Vibro-phonic Recordings proudly presents the release of A Beautiful Story, the debut album by andrew. A 14-track song cycle that boasts real orchestral accormpaniernent, this album plays like an A-Z of classic pop music. A Beautiful Story is a sonic tour de force taking its stylistic cues from the ZOMBIES' Odessey & Oracle, the BEACH BOYS' Pet Sounds and early NILSSON. The project was masterminded by singer/songwriter ANDREW SANDOVAL (well known for his work in the reissue field on such catalogs as the Beach Boys/Monkees/the Band) whose unique take on life and love features everything from harpsichords to harmoniums, cellos to Chamberlins. Moreover, A Beautiful Story hosts enough added talent to cause a rewrite of the All Music Guide. The albums diverse supporting cast includes JON BRION (Fiona Apple/Aimee Mann), RIC MENCK (Matthew Sweet/Velvet Crush/Shoes/Stephen Duffy), PETER HOLSAPPLE (REM/dB's/Continental Drifters), JOHN CONVERTINO (Giant Sand/Calexico/F(iends of Dean Martinez), KRISTIAN HOFFMAN (Mumps/Klaus Nomi), DANNY BENAIR (Three O'Clock/Guick), PROBYN GREGORY (the eels/B(ion Wilson/Wondermints) and DAN SCHWARTZ (Sheryl Crow). Album production is courtesy of Sandoval and BRIAN KEHEW (Air/The Moog Cookbook), with additional engineering by TCHAD BLAKE (Elvis Costello/Los Lobos/Paul McCartney) and arrangements from noted TV and film composer ROGER NEILL (Air/Mike Post).
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