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Hotel Paper [France Bonus Tracks]
     

Hotel Paper [France Bonus Tracks]

by Michelle Branch
 

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Part of the appeal of Michelle Branch on her 2001 debut, The Spirit Room, was that she came across as a spirited normal girl with an enthusiasm for music. She wasn't teasingly sexy like Britney Spears, nor was she a brat like the then-unknown Avril Lavigne; she felt like a real teenager, something

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Part of the appeal of Michelle Branch on her 2001 debut, The Spirit Room, was that she came across as a spirited normal girl with an enthusiasm for music. She wasn't teasingly sexy like Britney Spears, nor was she a brat like the then-unknown Avril Lavigne; she felt like a real teenager, something that was enhanced by her direct songs and earnest vocals, which were the furthest thing from flashy. Sure, The Spirit Room could be a little too polished at times, but it was tempered by her eagerness to make a record, so it turned out quite endearing. But like many second albums, her sophomore affair, Hotel Paper, finds Branch two years older and a whole lot more "mature," in the sense that any remnants of that adolescent passion have been removed as she positions herself as a serious singer/songwriter in the adult alternative vein. Branch remains appealing -- her blend of pop and mild roots rock sounds good and she has a nice, plainspoken charm and straight-ahead voice. She duets with Sheryl Crow on the record's best track, "Love Me Like That." Taken on the surface, Hotel Paper is fine -- it's big and shiny and it glides as easy as tunes on an adult alternative radio station on a summer's day. [The French version of the album includes bonus material.]

Product Details

Release Date:
07/22/2003
Label:
Warner Bros Uk
UPC:
0093624850823
catalogNumber:
248508

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Performance Credits

Michelle Branch   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Keyboards
Kenny Aronoff   Drums
Paul Bushnell   Bass
Luis Conte   Percussion
John Leventhal   Bass,Guitar,Keyboards
Jamie Muhoberac   Keyboards
Dave Navarro   Guitar
Shawn Pelton   Drums
Patrick Warren   Keyboards
Greg Wells   Organ,Bass,Guitar,Piano
RIck DePofi   Percussion
John Shanks   Bass,Guitar,Keyboards
Stuart Smith   Mandolin
Josh Abraham   Keyboards
Chris Chaney   Bass
Brian McCleod   Drums
Oliver Goldstein   Piano,Keyboards
Jessica Harp   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Chris Reynolds   Engineer
David Campbell   String Arrangements
Daniel Chase   Engineer
Marc DeSisto   Engineer
Jim Gaines   Engineer
Chris Garcia   Engineer
John Leventhal   Producer
Rick Nowels   Composer,Producer
Brian Scheuble   Engineer
Greg Wells   Producer
Randy Wine   Engineer
RIck DePofi   Producer,Engineer
Lars Fox   Programming,Engineer,Pro-Tools
John Shanks   Composer,Programming,Producer
Ryan Williams   Engineer
Josh Abraham   Programming,Producer
Greg Collins   Engineer
Michelle Branch   Composer
Jeff Rothschild   Engineer
Oliver Goldstein   Programming
Flem   Art Direction
Alex Ander   Composer,Producer
Michael Rosen   Engineer

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