Careful What You Wish For

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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
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: 4/3/2007
  • Label: Bad Dog Records
  • UPC: 670516030725
  • Catalog Number: 60307
  • Sales rank: 171,002

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Amazingly, jonatha just keeps getting better

    For the life of me, I can't understand why this woman isn't a hugely famous, multi-gazillionaire. Sooooooo talented. This cd is AWESOME. Buy it, you won't be able to stop playing it!

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