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Lessons to Be Learned [UK Bonus Track]
     

Lessons to Be Learned [UK Bonus Track]

by Gabriella Cilmi
 

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U.K.-based Australian teenager Gabriella Cilmi released her debut album at the end of March 2008 to critical acclaim but not much public notice. However, as is often the case, word of mouth spread slowly and the album built into a Top Ten hit as more people discovered it. Having co-written all of the tracks with the production team of Xenomania<

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U.K.-based Australian teenager Gabriella Cilmi released her debut album at the end of March 2008 to critical acclaim but not much public notice. However, as is often the case, word of mouth spread slowly and the album built into a Top Ten hit as more people discovered it. Having co-written all of the tracks with the production team of Xenomania, the team behind Girls Aloud and the Sugababes, with whom she had just finished touring, Gabriella Cilmi delivered a confident album with styles varying from Eurovision pop-disco ("Messy," "Don't Wanna Go to Bed Now," and "Save the Lies") to cool 1950s swing jazz ("Awkward Lies" and the first single to be taken from the album, "Sweet About Me"), 1960s girl group pop ("Got No Place to Go"), and a few ballads ("Einstein," "Safer," and "Sit in the Blues"). The album closed with the only cover version, a faithful reproduction of Martha & the Muffins' "Echo Beach," which was on the U.K. version only. A good debut album, but it had all been heard before, many times in a crowded market, her voice sounding like a cross between Anastacia and Joss Stone, particularly on opening track "Save the Lies," which also had a Kylie Minogue-style backing track. In particular, the recent albums by Duffy and Adele were also brought to mind, Cilmi sounding quite like Duffy on the song "Sanctuary," so therefore also evoking memories of Dusty Springfield -- no bad thing, but Duffy did it a couple of months before.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/08/2008
Label:
Universal Uk
UPC:
0602517633070
catalogNumber:
1763307

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Performance Credits

Gabriella Cilmi   Primary Artist
Bobby Bradley   Guitar
Nick Coler   Bass,Guitar,Keyboards,Xylophone,Vibes
Mark Feltham   Harmonica
Brian Higgins   Keyboards,Xylophone,Vibes
Shawn Lee   Guitar
Marc Parnell   Drums
Tim Powell   Keyboards
Tim "Rolf" Larcombe   Bass,Keyboards
Mike Christer   Guitar
Miranda Cooper   Keyboards
Kieran Jones   Bass
Owen Parker   Guitar,Drums
Jason Resch   Guitar

Technical Credits

Bobby Bradley   Composer
Nick Coler   Composer,Programming
Mark Gane   Composer
Pete Wiggs   Composer
Brian Higgins   Composer,Programming,Producer
Shawn Lee   Composer
Tim Powell   Composer,Programming
Xenomania   Composer
Tim "Rolf" Larcombe   Composer,Programming
Mike Christer   Composer
Miranda Cooper   Composer,Programming
Gabriella Cilmi   Composer

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