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All Music Guide - Andrew Leahey
Priscilla Ahn comes from the same singer/songwriter circle that spun off Sara Bareilles and Cary Brothers, having cut her teeth in a dizzying array of L.A. venues before wooing Blue Note Records with her gently confident music. Like the material of many L.A.-based musicians, Ahn's songs brim with sunshine and poppy sparkle, but her East Coast roots lend some earthy depth to this debut. A Good Day draws as much from SoCal's sunny environs as Ahn's home state of Pennsylvania, where the burgeoning musician spent days wandering the vast, rural acreage of her family's home. "I was a little girl...I played pretend between the trees and fed my houseguests bark and leaves," she ...
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All Music Guide - Andrew Leahey
Priscilla Ahn comes from the same singer/songwriter circle that spun off Sara Bareilles and Cary Brothers, having cut her teeth in a dizzying array of L.A. venues before wooing Blue Note Records with her gently confident music. Like the material of many L.A.-based musicians, Ahn's songs brim with sunshine and poppy sparkle, but her East Coast roots lend some earthy depth to this debut. A Good Day draws as much from SoCal's sunny environs as Ahn's home state of Pennsylvania, where the burgeoning musician spent days wandering the vast, rural acreage of her family's home. "I was a little girl...I played pretend between the trees and fed my houseguests bark and leaves," she recalls during "Dream," a whimsical ballad that mixes fingerplucked arpeggios with a tasteful string arrangement. Harmonies swirl throughout the song's conclusion, recalling the earthy atmospherics of Emmylou Harris' Wrecking Ball while keeping Ahn's whimsy and innocence at the forefront. By the third track, however, she transforms herself into a champion of female autonomy, chastising a man for attempting to toy with her heart in "I Don't Think So." The album proceeds in that same fashion, with Ahn jumping between character roles and instrumental duties with equal dexterity. Highlights include "Astronaut," whose carnival rhythms and eerily gorgeous harmonies sound like the orchestration for a Tim Burton film or perhaps a psychedelic Beatles song -- just listen to the way she slurs the "Ohhh boy" lyric during each verse, as well as a cover of "Opportunity to Cry," which adds a bright shuffle to Willie Nelson's heartbroken original. Given its range and self-assured delivery, A Good Day doesn't quite sound like a debut effort -- a telltale sign that Priscilla Ahn only 24 years old at the time of its release is on her way to bigger and better things.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/10/2008
  • Label: Blue Note Records
  • UPC: 094639528325
  • Catalog Number: 95283
  • Sales rank: 46,995

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Dream (3:32)
  2. 2 Wallflower (3:00)
  3. 3 I Don't Think So (2:18)
  4. 4 Masters in China (3:20)
  5. 5 Leave the Light On (3:15)
  6. 6 Red Cape (2:55)
  7. 7 Astronaut (3:32)
  8. 8 Lullaby (4:44)
  9. 9 Find My Way Back Home (2:26)
  10. 10 Opportunity to Cry (3:26)
  11. 11 A Good Day (Morning Song) (3:24)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Priscilla Ahn Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Harmonica, Piano, Autoharp, Glockenspiel, Harpsichord, Ukulele, Vocals, Bells, Wurlitzer
Larry Goldings Piano, Keyboards
John Kirby Vibes
Keith Ciancia Piano, Harpsichord, Keyboards
Jim Gilstrap Background Vocals
Greg Kurstin Keyboards
Oren Waters Background Vocals
Joey Waronker Percussion, Drums, Keyboards, Moog Bass
Oliver Kraus Strings, Cello, Keyboards
Zac Rae Celeste, Keyboards, chamberlain
Mike Andrews Guitar, Ukulele
Gus Seyffert Organ, Bass, Guitar, Autoharp, Keyboards, Background Vocals, Bells, Vibes, Lap Steel Guitar, Toy Piano
Technical Credits
Willie Nelson Composer
Bob Ludwig Mastering
Joey Waronker Producer
Carla Leighton Art Direction
Oliver Kraus String Arrangements
Darrell Thorp Engineer
Priscilla Ahn Composer
Gus Seyffert Contributor
Benji Hughes Composer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    SHE IS AWESOME!

    If you have never heard her before, then you don't know what your missing out on! She has the best performence, sound quality, authenticity, originality, hit potential, stimulating, emotional, essential, danceable, soulful, soothing, packaging, liner notes, bonus tracks, and extra material music that I have ever heard! You have got to listen to her, she rocks! Please, I'm begging you, if you need music, get Priscilla Ahn! Thank you, if you do get it, you don't know how wounderful it will be!

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