Between Darkness and Wonder

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All Music Guide - John Bush
Once the most intriguing act fusing electronica with singer/songwriter pop, Lamb unfortunately impress much less on their fourth album than they did in the past. While Louise Rhodes' vocals still lie on the acceptable side of eccentric, Andy Barlow's productions have been defanged; no longer surprising and innovative, they exist as merely proper frameworks for the songs. The long roster here of Pro Tools engineers and studio players makes much of the difference, adding a next-generation sound to the work but eliminating the freshness Lamb productions used to possess. A pair of introspective, experimental pieces "Darkness," "Stronger" make for a brilliant beginning, but the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
Once the most intriguing act fusing electronica with singer/songwriter pop, Lamb unfortunately impress much less on their fourth album than they did in the past. While Louise Rhodes' vocals still lie on the acceptable side of eccentric, Andy Barlow's productions have been defanged; no longer surprising and innovative, they exist as merely proper frameworks for the songs. The long roster here of Pro Tools engineers and studio players makes much of the difference, adding a next-generation sound to the work but eliminating the freshness Lamb productions used to possess. A pair of introspective, experimental pieces "Darkness," "Stronger" make for a brilliant beginning, but the rest of the record includes a few tender acoustic ballads "Angelica" is the best that barely profit from the programmed percussion, and a compelling but nearly meaningless update of Claude Debussy's "Clair de Lune." Between Darkness and Wonder is hardly a tragedy in Lamb's discography, but the duo's longtime ability to sacrifice neither pop smarts nor production bite was a hallmark that no other act could lay claim to.
Entertainment Weekly
On their latest, [Lamb] remain beautifully true to form. (B+)
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/24/2004
  • Label: Koch Records
  • UPC: 099923954125
  • Catalog Number: 9541
  • Sales rank: 217,581

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Darkness (5:00)
  2. 2 Stronger (3:15)
  3. 3 Sugar 5 (3:56)
  4. 4 Angelica (3:40)
  5. 5 Till the Clouds Clear (4:31)
  6. 6 Wonder (5:20)
  7. 7 Sun (3:02)
  8. 8 Learn (2:13)
  9. 9 Please (4:33)
  10. 10 Open Up (4:51)
  11. 11 Hearts and Flowers (5:23)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lamb Primary Artist
Stephanie Bennett Harp
Louis Charles Robinson Guitar
Charlie Bisharat Violin
David Campbell Viola
Larry Corbett Cello
Joel Derouin Violin
The London Session Orchestra Strings
Steve Osborne Sounds
Hilaire Penda Bass
Mac Robertson Bass
Guy Sigsworth Bass
Sara Parkins Violin
MJ Cole Keyboards
Avril Voices
Jimi Goodwin Guitar
Bob Becker Viola
Liz Chi Yen Liew Violin, Background Vocals, Group Member
Oddur Mar Runarsson Bass, Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals
Mark Bjornsgaard Choir, Chorus
Taly Forel Choir, Chorus
Rita Frenzel Choir, Chorus
Natasha Gant Choir, Chorus
Emily Anne Voices
Nicolaj Bjerre Drums
Pall Bjorgvin Guitar
Pauline Kirke Cello, Background Vocals, Group Member
Uzo Nwanaga Choir, Chorus
Michele Richards Violin
Wil Malone Conductor
Technical Credits
Louis Charles Robinson Composer
David Campbell String Arrangements, Harp Arrangement
Joe Chiccarelli Engineer
Steve Osborne Producer
Mac Robertson Pro-Tools
Guy Sigsworth Producer
Gavyn Wright String Contractor
Simon Gogerly Engineer
Lamb Producer, Engineer, Art Direction
Gary Barlow Composer
Funkstörung Remixing
Ian Carmichael Pro-Tools
Andy Barlow Composer, String Arrangements, Harp Arrangement
MJ Cole Programming, Remixing
Rik Simpson Engineer
Ali Staton Engineer
Simon Changer Engineer, Pro-Tools
Oddur Mar Runarsson Composer
Martin Eden Pro-Tools
Andy Carne Art Direction
Chi 2 Strings String Arrangements
Wil Malone String Arrangements
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