Cover Girl

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
When Shawn Colvin first turned up playing Greenwich Village folk clubs in the early 1980s, she used to perform a variety of cover songs, often taking rock recordings and re-imagining them for her girl-with-guitar format. When Colvin began recording in the late '80s, however, she concentrated on her own original material. Cover Girl brings her interpretive abilities back into focus. Songs like the Police's "Every Little Thing [He] Does Is Magic" and Talking Heads' "This Must Be the Place Naive Melody" are the most radical reworkings here, but not the best, perhaps because they depend on their original productions. Colvin is more successful in choosing classic but not ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
When Shawn Colvin first turned up playing Greenwich Village folk clubs in the early 1980s, she used to perform a variety of cover songs, often taking rock recordings and re-imagining them for her girl-with-guitar format. When Colvin began recording in the late '80s, however, she concentrated on her own original material. Cover Girl brings her interpretive abilities back into focus. Songs like the Police's "Every Little Thing [He] Does Is Magic" and Talking Heads' "This Must Be the Place Naive Melody" are the most radical reworkings here, but not the best, perhaps because they depend on their original productions. Colvin is more successful in choosing classic but not well-known songs already in the folk idiom -- Greg Brown's "One Cool Remove," Willis Alan Ramsey's "Satin Sheets," and Rolly Solley's "Killing the Blues." A fan from the old Village days can only lament that she didn't choose to include her version of Dire Straits' "Romeo and Juliet."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/23/1994
  • Label: Sony Mod - Afw Line
  • UPC: 074645787527
  • Catalog Number: 57875
  • Sales rank: 2,154

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Shawn Colvin Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Vocals
Jim Keltner Drums
Steve Addabbo 12-string Guitar
Kenny Aronoff Percussion, Drums
Benmont Tench Hammond Organ
Larry Campbell Fiddle, Pedal Steel Guitar, Steel Guitar
Mary Chapin Carpenter Vocals
Milt Grayson Background Vocals
David Kahne Bass, Keyboards
Curtis King Background Vocals
Larry Klein Bass
Andy Kravitz Drums
Steuart Smith Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Guitar, Mandolin, Electric Guitar, Keyboards, Slide Guitar, Hi String
Fonzi Thornton Background Vocals
Frank Vilardi Percussion, Drums
Ken White Background Vocals
Leland Sklar Bass
Kenny White Background Vocals
Frank Floyd Background Vocals
T-Bone Wolk Bass, Accordion
Technical Credits
Shawn Colvin Producer
Joan Jett Composer
Richard Carpenter Composer
Ray Martin Engineer
Steve Addabbo Engineer
Ricky Byrd Composer
Ronald K. Fierstein Executive Producer
David Kahne Programming, Producer
Kenny Laguna Composer
Wynton Marsalis Composer
Michael Mason Composer
Alan Menken Composer
Rowland Salley Composer
Christopher Shaw Engineer
Steuart Smith Producer
Mark Endert Engineer
David Kolane Engineer
Jilie Last Engineer
Christopher Austopchuk Art Direction
Sara Rotman Art Direction
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    I've been listening to Cover Girl for, I don't six, seven years. I am still waiting to get tired of the music, of Colvin's masterful rendering of Twilight, the gorgeous duet with Chapin on One Cool Remove, and the overall lovely feeling of JOURNEY you get from the composition of the entire album. I forget sometimes (because I have made so many of my own mixes) to listen to it from start to finish, and every time I do, I am reminded, again, why COLLECTIONS of music make the music, not the download or the single.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Simply irresistable

    Shawn Colvins version of Every little thing s(he) does is magic is wonderful-and is used in the wonderful movie Simply Irresistable.Therefore this is a must-have for all fans of the movie.

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