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All Music Guide - Johnny Loftus
Sister Hazel probably deserved more from AAA radio than the cup of coffee they got with 1997's "All for You." The Florida combo writes strong hooks, and cultivates the same easily accessible sound that brought silver platters of success to dudes like Rob Thomas and notorious actress dater Adam Duritz. That said, Sister Hazel might lean a little much on the easygoing with 2004's Lift. The album is a wrinkle-free landscape with its emotions and instrumental points demarcated and annotated for quick and simple consumption - Lift is like Lean Cuisines for casual music fans. Opener "Surrender" offers come crackle, and its chorus is energizing and true. "Green" is as catchy as ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Johnny Loftus
Sister Hazel probably deserved more from AAA radio than the cup of coffee they got with 1997's "All for You." The Florida combo writes strong hooks, and cultivates the same easily accessible sound that brought silver platters of success to dudes like Rob Thomas and notorious actress dater Adam Duritz. That said, Sister Hazel might lean a little much on the easygoing with 2004's Lift. The album is a wrinkle-free landscape with its emotions and instrumental points demarcated and annotated for quick and simple consumption - Lift is like Lean Cuisines for casual music fans. Opener "Surrender" offers come crackle, and its chorus is energizing and true. "Green" is as catchy as anything Train has ever written, so there's no reason why it shouldn't be a adult alternative chartbuster. Overall, the album's soft-toned production is like an enormous goosedown pillow of feelgood rock. Sister Hazel won't get you thinking too deep about anything, but they probably go great with coffee and Saturday mornings. Of course, that means you actually have to be up on Saturday morning.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/24/2004
  • Label: Rock Ridge Music
  • UPC: 677516102827
  • Catalog Number: 61028
  • Sales rank: 128,476

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Surrender (3:44)
  2. 2 Lay It Down (4:34)
  3. 3 World Inside My Head (4:38)
  4. 4 Hold On (3:59)
  5. 5 I Will Come Through (4:22)
  6. 6 All About the Love (2:59)
  7. 7 In the Moment (3:32)
  8. 8 Dreamers (3:27)
  9. 9 Another Me (4:02)
  10. 10 Firefly (4:06)
  11. 11 Just What I Needed (4:02)
  12. 12 Erin (1:57)
  13. 13 Green (Welcome to the World) (7:26)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Sister Hazel Primary Artist
Skidd Mills Synthesizer, Hammond Organ, fender rhodes
Jett Beres Bass Guitar, Group Member
Ken Block Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
Mark Trojanowski Drums, Group Member
Ryan Newell Guitar, Electric Guitar, Slide Guitar, Group Member
Scott Hardin Piano
Jonathan Chu Violin, Viola
Richard Thomas Cello
Drew Copeland Electric Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Background Vocals, Group Member
Technical Credits
Ric Ocasek Composer
Richard Marx Composer
Sister Hazel Composer, Producer, Audio Production
Skidd Mills Producer, Engineer, String Arrangements, Audio Production
Jett Beres Arranger
Ken Block Arranger, Composer
Mark Trojanowski Arranger
Ryan Newell Arranger
Brad Blackwood Mastering
S. Mills Composer
Scott Hardin Engineer
Blake Howard Art Direction, Web Design
Drew Copeland Arranger
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    a much needed Lift

    Sister Hazel's music has an amazing power to bring joy to me. They have lifted themselves to new levels with this cd between the poingant lyrics and new twists musically in some songs. Trying to pick a favorite is impossible, but I am very partial to the Ken Block and Richard Marx lyrical collaborations on Surrender and World Inside My Head. Trust me, you will not regret buying a cd that will lift up your soul.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Sister Hazel "Lift" Review

    Sister Hazel never disappoints. With each CD packed full of alternative rock with a little bit of souther flair they release, they only get better. The wonderfully matched voices of lead singer/acoustic guitarist Ken Block and background vocalist/rhythm electric guitarist Drew Copeland blend perfectly with the guitar and drums, creating a sound that is unique to Sister Hazel. Whether you want roll down all the windows in your car, turn up the sound and belt out the song yourself, or sit at home, relax and contemplate life, this is the CD for you.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Hazelnut love.

    Sister Hazel seems to be a band that everyone remembers. If you ask a random stranger, they may not remember the name, but when you sing a few versus from their hit "All For You" they quickly remember. Sister Hazel has continued to make great follow-ups to "Somewhere More Familiar", "Fortress" and their more recent "Chasing Daylight". Their latest "Lift" Incorporates the sound from the past and brings a new sound that shows where they are today in the life of their music. After giving "Lift" a quick listen, I can honestly say not one song stands out. They are all excellent. This is one of those cds that you can put in and listen to for days on end without getting the least bit tired of it. If you liked their old cds, you will be pleasantly surprised the Old Sister Hazel sound is still there, just with a little more magic is added to keep things fresh.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Ultimate Rock'n'Roll Band!!

    Sister Hazel has just released the ultimate rock'n'roll album. This album has a little bit of everything in it. Their liquid harmonies and strong rhythms bring their lyrics to life. Their songs are powerful and full of emotion. I highly recommend this album. You will not regret buying it!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    AMAZINNG

    It's been a few years since we've been able to hear new music from Sister Hazel and this album makes it all worth the wait! The first track, Surrender, gives you that old 'Sister Hazel' feel with lyrics that just overwhelm you. A few tracks down, you experience a little new style of singing, almost a little 'reggae-ish' but definitely very inviting. They have also included a remake of the old "Just what I needed" which is just precious! If you are contemplating whether to buy, go for it. If this is your first time listening to 'Sister,' then this album will not disappoint and you will soon be on track to buy all other albums! Enjoy!

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