Miracle of Science (album)

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Miracle of Science
MiracleOfScience.jpg
Studio album by
Released1996
StudioAlex the Great, Nashville, Tennessee
GenreRock
Length43:18
LabelRazor & Tie
ProducerMarshall Crenshaw
Marshall Crenshaw chronology
Live …My Truck Is My Home
(1994)
Miracle of Science
(1996)
The 9 Volt Years
(1998)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau3/5 stars[3]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[2]

Miracle of Science is the seventh studio album by singer/songwriter Marshall Crenshaw, and his first studio effort for the indie imprint Razor & Tie.[4] Crenshaw produced the album and played most of the instruments.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Marshall Crenshaw, except where noted.

  1. "soundbite" – 0:11
  2. "What Do You Dream Of?" – 3:28
  3. "Who Stole That Train" (Hy Heath) – 3:32
  4. "Laughter" – 4:41
  5. "Twenty-Five Forty-One" (Grant Hart) – 3:22
  6. "Starless Summer Sky" (Crenshaw, Rick Cioffi, Fred Todd) – 3:11
  7. "Only an Hour Ago" – 4:07
  8. "Wondrous Place" (Bill Giant, Jeff Lewis) – 2:42
  9. "The 'In' Crowd" (Billy Page) – 3:36
  10. "Theme from 'Flaregun'" – 4:47
  11. "Seven Miles an Hour" – 4:28
  12. "There and Back Again" (Crenshaw, Glen Burtnik) – 5:13

2020 Revision[edit]

In 2020, the album was re-released on Crenshaw's own label with a new running order, some remixing, and 2 newly recorded songs.[5]

  1. "(Soundbite)" – 0:11
  2. "What Do You Dream Of?" – 3:28
  3. "Who Stole That Train" – 3:48
  4. "Only an Hour Ago" – 4:20
  5. "Theme from 'Flaregun'" – 4:51
  6. "Laughter" – 4:41
  7. "A Wondrous Place" – 2:42
  8. "Twenty-Five Forty-One" – 3:22
  9. "Starless Summer Sky" – 3:11
  10. "The 'In' Crowd" – 3:36
  11. "There and Back Again" – 5:13
  12. "Rouh Na Selim Neves"* – 4:28 ["Seven Miles an Hour" recording played backwards]
  13. "Seven Miles an Hour" – 4:30
  14. "What the Hell I Got"* (Michel Pagliaro) – 3:38
  15. "Misty Dreamer"* (Daniel Wylie) – 3:00

[*] - newly added for the reissue.

Personnel[edit]

  • Marshall Crenshaw - vocals, guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, percussion, tambourine, vibraphone
  • Brad Jones – bass, harmony vocals
  • Andy York – guitar, backing vocals
  • Jay Sdad – acoustic, electric and slide guitar, lap steel
  • Bill Lloyd – acoustic and electric guitar, mandolin
  • Les James Lester – drums, bongos
  • Greg Leisz – dobro
  • Byron House – bass
  • Fenner Kastner – drums
  • Kenny Margolis – piano
  • Chris Carmichael – violin, cello
  • Crispin Cioe – saxophone
  • Larry Etkin – trumpet

References[edit]

  1. ^ Miracle of Science at AllMusic
  2. ^ Hoskyns, Barney. "Miracle of Science", Rolling Stone, September 19, 1996, p. 84.
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Marshall Crenshaw". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 4 May 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Marshall Crenshaw".
  5. ^ Marchese, Joe (November 26, 2019). "There and Back Again: Marshall Crenshaw Revisits, Revises "Miracle of Science" for New CD, LP Reissue - The Second Disc".