For Lovers, Dreamers & Me [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - Marisa Brown
Alice Smith has the voice of a soul singer: a four-octave range and remarkable control, versatility, and emotion. And yet, or maybe because of this, her songs hardly fall into the soul, or even neo-soul, category. Instead, they circle from rock to blues to pop to R&B to jazz, never settling fully into one before a new chord, a new phrase, or a new verse will change the feel completely. "Woodstock," for example, starts off with a soft organ and an India.Arie-esque guitar, then switches a funk groove for the chorus, then segues to the verse with the band quoting "Blister in the Sun," and yet somehow still works really, really well. In fact, the music and the production ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Marisa Brown
Alice Smith has the voice of a soul singer: a four-octave range and remarkable control, versatility, and emotion. And yet, or maybe because of this, her songs hardly fall into the soul, or even neo-soul, category. Instead, they circle from rock to blues to pop to R&B to jazz, never settling fully into one before a new chord, a new phrase, or a new verse will change the feel completely. "Woodstock," for example, starts off with a soft organ and an India.Arie-esque guitar, then switches a funk groove for the chorus, then segues to the verse with the band quoting "Blister in the Sun," and yet somehow still works really, really well. In fact, the music and the production on all of For Lovers, Dreamers & Me are fantastic, intricate, and layered while still retaining individual instrumental subtleties (the plucked strings on "Fake Is the New Real," the forlorn trumpet in the chorus of "Desert Song"), adding the right amount of whimsy, ingenuity, passion, and technique to accent Smith's voice perfectly. Because it is her voice that makes her debut so compelling and fantastic. It's commanding, almost explosive in "New Religion"; it moves around in its lower register with grace and agility on "Love Endeavor"; it's sultry and sad in "Do I," suspended over high notes and sunk calmly around the bass as if it doesn't even notice where it is, what it's been doing. Yet clearly it's focused, and its movements are anything but arbitrary. Smith is more than aware of the power she houses in her chest and throat, and when long smooth tones don't do quite enough to convey the sadness or anger or passion or regret in her lyrics, she isn't afraid to spit or growl or slur if that's what it takes to get her point across. And so while overall For Lovers, Dreamers & Me may be positive and confident and even sentimental at times, there's the everyday human struggle, the pain of love, the falsity in contemporary society, within it as well. That added introspection makes it more than just a warm, thoughtful album; it also gives it an element of timelessness. It's an excellent record, from the harmonies to the instrumentation to the changes in dynamics and everything in between, an impressive debut from an impressive and talented musician.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/30/2007
  • Label: Epic
  • UPC: 886970447522
  • Catalog Number: 704475
  • Sales rank: 9,382

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Dream (4:31)
  2. 2 Woodstock (3:34)
  3. 3 Gary Song (3:34)
  4. 4 New Religion (4:00)
  5. 5 Do I (4:05)
  6. 6 Fake Is the New Real (3:17)
  7. 7 Desert Song (3:49)
  8. 8 Know That I... (3:17)
  9. 9 Secrets (4:55)
  10. 10 Love Endeavor (3:54)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Alice Smith Primary Artist
Clarence Greenwood Background Vocals
Jonathan Maron Bass
Smokey Hormel Guitar
Alex Dickson Guitar
Alex Elena Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Drums, Background Vocals
Michael Leonhart Organ, Piano, Pandeiro
Imani Coppola Strings, Background Vocals
Jonathan Powell Trumpet
Deantoni Parks Drums
Josh Valleau Piano, fender rhodes, Wurlitzer
Topher Mohr Guitar
Technical Credits
Bob Brockman Arranger, Vocal Producer
Alex Dickson Producer
Alex Elena Producer
D. Madden Composer
Michael Leonhart Producer, Orchestration
Yaron Fuchs Arranger, Vocal Producer
A. Smith Composer
David Bias Art Direction
Shawn Joseph Mastering
Eddie Bezalel Executive Producer
Eric Gorman Engineer
Brian "Big Bass" Gardner Mastering
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2013

    effortlesslly soul stirring

    effortlesslly soul stirring

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    Norah Jones has some serious competition. Maybe Norah Jones and Alice Smith need to do a colaborative album that would be sweet. This is a nicely made album.

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    Posted March 24, 2009

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