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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Patricia Barber, who is both a fine keyboardist and an atmospheric singer, contributes roughly half of the material to her Premonition debut. Her dark voice and the generally esoteric program takes awhile to get used to (listeners will have to be patient), but after two or three listens, this thought-provoking and rather moody set becomes more accessible. The music ranges stylewise from sophisticated pop sensitivities to the avant-garde and even touches of minimalism, while not fitting securely into any category. Barber gives a new slant to "The Thrill Is Gone," "Ode to Billy Joe," and even "A Taste of Honey," and her vocals are all quite haunting and contemporary. An added...
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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Patricia Barber, who is both a fine keyboardist and an atmospheric singer, contributes roughly half of the material to her Premonition debut. Her dark voice and the generally esoteric program takes awhile to get used to (listeners will have to be patient), but after two or three listens, this thought-provoking and rather moody set becomes more accessible. The music ranges stylewise from sophisticated pop sensitivities to the avant-garde and even touches of minimalism, while not fitting securely into any category. Barber gives a new slant to "The Thrill Is Gone," "Ode to Billy Joe," and even "A Taste of Honey," and her vocals are all quite haunting and contemporary. An added plus to this unusual music is adventurous guitarist John McLean.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/8/2004
  • Label: Koch Records
  • UPC: 099923574125
  • Catalog Number: 5741

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Patricia Barber Primary Artist, Piano, Vocals
Mark Walker Percussion, Drums
Michael Arnopol Bass
John McLean Guitar
Technical Credits
Luiz Bonfá Composer
Mick Jagger Composer
Miles Davis Composer
Bill Evans Composer
Patricia Barber Composer, Producer
Frank Loesser Composer
Jim Anderson Engineer, Mastering
Maya Angelou Composer
Lew Brown Composer
Michael Friedman Executive Producer
Bobbie Gentry Composer
Ray Henderson Composer
Antonio Carlos Jobim Composer
Nick Prout Mastering
Keith Richards Composer
Bobby Scott Composer
Mark Walker Contributor
Neil Tesser Liner Notes
Ric Marlow Composer
Mare Earley Art Direction
Anne Moorhouse Photo Stylist
Jean Moss Cover Photo
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