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After 10 years fronting the gossamer orchestral sounds of Pink Martini, vocalist China Forbes returns to the folk and country sounds that she largely left on hiatus. Intimate and warm where Pink Martini is cool and arch, Forbes's songs are shaped by Gregg Williams, producer and drummer for Sheryl Crow, The Dandy Warhols, The Wallflowers, and others. Pink Martini fans will be especially beguiled by the concert favorite "Hey Eugene," presented as Forbes originally wrote the song.
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Editorial Reviews

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After 10 years fronting the gossamer orchestral sounds of Pink Martini, vocalist China Forbes returns to the folk and country sounds that she largely left on hiatus. Intimate and warm where Pink Martini is cool and arch, Forbes's songs are shaped by Gregg Williams, producer and drummer for Sheryl Crow, The Dandy Warhols, The Wallflowers, and others. Pink Martini fans will be especially beguiled by the concert favorite "Hey Eugene," presented as Forbes originally wrote the song.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/13/2008
  • Label: Imports
  • EAN: 3298491451518
  • Catalog Number: 786342
  • Sales rank: 361,963

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 When This Is Over (4:09)
  2. 2 Lovely Day (3:48)
  3. 3 Everybody Needs Somebody (2:46)
  4. 4 One Less Word (5:18)
  5. 5 Gone (4:07)
  6. 6 '78 (3:44)
  7. 7 Time on My Hands (3:38)
  8. 8 You Were/I Was (4:20)
  9. 9 I'm Still Talking to You (3:50)
  10. 10 Can't Be Wrong (3:57)
  11. 11 Hey Eugene (3:43)
  12. 12 Easter Sunday (3:56)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
China Forbes Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Guitar, Harmonica, Piano, Violin, Electric Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Harmonium, Keyboards, Vocals, Various, Mellotron, Vibes, ARP, Wurlitzer, Arp Strings
Phil Baker Bass, Bass Guitar, Background Vocals, Choir, Chorus, Breakdown
Eric Matthews Trombone, Flugelhorn, Valve Trombone
Gregg Williams Percussion, Drums
Eric Early Various
Eric Earley Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Bass, Piano, Drums, Bass Drums, Electric Guitar, Background Vocals, Snare Drums, Slide Guitar, Lap Steel Guitar, Wurlitzer, Guitar (Nylon String), Vocal Harmony
Technical Credits
Charlotte Caffey Composer
Roger Seibel Mastering
China Forbes Composer
Gregg Williams Programming, Producer, Engineer, Audio Production
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Montage anyone?

    Pretty much every song on this CD was made to be featured in the montage sequence for an episode of an hour-long television drama series. If you picture an angsty/thoughtful/tearful protagonist driving in her car or performing some mundane task after the episode's climax, these are the songs you imagine accompanying these images. In fact, I look forward to hearing some of these songs in the ending credits of shows like Gossip Girl, Smallville or Grey's Anatomy. I mean, China Forbes did take a step towards independence from Pink Martini, so kudos to her for creating a different sound, but in the end, this CD is just a little bland. With her amazing voice and talent, though, I hope she finds her niche and her sound with her next album.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Another Strong Female

    An amazing voice and delightful lyrics. Not as 'boring' as some so-called musicians seems to think. Give her a chance.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    If Sheryl Crow could be watered down any further, she would sound like this

    China Forbes, the flamboyant frontwoman of Pink Martini, is sure downbeat on this solo CD. Really downbeat. Sleepy, even. This CD is bland adult contemporary pop, the songs forgettable the minute after you hear them, except the lame lyrics will get stuck in your head ("I wish I had a replay to do it over/I know I could do better"...wow, deep). Skip this.

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