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It is with great excitement and anticipation that we welcome back Dain Norman And The Chrysalis Effect to Aldora Britain Records. This brand new single, 'Shades Of Blue', acts as the perfect follow-up to the band's previous mini-album with the label, Back Down To Earth.
'Shades Of Blue' delves deeper into The Chrysalis Effect's love of vintage swampy psychedelia. There are technicolour outbursts in abundance and a more restrained melancholic feel too. It is a perfect juxtaposition. It is a song of feeling and emotion, led by Norman's signature soulful vocal, celestial and heavenly in equal measure. A voice of yesteryear, an approach that has become lost in this auto-tune world that we live in. There is a drive and tightness too, the band having cut their teeth on the live circuit of Tacoma, Washington and beyond.
'What You're Worth' sits alongside 'Shades Of Blue' brilliantly, harking back to the days when the A and B-sides vied for poll position. It is further evidence of Norman's fantastic songwriting ability, and his universal message of love and understanding.
For fans of George Harrison, Procol Harum, The Beatles, Bob Dylan and Creedence Clearwater Revival.
released December 1, 2021
Lyrics and music by Dain Norman.
Produced by Jonathan Plum and Dain Norman.
Dain Norman: electric and acoustic guitars, aux percussion, vocals, keys on track 1.
TJ Cope: acoustic guitar, backing vocals.
Cameron Arneson: bass guitar.
Sean Curkandall: keys on track 1, backing vocals on track 1, piano on track 2.
Thene Aldergeen: drums, aux percussion.
Recorded at London Bridge Studios and Dain Norman's home studio.
Mixed at London Bridge Studios by Jonathan Plum and Dain Norman.
Mastered at Track Shack Recording by Caleb Baker and Dain Norman.
Artwork by Lisa Kramer-Murray.
Released by Tom Hilton on Aldora Britain Records (ABR-259).
Good live album. I love the fans that every time DBT releases anything they compare the old version of the band with the new one. They say the old is better the new is too political….blah blah blah. For me the new version from English Oceans to now is my favorite and their “political stuff” is their best songwriting no question. Ive been a fan since SRO. This band has always been very liberal and political. It’s time fans really research the bands they follow beforehand lmao. Yimmy Kil
Worth a listen even if you have only heard his most popular songs. Lawyers, Guns and Money is not here but he does talk about former Govenor Jess Ventura singing Werewolves of London so that's a bonus. timchuma
Any collection that kicks off with Nikki Lane channeling Wanda Jackson is worth having by definition. The rest is just fine, too, especially Seratones' apocalyptic take on State Trooper. New West clearly curated this collection with care. Paul Goode