10: 1993-2003 Ten Years Of

10: 1993-2003 Ten Years Of

by K's Choice
     
 

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The albums of K's Choice haven't always been perfect, but they have generally been enjoyable -- and whether lead singer Sarah Bettens has favored the hard, gutsy rocker-chick bravado of Shirley Manson (Garbage), Chrissie Hynde (

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The albums of K's Choice haven't always been perfect, but they have generally been enjoyable -- and whether lead singer Sarah Bettens has favored the hard, gutsy rocker-chick bravado of Shirley Manson (Garbage), Chrissie Hynde (the Pretenders), and Christina Amphlett (the Divinyls) or the more introspective singer/songwriter aesthetic of the Indigo Girls, Aimee Mann, and Sarah McLachlan, this Belgian outfit has often brought an attractive sense of melody to the table. Both sides of K's Choice -- the rocking side and the adult alternative/folk-rock side -- are nicely represented on this best-of collection, which was assembled in 2004 and looks back on the group's 1993-2003 output. 10: 1993-2003 offers many of the essential tracks from that ten-year period, including "The Ballad of Leo and Paul" from 1993's The Great Subconscious Club, "If You're Not Scared" from 1998's Cocoon Crash, and "Not an Addict" and "Mr. Freeze" from 1995's Paradise in Me. "Dad" is a heartfelt demonstration of how poignant K's Choice can be, while "I Smoke a Lot" is an effective use of dry humor. The latter doesn't make a case for smoking cigarettes -- it's impossible to make a good argument in favor of something that often causes lung cancer, emphysema, heart disease, premature aging, and a long list of other problems -- but rather is an amusing acknowledgment of a bad habit and an example of Sarah and Gert Bettens being able to laugh at their own weaknesses. All of the albums that K's Choice recorded in the '90s or early 2000s are worth owning -- even with their imperfections -- but for the novice who has never acquired a K's Choice release, 10 would be the most logical starting point.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/10/2004
Label:
Cocoon Records
UPC:
0015707977821
catalogNumber:
79778

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

K's Choice   Primary Artist
Glen Ballard   Multi Instruments
Jean Blaute   Bass,Guitar,Keyboards
Kevin Mulligan   Pedal Steel Guitar
Evert Verhees   Bass
Louis Jardine   Percussion
Eric Grossman   Bass
Roy Spong   Percussion
David Haas   Spoken Word
Gert Bettens   Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals
Luk Degraaff   Bass
Vincent Pierins   Bass
Bart Van Der Zeeuw   Percussion,Drums,Background Vocals
Jan Van Sichem   Guitar
Erik Verheyden   Bass
Walter Mets   Percussion,Drums
Stoy Stoffelen   Percussion,Drums
Sarah Bettens   Guitar,Vocals
Koen Lieckens   Drums
Marshall Bird   Keyboards
Steven Cornillie   Keyboards
Rubio String Quartet   Strings

Technical Credits

Glen Ballard   Programming,Producer,Instrumentation
Jean Blaute   Producer
Scott Campbell   Engineer
Gil Norton   Producer
Bush   Producer
Mark Pythian   Programming,Engineer
Roy Spong   Producer,Engineer
Gert Bettens   Composer,Liner Notes,Illustrations
Alain Van Zeveren   Arranger,String Arrangements
Werner Pensaert   Producer,Engineer
Sarah Bettens   Composer,Liner Notes
Marc François   Engineer
Marshall Bird   Producer
Ditten Lerooij   Engineer
Rubio String Quartet   Contributor

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