Fires

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All Music Guide - Sharon Mawer
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 ...
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All Music Guide - Sharon Mawer
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: 5/30/2006
  • Label: Warner Bros Uk
  • EAN: 5051011328626
  • Catalog Number: 113286
  • Sales rank: 124,762

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Everybody's Gone to War (3:54)
  2. 2 Halfway Home (4:26)
  3. 3 Damascus (4:42)
  4. 4 Idaho (4:28)
  5. 5 Learning to Breathe (4:09)
  6. 6 Mr. King (4:22)
  7. 7 Geek Love (4:00)
  8. 8 Sophia (3:40)
  9. 9 All Good People (4:16)
  10. 10 Heart Attack (3:25)
  11. 11 Nickindia (5:28)
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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 II Guitar, Electric Guitar, Background Vocals
Rudy Stein Celli
Gerry Hilera Violin
Damon "Day" Wilson Drums
Abe Laboriel Jr. Drums
Kevin Churko Keyboards
Philip Vaiman Violin
Roger Joseph Manning Jr. Hammond Organ, fender rhodes
Audrey Solomon Violin
Belinda Broughton Violin, Concert Master
Sharon Jackson Violin
Tim VanDerKuil Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar
Dan Tobin Smith Celli
Chris Constantinou Flute
Technical Credits
Philip Bagenal Engineer
Paul Buckmaster String Arrangements
Daniel Chase Pro-Tools
Ted Jensen Mastering
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
Dean Nelson Digital Editing
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