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Martinis and Bikinis, Sam Phillips‘ mid-90s Grammy-nominated masterwork, is a key record in the evolution of one of America’s most exceptional and unpredictable songwriters. Initially praised as a record that “revitalized the ‘Beatlesque’ category with substantial songwriting and a woman’s voice, which turns the whole sound upside down,” Martinis was universally hailed as a musical turning point for Phillips and tagged by numerous critics as one of the best albums of the year.
The disc, produced by long-time collaborator T Bone Burnett, spawned two alternative radio and video hits in “I Need Love” and “Baby I Can’t Please You,” and gained Sam a new legion of devoted followers. With an amazing collection of songs and a brilliant cast of musicians, including XTC’s Colin Moulding, R.E.M.’s Peter Buck, Marvin Etzioni and Don Heffington from Lone Justice, Heartbreaker Benmont Tench, Marc Ribot, Mickey Curry and arrangements by Van Dyke Parks…it does not get better than this.
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Contact & Licensing info: “I Need Love” is published by Eden Bridge Music (ASCAP)/Some Kind of Music LLC (ASCAP), A Notable Music company/ Damon Booth/ firstname.lastname@example.org
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