Beautiful World (Big Head Todd album)

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Beautiful World
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Studio album by Big Head Todd and the Monsters
Released February 11, 1997
Recorded 1996
Genre Rock
Length 52:17
Label Giant
Producer Jerry Harrison
Big Head Todd and the Monsters chronology
Strategem
(1994)
Beautiful World
(1997)
Live Monsters
(1998)

Beautiful World is the fifth album by Colorado rock band Big Head Todd and the Monsters and their third with Giant Records. Released in 1997, the album produced two hit singles— "Resignation Superman" and their cover of John Lee Hooker's "Boom Boom"—as well as the fan favorites "Tower" and "Please Don't Tell Her", all of which remain staples at the band's live shows.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Todd Park Mohr, except where otherwise noted

  1. "Resignation Superman" (4:03)
  2. "Caroline" (5:55)
  3. "Crazy Mary" (4:45)
  4. "Helpless" (4:02)
  5. "Tower" (5:18)
  6. "Please Don't Tell Her" (4:08)
  7. "Beautiful World" (4:24)
  8. "True Lady" (3:16)
  9. "Heart of Wilderness" (3:56)
  10. "If You Can't Slow Down" (4:48)
  11. "Boom Boom" (Hooker) (3:37)
  12. "These Days Without You" (4:05)

Personnel[edit]

  • Todd Park Mohr – vocals, guitar, keyboards, saxophone, harmonica
  • Brian Nevin – drums, percussion, vocals
  • Rob Squires – bass guitar, vocals
  • Jeremy Lawton – keyboards, pedal steel guitar, vocals
  • Jerry Harrison – piano, arranger, clavinet, producer
  • Corey Mauser – organ, piano, clavinet
  • Hazel Miller – vocals, backing vocals
  • Arlene Newson – backing vocals
  • Susan Voelz – violin
  • Bernie Worrell – organ, clavinet

Technical personnel[edit]

  • Matt Byrne – general assistance
  • Daniel Chase – digital editing
  • Mike Cresswell – assistant engineer
  • Karl Derfler – engineer
  • Larimie Garcia – design
  • Jack Hersca – mixing assistant
  • Billy Gibbons - guitar
  • John Lee Hooker – vocals
  • Màickey Hoolihan – general assistance
  • Ted Jensen – mastering
  • Warren Latimer – assistant engineer
  • Janet Levinson – art direction, design
  • Tom Lord-Alge – mixing
  • Kent Matcke – assistant engineer
  • Matt Need – general assistance
  • Michael Perfitt – assistant engineer
  • Andy Torri – pre-production, general assistance