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If I Was
     

If I Was

by The Staves
 
The Staves, a folk-influenced U.K. trio featuring sisters Emily, Jessica, and Camila Staveley-Taylor, made waves with their debut album, 2012's Dead & Born & Grown & Live, which put the emphasis on the siblings' vocals, both individually and in harmony, as they performed

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The Staves, a folk-influenced U.K. trio featuring sisters Emily, Jessica, and Camila Staveley-Taylor, made waves with their debut album, 2012's Dead & Born & Grown & Live, which put the emphasis on the siblings' vocals, both individually and in harmony, as they performed with spare acoustic arrangements. For their second full-length effort, 2015's If I Was, the Staves have taken a somewhat different approach; with Justin Vernon of Bon Iver producing, the sophomore album keeps one foot in contemporary folk while introducing elements of Americana and soft rock into their formula, all the while highlighting the sisters' clear and emotionally powerful singing. If I Was is an album that expands the Staves' musical range without smothering the qualities that make them so memorable, and it's a step forward that brings out the best in the trio.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/31/2015
Label:
Nonesuch
UPC:
0825646150793
catalogNumber:
548238
Rank:
5068

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Performance Credits

Staves   Primary Artist
Bradley Cook   Bass,Keyboards
Justin Vernon   Synthesizer,Bass,Piano,Electric Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Wurlitzer
Matt McCaughan   Percussion,Drums,Choir, Chorus
Carmen Camerieri   Piano,Horn
Christopher Messina   Choir, Chorus
Zach Hanson   Synthesizer,Percussion,Drums,Keyboards,Choir, Chorus,Vibes
Emily Staveley-Taylor   Percussion,Tambourine,Vocals,Hand Clapping,Omnichord
Jessica Staveley-Taylor   Acoustic Guitar,Piano,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Hand Clapping
Camilla Staveley-Taylor   Acoustic Guitar,Percussion,Autoharp,Electric Guitar,Tambourine,Ukulele,Vocals,Hand Clapping
Robert Moose   Acoustic Guitar,Piano,Strings

Technical Credits

Bradley Cook   Programming
Justin Vernon   Producer
Zach Hanson   Programming,Engineer
Robert Moose   Arranger,String Arrangements
Staves   Composer
Frank Fieber   Layout

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