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When We Were Small


  • 1. 2 Dollar Shoes
    2. Farewell
    3. Wedding Day
    4. Lorraine
    5. Finish Line
    6. October
    7. I Run
    8. Charlotte
    9. Have You Seen My Love?
    10. Bicycle Tricycle
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 566

  • Credits
    ProducerMartin Feveyear
    EngineerMike Easton; Martin Feveyear

    Personnel: Rosie Thomas (vocals, guitar, piano); Danny Scales (acoustic guitar, bass); Eric Fisher (electric guitar, keyboard); Josh Meyers (Wurlitzer piano, Fender Rhodes piano); Andy Myers (moog, glockenspiel, drums).
    Recorded at Jupiter Studios, Seattle, Washington in May 2001.
    Personnel: Rosie Thomas (vocals, guitar, acoustic guitar, piano); Eric Fisher (electric guitar, keyboards); Seth Warren (violin); Phil Peterson (cello); Josh Myers (piano, Fender Rhodes piano, Wurlitzer organ); Andrew Myers (Moog synthesizer, glockenspiel, drums).
    Audio Mixer: Martin Feveyear.
    Recording information: Jupiter Studios, Seattle WA (05/2001).
    The mesmerizing debut outing of 24-year-old Rosie Thomas tempers folk, country, and alternative rock via sparse arrangements built upon simple acoustic guitar and piano motifs. Like Joni Mitchell, Tori Amos, and Paula Cole, Thomas paints vivid pictures with her storytelling prose, especially on "Wedding Day" and "Lorriane," which bemoan the loss of love with an optimistic twist. Documenting the disconsolate pain of separation on "Farewell," Thomas' cracking falsetto punctuates each phrase and whisper until a snippet of childhood soundbites from the artist draws the dirge to a satisfactory conclusion. Her compelling application of legato harmonies on cello to embellish the descending chord progressions of "Run" and "Bicycle Tricycle" displays Thomas' intimate, haunting, and melodic songcraft at its strongest. A fine start for a promising career. ~ Tom Semioli

  • Critic Reviews
    Entertainment Weekly (2/01/02, p.107) - "...Thomas is a moonlighting comic with an earth-angel voice who channels fragile melismas through heartachy tales sketched with acoustic guitars and pianos. Sometimes poignant, always pretty....As tears of a clown go, it's moving stuff." - Rating: B+
    Q (3/02, p.128) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...She's possessed of a fine, pure voice, somewhere between Emmylou Harris and a young Joni Mitchell..."
    Mojo (Publisher) (April 2002, p.102) - "...Thomas is...inclined to quiet, powerful ballads in a neo-traditional style..."
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