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All Music Guide - Matthew Chisling
With just a couple of cursory listens to the few tracks that popped up all over the Internet through 2007, comparisons were made between Adele, the much-hyped brassy British songstress, and Amy Winehouse, the...much-hyped brassy British songstress. However, after a solid listen to 19, the first full sampling by the up-and-coming Adele, listeners are forced to throw all comparisons to the wind; Adele is simply too magical to compare her to anyone. Bluesy like it's no one's business yet voluptuously funky in a contemporary way, Adele rocks out 19 with a unique voice and gritty sound that dazzle endlessly. Synthesizing blues, jazz, folk, soul, and even electric pop, Adele...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Matthew Chisling
With just a couple of cursory listens to the few tracks that popped up all over the Internet through 2007, comparisons were made between Adele, the much-hyped brassy British songstress, and Amy Winehouse, the...much-hyped brassy British songstress. However, after a solid listen to 19, the first full sampling by the up-and-coming Adele, listeners are forced to throw all comparisons to the wind; Adele is simply too magical to compare her to anyone. Bluesy like it's no one's business yet voluptuously funky in a contemporary way, Adele rocks out 19 with a unique voice and gritty sound that dazzle endlessly. Synthesizing blues, jazz, folk, soul, and even electric pop, Adele mystifies through her mature songwriting skills and jaw-dropping arrangements. As the album opens with "Daydreamer," Adele's illusionary instrument -- over minimal sounds -- engulfs the listener with a gorgeous feeling of awe and wonderment. On "Melt My Heart to Stone" and the bona fide hit "Chasing Pavements," Adele allows herself to soar over the strings and power her way through these incredible songs. The upbeat "Right as Rain" is just wonderful, with clear Ashford & Simpson influences speckled all over it in an upbeat set. Nearly all the tracks seem to have been nurtured to glory over months as labors of love. What's simply awesome on 19 is its capability to capture the listener through mere teasing; Adele doesn't shout for attention, and doesn't rely on anyone but herself to prove she's worth it, in the same vein as Sara Bareilles, another heavily praised artist of 2007. The jazzy "Best for Last" is as retro as the tunes get on the album, yet it still manages to steer away from being boring or old-fashioned. The only awkwardness throughout all of 19 is the overly poppy galactic "Tired," which sounds as though it might have fallen off a Lily Allen track list, something that doesn't suit Adele as a musician. As far as artistic drive goes, it seems as though Adele is hoping to capitalize on the sounds of 2007 by borrowing elements of Feist, Regina Spektor, Norah Jones, and even, yes, Amy Winehouse; yet Adele blends all the artistic pizzazz of all those ladies into her own set of manipulative, glamorous wonder. Plus, as a terrific songwriter at merely 20 years of age, the Brit has so much room to expand her artistic dimensions into a full-fledged artist that it's no wonder most critics see her as the top new talent of 2008. This debut isn't an empty promise of a great career; 19 is a fleshed-out stunning portrayal of a young woman with a talent beyond her years who deserves immense credit for a unique style that never fails. A beyond stellar debut in both quality and originality. [A two-disc, 26-track Deluxe Edition was issued by High Note in 2008.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/9/2008
  • Label: High Note Records
  • EAN: 4712765162539
  • Catalog Number: 579
  • Sales rank: 83,501

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Daydreamer (3:40)
  2. 2 Best for Last (4:18)
  3. 3 Chasing Pavements (3:29)
  4. 4 Cold Shoulder (3:11)
  5. 5 Crazy for You (3:27)
  6. 6 Melt My Heart to Stone (3:23)
  7. 7 First Love (3:10)
  8. 8 Right as Rain (3:17)
  9. 9 Make You Feel My Love (3:31)
  10. 10 My Same (3:15)
  11. 11 Tired (4:17)
  12. 12 Hometown Glory (4:29)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Chasing Pavements (3:52)
  2. 2 Melt My Heart to Stone (3:21)
  3. 3 That's It, I Quit, I'm Moving On (2:07)
  4. 4 Crazy for You (3:43)
  5. 5 Right as Rain (3:32)
  6. 6 My Same (3:05)
  7. 7 Make You Feel My Love (3:52)
  8. 8 Daydreamer (3:41)
  9. 9 Hometown Glory (3:48)
  10. 10 Many Shades of Black (4:30)
  11. 11 Right as Rain [L
  12. 12 My Same [Liv
  13. 13 Chasing Pavements [North American To
  14. 14 Crazy for You [North American Tou
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Adele Primary Artist, Bass, Guitar, Celeste, Rhythm Guitar, Vocals, cowbell
Stuart Zender Bass
Michael Tighe Guitar
Sam Koppelman Glockenspiel
Will Malone Strings, Conductor
Jim Abbiss Glockenspiel
Neil Cowley Piano, Wurlitzer, Hammond B3
Chris Elliott Conductor
London Studio Orchestra Strings
Jason Silver Keyboards
The Wired Strings Strings
Perry Montague-Mason Strings
Jack Peñate Background Vocals
Seb Rochford Drums
Matt Allchin Guitar
Tom Driessler Bass, Tambourine
Steven Holness Piano, Keyboards
Life Gospel Choir Background Vocals
Ben Thomas Guitar
Pete Biggins Percussion, Drums
Adele Adkins Vocals
Seb Roachford Drums
Donavan Hepburn Drums
Wire4d Strings Strings
Louis Sharpe Drums
Technical Credits
Bob Dylan Composer
Will Malone Arranger
Brendan Benson Composer
Jim Abbiss Producer
Chris Elliott Arranger, String Arrangements
Richard Wilkinson Engineer
Roy Alfred Composer
Liam Howe Programming
Eg White Composer, Producer, String Arrangements
Matt Lawrence Engineer
Mark Ronson Producer
Phil Lee Art Direction
Adele Art Direction, Montage
Rosie Danvers String Arrangements
Jack White III Composer
Hege Saebjornsen Cover Photo
Steve Price Engineer
Adele Adkins Composer
Dom Morley Engineer
Josh Burton Cover Photo
Truth & Soul Productions Composer
Charlie Robins Director
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  • Posted February 2, 2014

    I believe that someone took ella fitzgerald,joan baez,and patsy

    I believe that someone took ella fitzgerald,joan baez,and patsy cline and made adele she sings from her soul i feel her pain and thats inspiring to me a truely great artist lets you in their minds and heart through their giving all of those two things in their work

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  • Posted August 31, 2011

    Powerful voice!

    I recommend this. If you're into Florence+the Machine, Amy WInehouse, or just open to new things. Try this

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  • Posted October 17, 2010

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    terrible album seriously terrible made produced poorly marketed

    lol this musician is a utter joke!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    0 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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