Corinne Bailey Rae [Special Edition]

Corinne Bailey Rae [Special Edition]

by Corinne Bailey Rae
     
 

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When songstress Corinne Bailey Rae released her sashaying single "Put Your Records On" in her native U.K. it was a feel-good adult alternative phenomenon -- a kind of Norah Jones, Joss Stone, David Gray, or Macy Gray phenomenon. One listen to her breakoutSee more details below

Overview

When songstress Corinne Bailey Rae released her sashaying single "Put Your Records On" in her native U.K. it was a feel-good adult alternative phenomenon -- a kind of Norah Jones, Joss Stone, David Gray, or Macy Gray phenomenon. One listen to her breakout soft soul anthem and it's easy to hear why, since Rae is a mix of all the above but not a contrived one concocted by some major label's scientist. Her self-titled debut sounds a wee rushed and sometimes meanders its way into background music territory, but this comfortable effort is pleasingly homegrown, warm, and poignant in parts, especially when Rae doesn't weaken her strong lyrics with space-filling "doo de do do do"s and "mmmmmmm"s. So if she doesn't make an Alicia Keys-size splash with her debut, she's still a breath of fresh air, and hardly a one-hit wonder. It's risky to open an album with a lazy ballad, but the great "Like a Star" paints Rae as Billie Holiday's pop-influenced granddaughter. Mellowing Style Council or Brand New Heavies fans should dig "Trouble Sleeping," while "Butterfly" beautifully captures the full range of emotions that come with leaving the nest. The well-written and direct "Butterfly" suggests Rae could release a more accomplished full-length someday, but attention to "feel" often seems like the driving force in this album's creation. Adjust your expectations accordingly and Rae's languid debut is very rewarding. [EMI's 2007 Special Edition included a ten-song bonus CD.]

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/22/2007
Label:
Emi Europe Generic
UPC:
0094638608622
catalogNumber:
386086
Rank:
131999

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Like a Star  - Corinne Bailey Rae
  2. Enchantment  - Corinne Bailey Rae
  3. Put Your Records On  - Corinne Bailey Rae
  4. Till It Happens to You  - Corinne Bailey Rae
  5. Trouble Sleeping  - Corinne Bailey Rae
  6. Call Me When You Get This  - Corinne Bailey Rae
  7. Choux Pastry Heart  - Corinne Bailey Rae
  8. Breathless  - Corinne Bailey Rae
  9. I'd Like To  - Corinne Bailey Rae
  10. Butterfly  - Corinne Bailey Rae
  11. Seasons Change  - Corinne Bailey Rae

Disc 2

  1. Since I've Been Loving You  - Corinne Bailey Rae
  2. Emeraldine  - Corinne Bailey Rae
  3. Munich  - Corinne Bailey Rae
  4. No Love Child  - Corinne Bailey Rae
  5. Enchantment  - Corinne Bailey Rae
  6. Venus as a Boy  - Corinne Bailey Rae
  7. I'd Like To  - Corinne Bailey Rae
  8. I Won't Let You Lie to Yourself  - Corinne Bailey Rae
  9. Another Rainy Day  - Corinne Bailey Rae
  10. Daydreaming  - Corinne Bailey Rae

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Corinne Bailey Rae   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Percussion,Piano,Electric Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals,Moog Synthesizer,spanish guitar,Music Box
Jess Bailey   Hammond Organ,Wurlitzer
John Beck   Keyboards
Rod Bowkett   Acoustic Guitar,Bass
Tommy D   Keyboards
Andrew Hale   Piano (Grand)
Kenji Jammer   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Peter Lewinson   Drums
Steve Lewinson   Bass
London Session Orchestra   Strings
Alex Bennett   Keyboards,Melodica,fender rhodes,Piano (Grand)
Steve Brown   Hammond Organ,Background Vocals,fender rhodes,Wurlitzer,Jupiter
Cara Robinson   Background Vocals
Aubrey Nunn   Bass Guitar
Oroh Angiama   Bass,Double Bass
Steve Bush   Bass,Electric Guitar
Dan Carey   Guitar,Keyboards
Paul Herman   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Malcolm Strachan   Trumpet
Jason Rae   Flute,Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Ladonna Harley Peters   Background Vocals
Jim Corry   Tenor Saxophone
Steve Chrisanthou   Organ,Percussion,Piano,Electric Guitar,spanish guitar
Jan Ozveren   Guitar
Wil Malone   Conductor

Technical Credits

Aretha Franklin   Composer
Jimmy Page   Composer
Robert Plant   Composer
John Beck   Composer
Rod Bowkett   Composer,Producer
Sara Carter   Producer,Engineer
Tommy D   Producer,Remixing,drum programming
Colin Emmanuel   Engineer
Andrew Hale   Composer,Programming,Producer
Gavyn Wright   Director
Yvonne Ellis   Programming,Engineer
Eric Liljestrand   Engineer
Amp Fiddler   Remixing
Björk Gudmundsdottir   Composer
Pamela Sheyne   Composer
Steve Brown   Producer,Engineer
Darren Lewis   Artwork
Cara Robinson   Composer,Producer
Ian Duncan   Programming,Engineer
Steve Bush   Composer,Programming,Producer
George Thomas   Producer,Engineer
Paul Herman   Composer,Producer,drum programming
Ariana Morgenstern   Producer
Jimmy Hogarth   Producer
Russell Leetch   Composer
Corinne Bailey Rae   Composer,Producer,Remixing
Quinton Roebuck   Vocal Engineer
Steve Chrisanthou   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer,Instrumentation,Horn Samples
Teitur Lassen   Composer
Wil Malone   String Arrangements
Daniel Hope   Engineer

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