Fires

Fires

by Nerina Pallot
     
 

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In the age of instant success, Nerina Pallot was a singer/songwriter who didn't quite fit, failing to chart at all with her first two albums, Dear Frustrated Superstar and Fires. It wasn't until Fires was reissued that it finally broke through, and even then it didn't quite reach the Top 20. She had the fire and anger of See more details below

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In the age of instant success, Nerina Pallot was a singer/songwriter who didn't quite fit, failing to chart at all with her first two albums, Dear Frustrated Superstar and Fires. It wasn't until Fires was reissued that it finally broke through, and even then it didn't quite reach the Top 20. She had the fire and anger of Alanis Morissette along with the melodic qualities and thoughtfulness of Joni Mitchell, as shown on the opening track, "Everybody's Gone to War," an updated protest song (after all, wars were still going on in various places all over the world). Here was a set of 11 real songs, all written by Pallot and sung with feeling, backed by either acoustic guitar or piano. The influence of Mitchell could be heard most clearly on "Sophia," the second single to be released, a simple melody with Pallot's voice soaring unexpectedly up and down the scales over piano accompaniment. But by way of complete contrast, "All Good People" and "Heart Attack" were full-on rock tracks.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/30/2006
Label:
Warner Bros Uk
UPC:
5051011328626
catalogNumber:
113286

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Nerina Pallot   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Piano,Electric Guitar,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Jim Keltner   Drums
Jon Brion   Guitar,Keyboards
Paul Buckmaster   Conductor
Denyse Buffum   Viola
Paul Bushnell   Bass
Lenny Castro   Percussion
Matt Chamberlain   Drums
Charles Everett   Violin
Maurice Grants   Celli
Peter Kent   Violin
Susannah Melvoin   Background Vocals
Wendy Melvoin   Guitar
Carole Mukogawa   Viola
Vladimir Polimatidi   Violin
Haim Shtrum   Violin
Jeremy Stacey   Drums,Tamboura
Sebastian Steinberg   Bass
David Stenske   Violin
David Walsh   Electric Guitar,Keyboards
Michael Ward   Guitar
Patrick Warren   Horn,Vibes,chamberlain
Miwako Watanabe   Violin
Howard Willing   Strings
Evan Wilson   Viola
John Wittenberg   Violin
Margaret Wooten   Violin
Lyle Workman   Bass,Guitar,Bass Guitar
Shari Zippert   Violin
Susan Chatman   Violin
Karen Elaine Bakunin   Viola
Joey Waronker   Drums
Suzie Katayama   Celli
Doyle Bramhall   Guitar,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals
Rudy Stein   Celli
Gerry Hilera   Violin
Damon "Day" Wilson   Drums
Abe Laboriel   Drums
Kevin Churko   Keyboards
Philip Vaiman   Violin
Roger Joseph Manning   Hammond Organ,fender rhodes
Audrey Solomon   Violin
Belinda Broughton   Violin,Concert Master
Sharon Jackson   Violin
Tim VanDerKuil   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Bass Guitar,Electric Guitar
Dan Tobin Smith   Celli
Chris Constantinou   Flute

Technical Credits

Philip Bagenal   Engineer
Paul Buckmaster   String Arrangements
Daniel Chase   Pro-Tools
Wendy Melvoin   Producer
John Paterno   Engineer
Jack Joseph Puig   Producer
Eric Ivan Rosse   Producer,Engineer,Loop
Jeremy Stacey   Engineer
David Walsh   Programming
Howard Willing   Programming,Producer,Engineer
Melanie Nissen   Cover Photo
Nerina Pallot   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer,String Arrangements,Illustrations
Kevin Churko   Programming

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