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All Music Guide - Zac Johnson
Emiliana Torrini's 2000 debut Love in the Time of Science showcased the singer's Icelandic/Italian voice in a swirl of trip-hop beats and glossy electronica skitters, sounding precisely like Björk filtered through Roland Orzabal's refined pop eardrums. Following the sonic overload that her debuted offered, Torrini's follow-up Fisherman's Woman feels like a sigh of relief. Accompanied almost exclusively by gently strummed acoustic guitars and the soft creaking of boats on a river, her cool whispers bring to mind the charming work of Nick Drake or an impossibly sunny Mazzy Star. Warmly intimate, it almost seems as though the engineers stumbled across a wood nymph with a ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Zac Johnson
Emiliana Torrini's 2000 debut Love in the Time of Science showcased the singer's Icelandic/Italian voice in a swirl of trip-hop beats and glossy electronica skitters, sounding precisely like Björk filtered through Roland Orzabal's refined pop eardrums. Following the sonic overload that her debuted offered, Torrini's follow-up Fisherman's Woman feels like a sigh of relief. Accompanied almost exclusively by gently strummed acoustic guitars and the soft creaking of boats on a river, her cool whispers bring to mind the charming work of Nick Drake or an impossibly sunny Mazzy Star. Warmly intimate, it almost seems as though the engineers stumbled across a wood nymph with a six-string guitar sighing gently on the banks of a tumbling brook, set up their recording equipment, and then came back an hour later to hear what they had captured. Of course it takes a lot of work to sound this effortless, and producer/multi-instrumentalist Dan Carey alias "Mr. Dan" took great pains to capture the acoustic setting, augmenting occasionally with a quiet piano or light percussion, but primarily allowing Torrini's breathy voice to meander through her straightforward melodies and childlike sentiments. Needless to say, the music is unquestionably beautiful in its simplicity and honesty; summery and warm, and casually intimate but with a real lasting quality. These are the songs that sneak into the listener's subconscious, lying in wait until the perfect spring day to surface in the form of a quiet hum or low whistle, sounding for all the world like a lullaby long forgotten or a folk song never written down.
New York Times - Kelefa Sanneh
[The album] has fewer electronic beats and pieces than [her] 1999 one, but just as many intoxicating songs -- more, in fact.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/26/2005
  • Label: Rough Trade Us
  • UPC: 883870018524
  • Catalog Number: 185
  • Sales rank: 54,728

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Nothing Brings Me Down (3:55)
  2. 2 Sunny Road (3:04)
  3. 3 Snow (1:58)
  4. 4 Life Saver (4:00)
  5. 5 Honeymoon Child (3:09)
  6. 6 Today Has Been OK (3:31)
  7. 7 Next Time Around (3:36)
  8. 8 Heartstopper (3:02)
  9. 9 At Least It Was (4:18)
  10. 10 Fisherman's Woman (1:51)
  11. 11 Thinking Out Loud (3:21)
  12. 12 Serenade (3:37)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Emiliana Torrini Primary Artist, Vocals
Julian Joseph Piano
Dan Carey Organ, Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Guitar, Piano, Pedal Steel Guitar, Glockenspiel, Bass Guitar, Tabla, Melodica, Shaker, Bazouki, Wurlitzer
Samuli Kosminen Percussion, Drums, Tabla, Shaker
Pharoah S. Russell Drums
Technical Credits
Sandy Denny Composer
Mark Rankin Engineer
John Dent Mastering
Dave Clark Howell Cover Design
Dan Carey Producer, Contributor
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