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All Music Guide - Jason Thurston
Listen to any one track on Guyanese-Canadian singer/songwriter Anjulie's self-titled debut, and it appears easy to pigeonhole her, to call her the next artist "X." The only problem with that lazy categorization is that, on song after song, that "artist X" changes. Opening track and single "Boom" conjures up aughts genre-benders like Santigold; the song's a sultry masala of miscellaneous styles, throwing dark bossa nova, Morricone-esque flourishes, Bond themes, acid jazz, and an insanely catchy half-scat hook all into one boiling-over (and madly sexy) musical pot. "Boom" ends in a flash and her audience is cast into the fluttering, deliciously sugary pop soul of Nelly ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Thurston
Listen to any one track on Guyanese-Canadian singer/songwriter Anjulie's self-titled debut, and it appears easy to pigeonhole her, to call her the next artist "X." The only problem with that lazy categorization is that, on song after song, that "artist X" changes. Opening track and single "Boom" conjures up aughts genre-benders like Santigold; the song's a sultry masala of miscellaneous styles, throwing dark bossa nova, Morricone-esque flourishes, Bond themes, acid jazz, and an insanely catchy half-scat hook all into one boiling-over (and madly sexy) musical pot. "Boom" ends in a flash and her audience is cast into the fluttering, deliciously sugary pop soul of Nelly Furtado on the mournful, yet batty-eyed "Rain." Next, on "Some Dumb Girl," Anjulie channels Minnie Riperton at her most slinkily seductive, on a steamy piece of throwback '70s Philly soul-disco pop. And on and on it goes, on an alluring coming out of a record as hints of Laura Nyro, Regina Spektor, Beyoncé, and even Ben Folds sneak into the chilled mix. Anjulie is produced by her songwriting partner Jon Levine, ex-Philosopher Kings, the underappreciated '90s alternative soulsters whose ultra-slick R&B went down like silken chocolate, and the LP's smooth sound certainly echoes that of his old mates. While the record's not without its rough patches, dully derivative moments, and false notes ("Fatal Attraction" gets a bit silly with its tacked-on breathy hook), Anjulie is quite impressive as an opening salvo from a talented musical collagist whose minor flurry of hype is well-warranted.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/4/2009
  • Label: Hear Music
  • UPC: 888072304987
  • Catalog Number: 30498
  • Sales rank: 325,698

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Boom (3:14)
  2. 2 Rain (3:52)
  3. 3 Some Dumb Girl (4:29)
  4. 4 Addicted2me (3:07)
  5. 5 Crazy That Way Intro (0:38)
  6. 6 Crazy That Way (2:30)
  7. 7 Fatal Attraction (3:13)
  8. 8 The Heat (2:59)
  9. 9 Colombia (2:45)
  10. 10 Same Damn Thing (3:44)
  11. 11 I Want the World to Know (3:32)
  12. 12 Love Songs (3:18)
  13. 13 Day Will Soon Come/When It's Love (6:26)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Anjulie Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
Walter Davis Saxophone
Chuck Berghofer Bass
Ron Blake Trumpet
Paul Cartwright Violin
John Ferraro Guitar, Drums
Ricky Lawson Drums
Clarence McDonald Piano
Scott Martin Saxophone
Michael White Drums
Colin Wolfe Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Keyboards, Wurlitzer
Chris Wood Violin
Francisco Torres Trombone
Jon Levine Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Keyboards, Wurlitzer
Jan Fairchild Hammond Organ, Hammond B3
Peter Jacobson Cello
Anthony Brewster Organ
Bill Barrett Saxophone
Anthony Kilhoffer Percussion, Keyboards
Daniel Stone Percussion
Sebastien Leger Trumpet
Jorn Anderson Percussion, Drums
Nick Papadakis Viola
Ron Blake Trumpet
Miguel Atwood-Ferguson Viola
John "Hot Fat Reynolds" Ferraro Guitar, Drums
Oliver Johnson Guitar
Larnell Lewis Drums
Transcenders Keyboards
Marc Rogers Bass
Kristy Hawkins Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Electric Guitar
Andrea Deboer Violin
Adam Homberg Background Vocals
Jans Lamberg Background Vocals
Eva Redpath Background Vocals
Ricky Tillo Guitar
Jill Vitols Cello
Ryan Whittal Background Vocals
Corey Gemmell Violin
Shante Palmer Trombone
Ryan Whittal Background Vocals
Kris Hawkins Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Electric Guitar
Janis Lamberg Background Vocals
Eva Redpath Background Vocals
Adam Holmberg Background Vocals
Daniel Stone Percussion
Oliver Johnson Guitar
Christopher Woods Violin
Andrea de Boer Violin
Norman Hathaway Violin
Technical Credits
Walter Davis Arranger
David Bianco Engineer
John Burk Programming, Producer, Executive Producer, drum programming, Audio Production
Lenny DeRose Engineer
Bernie Grundman Mastering
Scott Martin Horn Arrangements
Dennis Moody Engineer
Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth Programming, drum programming
Colin Wolfe Arranger, Composer, Producer, String Arrangements, drum programming, Audio Production
Francisco Torres Arranger, Horn Arrangements
Brian West Composer
Pete Rock Programming, drum programming
Jon Levine Arranger, Composer, Producer, Engineer, Executive Producer, String Arrangements, drum programming, Audio Production
L. Stuart Young Engineer
Jeff McCulloch Engineer
Rob Beaton Engineer
Jan Fairchild Engineer
Stu Young Engineer
Bill Barrett Arranger
Anthony Kilhoffer drum programming
Sebastien Leger Arranger
Seth Presant Engineer, drum programming
Corey Smyth Executive Producer, Management
Miguel Atwood-Ferguson Arranger, String Arrangements
Transcenders Producer, drum programming, Audio Production
Larissa Collins Art Direction
Jennie Laws Arranger, String Arrangements
Kathryn Macnaughton Concept, Cover Design
Shante Palmer Arranger
Anjulie Composer, Producer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Excitement, energy, passion, try new things!

    I always look at the end caps in the Barnes and Noble store for new music and up and coming artist. Anjulie was featured. I previewed her cd and loved it! Since then I've recognized her music on various TV shows. Anjulie is different, fresh, something new! Hope you enjoy!

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