Green Eyed Soul

Green Eyed Soul

by Lari White
     
 

Lari White's first American album of the new millennium (her last, Stepping Stone, was issued in 1998) was released in the United Kingdom in June of 2004 on the Mesmerizing label. Green Eyed Soul, produced by White, comes to us courtesy of her own Skinny White Girl label. Having established herself in the '90s as a pop-country artist, this set is going to be aSee more details below

Overview

Lari White's first American album of the new millennium (her last, Stepping Stone, was issued in 1998) was released in the United Kingdom in June of 2004 on the Mesmerizing label. Green Eyed Soul, produced by White, comes to us courtesy of her own Skinny White Girl label. Having established herself in the '90s as a pop-country artist, this set is going to be a change-up for some as the title offers a sleek peek toward what she's going for. White's aim is slick, chart-ready R&B, and nu-soul. It's also a given with White's voice, and that this disc was made in Nash Vegas, her roots sound cannot be covered entirely. But what's most startling is her use of loops and even breaks alongside her studio band. Her love of Southern soul and Motown is everywhere evident, but with the use of technology alongside horns and strings -- check "Right Here Right Now" -- the effect is startling. There are trip-hop beats, turntables, and samplers flitting through the mix and creating rhythms. The country-R&B of "Eden Before the Fall" is driven by slow, electric slide guitar, but ambient sounds and shimmering backdrop electronics color and texture the tune displacing its center. "Because I'm a Woman" is a tight little groover that's part slow-funk anthem, part country song, and part soul rave-up, with a killer refrain. The strutting B-sharp on "High," is pure silk and groove (think Al Green or Ron Isley) albeit it in a thoroughly modern context. White's voice shines throughout; her pitch, phrasing, and emotional involvement in her songs is not only credible but worth celebrating. Make no mistake, this is a very smooth, slick record; but its depth cannot be denied and as a pop record, one of the majors could have scored big with it. Highly recommended.

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Product Details

Release Date:
07/26/2005
Label:
ARTISTS UNDERGROUND
UPC:
0783707129006
catalogNumber:
712900

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lari White   Primary Artist
Connie Ellisor   Strings
Barry Green   Trombone
Mike Haynes   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Joe Hogue   Sounds
Jim Horn   Flute,Saxophone
Paul Leim   Tambourine
Jerry McPherson   Guitar
Shandra Penix   Track Performer
Michael Rhodes   Bass
Jason Lehning   Sounds
Tim Akers   Keyboards
Dan Needham   Drums
Sherrie Kibble   Track Performer
Nirva Dorsaint   Track Performer
Kimberly Mont   Track Performer
Dana Dixon   Track Performer
Dionne Jackson   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Kimmie Rhodes   Composer
Lari White   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Chuck Cannon   Composer
Gary Nicholson   Composer
Travon Potts   Composer
Kevin Savigar   Composer
Jeff Steele   Composer
Dan Rudin   Engineer
Jason Lehning   Engineer
Paul Thorn   Composer
Torne White   Art Direction
Eric Legg   Engineer
Billy Maddox   Composer
Kenny Fairris   Engineer

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