Catching a Tiger

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All Music Guide - Andrew Leahey
After releasing one of the best EPs of 2009, Lissie broadens her horizons with Catching a Tiger, an album that mixes her dusky California folk-rock with commercial pop. It's easy to like someone like Lissie, a 21st century flower child who surely would've been voted "most unique" by her high-school classmates if she hadn't dropped out during senior year. She's the sort of girl who listened to Patsy Cline records while everyone else was freaking out over Britney Spears, the girl who spent her summer vacations following Phish around while her classmates all went to the beach. As a performer, Lissie brings that same trailblazing attitude to her music, which is colored by her...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andrew Leahey
After releasing one of the best EPs of 2009, Lissie broadens her horizons with Catching a Tiger, an album that mixes her dusky California folk-rock with commercial pop. It's easy to like someone like Lissie, a 21st century flower child who surely would've been voted "most unique" by her high-school classmates if she hadn't dropped out during senior year. She's the sort of girl who listened to Patsy Cline records while everyone else was freaking out over Britney Spears, the girl who spent her summer vacations following Phish around while her classmates all went to the beach. As a performer, Lissie brings that same trailblazing attitude to her music, which is colored by her Midwestern roots and quirky, full-throttled vocals. Few folksingers have a voice as strong as Lissie's, and her sepia-toned croon is easily the best part of this album. On the other hand, few producers know what to do with such a powerful instrument, and Catching a Tiger -- whose myriad producers include Jacquire King, Bill Reynolds, Julian Emery, and Ed Harcourt -- doesn't always highlight Lissie's talent the way Why You Runnin' did. Older songs like "Oh Mississippi" and "Everywhere I Go" take a nicely sparse approach, dressing her vocals with reverb and tambourine snaps in a manner that recalls an alt-country Hope Sandoval. Other songs pile on the instruments to tuneful effect, with "When I'm Alone" taking its cues from Stevie Nicks and "Stranger" looking to the glory days of Phil Spector for inspiration. Where Catching a Tiger falters is in its most polished moments, where the rough edges of Lissie's voice are sanded down and robbed of their power. But those moments are the exception, not the rule, and this debut only strengthens Lissie's potential to become one of folk music's newest sirens.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/17/2010
  • Label: Fat Possum Records
  • UPC: 767981123028
  • Catalog Number: 1230
  • Sales rank: 51,554

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Record Collector (3:43)
  2. 2 When I'm Alone (3:40)
  3. 3 In Sleep (4:57)
  4. 4 Bully (3:43)
  5. 5 Little Lovin' (4:28)
  6. 6 Stranger (3:08)
  7. 7 Loosen the Knot (3:29)
  8. 8 Cuckoo (3:37)
  9. 9 Everywhere I Go (4:08)
  10. 10 Worried About (4:25)
  11. 11 Look Away (4:29)
  12. 12 Oh Mississippi (3:22)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lissie Primary Artist
Annika O'Melia Background Vocals
Joellen Maurus Background Vocals
Jeffrey Maurus Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Richard Dodd Mastering
Ted Jensen Mastering
Angelo Petraglia Composer
Doug Sax Mastering
Dave Turner Mastering
Jacquire King Producer, Engineer
Curt Schneider Composer
Tyler Ramsey Composer
Julian Emery Composer, Producer, Additional Production
Ed Harcourt Composer, Producer
Bill Reynolds Composer, Producer
Sanwook "Sunny" Nam Mastering
Brad Bivens Engineer
James Irvin Composer
Jason Kingsland Engineer
Craig Dodds Composer
Robert Meek Composer
Tomato Art Direction
Elisabeth Maurus Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    "Fill me up with it"

    My introduction to Lissie came from her EP 'Why You Runnin'' and her voice caught my attention. It is strong and soulful, especially on the track 'Everywhere I Go.' Her full album 'Catching a Tiger' showcases her voice even more with a blend of tracks off the EP and original material. All fun, catchy, and lyrically deep. I think the perfect way to describe Lissie is to use a line from one of her songs: "I fell in love with being defiant." It is exactly what she brings, a musically rebellious flare of indie alt-rock that you'll have no problem listening through to the last song.

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