"COLLECTION: an embarrassment of richard"
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"Is there a musician more deserving of the moniker Man About Town than Richard Barone?" asked The New York Times. And it's a good question!
Since leading 80s post-modern popsters The Bongos, Barone has forged an acclaimed solo career not only as a consummate performer and songwriter, but also as a producer (the B-52s' Fred Schneider, Jolie Jones, Johnny Rodgers and Liza Minnelli, among others), an in-demand co-writer/collaborator (whose compositions have been heard on television shows including The West Wing and Dawson's Creek), a formidable musical and theatrical director ("The Downtown Messiah"), and producer of such major concert events as his sold-out, all-star tributes to Miss Peggy Lee at New York's Carnegie Hall and Los Angeles' historic Hollywood Bowl.
"COLLECTION: an embarrassment of richard" is a unique, 15-song retrospective of tracks from Barone's previous, critically-acclaimed solo recordings, mingled with rare demos, live versions, and special bonus tracks. This special, limited edition import, with cover photo by legendary lensman Mick Rock, reveals the breadth of Barone's influential early work -- ranging from stark rock to lushly baroque chamber pop, while always keeping a firm grip on melodic, traditional songcraft and his passionate, personal vision. Truly, an embarrassment of riches... er... Richard!
Barone's previous solo albums include "cool blue halo" (Passport, 1987), "Primal Dream" (MCA, 1990), "Clouds Over Eden" (Mesa/Atlantic, 1994), and "Between Heaven & Cello" (Line, 1997). A boxed-set, "The Big Three," was released in Europe in 2000. His first book "FRONTMAN: Surviving the Rock Star Myth" was published by Backbeat/Hal Leonard Books in September 2007, an is available in stores and at online retailers such as Amazon.com. He is currently recording a new studio album with producer Tony Visconti (Bowie, T.Rex)
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