Brandi Carlile

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
The sticker affixed to the initial pressings of Brandi Carlile's eponymous 2005 major-label debut trumpet that the singer/songwriter is an "artist to watch" by Rolling Stone, Interview, and Paste. Those accolades, combined with cover artwork that captures her at her cutest -- as if she were a cousin of Rachael Leigh Cook -- might make some listeners suspicious of Carlile, since the cumulative effect makes her seem like a pretty, prepackaged creation. One listen to her absolutely terrific debut immediately dispels these notions. From the moment "Follow" seeps out of the speakers, it's clear that Carlile isn't a prefabricated pop star. For starters, she's a ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
The sticker affixed to the initial pressings of Brandi Carlile's eponymous 2005 major-label debut trumpet that the singer/songwriter is an "artist to watch" by Rolling Stone, Interview, and Paste. Those accolades, combined with cover artwork that captures her at her cutest -- as if she were a cousin of Rachael Leigh Cook -- might make some listeners suspicious of Carlile, since the cumulative effect makes her seem like a pretty, prepackaged creation. One listen to her absolutely terrific debut immediately dispels these notions. From the moment "Follow" seeps out of the speakers, it's clear that Carlile isn't a prefabricated pop star. For starters, she's a powerful, captivating vocalist, clearly influenced by Jeff Buckley, but lacking the mannered theatrical histrionics that could occasionally creep into his work. She's quieter and intimate, slowly pulling listeners into her tales of love and loss. While her words and topics may not be bracing, her music is: it's rich, warm, and seductive, familiar in its form and sound, yet sounding fresh, even original, particularly in how her folky singer/songwriter foundation blends with her art pop inclinations. Her music ebbs and flows with long, languid melodies, strummed acoustic guitars, and her surging vocals, creating an album that's ideal for introspective, late-night listening. Carlile is supported by guitarist Tim Hanseroth and his bassist twin brother Phil they're billed as "the Twins" in the production credits for the album, and they're not mere support, they're collaborators, co-writing several songs Tim writes "What Can I Say" on his own, and giving the album the graceful, liquid musicality that makes it such a rewarding, addictive listen. The best thing about Brandi Carlile is that it not only doesn't sound like a debut, it sounds like a record that exists out of time and place -- which means it's not only a superb debut, it's a hell of a record by any measure. [This version was released with a live version of "Sixty Years On," as well as an alternate version of "Tragedy."]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/13/2006
  • Label: Red Int / Red Ink
  • UPC: 828768462423
  • Catalog Number: 68462
  • Sales rank: 37,601

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Follow (4:13)
  2. 2 What Can I Say (2:50)
  3. 3 Closer to You (2:52)
  4. 4 Throw It All Away (3:29)
  5. 5 Happy (2:32)
  6. 6 Someday Never Comes (2:47)
  7. 7 Fall Apart Again (3:37)
  8. 8 In My Own Eyes (3:31)
  9. 9 Gone (3:05)
  10. 10 Tragedy (3:52)
  11. 11 Sixty Years On (3:46)
  12. 12 Tragedy (3:43)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Brandi Carlile Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
Glenn Slater Keyboards
Kevin Suggs Pedal Steel Guitar
Phil Peterson Strings
Tim Hanseroth Guitar, Background Vocals
Phil Hanseroth Bass, Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Elton John Composer
Michael Barber Executive Producer
John Fields Producer
Bernie Taupin Composer
Greg Latterman Management
Aimee MacAuley Art Direction
Kip Beelman Engineer
Alex Gardner Engineer
Vlado Meller Mastering
Dwight A. Baker Engineer
Brandi Carlile Composer, Producer, Engineer
Tim Hanseroth Composer, Engineer
Phil Hanseroth Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Very rustic, soulful music. Lyrics are life living

    I really liked the music and the lyrics are great story telling song based. Good music to listen to on a quiet, rainy day.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Awesome CD!!!

    She is AMAZING! Can't go wrong with this CD

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    My daughters present favorite CD

    I have heard only parts of this CD as I bought it for my daughter... she loves it...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    fantastic

    I listen to it all the time. great musical arrangements. strong vocals. memorable tunes, that you just can't get out of your head.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Outstanding

    This girl is gonna be huge. I got a feeling. Her writing and vocals are some of the dopest in the game right now. With Alanis gone for a minute she could fill in for her. This album doesn't disappoint in anyway and it's hard for alot of singers to make a sophmore album as good as the first but every song is raw.

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    Posted July 29, 2010

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    Posted February 6, 2009

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