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1.   It Is Fear

2.   Breathe

3.   Tired

4.   Sad I Cry

5.   Remember Well

6.   Solitude IV

7.   White River

8.   The Waiting Hour (Once Again)

 

HUMAN DRAMA

ABOUT THE ALBUM

Released on Projekt Records 1994. 

 

A year before Songs of Betrayal appeared, Human Drama released this pleasant stopgap EP that managed to look both forward and to the past at the same time, succeeding in both cases. Four excellent songs that eventually turned up on Songs of Betrayal first surfaced here -- "It Is Fear," "Remember Well," and the quite wonderful "Sad I Cry" and "Tired." The instrumental "Solitude IV" (the other four songs with similar titles are on Songs of Betrayal as well) and two otherwise unavailable tunes, the fragile then surging "Breathe" and the sweeping, strong "White River," make up the bulk of Human Drama. However, the true highlight is right at the end -- a fantastic reworking of Feel's dramatic centerpiece, "The Waking Hour (Once Again)." Arranged for piano, strings, and flute, it's quite beautiful, Indovina's singing tender but no less captivating. ~ Ned Raggett Audio Mixers: Mark Balderas; Jim Wirt; Johnny Indovina; CJ Eiriksson; Charlie Bouis. Recording information: Fourth St. Recording, Santa Monica, CA. Photographer: Amanda Spiva. Arranger: Mark Balderas. Human Drama includes: Johnny Indovina. Personnel: Johnny Indovina (vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, percussion); Dusty Jones (guitar); David Hermon (saz); Charles Waltz (violin); Lisa Haney, Gerri Sutyak (cello); Renelle Laplante (flute); Mark Balderas (piano, keyboards); Rick Seratte (keyboards, programming, keyboard programming); CJ Eiriksson (drums, percussion, background vocals); Lisa Meuret, Estefan Bravo, Jim Wirt (background vocals). Option (3-4/95, p.108) - "...all the overstatement, grand gestures, and melodrama that Johnny Indovina hones so meticulously, so calculatedly, somehow miraculously comes off without an iota of pretense, irony or phoniness. Indovina seems to genuinely inhabit some preternatural realm where emotions occur in refined outbursts of bittersweet joy..."

 

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