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Fire Within [Bonus Tracks]

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All Music Guide - Scott Kerr
Birdy, the stage name of British youngster Jasmine van der Bogaerde, had the difficult task of not only releasing her second album, but of releasing her first full album of original material. Two years after her 2011 self-titled debut -- which featured covers from the likes of Postal Service and Fleet Foxes -- Birdy has undertaken the majority of the songwriting credits on Fire Within, with assistance from an assortment of talented songwriters, including Dan Wilson (Adele), Rich Costey (Muse, Arctic Monkeys), and Mumford & Sons pianist Ben Lovett. This melting pot of production and songwriting talent has obviously been beneficial to Birdy's development, and she's had ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Kerr
Birdy, the stage name of British youngster Jasmine van der Bogaerde, had the difficult task of not only releasing her second album, but of releasing her first full album of original material. Two years after her 2011 self-titled debut -- which featured covers from the likes of Postal Service and Fleet Foxes -- Birdy has undertaken the majority of the songwriting credits on Fire Within, with assistance from an assortment of talented songwriters, including Dan Wilson (Adele), Rich Costey (Muse, Arctic Monkeys), and Mumford & Sons pianist Ben Lovett. This melting pot of production and songwriting talent has obviously been beneficial to Birdy's development, and she's had time to mature and develop her own songwriting strengths. There is, however, a feeling throughout that some of her rawness has been lost with the introduction of various writers, who have lent a more expansive, polished, full-band sound to the proceedings as can be heard on the opener "Wings," featuring lush strings and booming drums that are unrecognizable from the poignant cover of Bon Iver's "Skinny Love" on her debut. She seems most comfortable in the moments that her commanding vocals and emotive piano playing take center stage, with ballads "Standing in the Way of the Light" and "Words As Weapons" allowed to swell gently and elegantly, while "Strange Birds" takes inspiration from Adele's epic, string-laden sound. But the surprising shift to uplifting, acoustic-strummed numbers "Maybe" and "All About You" provides some wonderful pop melodies in a welcome change of pace from the rest of the material. While the songs on Fire Within display vocal maturity beyond her young years, Birdy's lyrics don't stray far from the same emotions as every other 17-year-old -- love, broken hearts, confusion -- and this honesty feels natural and sincere without becoming cliché. With a flurry of teen internet sensations -- singers such as Gabrielle Aplin and Lauren Aquilina have both made dents in the U.K. charts -- Birdy's second release is a testament to her confidence in her own songwriting talent, and of course, to the fragility and intensity of her pure, unblemished vocals. [Fire Within was re-released in 2014 and added two bonus tracks, "People Help People" and a U.S. version of "Words as Weapons."]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/3/2014
  • Label: Atlantic
  • UPC: 825646290444
  • Catalog Number: 543013
  • Sales rank: 19,867

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Skinny Love (3:22)
  2. 2 Wings (4:11)
  3. 3 Heart of Gold (3:31)
  4. 4 Light Me Up (3:59)
  5. 5 Words as Weapons (3:42)
  6. 6 All You Never Say (4:28)
  7. 7 Strange Birds (3:02)
  8. 8 Maybe (3:13)
  9. 9 No Angel (4:02)
  10. 10 All About You (4:37)
  11. 11 Standing in the Way of the Light (4:02)
  12. 12 Shine (4:05)
  13. 13 People Help the People (4:16)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Birdy Primary Artist, Piano, Vocals, Background Vocals, Guitar (Tenor)
Omar Hakim Drums
Alex Al Bass
Matt Chamberlain Percussion, Drums
Neill MacColl Acoustic Guitar, Bass
Jamie Muhoberac Piano, Keyboards
Carmen Twillie Background Vocals
Dan Wilson Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Electric Guitar, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Rich Costey Percussion
Kirk Hellie Electric Guitar
Lenesha Randolph Background Vocals
Ian Burdge Cello
Steve Schiltz Guitar, Soloist
Fraser T. Smith Guitar, Bass Guitar
Eddie Fisher Drums
Darrin Mooney Drums
Richard Pryce Double Bass
Ryan Tedder Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Piano, Electric Guitar, Keyboards, Hammond B3
Antoinette Scruggs Background Vocals
Brent Kutzle Cello
Ash Soan Drums
Seye Adelekan Bass, Electric Guitar, Background Vocals
Monet Owens Background Vocals
John Hill Keyboards
Alex H.N. Gilbert Percussion
Matthew Cooker Cello
Jerrod Bettis Percussion, Piano, Electric Guitar
James Ellis Ford Guitar, Percussion, Drums
Brennan Strawn Background Vocals
Kimbra Johnson Percussion
Katya Hermann Harp
Bradley Webb Drums
Eric Rosse Keyboards
Alex McNaughten Bass Guitar
Paul Cartwight Violin, Viola
Neil Crowley Piano, Keyboards
Eric Rose Keyboards
Technical Credits
Chris Gehringer Mastering
Jamie Muhoberac Programming
Audrey Riley String Arrangements
Robbes Stieglitz Engineer
Dan Wilson Composer, Producer, Additional Production
Jim Abbiss Producer
Rich Costey Programming, Producer, Additional Production
Ariel Rechtshaid Composer
Fraser T. Smith Composer, Producer
James Brown Engineer
Richard Woodcraft Engineer
Martin Cooke Programming, Engineer
Sia Furler Composer
The Wired Strings String Section
Ryan Tedder Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer
Nicolas Fournier Engineer
James Ford Producer
Ben Lovett Composer
Justin Vernon Composer
Chris Kasych Engineer
Simon Aldred Composer
Rosie Danvers String Arrangements
Kid Harpoon Composer
Smith Carlson Engineer
Beatriz Artola Engineer
Paul "P-Dub" Walton Engineer
John Hill Programming, Producer, Additional Production
Alex H.N. Gilbert Producer
Dave Schiffman Engineer
Wil Malone String Arrangements
Jerrod Bettis Producer
Laura Sisk Engineer
Jasmine Van Den Bogaerde Composer
John Rausch Engineer
Eric Rosse Programming, Additional Production
Edd Hartnell Engineer
Chris Trombling String Section Leader
Boo George Cover Image
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