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Album: Vivid
Artist: Lovefield
2003 Polydor Limited
CD: 9865316

Musicians:
Andrew Pearce: vocals (1, 4, 6, 7, 9, 11, 12), backing vocals (2)
Norman Levene: vocals (2, 3, 5, 7-10), backing vocals (1, 2, 4, 6, 11, 12), keyboards (all), piano (4), programming (1, 3, 5-9, 11, 12)
Jamie Muhoberac: keyboards (2, 4, 10)
George De Angelis: keyboards (4, 10)
David Arch: piano (10)
Tim Weidner: additional programming (4)
Pete Harris: guitars (1, 6, 9, 11, 12)
Tim Cansfield: guitars (2, 4)
Tim Pierce: guitars (2, 4, 10)
Dave Rainger: guitars (2)
Mark McRae: guitars (5-8, 11), additional guitar (1)
Dave Gregory: guitars (9)
Scott Firth: bass (1)
Luis Jardim: bass (2, 4), drums (2)
Peter Clarke: bass (3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 11, 12)
Trevor Horn: bass (10)
Chris Bailey: drums (1)
Narada Michael Walden: drums (2)
Ali Byworth: drums (3, 5-8, 11, 12)
John Robinson: drums (4, 10)
Chuck Sabo: drums (9)
Frank Ricotti: percussion (2, 4, 10)
Brendan Power: harmonica (2, 8)

Nick Ingman: musical director (orchestra) (1, 3, 5)
James McMillan: musical director (orchestra) (9)
Gavyn Wright: strings leader (2, 4, 10)
Sophie Langdon: violin leader (9)

1, 3, 5: violins: Julian Leaper, Ben Cruft, Everton Nelson, Pat Kiernan, Maciej Rakowski, Paul Willey, Emylym Singleton, Jim McLeod, Boguslav Kostecki, Warren Zielinski, Dermot Crehan, Mark Berrow, Perry Montague-Mason, Chris Tombing; violas: Bruce White, Garfield Jackson, Peter Lale, Vicci Wardmen; cello: Frank Schaefer, Dave Daniels, Paul Kegg, Martin Loveday; double bass: Chris Laurence; flute/alto: Andy Findon; harp: Skaila Kanga; horns: Richard Watkins, David Pyatt; euphonium/trombone: Steve Cooper; trumpet/flugelhorn: John Barclay, Simon Gardner; oboe/cor anglais: John Anderson

2, 4, 10: violins: Rita Manning, Peter Hanson, Paul Willey, Emlyn Singleton, Gavyn Wright, Pat Kiernan, Dave Woodcock, Julian Leaper, Simon Fischer, Ben Cruft, Chris Tombling, Perry Montague-Mason, Garfield Jackson, Bruce White, Peter Lale, Bob Smissen; double bass: Chris Laurence; cello: Philip De Groote, Ben Chappell, Dave Daniels, Martin Loveday; trumpet: Steve Sidwell; oboe: David Theodore; flute/piccolo: Andy Findon

9: violins: Sophie Langdon, Gregory Warren Wilson, Deborah Widdup, Richard Malone, Beverley Davison, Iain King, Ian Humphries; violas: Bridget Carey, Susan Dench, S. Tees; cellos: Nick Roberts, Louise Hopkins; trumpet/flugelhorn: Noel Langley; trombone: Nichol Thomson
 

Produced by Norman Levene (1, 3, 5-8, 11, 12), Trevor Horn (2, 4, 10), Martin Bramner & Norman Levene (9)
Engineered by Dan Vickers (1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 12), Iain Roberton (1, 6, 8, 12), Brad Gilderman (2, 4, 10), Robert Orton (4, 10), Laurence Diana (9)
Protools by Dan Vickers (1, 5, 6, 8, 12), Iain Roberton (1, 6, 8, 12), Tim Weidner (2), George De Angelis (4, 10)
Additional engineering by Steve MacMillan (2, 4), Dan Vickers (2, 4, 9, 10), Iain Roberton (2, 4, 10), Tim Weidner (10)
Additional Protools: Tim Weidner (10)
Assistant engineer: Drew Griffiths (2, 4, 10)
Mixed by Brad Gilderman (1, 3-6, 8-12), Robert Orton (2), James Loughrey (7)
Mastered by Arun Chakraverty
 

Tracks:
1. Come Unto Me (4:19)
2. Vivid (4:26)
3. Honesty (3:00)
4. Beast (4:33)
5. Mother Earth (4:59)
6. Scary Creatures (3:02)
7. Bizarro World (3:33)
8. Stand (5:05)
9. Gone (3:47)
10. King of the Universe (3:47)
11. Didn't I Say? (3:45)
12. Funny Little Man (3:50)

all tracks written by Norman Levene; strings and brass arranged by Nick Ingman (2, 4, 10)
 

Notes: The debut album from Lovefield offers pop with vague similarities to Seal, but also more '60s influences. Note also Magnification producer Tim Weidner's involvement. (HP, 15 Feb 04)


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