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1. So Sorry
2. I Feel It All
3. My Moon My Man
4. Park, The
5. Water, The
7. Past in Present
8. Limit to Your Love, The
10. Brandy Alexander
12. Honey Honey
13. How My Heart Behaves
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): B-000881902
Renaud Letang; Gonzales; Ben Mink; Renaud Letang; Feist; Gonales
Renaud Letang; Ben Mink; Renaud Letang
Personnel: Feist (acoustic guitar); Jamie Lidell (vocals, percussion, unknown instrument, background vocals); Afie Jurvanen (guitar); Ben Mink (acoustic guitar, strings); Lori Gemmel (harp); Gonzales (piano, organ, vibraphone, drums, percussion, background vocals); Pierre-Luc Jamain (organ); Mocky (acoustic bass); Gonzales (drums); Kevin Drew, Brendan Canning (background vocals); Julian Brown (melodica, electric bass, percussion, background vocals); Bryden Baird (trumpet, flugelhorn, percussion, background vocals); Jesse Baird (drums, percussion, background vocals); Town Hall (percussion, background vocals).
Additional personnel: Eirik Glambek Boe (vocals); Sandra Baron (violin); Mary Stein (cello); Ohad Benchetrit, Charles Spearin (unknown instrument); Afie Jurvanen, Pierre-Luc Jamain, Lori Gemmel, Kevin Drew, Brendan Canning.
Audio Mixer: Renaud Letang.
Recording information: La Frette Studio, France (03/2006-06/2006); Lochinkop Studio, Canada (03/2006-06/2006); Studios Ferber, France (03/2006-06/2006); The Woodshed, Canada (03/2006-06/2006).
Illustrator: Nathaniel Russell .
Photographers: Mary Rozzi; Simone Rubi.
Arranger: Jamie Lidell.
Canadian singer-songwriter Leslie Feist first gained prominence working with the Montreal shock-rapper Peaches and later the Toronto-based collective Broken Social Scene, but with the release of 2004's masterful LET IT DIE, she embarked on a solo career that quickly eclipsed her previous work. Following the pleasant but inessential remix album OPEN SEASON, 2007's THE REMINDER is Feist's true follow-up to LET IT DIE, and it deepens and solidifies that album's strengths. Combining jazzy torch songs with acoustic, folkish ballads, THE REMINDER is as quietly powerful as her Broken Social Scene bandmate Emily Haines's equally subdued solo debut, KNIVES DON'T HAVE YOUR BACK, but with a jazzy edge that recalls Nina Simone on tunes like "Sea Lion" (a standard also recorded by Simone) and the lush single "My Moon, My Man."
Rolling Stone (p.114) - Included in Rolling Stone's "50 Top Albums of the Year 2007" -- "Feist reaches out with gorgeously lovelorn ballads..."
Spin (p.85) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[L]isten through headphones and the album offers up bits of subdermal weirdness, as in 'Honey, Honey,' where luscious harmony vocals tangle with field-recording white noise."
Magnet (p.96) - "Even from a secular point of view, it's difficult to characterize Leslie Feist's voice as anything but a divine gift."
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