I Heard It on NPR: Singers, Songs and Sessions

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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
National Public Radio continues its safe -- but insightful -- I Heard it on NPR series with Singers, Songs and Sessions, a collection of performances from some of the genre's finest established and up-and-coming artists. Recorded live in NPR's Studio 4A, each track is impeccably produced and exquisitely played, leaving little room for experimentation. However, for every by-the-books triumph from Natalie Merchant, Rosanne Cash or Patty Larkin, there's a little gem to uncover. Former medical student turned songwriter Vienna Teng provides an affecting rendition of "Harbor," a track from her excellent 2004 release Warm Strangers while fellow pianist Randy Newman ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
National Public Radio continues its safe -- but insightful -- I Heard it on NPR series with Singers, Songs and Sessions, a collection of performances from some of the genre's finest established and up-and-coming artists. Recorded live in NPR's Studio 4A, each track is impeccably produced and exquisitely played, leaving little room for experimentation. However, for every by-the-books triumph from Natalie Merchant, Rosanne Cash or Patty Larkin, there's a little gem to uncover. Former medical student turned songwriter Vienna Teng provides an affecting rendition of "Harbor," a track from her excellent 2004 release Warm Strangers while fellow pianist Randy Newman offers up a visceral and stark-naked version of the bitterly satisfying "Sail Away," but it's left-field participants Calexico whose lonely "Gilbert" fills the studio with enough mesa-lined highways and desert sunsets to render the whole affair palatable.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/8/2005
  • Label: NPR NATIONAL PUBLIC
  • UPC: 637402003027
  • Catalog Number: 30

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Save It for a Rainy Day - The Jayhawks (3:09)
  2. 2 Hollywood (3:40)
  3. 3 War (4:11)
  4. 4 Sweetness (3:17)
  5. 5 Eenie Meenie (3:55)
  6. 6 For You (2:08)
  7. 7 Just Can't Last (4:14)
  8. 8 The Cranes (2:42)
  9. 9 She Said It Was Destiny - Richard Thompson (3:56)
  10. 10 Will You Remember Me? (2:21)
  11. 11 Gilbert (4:42)
  12. 12 Harbor (3:33)
  13. 13 One Moment More (3:42)
  14. 14 Sail Away (2:41)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Rosanne Cash Guitar, Vocals
Patty Larkin Guitar, Vocals
Randy Newman Piano, Vocals
Richard Thompson Guitar, Vocals
Dan Bern Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
Jonatha Brooke Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Joey Burns Guitar, Vocals
Sterling Campbell Drums
Gary Louris Guitar, Vocals
Graham Maby Bass, Background Vocals
Steve McCarthy Guitar, Background Vocals
Natalie Merchant Vocals
Tim O'Reagan Drums, Background Vocals
Marc Perlman Bass
Duncan Sheik Guitar, Vocals
John Convertino Drums
Paul Dugan Standup Bass
Erik Della Penna Guitar
Paul Niehaus Pedal Steel Guitar
Bill Chambers Guitar
Kasey Chambers Vocals
Geoffrey Moore Electric Guitar
Stephen Ulrich Electric Guitar
Colin Mahoney Drums
Gabriel Gordon Guitar, Background Vocals
Lex Price Mandolin
Glen Hannah Guitar
Jeff McCormack Bass
Elizabeth Steen Piano
Vienna Teng Piano, Vocals
Tamir Muskat Drums
Brian Schey Bass
Eben Grace Guitar, Background Vocals
Jacob Valenzuela Trumpet
Martin Wenk Vibes
Volker Zander Bass
Mindy Smith Guitar, Vocals
Darren Embry Bass, Background Vocals
Wilbur Masisak Piano, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Patty Larkin Composer
Randy Newman Composer
Richard Thompson Composer
Dan Bern Composer
Jonatha Brooke Composer
Mark Greenhouse Engineer
Gary Louris Composer
Natalie Merchant Composer
Charlie Pilzer Post Mastering
Dan Reynolds Engineer
Duncan Sheik Composer
Matt Martinez Producer
Kasey Chambers Composer
Vienna Teng Composer
Mindy Smith Composer
Helaine Harris Concept
Jeeun Lee Artwork
Ned Wharton Producer, Liner Notes
Wilma Consul Producer
Cara Gerhard Producer
Chip Grabow Producer
Sarah Beyer Kelly Producer
Charlie Mayer Producer
Rekha Murthy Producer
Emily Rubin Concept
Chris Nelson Engineer
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