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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
New Zealand native Gin Wigmore's debut EP delivers the promise of a unique, new if slightly divisive voice in the crowded alternative singer/songwriter field. Wigmore hopped aboard the major-label train Universal Australia after nabbing the top prize in 2004's International Songwriting Contest in New York with "Hallelujah," a deeply personal lament for the then 16-year-old's deceased father. That song and four others make up the guts of Extended Play, a collection of bluesy, slightly off-kilter folk-pop that channels Feist and Fiona Apple with a twist. That twist would be Wigmore's impossible to ignore vocal style, a bourbon and unfiltered cigarette siren that ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
New Zealand native Gin Wigmore's debut EP delivers the promise of a unique, new if slightly divisive voice in the crowded alternative singer/songwriter field. Wigmore hopped aboard the major-label train Universal Australia after nabbing the top prize in 2004's International Songwriting Contest in New York with "Hallelujah," a deeply personal lament for the then 16-year-old's deceased father. That song and four others make up the guts of Extended Play, a collection of bluesy, slightly off-kilter folk-pop that channels Feist and Fiona Apple with a twist. That twist would be Wigmore's impossible to ignore vocal style, a bourbon and unfiltered cigarette siren that sounds like the middle of a Joanna Newsom and Axl Rose teeter-totter. The production is top-notch, boasting soulful Tom Waits-inspired horn sections, thoughtful lyrics, and sass to spare, but Wigmore's heavily inflected vocal acrobatics keep this one firmly in the love it or hate it column.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/20/2009
  • Label: Motown
  • UPC: 602517728318
  • Catalog Number: 001246702
  • Sales rank: 33,239

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 These Roses (3:15)
  2. 2 S.O.S (3:04)
  3. 3 Hallelujah (3:31)
  4. 4 Under My Skin (2:50)
  5. 5 Easy Come Easy Go (3:01)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Gin Wigmore Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Rob Woolf Tack Piano
Wayne Bell Drums
Ben Chapman Trombone
Mareea Paterson Bass
John Butler Ukulele
Tony Buchen Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Piano, Hammond Organ, Tambourine, Ukulele, Hand Clapping, Foot Stomping
Guy Curd Cello
Niall Anderson Piano
Rob Woolf Tack Piano
James Loghnan Tenor Saxophone
Simen Aanerud Piano
The Sydney Chamber Orchestra Strings
Dave Hibbard Drums
Angus Gomm Trumpet
Alex Pringle Viola
Alex Love French Horn
Vanessa Tammetta Violin
Technical Credits
Kenny Mac Donald Engineer
David Nicholas Producer, Audio Production, Vocal Producer
Chris Athens Mastering
Wayne Bell Producer, Audio Production
Tony Buchen Arranger, Producer, Engineer, Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements, Audio Production
Gin Wigmore Composer
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