Everything's Fine

Everything's Fine

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by Alice Ripley
     
 
This flawless collection of intimate and confessional songs is a complete stylistic departure from the Broadway songbook that has won actress Alice Ripley critical acclaim on stage and in original cast recordings. Ripley, along with producer Joel Moss, has created an album brimming with world rhythms, haunting melodies, and captivating

Overview

This flawless collection of intimate and confessional songs is a complete stylistic departure from the Broadway songbook that has won actress Alice Ripley critical acclaim on stage and in original cast recordings. Ripley, along with producer Joel Moss, has created an album brimming with world rhythms, haunting melodies, and captivating lyrics that reveals new treasures upon repeated listenings. Expertly melding influences that encompass folk, country, pop, worldbeat, blues, and jazz, Ripley's songwriting displays a greater spiritual depth than a typical contemporary adult rock album. Though the tracks comprise a biographical song cycle based on Ripley's tumultuous upbringing, there is never a hint of self-indulgence or shoegazing. The sparse organic arrangements are supported with colorful performances by her studio band that encourage Ripley to soar with a romantic and fiery sophistication. Each track is a gem. Ripley often displays a flare for the dramatic, especially when the second cut, "Shine On," bursts into an irresistibly hooky chorus, or in the blue-eyed soulful dialogue she injects into the verses of the title cut's swamp-funk groove. With this striking solo debut, Alice Ripley proves she has the strength to shed her theatrical skin and embark a strictly musical career.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/16/2002
Label:
Ghostlight
UPC:
0791558300024
catalogNumber:
83000
Rank:
204356

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Alice Ripley   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Glenn Alexander   Guitar
Gil Goldstein   Accordion
Bruce Brody   Keyboards
Shannon Ford   Percussion,Drums
Rob Paparozzi   Harmonica
Caryl Paisner   Cello
Brian Hamm   Bass Guitar
Brian Hamm   Bass Guitar
Bruce Brady   Keyboards

Technical Credits

Ed Kuepper   Composer
Bruce Brody   Composer,Producer
Joel Moss   Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Robin Glowski   Art Direction
Marc Yankus   Cover Design
Kurt Deutsch   Executive Producer
Natalie Woodall   Assistant Hair Stylist

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