In the Eyes of Strangers

In the Eyes of Strangers

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by Melissa Ferrick
     
 

Prolific Massachusetts singer/songwriter Melissa Ferrick changes course from the stripped-down D.I.Y. feel of her last album, the one-woman band feel of The Other Side, with the far more polished, full-band In the Eyes of Strangers. Produced by local indie notable Ethan Allen, best known for…  See more details below

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Prolific Massachusetts singer/songwriter Melissa Ferrick changes course from the stripped-down D.I.Y. feel of her last album, the one-woman band feel of The Other Side, with the far more polished, full-band In the Eyes of Strangers. Produced by local indie notable Ethan Allen, best known for his work in various Kristin Hersh's projects, and featuring guest spots from friends like Tegan Quin and Erin McKeown, In the Eyes of Strangers is a crisp, full, but not over-produced album that sounds more radio-ready than anything else Ferrick has ever released. Featuring a typically solid set of songs highlighted by the easygoing shuffle "Everything You Get" and the outstanding, lyrically barbed "Miss Liberty," which features one of Ferrick's finest vocals ever, In the Eyes of Strangers isn't notably different in tone from any of Ferrick's previous albums, but it's somehow more satisfying than most.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/24/2006
Label:
Right On Records
UPC:
0618106200721
catalogNumber:
62007

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Melissa Ferrick   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Vocals,Background Vocals,E-bow,Guitar (Electric Resonator)
Julie Wolf   Accordion,Hammond Organ,Background Vocals,Clavinet,fender rhodes,keyboard bass,Wurlitzer,Polymoog,Piano (Grand)
Ethan Allen   Bass,Electric Guitar,Piano (Grand)
Daren Hahn   Percussion,Drums
Erin McKeown   Electric Guitar,Background Vocals
Tegan Quin   Background Vocals
Rachael Davis   Banjo,Background Vocals
Natalia Zukerman   Dobro,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Dayna Kurtz   Composer
Melissa Ferrick   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Ethan Allen   Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Randall Wixen   Administration
Rafi Sofer   Engineer
Bryna Gootkind   Management,Cover Photo

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In the Eyes of Strangers 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I heard Melissa Ferrick on my local NPR/Alternative Music station and the song (Never Give Up) was so amazing I could not get it out of my mind and had to find out more. Purchased the CD and found that the other songs were not nearly as compelling. They are growing on me, but not in a way like "Never Give Up." Interestingly, she recently played at Columbus' Gay Pride Festival and I learned that she has a HUGE following in that community. Intersting woman with quite a story and talent, but I should have just downloaded the song from i-Tunes.