Everything Was Beautiful and Nothing Hurt

Everything Was Beautiful and Nothing Hurt

by Lily Holbrook
     
 
A surprisingly versatile, yet coherent major label debut from Lily Holbrook, a busker from Boston. The most obvious comparison one could make given the sound, softness, and beauty of her voice, would be to Jewel. For that matter, a few of the songs are reminiscent of Jewel's earlier days. Within the course of a few moments however, Holbrook can

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A surprisingly versatile, yet coherent major label debut from Lily Holbrook, a busker from Boston. The most obvious comparison one could make given the sound, softness, and beauty of her voice, would be to Jewel. For that matter, a few of the songs are reminiscent of Jewel's earlier days. Within the course of a few moments however, Holbrook can move to something along the lines of "Make Them Wonder," with what seems like a subtle nod to Shirley Manson and Garbage. Given her history of busking, the production seems a bit much from time to time, but the songwriting generally overpowers any such complaints. The musical stylings seem a little underdeveloped here and there, a little less complex than they could be perhaps. Again though, the songwriting recalls the grrl-rock and songstress era of the mid-'90s well, possibly with more writing ability. When Holbrook strips down the sound to pianos or guitars alone, the music becomes exceptional. Not perfectly consistent throughout the album, but it's definitely a refreshing piece of music.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/01/2005
Label:
Emi Mod Afw
UPC:
0724359880624
catalogNumber:
98806

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lily Holbrook   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Derek Breakfield   Bass
Robin Moxey   Bass,Dobro,Guitar,Human Whistle
Jameela Pedicini   Violin
Ramy Antoun   Percussion,Drums
William D. Roberts   Piano
Eric Lynn   Synthesizer,Piano,Harmonium,Keyboards,fender rhodes,Wurlitzer
William Roberts   Piano
Stevie D.   Drums
Joe Karnes   Bass Guitar,Double Bass
Mai Bloomfield   Cello
Kyle Tzrinske   Synthesizer,Guitar
Jameela Pedicini   Violin

Technical Credits

Zakk Wylde   Composer
Robin Moxey   Whistle
Lily Holbrook   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Engineer
Marc Viner   Programming
William Roberts   Composer
Mark Johnson   Arranger,Producer,Engineer,Audio Production

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