant - Danton Supple, Producer, Engineer - Ben Byrne, Drums - Sarah Willson, Cello - Starsailor, Composer, Producer, Vocals, MainArtist - Nathaniel Chan, Personal Assistant, Assistant - James Walsh, Vocals - Chris Bolster, Personal Assistant, Assistant

© 2004 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 2003 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

11
Restless Heart
Sarah Willson
00:02:01

Barry Westhead, Organ - James Stelfox, Bass Guitar, Bass - Greg Calbi, Mastering Engineer, Masterer - Michael H Brauer, Mixer - Michael H. Brauer, Mixer - Adam Noble, Personal Assistant, Assistant - Danton Supple, Producer, Engineer - Ben Byrne, Drums - Sarah Willson, Cello - Starsailor, Composer, Producer, Vocals, MainArtist - Nathaniel Chan, Personal Assistant, Assistant - James Walsh, Guitar, Piano, Vocals - Chris Bolster, Personal Assistant, Assistant

© 2004 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 2003 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

12
Could You Be Mine?
James Walsh
00:03:52

Barry Westhead, Piano, Synthesizer - James Stelfox, Bass Guitar, Bass - Ben Byrne, Drums, Percussion - Starsailor, Composer, Producer, Vocals, MainArtist - James Walsh, Guitar, Vocals - Mark Aubrey, Producer, Engineer

© 2004 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 2003 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

13
At the End of a Show
James Walsh
00:04:15

Barry Westhead, Piano, Synthesizer - James Stelfox, Bass Guitar, Bass - Miles Showell, Mastering Engineer, Masterer - Ben Byrne, Drums, Percussion - Starsailor, Composer, Producer, Vocals, MainArtist - James Walsh, Guitar, Vocals - Mark Aubrey, Producer - Soulsavers, Mixer

© 2004 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 2003 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

Album Description

Starsailor's sophomore effort, Silence Is Easy, was hotly anticipated largely upon the announcement that the melodic and earnest quartet from Chorley, England, would be working with legendary producer Phil Spector. It also didn't hurt that Starsailor's debut release, Love Is Here, was generally received upon its release as one of the best British rock albums of 2002. Built around the songwriting and lead vocals of James Walsh, the band fit nicely alongside similarly minded mellow Brits Doves and Coldplay. Mixing alternative rock aesthetics with a melodic pop sensibility, Silence Is Easy finds the band in pretty much the same place as before with slightly better songwriting, a more mature vocal performance by Walsh, and tastefully grandiose production. It's also clear from the cover art alone -- a pristinely epic photo of the band by water that veritably screams Heaven Up Here -- that Echo & the Bunnymen is, along with Spector, a main influence here. It makes sense: the Bunnymen's use of strings, horns, and chugging beats always seemed like a direct outgrowth of Spector's Brill Building "Wall of Sound" aesthetic. The bookend-like influence on Starsailor feels serendipitous. Even Walsh's delivery, which bordered on the relentlessly nasal on Love Is Here, here reveals the flush of Ian McCulloch's bluesy baritone. The 11 tracks here, including the two Spector-produced numbers, are heartfelt, melodic rockers with some string backgrounds that fit well into the overall aesthetic of cinematic pop romanticism.
© Matt Collar /TiVo

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