Duncan Sheikby Duncan Sheik
ock hit "Barely Breathing." That's fine, but this record has so much more to offer. As a songwriter, Sheik crafts richly melodic and thoughtful songs that seep into your consciousness with the greatest of ease. And producer Rupert Hine/a>
Duncan Sheik's debut album will undoubtedly go down in history as the vehicle that transported the pop
ock hit "Barely Breathing." That's fine, but this record has so much more to offer. As a songwriter, Sheik crafts richly melodic and thoughtful songs that seep into your consciousness with the greatest of ease. And producer Rupert Hine brings them to life in exquisite fashion, complete with full orchestral strings that add a lush, ethereal quality matching Sheik's own vocal style. Although the songs seem to be very personal, intimate stories lifted from his life, you will find pieces of yourself in most of them. Rest assured, different songs will make their way onto various mix tapes, depending on the mood. For a mellow groove, go with "She Runs Away" and "Out of Order." Need a haunting yet earnest blend? Try "Reasons for Living," "Little Hands," and "November." You might think you accidentally recorded Jeff Buckley, but Sheik is a bit smoother around the edges. Then you have the ultra-romantic mix with "Days Go By" and "Home." If needed, follow that with "In the Absence of the Sun," "Barely Breathing," and "Serena" for the walk-away-and-don't-look-back power combo. Something for everybody and a great record all around.
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Performance CreditsDuncan Sheik Primary Artist,Organ,Acoustic Guitar,Piano,Accordion,Drums,Electric Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals,12-string Guitar,Sampling,Ebo,Vocal Harmony
Rupert Hine Percussion,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Howard Jones Piano
Pino Palladino Bass
Simon Hale Conductor
Fran Banish Guitar,Electric Guitar,Slide Guitar
Jean-Michel Biger Drums
Jean-Michel Bigor Drums
Milo Decruz Bass,Bass Guitar
Technical CreditsRupert Hine Producer
London Session Orchestra Contributor
Duncan Sheik Producer,Contributor,drum programming
Gavyn Wright Director,Contributor,String Section Leader
Simon Hale String Arrangements
Fran Banish Contributor
Ruadhri Cushnan Engineer,Contributor,Reverb
Richard Bates Art Direction
Minnie Matt Director,Engineer
Stephen Taylor Engineer
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This is the fantastic debut by the very talented musician Duncan Sheik. It contains the wonderful ''Barely Breathing,'' and the stirring ''The End of Outside.'' Check this one out!!
I have often said that I would marry this man, just so he could sing to me. Duncan Sheik is AMAZING--his range is impressive and the emotion in his songs is indescribable. I especially enjoy trax 4&5.
Think Sunday morning, the newspaper, the news/sports on tv, a cup of coffee... I love listening to this album at home... anywhere. It all flows so well, and the music is so good. Even all of these years later, now that the singer/songwriter seems to be making a comeback, Duncan Sheik (the artist as well as the album) still sounds great.