Holy Smoke

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All Music Guide - Andrew Leahey
Already a star in her native New Zealand, Gin Wigmore makes her global debut with the release of Holy Smoke, an album that shoots to bridge the gap between neo-soul and rock & roll. On paper, Wigmore certainly has the makings of a popular artist; she's blonde, brazen, and named after a liquor, even if her raspy alto sounds more whiskey-soaked than gin-splashed. She also surrounds herself with some of the industry's most competent characters, from former Ryan Adams cohorts the Cardinals who perform on every track here to veteran producer Mike Elizondo. The result is an album that finds some middle ground between Wigmore's neo-soul croon and the Cardinals' country-rock,...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andrew Leahey
Already a star in her native New Zealand, Gin Wigmore makes her global debut with the release of Holy Smoke, an album that shoots to bridge the gap between neo-soul and rock & roll. On paper, Wigmore certainly has the makings of a popular artist; she's blonde, brazen, and named after a liquor, even if her raspy alto sounds more whiskey-soaked than gin-splashed. She also surrounds herself with some of the industry's most competent characters, from former Ryan Adams cohorts the Cardinals who perform on every track here to veteran producer Mike Elizondo. The result is an album that finds some middle ground between Wigmore's neo-soul croon and the Cardinals' country-rock, with songs like "One Last Look" featuring the best of both camps.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/16/2010
  • Label: Motown
  • UPC: 602527144955
  • Catalog Number: 001398102
  • Sales rank: 50,255

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Oh My (4:17)
  2. 2 Hey Ho (4:05)
  3. 3 New Revolution (4:21)
  4. 4 Don't Stop (3:29)
  5. 5 I Do (4:05)
  6. 6 Too Late For Lovers (3:47)
  7. 7 Mr. Freakshow (3:53)
  8. 8 One Last Look (2:37)
  9. 9 Golden Ship (3:55)
  10. 10 Dying Day (3:12)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Gin Wigmore Primary Artist, Piano, Keyboards, Ukulele, Vocals, farfisa organ, Omnichord, Moog Bass
Stevie Blacke Strings
Neal Casal Acoustic Guitar, Guitar
Matt Chamberlain Drums
Chris Feinstein Bass
Dorian Holley Background Vocals
Sharlotte Gibson Background Vocals
Doyle Bramhall II Harmonica, Slide Guitar
Mike Elizondo Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Piano, Drums, Electric Guitar, Keyboards, Upright Bass, Lap Steel Guitar
Jon Graboff Guitar, Fuzz Guitar
Stephanie Alexander Background Vocals
John Daversa Trumpet
The Cardinals Band
Brad Pemberton Drums
Technical Credits
Stevie Blacke String Arrangements
Joe Chiccarelli Engineer
Chris Feinstein Loop
Mike Elizondo Composer, Programming, Producer
Martin Terefe Composer
Adam Hawkins Engineer
Sacha Skarbek Composer
Brad Pemberton Loop
Gin Wigmore Composer
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