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All Music Guide - Andrew Leahey
Jay Brannan dives into his iPod collection with In Living Cover, a collection of cover songs and original material. The two original tunes featured here -- "Beautifully" and "Drowning" -- take their cues from the Lilith Fair school of songwriting, mixing bookish lyrics with bursts of acoustic guitar. The effect is reinforced by Brannan's voice, a somewhat androgynous tenor whose range and tone serve him well on the covers, too. Joni Mitchell, Ani DiFranco, and the Cranberries all serve as source material for Brannan's six cover songs, and he pays tribute to those artists with soft, acoustic renditions of their hits. When he ditches the acoustic guitar and performs ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andrew Leahey
Jay Brannan dives into his iPod collection with In Living Cover, a collection of cover songs and original material. The two original tunes featured here -- "Beautifully" and "Drowning" -- take their cues from the Lilith Fair school of songwriting, mixing bookish lyrics with bursts of acoustic guitar. The effect is reinforced by Brannan's voice, a somewhat androgynous tenor whose range and tone serve him well on the covers, too. Joni Mitchell, Ani DiFranco, and the Cranberries all serve as source material for Brannan's six cover songs, and he pays tribute to those artists with soft, acoustic renditions of their hits. When he ditches the acoustic guitar and performs DiFranco's "Both Hands" with an a cappella arrangement, the result is striking, due in no small part to his imaginative reinterpretation of the original.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/23/2009
  • Label: Nettwerk Records
  • UPC: 067003086929
  • Catalog Number: 30869
  • Sales rank: 131,784

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Beautifully (3:14)
  2. 2 Say It's Possible (3:25)
  3. 3 All I Want (4:06)
  4. 4 Blowin' in the Wind (2:02)
  5. 5 The Freshman (4:16)
  6. 6 Good Mother (3:10)
  7. 7 Both Hands (1:27)
  8. 8 Zombie (3:12)
  9. 9 Drowning (4:25)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jay Brannan Primary Artist
Greg Heffernan Cello
Drew Brody Bass, Guitar, Piano, Vocals
Technical Credits
Bob Dylan Composer
Joni Mitchell Composer
Jann Arden Composer
The Cranberries Composer
Ani DiFranco Composer
The Verve Pipe Composer
Mark Chalecki Mastering
Scott Starrett Piano Arrangement
Terra Naomi Composer
Jay Brannan Composer, Producer
Drew Brody Producer, Engineer
Pedro Fanti Artwork
Beatriz Milhomem Artwork
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