A Loud Call

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All Music Guide - Mark Deming
Holly Throsby has the rare gift of being able to sound fragile and strong at the same time; there's a wary vulnerability in her breathy vocals, but the emotional power of her music is enough to persuade anyone that this is someone who possesses a firm will when she needs it. Throsby's third full-length album, A Loud Call, reflects a philosophy similar to her vocal style; the approach is subtle and quiet, but beneath it all is a clear sense of musical direction and a sound that's not so much simple as elegant. The clean, uncluttered arrangements and recording also suit Throsby's songs, which tell their stories through the accumulated weight of small details and acute ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Mark Deming
Holly Throsby has the rare gift of being able to sound fragile and strong at the same time; there's a wary vulnerability in her breathy vocals, but the emotional power of her music is enough to persuade anyone that this is someone who possesses a firm will when she needs it. Throsby's third full-length album, A Loud Call, reflects a philosophy similar to her vocal style; the approach is subtle and quiet, but beneath it all is a clear sense of musical direction and a sound that's not so much simple as elegant. The clean, uncluttered arrangements and recording also suit Throsby's songs, which tell their stories through the accumulated weight of small details and acute observations, and on "Would You" (a duet with Will Oldham), she's able to sum up the push and pull between longing, desire, and anxiety with just four lines that circle one another with the grace of a pair of ballroom dancers. A Loud Call is a touch more polished than Throsby's 2006 debut, but ultimately this album puts the singer and her songs front and center, and despite lovely performances from a fine ensemble (including members of Lambchop and the Silver Jews), she commands the spotlight from the first song to the last. Holly Throsby's music is perhaps too delicate and refined a taste to appeal to the same sort of audience as her fellow Australian Kasey Chambers, but if you're willing to acquire a taste for Throsby's work, you'll find A Loud Call to be a rare and satisfying treat.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/15/2008
  • Label: Imports
  • EAN: 5099922891129
  • Catalog Number: 1385894
  • Sales rank: 367,182

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Warm Jets (3:55)
  2. 2 A Heart Divided (3:37)
  3. 3 Now I Love Someone (3:56)
  4. 4 The On the Wharf (5:58)
  5. 5 The Time It Takes (4:12)
  6. 6 Would You? (3:12)
  7. 7 One of You for Me (3:13)
  8. 8 We Carry (3:46)
  9. 9 And Then We're Gone (4:14)
  10. 10 A Widow's Song (2:56)
  11. 11 To Begin With (3:55)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Holly Throsby Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Electric Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, Track Performer
Mark Nevers Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Matt Swanson Bass, Vocals, Track Performer
Tony Crow Synthesizer, Vocals, Track Performer
Gary Tussing Cello
Penny McBride Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Vocals, Track Performer
Tony Dupe Clarinet, Guitar, Piano, Bass Clarinet, French Horn, Vocals, Track Performer
William Tyler Electric Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Technical Credits
Jim DeMain Mastering
Mark Nevers Engineer, Feedback
Tony Dupe Engineer, Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
Holly Throsby Composer
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