Careful What You Wish For

Careful What You Wish For

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by Jonatha Brooke
     
 

Produced by Jonatha Brooke and Bob Clearmountain, Careful What You Wish For is a big, ringing bombastic guitar-crunching collection of new songs by Brooke. It has neither the loopy vulnerability of Back in the Circus nor the renegade adventurousness and hunger of Steady Pull. It'sSee more details below

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Produced by Jonatha Brooke and Bob Clearmountain, Careful What You Wish For is a big, ringing bombastic guitar-crunching collection of new songs by Brooke. It has neither the loopy vulnerability of Back in the Circus nor the renegade adventurousness and hunger of Steady Pull. It's obvious that Brooke wanted to rock it up this time out (at times making this set sound more like an Alanis Morisette record wanting to be latter-day Pat Benatar), but the nature of so many of these songs with their cynical bitterness, wry advice, and (too often) more than self-assured point of view lacks focus. It's a collection of 11 new Brooke songs. That's about it. If you're a fan, you may indeed be delighted -- though if you appreciated her softer-sounding records this may indeed put you off. If you favor the big boisterous-sounding pop records of this early part of the 21st century that you can hear on the radio any day of the week, this may appeal to you as well. For everyone else, however, Careful What You Wish For feels more like a swing for the fences. It tries too hard and comes up short. There are a few lovely tunes here, however: the scattershot rock and pop changeup in the title track, the French-language "Je N'Peux Pas Te Plaire" (loosely translated as "You Cannot Like Me"), and the swirling dramatic textures of "Prodigal Daughter" are the strongest things here.

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Product Details

Release Date:
04/03/2007
Label:
Bad Dog Records
UPC:
0670516030725
catalogNumber:
60307
Rank:
310180

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jonatha Brooke   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Mandolin,Percussion,Piano,Electric Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals,Mellotron,Wurlitzer,Guitar (Baritone)
Gil Goldstein   Conductor
Bob Sheppard   Clarinet
Eric Bazilian   Bass,Electric Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals
Bob Clearmountain   Bass,Guitar,Tambourine,Overdubs
Jeff Driskill   Bass Clarinet
Mitchell Froom   Autoharp,Hammond Organ
Ted Greenberg   Drums
Nick Lane   Euphonium
Brad Warnaar   French Horn
Don Rodenbach   Sampling
David Boucher   Clarinet,Bass Clarinet
Geoffrey Moore   Electric Guitar,Guitar (12 String Electric)
Rich Mercurio   Drums
Kevin Harp   Drums
Darren Embry   Bass
Brandon Duncan   Bassoon
Harvey Salzman   Bassoon
JC   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Gil Goldstein   Arranger
Eric Bazilian   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Jonatha Brooke   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Bob Clearmountain   Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Sally Dworsky   Composer
Bob Ludwig   Mastering
Ben Wisch   Engineer
Don Rodenbach   Engineer
Nick Lachey   Composer
JC Chasez   Composer
Brandon Duncan   Programming,Digital Editing

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