Ashby – Looks Like You’ve Already Won CD Album


Artist: Ashby
Title: Looks Like You’ve Already Won
Format: CD
Label: Marina Records
Year: April 25, 2005

SKU: MA64 Category: Tags: ,


01. Anyone Anywhere
02. Getting Started
03. Little Voice
04. Mindset
05. Cloud Cover
06. Won’t Remember
07. Troublemaker
08. He Likes The Sound
09. Eyes Open Wide
10. Already Won

Produced by Ashby at The Round Room, Boston, USA
Executive producer: Stefan Kassel

All songs written by Evelyn Pope
Published by Marina Songs

Ashby are Evelyn Pope & Bill Cowie

Evelyn Pope – Vocals, Keyboards, Vibes, Organ
Bill Cowie – Drums, Guitars, Percussion, Synthesizers

Jeremy Adelman – Horns
Joe Klompus – Bass
John Dragonetti – Guitars on 1, 4, 5, 8 & 9
Zé Luis – Flutes on 2 & 7
Blake Hazard – Guitars on 3 & 9
Jennifer Hazel – Flutes on 5 & 6
Stefan Kassel, Heinz Uwe Moehlenkamp & Caroline Pope – Handclaps on 4

Horns arranged & produced by Jeremy Adelman, New York City
Woodwinds arranged & produced by Zé Luis at 803 Studios, New York City
Guitars by John Dragonetti recorded at Space 67, Los Angeles

Mastered by Bo Kondren at Calyx, Berlin

Design & Photography by Stefan Kassel /

Release date: April 25, 2005 (MA 64)

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Weight 0,100 kg

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It’s spring again, and this uplifting little masterpiece may just be the perfect soundtrack for it: Looks Like You’ve Already Won (MA 64) – the long awaited second album from Boston’s pop duo Ashby, following up their critically acclaimed 2001 debut Power Ballads (“Luxurious, intelligent pop” – Q Magazine).

Ashby have expanded their sound quite significantly – with intricate multi-layered arrangements, a shimmering widescreen production and great contributions from an array of guest musicians, incl. Brazilian arranger Zé Luis (Bebel Gilberto, Brazilian Girls). The album’s ten tracks were recorded in Boston, New York City and Los Angeles.

Richly layered horn arrangements are a trademark throughout the album courtesy of New York City wunderkind arranger Jeremy Adelman. The atmospheric instrumentation is offset by hard hitting funky drums played by multi-instrumentalist Bill Cowie, one half of the duo. The icing on the cake is Evelyn Pope’s pure, understated and floating voice that somehow manages to sound light and deep at the same time.

And Ashby’s greatest signature are, of course, still simply beautiful melodies.

Check it out, folks! And you’ve already won…

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And this is what the critics said about Ashby:

“Lush rococo arrangements, echoes of Saint Etienne and ‘Moon Safari’- Air – a Tony Hatch and Jackie Trent for grown-up indie vets. 4/5.” (MOJO, 8/05)

“Stevie Wonder-ish, lovely choruses ­ Ashby aren’t the only band with a diverse set of 60s references, but their writing and arranging shows unusual finesse. Ashby do what some other people have done – but better.” (The Boston Phoenix, 7/05)

“Ashby is the place where you go when you’re sick of crap pop. Chic magic.” (i-D, 2/02)

“For those who love warm, lush, eccentric pop, Ashby may be the discovery of the year.” (Billboard, 2/02)

“Utterly brilliant. The sound of perfection. Beautiful, incredible and essential.” (, 12/01)

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