Echo [Blix Street]

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All Music Guide - Jonathan Widran
Based on its crisp, thoughtful, and engaging songwriting alone, veteran singer/songwriter Maia Sharp's fourth solo album is a triumph featuring the kind of melodic grace and colorful wit that have characterized the tunes she has written for everyone from the Dixie Chicks to Cher, Edwin McCain, Lisa Loeb, Trisha Yearwood, and many others. While she admits, in jangling rock fashion, that she won't be part of anyone's "Polite Society," her social observation skills about how the lesser people live are in brilliant form on the poignant "John Q. Lonely." Similarly, the way she sees romance and that one person she can't forget is beautifully insightful à la the bluesy and ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jonathan Widran
Based on its crisp, thoughtful, and engaging songwriting alone, veteran singer/songwriter Maia Sharp's fourth solo album is a triumph featuring the kind of melodic grace and colorful wit that have characterized the tunes she has written for everyone from the Dixie Chicks to Cher, Edwin McCain, Lisa Loeb, Trisha Yearwood, and many others. While she admits, in jangling rock fashion, that she won't be part of anyone's "Polite Society," her social observation skills about how the lesser people live are in brilliant form on the poignant "John Q. Lonely." Similarly, the way she sees romance and that one person she can't forget is beautifully insightful à la the bluesy and brassy "You Are Mine." But great songwriting is always a guarantee with Sharp. Behind the scenes, the way she hooked up with producer Don Was bears mention. Sharp met him when Bonnie Raitt asked her to do harmonies on a track for a movie; Sharp, who wrote three songs for Raitt's 2005 album, Souls Alike, and toured with her, joined Was and Raitt in the studio. Was invited Sharp to take part in a session for www.mydamnchannel.com, a site where an artist records two songs in a single day by midnight, no matter how "finished" they are. Was dug her work ethic and signed on to produce Echo. Naturally, Raitt plays a part in the set, adding vocals to the infectious opening track, "Death by Perfection," a song whose lyrics capture the joy of those early sessions -- or anything else in life that is better without overthinking the process. Adding groove throughout to a set that grows more engaging with multiple listens is legendary drummer Jim Keltner, who adds Sharp to a résumé that includes two Beatles, Joni Mitchell, Elvis Costello, and Fiona Apple.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/15/2009
  • Label: Blix Street
  • UPC: 739341009624
  • Catalog Number: 410096
  • Sales rank: 172,588

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Death by Perfection (3:52)
  2. 2 Whole Flat World (4:22)
  3. 3 Polite Society (3:47)
  4. 4 John Q. Lonely (3:11)
  5. 5 Unbreakable (3:22)
  6. 6 You Are Mine (3:14)
  7. 7 Real Thing (3:43)
  8. 8 Angel on My Shoulder (3:14)
  9. 9 Where Do I Begin (4:27)
  10. 10 How I Could Have Loved You (3:43)
  11. 11 The Girl on Her Way (4:15)
  12. 12 The Girl On Her Way (4:15)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Maia Sharp Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Harmonica, Piano, Keyboards, Saxophone, Tambourine, Triangle, Vocals, Background Vocals, Clavinet, Wurlitzer
Bonnie Raitt Vocals, Background Vocals
Jim Keltner Drums
Mark Addison Organ, Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Bouzouki, Electric Guitar, Background Vocals, Slide Guitar, Wurlitzer
Mark Goldenberg Electric Guitar
Jamie Muhoberac Organ
Charlton Pettus Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Electric Guitar
Pamela Rose Acoustic Guitar, Background Vocals
Randy Sharp Acoustic Guitar
Linda Taylor Acoustic Guitar, Mandolin, Electric Guitar
Don Was Bass, Acoustic Bass
Dillon O'Brian Organ, Accordion
Darren Embry Bass, Background Vocals
Frank Sorci Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Darren Embry Bass, Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Mark Addison Composer
Tom Corwin Engineer
Michelle Lewis Composer
Charlton Pettus Composer
Pamela Rose Composer
Maia Sharp Composer
Randy Sharp Mastering
Don Was Producer
Krish Sharma Engineer
Nina Singh Composer
Georgia Middleman Composer
Meg MacDonald Management
Liz Rose Composer
Frank Sorci Composer
Jessica Tomich Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 31, 2010

    Not To Be Missed

    This is a singer songwriter who is not to be missed. Beautiful lyrics and vocal style.

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