Is It O.K.

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All Music Guide - Tomas Mureika
Serena Ryder's third album sounds less like Alanis Morissette than her previous releases. A stirring combination of folk and rock, "Is It O.K." is a solid listen from start to finish, with highlights including "Sweeping the Ashes," "Brand New Love," and the Canadian hit singles "Weak in the Knees" (which actually does sound like Alanis) and "Little Bit of Red." With this release, Ryder shows she has the chops to make it with the best of them -- "Is It O.K." won a Juno Award for Best Adult Contemporary Album in 2009 -- and the talent to fit nicely in with the cream of the crop of the Canadian music scene. It also shows her as being one step closer to breaking through to ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Tomas Mureika
Serena Ryder's third album sounds less like Alanis Morissette than her previous releases. A stirring combination of folk and rock, "Is It O.K." is a solid listen from start to finish, with highlights including "Sweeping the Ashes," "Brand New Love," and the Canadian hit singles "Weak in the Knees" (which actually does sound like Alanis) and "Little Bit of Red." With this release, Ryder shows she has the chops to make it with the best of them -- "Is It O.K." won a Juno Award for Best Adult Contemporary Album in 2009 -- and the talent to fit nicely in with the cream of the crop of the Canadian music scene. It also shows her as being one step closer to breaking through to the elusive American market, which this album proves she is very capable of doing. Ryder takes the rough approach she gave to folk on "If Your Memory Serves You Well" and the indie cred from her debut album, Unlikely Emergency, and whips up a sonic delicacy. A formidable talent.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/3/2009
  • Label: Atlantic
  • UPC: 075678969829
  • Catalog Number: 516728
  • Sales rank: 114,015

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Sweeping the Ashes (4:43)
  2. 2 Little Bit of Red (3:31)
  3. 3 Brand New Love (3:53)
  4. 4 Hiding Place (4:01)
  5. 5 Blown Like the Wind at Night (3:42)
  6. 6 All for Love (3:58)
  7. 7 Weak in the Knees (3:42)
  8. 8 Stambling Over You (3:35)
  9. 9 Why Can't I Love You (3:53)
  10. 10 Truth (3:45)
  11. 11 Is It O.K. (3:46)
  12. 12 What I Wanna Know (3:53)
  13. 13 Dark as the Black (4:40)
  14. 14 [CD-Rom Track]
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Serena Ryder Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Matt Chamberlain Percussion, Drums, Loops
Mark Goldenberg Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Soloist
Lyle Workman Banjo, Mandolin, 12-string Guitar, Guitar (Electric Baritone)
John Alagia Acoustic Guitar, Percussion, Electric Guitar, Background Vocals
Sean Hurley Bass
Michael Chaves Electric Guitar, Soloist
Zac Rae Synthesizer, Piano, Glockenspiel, Keyboards, Hammond Organ, Marxophone, Hammond B3
David Lee Bassett Acoustic Guitar
David Bassett Acoustic Guitar
Technical Credits
Ted Jensen Mastering
Brian Scheuble Engineer
John Alagia Composer, Producer
Dave Bassett Composer
Steve McEwan Composer
Brian Howes Composer
Serena Ryder Composer
Mikal Blue Composer
Jim Duguid Composer
Rachelle Dupéré Art Direction
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