Head or Heart

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All Music Guide
Head or Heart is the second studio album from American singer Christina Perri. Working with a quartet of producers (Martin Johnson, Jake Gosling, John Hill, and Butch Walker), as well as with British singer Ed Sheeran on the track "Be My Forever," Perri produces her most confident record to date. It also includes the single "Human." ~ Aneet Nijjar
All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
The second long-player from Christina Perri, the Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter responsible for penning the surprise 2010 hit "Jar of Hearts," Head or Heart picks right up where 2011's rushed yet brimming-with-potential Lovestrong left off. More confident than...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide
Head or Heart is the second studio album from American singer Christina Perri. Working with a quartet of producers (Martin Johnson, Jake Gosling, John Hill, and Butch Walker), as well as with British singer Ed Sheeran on the track "Be My Forever," Perri produces her most confident record to date. It also includes the single "Human." ~ Aneet Nijjar
All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
The second long-player from Christina Perri, the Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter responsible for penning the surprise 2010 hit "Jar of Hearts," Head or Heart picks right up where 2011's rushed yet brimming-with-potential Lovestrong left off. More confident than her debut, yet retaining much of its vulnerability, Perri, along with a quartet of producers who include Martin Johnson, Jake Gosling, John Hill, and Butch Walker, explores familiar singer/songwriter themes with a keen pop ear, wrapping big, radio-ready choruses inside folksy verses, effectively bridging the gap between the laid-back folk-pop of a Jewel or Norah Jones and the slick, American Idol montage-ready showboating of a Katy Perry or Sara Bareilles. Case in point, the dreamy "Human" (the album's first single), a slow-building, heavy-hearted power ballad that imbues classic, coffeehouse-approved, confessional singer/songwriter tropes with an arm-waving chorus that's ripped straight out of the Kelly Clarkson playbook. To be more concise, Head or Heart works best when Perri leans harder to the pop side of the ship, as is the case on the soaring second single "Burning Gold," a percussion-heavy, tastefully stylized, Florence + the Machine-inspired empowerment anthem, and the bouncy and heartfelt "Be My Forever," the latter a duet with Ed Sheeran. The fact that almost all of these aforementioned songs are grouped together early on in the proceedings doesn't bode well for the album's back half, which is pleasant enough and consists of mostly piano-based odes to love both gained and lost. They lack much of the spark that propels the record's inaugural moments, but Perri has become such a pro at selling even the slightest of ideas that they never feel phoned in.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/1/2014
  • Label: Atlantic
  • UPC: 075678673740
  • Catalog Number: 541533
  • Sales rank: 2,540

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Trust (3:32)
  2. 2 Burning Gold (3:44)
  3. 3 Be My Forever - Ed Sheeran (3:20)
  4. 4 Human (4:10)
  5. 5 One Night (3:06)
  6. 6 I Don't Wanna Break (3:53)
  7. 7 Sea of Lovers (3:37)
  8. 8 The Words (4:14)
  9. 9 Lonely Child (3:45)
  10. 10 Run (4:20)
  11. 11 Butterfly (3:47)
  12. 12 Shot Me In the Heart (3:43)
  13. 13 I Believe (4:40)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Christina Perri Primary Artist, Choir, Chorus, Musician
Charlie Bisharat Strings
Peter Gosling Choir, Chorus, Musician
Roland Kato Strings
Rob Mathes Conductor
David Stone Strings
Josefina Vergara Strings
Butch Walker Musician
John Walz Strings
Suzie Katayama Strings
Natalie Leggett Strings
Julian Leaper Leader
Rudy Stein Strings
Sara Parkins Strings
Alice Pratley Musician
Julian Hallmark Strings
Wayne Miller Musician
Sarah Thornblade Strings
Andy Nixon Musician
Chris Leonard Choir, Chorus, Musician
Jake Walker Musician
Alyssa Park Strings
Jack Antonoff Musician
Songa Lee Strings
David Hodges Musician
Hannah Dawson Musician
Tereza Stanislav Strings
Serena McKinney Strings
Martin Johnson Musician
John Keefe Musician
Kyle Moorman Musician
Thomas Bowes Leader
Kid Harpoon Musician
Victoria Miskolczy Strings
Matthew Funes Strings
Nicholas Holland Musician
Jake Gosling Choir, Chorus, Musician
Brandon Paddock Musician
Marianne Haynes Musician
John Hanson Musician
Jeremy Isaac Musician
Charlotte Scott Musician
Adam Coltman Choir, Chorus
Tommy Culm Choir, Chorus
John Hill Musician
David Richard Campbell Conductor
Matthew Gooderham Choir, Chorus
Eli Gosling Children's Chorus
Charlie Long Children's Chorus
Lucy Gosling Choir, Chorus
Lottiey Gregson Stevenson Choir, Chorus
Josh Smethurt Children's Chorus
John Keefel Musician
Zuban Gosling Children's Chorus
Sophie Davis Choir, Chorus
Sophia Long Children's Chorus
Penny Long Choir, Chorus
Murray Cummings Musician
Mia Long Children's Chorus
Technical Credits
Ruth Barrett String Arrangements
Kevin Griffin Composer
Isobel Griffiths String Contractor
Rob Mathes String Arrangements
Allen Sides Engineer
Butch Walker Producer
Suzie Katayama String Contractor
Tony Corey Marketing
Tom Coyne Mastering
David Ryan Harris Composer
Emily Lazar Mastering
Gersh Drum Technician
Jack Antonoff Composer, Producer
David Hodges Composer
Tom Gates Management
Jamie Scott Composer
Jonathan Allen Engineer
Martin Johnson Composer, Producer, Engineer
Kyle Moorman Engineer
Kid Harpoon Composer
Jim Eliot Composer
Jake Sinclair Engineer
Josh Mosser Engineer
Ryan Chisholm Management
Jake Gosling Producer, Engineer
Brandon Paddock Engineer
Christina Perri Composer, Cover Direction
Laura Sisk Engineer
Steve Rusch Engineer
Mark Bengtson Pro-Tools
Chris Bernard Drum Technician
John Hill Producer
David Richard Campbell String Arrangements
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