Too Many Movies

by Michael Shelley

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Released in the U.S.A. 7/21/98 on BIG DEAL, and 12/16/00 in Japan on The Nippon Crown label and in Europe January 2001 on SHOESHINE.

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released July 21, 1998

Michael's sophomore album features a wider variety of musicians then his debut "Half Empty". About half the songs were recorded in Glasgow (while Michael was there to play a few UK shows), two songs in Los Angeles one was recorded with the band Baby Lemonade backing him up. The remaining tracks recorded with his NY band in Brooklyn and Connecticut.

The album features lots of great keyboards (Chris Geddes from Belle And Sebastian and Dave Amels) other electric guitarists (Jay Sherman-Godfrey from the World Famous Blue Jays, Stevie Jackson from Bell & Sebastian), lots of harmonies and singing (from all of the above and Laura Cantrell (wfmu dj and performer), and Francis Macdonald (who plays about 10 instruments on this record). Keep your ears peeled for pedal steel, fiddle, clarinet, saxophone, upright bass, string section, toy piano, conga drum, etc.

The Nippon Crown Version has four bonus tracks, three of them are alternate versions of songs on the album ("Baby's In A Bad Mood", "Too Many Movies" and "Summer I Pissed You Away"), and one is an instrumental, "No Smoking", which was recorded during the sessions for the "I Blame You" album.

The SHOESHINE release of the album features the alternate version of "Summer I Pissed You Away" instead of the album version. It was recorded in 1999 in Brooklyn with Dave & Mike from Baby Lemonade, and finished up at Jay's house.

Great cover art by Ward Sutton

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Michael Shelley New York

The Onion: "Shelley finds common ground between teen angst and grown-up heartbreak." No Depression: "Proving wisdom and whimsy can coexist in the same two-and-a-half-minute-roots-pop excursion, Shelley's writing strikes the correct balance between conversational and clever. His adventures feel like your adventures presuming that you've survived first loves, sunburns and faulty relationships." ... more

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