×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Lipslide
     

Lipslide

by Sarah Cracknell
 
As the voice of St. Etienne, this British chanteuse brings a bit of Swinging London to the modern electronic music scene -- an alchemy she takes one step further on this rather more organic side project. Cracknell's cool, distinctive voice -- call it Petula Clark on Paxil, if you must -- is swathed in sonic

Overview

As the voice of St. Etienne, this British chanteuse brings a bit of Swinging London to the modern electronic music scene -- an alchemy she takes one step further on this rather more organic side project. Cracknell's cool, distinctive voice -- call it Petula Clark on Paxil, if you must -- is swathed in sonic confectionery on songs like "Oh Boy, the Feeling When You Held My Hand" and "Ready or Not," both of which should appeal to St. Etienne stalwarts. She tests some uncharted waters as well, exploring the darker areas of her vocal palette on "Desert Baby" and "If You Leave Me." While some of the album's tracks appeared on an import version released some months ago, there's not a whole lot of crossover here; this stateside version also adds four songs previously only available as hard-to-find B-sides. It's moody, musky, and sometimes melancholy -- a perfect album to enjoy by the embers of a fire.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Recorded as St. Etienne was on an extended hiatus, Sarah Cracknell's solo debut Lipslide is a breezy, endearing record that wears its lightweight aspirations proudly. Divided equally between Euro-dance and British Invasion pop, Lipslide is a triumph of style over substance, but its surfaces are so appealing that the uneven songwriting doesn't matter. And when Cracknell's writing does succeed, as on "Anymore," and "Ready or Not," Lipslide shines with both infectious, well-crafted melodies and sparkling, sunny charm.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/08/2000
Label:
Instinct Records
UPC:
0720841050728
catalogNumber:
410507

Related Subjects

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sarah Cracknell   Primary Artist
Angie Brown   Background Vocals
Debsey   Background Vocals
Julie Harrington   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Mike Smith   Contributor
Ian Catt   Producer,Engineer
Sarah Cracknell   Producer
Stephen Hague   Producer
Stephen Irvine   Contributor
Stephen Lironi   Producer
Warne Livesey   Producer,Engineer
Douglas MacIntyre   Contributor
Nadia   String Arrangements
Richard Norris   Engineer
Henry Priestman   Contributor
Winston Rollins   Contributor
Steve Sidwell   Contributor
David Whitaker   Arranger
Andy Kowalski   Engineer
Jeremy Wheatley   Producer,Engineer
Russell Christian   Contributor
Andy Wright   Programming,Producer,String Arrangements
Pauli Ryan   Contributor
Aidan Love   Contributor
Ned Douglas   Contributor
Dom T   Producer
Martin Shaw   Contributor

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews