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Corinne Bailey Rae [Special Edition] [Limited]
Corinne Bailey Rae
0. DISC 1:
1. Like a Star
3. Put Your Records On
4. Till It Happens to You
5. Trouble Sleeping
6. Call Me When You Get This
7. Choux Pastry Heart
9. I'd Like To
11. Seasons Change
0. DISC 2:
1. Since I've Been Loving You
4. No Love Child
5. Enchantment - (Amp Fiddler Remix)
6. Venus as a Boy
7. I'd Like To - (Weekender Mix)
8. I Won't Let You Lie to Yourself
9. Another Rainy Day
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 386086
Corinne Bailey Rae; Steve Chrisanthou; Ariana Morgenstern; George Thomas; Jimmy Hogarth; Andrew Hale; Paul Herman; Rod Bowkett; Sara Carter; Steve Brown; Steve Bush; Tommy D; Cara Robinson
Steve Chrisanthou; Eric Liljestrand; George Thomas; Colin Emmanuel; Ian Duncan; Yvonne Ellis; Daniel Hope; Sara Carter; Steve Brown
Personnel: Corinne Bailey Rae (vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, Spanish guitar, piano, keyboards, Moog synthesizer, percussion, music box, background vocals); Paul Herman (guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, drum programming); Dan Carey (guitar, keyboards); Jan Ozveren (guitar); Kenji Jammer (acoustic guitar, electric guitar); Rod Bowkett (acoustic guitar); Steve Chrisanthou (electric guitar, Spanish guitar, piano, organ, percussion, programming); Steve Bush (electric guitar, programming); The London Session Orchestra (strings); Jason Rae (flute, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone); Alex Bennett (melodica, grand piano, Fender Rhodes piano, keyboards); Jim Corry (tenor saxophone); Malcolm Strachan (trumpet); Andrew Hale (grand piano, programming); Steve Brown (Fender Rhodes piano, Wurlitzer organ, background vocals); Jess Bailey (Wurlitzer organ); Tommy D (keyboards, drum programming); John Beck (keyboards); Oroh Angiama (double bass); Aubrey Nunn (bass guitar); Peter Lewinson (drums); Ian Duncan, Yvonne Ellis (programming); Ladonna Harley Peters, Cara Robinson (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Steve Chrisanthou; Jared Gosselin; Ian Duncan; Mike Pela; Amp Fiddler; Paul Herman; Tommy D; Jeremy Wheatley.
Audio Remixers: Corinne Bailey Rae; Amp Fiddler; Tommy D.
Recording information: John Ellis's Place; Maida Vale Studios, London, England; Olympic Studios, London, England; Owl Studios, London, England; The Idle Studio; The Village Recorder.
Director: Gavyn Wright.
Despite the fact that English vocalist Corinne Bailey Rae has the name of a country artist, and got her start playing in a grunge-inspired hard rock band, her self-titled debut is heavily steeped in 1970s-style soul and singer-songwriter intimacy. Rae's girlish, sultry voice might remind some listeners of Macy Gray, while the subtle shadings and jazzy textures of her tunes may bring to mind Nora Jones and Alicia Keys.
Yet Rae, who wrote or co-wrote each of the album's 11 tracks and provides much of the album's instrumentation as well, brings a distinctive stamp to the neo-soul formula. Her songwriting is strikingly personal and well-crafted, and her singing, which can be as cool as a Lester Young saxophone solo (the lilting "Like a Star") or as soulful and swinging as Sly Stone (the breakthrough single "Put Your Records On"), sets her apart from the pack. CORINNE BAILEY RAE is a solid and very promising debut.
Rolling Stone (pp.98-99) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[Her] voice suggest a warmer, less weird Macy Gray, and she uses it without a hint of diva showiness on breezy, sometimes sleepy songs..."
Entertainment Weekly (p.70) - "Rae's an attractive neo-soul songbird with a caressing voice that's got an adorable Macy Gray-esque croak."
Q (p.124) - Ranked #12 in Q Magazine's "100 Greatest Albums of 2006" -- "[Her] eponymous debut album immediately stood out."
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