Everybody's Got a Story

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Canadian singer/songwriter Amanda Marshall is concerned about the difference between appearance and reality on her third album, Everybody's Got a Story. On the title track, a tired pickup line inspires her to think about what people are really like, as opposed to what they seem to be at first. "Don't assume everything on the surface is what you see," she warns, and then goes on to expand on that theme in the rest of the album's story songs. That might make the collection sound somewhat preachy, but it's apparent as early as that first song that she is talking as much to herself as she is to anyone else. On "Double Agent," she reflects on her mixed heritage; appearing ...
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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Canadian singer/songwriter Amanda Marshall is concerned about the difference between appearance and reality on her third album, Everybody's Got a Story. On the title track, a tired pickup line inspires her to think about what people are really like, as opposed to what they seem to be at first. "Don't assume everything on the surface is what you see," she warns, and then goes on to expand on that theme in the rest of the album's story songs. That might make the collection sound somewhat preachy, but it's apparent as early as that first song that she is talking as much to herself as she is to anyone else. On "Double Agent," she reflects on her mixed heritage; appearing to be white, she is actually a mulatto with a Trinidadian mother and is made uncomfortable by whites who try to act black. On "Red Magic Marker," she complains that her infatuation must be obvious, though the object of her affection is not responding. "Brand New Beau" describes a surprising romantic betrayal in which the singer walks in on her boyfriend and his gay lover. Marshall's outspoken lyrics, sung in a throaty, soulful voice, are supported by an often gimmicky musical bed intended to disguise her basic girl-with-a-guitar persona. If she were just a folky, after all, she wouldn't be on a major label in 2002, and since she is, it's necessary to borrow production tricks from Madonna and Britney Spears to give her a chance at multi-platinum sales. Eight of the 12 tracks are co-credited to the Molecules team that provides drum and percussion programming. If the approach works, maybe her new fans will get a chance to hear the hilarious "Sunday Morning After" and the affecting "Marry Me" later on and realize there's a good songwriter here, too.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/11/2002
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 696998631625
  • Catalog Number: 86316

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Everybody's Got a Story (4:11)
  2. 2 The Voice Inside (3:01)
  3. 3 The Gypsy (4:30)
  4. 4 Colleen (I Saw Him First) (5:10)
  5. 5 Double Agent (4:41)
  6. 6 Red Magic Marker (3:26)
  7. 7 Sunday Morning After (4:44)
  8. 8 Love Is My Witness (3:21)
  9. 9 Dizzy (4:02)
  10. 10 Brand New Beau (4:24)
  11. 11 Marry Me (3:51)
  12. 12 Inside the Tornado (1:43)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Amanda Marshall Primary Artist, Vocals, Background Vocals
Tim Hagans Keyboards
Peter Asher Electric Guitar, Background Vocals, Guitar (Electric Baritone), Guitar (Baritone)
David Campbell Conductor
Jon Clarke Woodwind
Jack Daley Bass
Sandra Park Violin, Conductor, Concert Master, Soloist
Steve Wolf Drums
Paul Pimsler Electric Guitar
Billy Mann Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Peter Asher Producer, Contributor
David Campbell Orchestral Arrangements
Steve Churchyard Instrument Technician
Geddy Lee Composer
Jay Leonhart Composer
Alex Lifeson Composer
George Massenburg Mastering
Billy Reid Composer
Steve Wolf Programming
Victor Florencia Engineer
Billy Mann Producer, Vocal Arrangements
Chris DeGarmo Composer
Denis Tougas Engineer, Digital Editing
Gail Marowitz Artwork
Jen Wyler Authoring
The Molecules drum programming, Percussion Programming
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Amanda forever!

    Amanda's style change was a lot different then I thought it would be but I loved it. I think more people should be listening to her instead of all that negative stuff that's "cool" these days. I really hope that more people start to love Amanda Marshall's music as much as I do!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Excellent Third Album

    The recording style is quite different from the previous two albums, but is still absolutely worth every penny.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Amanda does not disappoint

    If you are a fan of Amanda Marshall, you will enjoy this change of style. Catchy melodies with thought provoking lyrics. The only true way to appreciate her vocal talents though, is to be lucky enought to see a live performance.

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