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All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
It's hard to imagine anyone with even the slightest tolerance for rootsy singer/songwriter rock & roll not falling immediately under the spell of Catie Curtis, a Boston-based artist whose albums and live performances have been building her a substantial regional and national following over the past 15 years. Her fifth album is, thankfully, nothing substantially new: just a solid program of sturdy, sometimes anthemic, and occasionally darkly cathartic songs that chug along with the help of acoustic and electric guitars, the occasional Hammond organ or accordion, tasteful drums, and even a rhythm loop or two. Curtis is starting to rely a bit too much on one particular ...
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All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
It's hard to imagine anyone with even the slightest tolerance for rootsy singer/songwriter rock & roll not falling immediately under the spell of Catie Curtis, a Boston-based artist whose albums and live performances have been building her a substantial regional and national following over the past 15 years. Her fifth album is, thankfully, nothing substantially new: just a solid program of sturdy, sometimes anthemic, and occasionally darkly cathartic songs that chug along with the help of acoustic and electric guitars, the occasional Hammond organ or accordion, tasteful drums, and even a rhythm loop or two. Curtis is starting to rely a bit too much on one particular yodelly vocal trick, but other than that, her voice and delivery are perfectly suited to the material: on songs like "Hold On," "Saint Lucy," and a deeply affecting cover of the late Mark Sandman's "Night," she hits all the notes just right while making it sound as if she's not really trying to hit the notes at all. "Cross Over to Me," which Curtis wrote in collaboration with Beth Nielsen Chapman, is an artful expression of romantic yearning, and "Doctor" is an artless expression of dissatisfaction with a cruel world. All in all, this is a solid and satisfying effort from one of the folk-rock scene's more impressive singer/songwriters.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/16/2004
  • Label: Vanguard Records
  • UPC: 015707975728
  • Catalog Number: 79757
  • Sales rank: 372,033

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Saint Lucy (3:21)
  2. 2 Deliver Me (3:22)
  3. 3 Hold On (3:45)
  4. 4 The Night (3:32)
  5. 5 It's the Way You Are (3:42)
  6. 6 The Trouble You Bring (3:55)
  7. 7 Cross Over to Me (4:34)
  8. 8 Life Goes On (3:21)
  9. 9 Red Light (3:29)
  10. 10 Doctor (3:01)
  11. 11 Dark Weather (4:33)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Catie Curtis Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Jeff Berlin Percussion, Drums
Kevin Barry Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Billy Conway Drums
Trina Shoemaker Vocal Harmony
Julie Wolf Accordion, Keyboards, Hammond Organ, fender rhodes
Stephanie Winters Cello
Andrew Mazzone Bass
Mark Erelli Vocal Harmony
Kris Delmhorst Vocal Harmony
Deb Talan Vocal Harmony
Jimmy Ryan Mandolin
Russell Chudnofsky Electric Guitar
Technical Credits
Beth Nielsen Chapman Composer
Catie Curtis Composer, Producer
Tom Dube Producer, Engineer
Paul Q. Kolderie Engineer
Mark Sandman Composer
Jonathan Wyner Mastering
Trina Shoemaker Producer, Engineer
Georgette Cartwright Creative Services Coordinator
Jimmy Ryan Composer
Leandro Maciel overdub engineer
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