Girl Who Got Away

Girl Who Got Away

by Dido
     
 

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Differences between Dido albums can be measured on a small sliding scale. She never changes her style but she does change her sound, however subtly. Girl Who Got Away, her fourth album and first in five years, differs from its predecessor, the meticulously woven Safe Trip Home. That was an album tailored for domesticity, while

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Differences between Dido albums can be measured on a small sliding scale. She never changes her style but she does change her sound, however subtly. Girl Who Got Away, her fourth album and first in five years, differs from its predecessor, the meticulously woven Safe Trip Home. That was an album tailored for domesticity, while Girl Who Got Away is a soundtrack for a night out, going so far as to make space for a guest spot for Kendrick Lamar, the alt-crossover rapper du jour of 2013. Dido's night on the town isn't quite a dingy pub crawl: it's tasting menus and craft cocktails where the crowds bustle but never jostle. Sophistication is a given, but there's a surprising undercurrent of sensuality that runs throughout the album, a sleekness that suggests a distillation of the stiff club-soul of Elle Goulding, a shimmer that blends quite seamlessly with Dido's sculpted songs. As a particularly affectless singer, Dido is quite adaptable to her gently shifting surroundings, so she feels perfectly at home in this neon-streaked production, savoring how it swings from understated but insistent beats to a soft acoustic bed. Perhaps it's lifestyle music, designed to reflect the aspirations and desires of her audience, but it's impeccably executed and slyly seductive lifestyle music. Halfway through, Girl Who Got Away sucks you into its sway, its comforts as alluring as they are elusive.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/26/2013
Label:
Rca
UPC:
0887654423221
catalogNumber:
544232
Rank:
130089

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dido   Primary Artist,Bass,Keyboards,Vocals
Charlie Bisharat   Violin
Larry Corbett   Cello
Joel Derouin   Violin
Brian Eno   Keyboards
Armen Garabedian   Violin
John Harrison   Bass
Roland Kato   Viola
Greg Kurstin   Bass,Guitar,Keyboards
Jody Linscott   Percussion
Rick Nowels   Guitar,Keyboards
Lucy Wilkins   Violin
Sister Bliss   Keyboards
Bruce White   Viola
Ash Howes   Organ,Bass
David Pye   Choir, Chorus
Julia Singleton   Violin
Claire Orsler   Viola
Everton Nelson   Violin
Julian Hallmark   Violin
Ian Burdge   Cello
Sophie Harris   Cello
Chris Worsey   Cello
Natalia Bonner   Violin
Gillon Cameron   Violin
Alyssa Park   Violin
Richard Pryce   Double Bass
Jeff Bhasker   Background Vocals
Michele Richards   Violin
Karen Elaine   Viola
Rachel Robson   Viola
Davide Rossi   Strings
Rick Koster   Violin
David Smith   Cello
Mario de León   Violin
Matthew Funes   Viola
Gareth Griffiths   Violin
Sarah Parkins   Violin
Martin Waugh   Guitar
Ali Dods   Violin
Kendrick Lamar   Vocals
Warren Zielinksi   Violin
Oli Dacombe   Drums
Michael Vaterio   Double Bass
Ian Bellon   Violin

Technical Credits

David Campbell   String Arrangements,String Conductor
Dido   Programming,Producer,Vocal Engineer
Brian Eno   Composer
John Harrison   Composer,Producer
Sally Herbert   String Arrangements,String Conductor
Greg Kurstin   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer
Rick Nowels   Composer,Producer
Jim Scott   Vocal Engineer
Brian Martin   Sample Source
Sister Bliss   Engineer
David Pye   Engineer,Vocal Engineer
Dido Armstrong   Composer
Richard Woodcraft   Engineer,Vocal Engineer
Rollo Armstrong   Composer
Kieron Menzies   Engineer
Plain Pat   drum programming
Pawel Sek   Engineer
Jeff Bhasker   Composer,Instrumentation
Jesse Shatkin   Engineer
Pat Reynolds   Composer
Davide Rossi   String Arrangements
Ash Soan   Drum Fills
Kendrick Lamar   Composer
Francesco Boscolo   Composer
Roma Martyniuk   Art Direction
Vera Bohl   Composer
Nicola Paccagnella   Composer

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