As with the band's debut, Bread & Circus, Toad the Wet Sprocket's Pale was recorded virtually live in the studio, a tactic the band would sadly abandon to varying degrees with each future album. Pale's leaden-hued production, supervised by ex-Lone Justice bassist Marvin Etzioni, imbues these songs with a welcome sense of space that gracefully separates each instrument without rendering a cold, stark sound. The piano-guitar interplay on "High on a Riverbed" is a gentle sea-swept gust, while the first nine bars of the jet ...

Pale 1990, Columbia

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