Morel* ‎– Queen Of The Highway

Yoshitoshi Recordings ‎– YRCDLP5
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1 Cabaret 2:06
2 Cabaret (Part Two) 6:30
3 Over 3:28
4 Ride
Backing Vocals – Eric Carter (3)
5 Dreaming Of L.A.
Backing Vocals – David J.*
6 Funny Car
Drum Programming [Additional] – Deep Dish
7 True (Deep Dish Mix)
Remix, Producer [Additional], Programmed By [Additional] – Deep Dish
8 The Queen Of The Highway
Bass – David J.*
9 Under 0:29
10 Mean Time 3:35
11 All The Sweet Ones 5:53
12 Big Blue Caddy 2:58
13 A World Set Free 4:37
14 Wake Up
Backing Vocals – Eric Carter (3)

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Mixed and engineered at Pink Noise Studios in The United States of America. Mastered at Masterpiece Mastering, London. All songs published by Outsider Music / Deep Dish Music (ASCAP).

© 2001 Yoshitoshi Recordings Inc. Manufactured by Yoshitoshi Recordings Inc. [disc]. © 2001-2002 Yoshitoshi Recordings. Exclusively marketed and distributed by Stud!o Distribution. [inlay].

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  • Barcode (Text): 7 04865 10052 2
  • Barcode: 704865100522
  • Matrix / Runout: Z05244 25 YRCD5-2 03 MUSIC CONNECTION
  • Matrix / Runout (Mother/Stamper Code): M0S1
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 2U3B

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December 15, 2014

Longtime Deep Dish associate Richard Morel strikes out on his own with QUEEN OF THE HIGHWAY, a house confection that combines his flair for the dramatic with a nice house beat. "Cabaret (Part 2)," after its short introduction, gets down to the nitty-gritty in a way that would make Liza Minelli proud. "Funny Car" has a nice deep bassline, and when Deep Dish get their hands on "True," it's a funky affair made stronger by its anti-homophobia lyrics. The slower "Mean Time" tells a lovely story of acceptance, as well. He also gets a chance to show off his regular singer-songwriter side too, with "Over" and "Ride," and although his voice isn't the strongest, it does add a nice contrast to the dancing elsewhere. The title track adds a hefty dose of rock swagger too, though I prefer the horns of "All of the Sweet Ones." "A World Set Free" tries a little too hard, though, but "Wake Up" manages to cover up that flaw with a dose of romance. Long live the queen.


October 13, 2005
edited over 13 years ago
Talk about someone who walks a lonely road. I doubt many other people in the dance community could make songs like those on this CD, especially one such as "Mean Time". What a powerful track. Also, I think he nicked the trumpet riff from Little River Band's "Reminiscing" for "All Of The Sweet Ones" - shows off his eclecticism. BTW, "Funny Car (Love Is Dead)" is one of my all-time favorite songs, taking moodiness to another level. Rich may be the only driver on the road he travels, but I'd like to hitch a ride with him to see where he's headed. Respect is indeed due.