Coverage

Coverage

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by Mandy Moore
     
 

Mandy Moore has always been more modest than her pop-tart peers. And in a career move that sets her further apart from bare-all blondes Britney, Jessica, and Christina, the currently brunette Moore released Coverage, where she sinks her impressive chops into sophisticated cover tunes by artists as diverse as Carole King, Blondie, Elton John, and Todd Rundgren.See more details below

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Mandy Moore has always been more modest than her pop-tart peers. And in a career move that sets her further apart from bare-all blondes Britney, Jessica, and Christina, the currently brunette Moore released Coverage, where she sinks her impressive chops into sophisticated cover tunes by artists as diverse as Carole King, Blondie, Elton John, and Todd Rundgren. Teaming with producer John Fields (Andrew W.K.) and accompanied by an assortment of alt-pop backup musicians including members of Jellyfish, X, and Semisonic, Moore easily shifts gears from a sweeping reading of the Waterboys' "The Whole of the Moon" to an airier treatment of Joni Mitchell's "Help Me." Some moments of daring don't fare quite so well, such as the hint of a DJ scratching and subtle electronica beats that creep into her karaoke-like cover of Carole King's "I Feel the Earth Move," but this 19-year-old pop princess doesn't sound out of her league as she throws herself wholeheartedly into Joan Armatrading's "Drop the Pilot," peppered with pounding piano and crackling guitar. Moore's feathery upper register also fits perfectly on an acoustic guitar–kissed interpretation of Cat Stevens' "Moonshadow" and on John Hiatt's pleading "Have a Little Faith in Me," complete with a horn-and-keyboard arrangement that suggests Van Morrison. With Coverage, Mandy Moore confidently strides towards young womanhood without having to shed any garments.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/21/2003
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0827969012727
catalogNumber:
90127

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Tracks

  1. Senses Working Overtime
  2. The Whole Of The Moon
  3. Can We Still Be Friends
  4. I Feel The Earth Move
  5. Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters
  6. Drop The Pilot
  7. Moonshadow
  8. One Way Or Another
  9. Breaking Us In Two
  10. Anticipation
  11. Help Me
  12. Have A Little Faith In Me

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mandy Moore   Primary Artist,Vocals
Danny Wilde   Vocals
Jim Anton   Bass
Tommy Barbarella   Synthesizer,Piano,Hammond Organ,Electric Piano
Michael Bland   Drums
Evan Dando   Acoustic Guitar
John Fields   Bass,Guitar,Electric Guitar,French Horn,Keyboards,Vocals,Guitar (Baritone)
Dave Jensen   Trumpet
Kathy Jensen   Baritone Saxophone
Phil Solem   Acoustic Guitar,Mandolin,Vocals
Steve Strand   Trumpet
Dan Wilson   Vocals
Noah Levy   Drums
Eric Heywood   Pedal Steel Guitar
Don Bonebrake   Vibes
Ken Chastain   Bass,Percussion,Tambourine
Mike Ruekberg   Acoustic Guitar
Jordon Zadorozny   Guitar
Dirk Freymuth   Guitar
Dorian Crozier   Percussion,Drums
Matt Mahaffey   Piano,Drums,chamberlain,Mini Moog
George Scot McKelvey   Guitar
Kenny Holmen   Flute,Tenor Saxophone
Loren Gold   Piano
Kevin Augunas   Electric Bass
Billy Hawn   Percussion
Julius Collins   Vocals
Ameena Khawaja   Cello
Audrey Solomon   Violin
Danielle Nesmith   Violin

Technical Credits

Joan Armatrading   Composer
Debbie Harry   Composer
John Hiatt   Composer
Joe Jackson   Composer
Elton John   Composer
Carole King   Composer
Joni Mitchell   Composer
Todd Rundgren   Composer
Carly Simon   Composer
Yusuf (Cat Stevens)   Composer
J.J. Jackson   Composer
Andy Partridge   Composer
John Fields   Producer,Engineer,String Arrangements
Nigel Harrison   Composer
Mike Scott   Composer
Bernie Taupin   Composer
Jason Orris   Engineer
Julian Peploe   Art Direction
Dorian Crozier   Engineer
Matt Mahaffey   Engineer
Josh Myers   String Arrangements
Kevin Augunas   Engineer
Chris Testa   Engineer

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