Entertainment Weekly - 10/6/00, p.87
"...[He] was a writer of some truly strange pop nuggets, wearing his inner child on the outside..." - Rating: A
Personnel: Shel Silverstein (vocals, guitar); Dan Huff (synthesizer); Farrell Morris (percussion).
Engineers: Danny Mudhenk, Oliver Masciarotte.
Reissue producer: Steve Berkowitz, Didier C. Deutsch.
Recorded at Bullet Recording, Nashville, Tennessee; Blank Tapes, New York, New York; Criteria Recording Studios, Miami, Florida. Originally released in 1983. Includes liner notes by Ron Haffkine.
Digitally remastered by Benny Quinn (Masterfonics).
Personnel: Shel Silverstein (vocals, guitar); Dann Huff (synthesizer); Farrell Morris (percussion).
Audio Remasterer: Benny Quinn.
Liner Note Author: Ron Haffkine.
Recording information: Blank Tapes, NY, NY; Bullet Recording, Nashville, TN; Criteria Recording Studio, Miami, FL.
Director: Ron Haffkine.
Editors: Danny Mundhenk; Oliver Masciarotte; Ron Haffkine.
Photographer: Alice Ochs.
If the Shel Silverstein book Where the Sidewalk Ends isn't already in every child's hands, it should be; it's as poignant and whimsical as the day it was written. The album version is another matter. Silverstein already had plenty of experience in the recording studio, and his musical delivery of his poems is certainly unique. He sounds a little like Emo Phillips reading verse. This album is sure to have fans who treasure it for its disquietingly offbeat delivery. ~ Paul Collins