I Know You're Married But I've Got Feelings Too

I Know You're Married But I've Got Feelings Too

by Martha Wainwright
     
 

As strong as Martha Wainwright's self-titled debut album was, her second full-length effort, I Know You're Married But I've Got Feelings Too, feels like a dazzling surprise, surpassing the first record in artistry and ambition and offering an even more striking picture of her talents. Wainwright's songwriting is every bit as strong on this collection as on herSee more details below

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As strong as Martha Wainwright's self-titled debut album was, her second full-length effort, I Know You're Married But I've Got Feelings Too, feels like a dazzling surprise, surpassing the first record in artistry and ambition and offering an even more striking picture of her talents. Wainwright's songwriting is every bit as strong on this collection as on her first album (no small achievement), and her skill at defining a character in words is impressive indeed, with uneven relationships dominating but not entirely defining the many people Wainwright brings to life here. As a singer, she's gone from strength to strength on I Know You're Married; sounding like some remarkable fusion of Kate Bush, Patti Smith, and Kate McGarrigle (the latter happens to be her mom), Wainwright has learned how to draw out the drama from songs like "Comin' Tonight," "Bleeding All Over You," and "The George Song," though she's intelligent enough to do so without sinking into melodrama. And while several different producers worked on this album (most notably Brad Alberta and Martin Terefe), the results have a rich, unified sound and feeling, with Wainwright's powerhouse vocals luring the spotlight from a talented team of studio collaborators (including Pete Townshend, Donald Fagen, Garth Hudson, and Martha's brother Rufus) and meshing with arrangements that gracefully go from the spare to the grandiose. While much has been made of Martha Wainwright's place in a family of very talented musicians, I Know You're Married But I've Got Feelings Too is the work of a singer and songwriter who stands in no one's shadow and has fashioned a striking voice of her own, and that voice is in full and fascinating flight here.

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Editorial Reviews

Rolling Stone
Wainwright's relentless self-analysis and beguiling voice make for an oddly sweet psychodrama.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/10/2008
Label:
Zoe Records
UPC:
0601143111624
catalogNumber:
431116
Rank:
145252

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Martha Wainwright   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals,Hand Clapping
Donald Fagen   Synthesizer
Pete Townshend   Electric Guitar
Garth Hudson   Piano,Keyboards
Julia Kent   Cello
Anna McGarrigle   Background Vocals,Keyboard Synthesizer
Joe McGinty   Synthesizer
Chaim Tannenbaum   Mandolin
Jeff Trott   Bass,Electric Guitar
Doug Wieselman   Bass Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone,Indian Flute
Smokey Hormel   Electric Guitar
Kate McGarrigle   Vocals,Hand Clapping,Wurlitzer
Rufus Wainwright   Vocals
Cameron Greider   Electric Guitar,Guitar (Nylon String)
Peter Lindgard   Drums
Tore Johansson   Guitar,Vocals
Brad Albetta   Bass,Piano,Electric Bass,Drums,Background Vocals,Hand Clapping,fender rhodes,Wurlitzer,Standup Bass
Richard Pagano   Drums
Claes Björklund   Keyboards
Jens Lindgard   Bass
Martin Terefe   Bass,Guitar,Electric Guitar
Maxim Moston   Violin
Lily Lanken   Vocals,Background Vocals
Matt Johnson   Drums
Alex Toff   Drums

Technical Credits

Syd Barrett   Composer
Annie Lennox   Composer
Marius de Vries   drum programming
Tim Hatfield   Engineer
Jeff Trott   Producer
Mike Hedges   Producer
Kate McGarrigle   Producer
Martha Wainwright   Composer
Tom Schick   Engineer
Michel Pepin   Engineer
Brian Fulk   Engineer
Ger McDonnell   Producer
Tore Johansson   Producer,Instrumentation
Brad Albetta   Producer,Engineer,drum programming
Carl Lessard   Cover Photo
Don Murnaghan   Engineer
Martin Terefe   Producer
Sam Taylor-Wood   Cover Photo
Dyre Gormsen   Engineer
David Carlsson   Engineer
George Tandero   Engineer

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