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All Music Guide - Jason Lymangrover
For her first major outing, Little Voice, Sara Bareilles puts forth an intimate, emotionally charged album that sounds remarkably polished for a fledgling self-taught songwriter/performer. In fact, her voice even stands up to professionally trained pop divas like Christina Aguilera. Her only potential downfall is that she fits so perfectly in the adult contemporary female pianist mold that comparisons are inevitable -- Bareilles' vocal range is similar to Fiona Apple and she bears a striking physical resemblance to a merged composite of Vanessa Carlton and Michelle Branch. Despite the plethora of comparable looking and sounding artists, she still manages to stand out....
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Lymangrover
For her first major outing, Little Voice, Sara Bareilles puts forth an intimate, emotionally charged album that sounds remarkably polished for a fledgling self-taught songwriter/performer. In fact, her voice even stands up to professionally trained pop divas like Christina Aguilera. Her only potential downfall is that she fits so perfectly in the adult contemporary female pianist mold that comparisons are inevitable -- Bareilles' vocal range is similar to Fiona Apple and she bears a striking physical resemblance to a merged composite of Vanessa Carlton and Michelle Branch. Despite the plethora of comparable looking and sounding artists, she still manages to stand out. The songs are sultry and generally upbeat, and delivered in a soulful manner with polished production and arrangement, but her X factor is in her ability to make it all sound unforced and very, very easy. Unquestionably, she's a natural with a huge voice and personality that shine through with spirited energy here. Perhaps the best and most original track is the ultra-peppy think "Benny and the Jets" "Love on the Rocks" not to be confused with the Neil Diamond number. With a warm wah-wah guitar and meandering Motown-esque harmonies, it makes for a perfect summertime love song. Undoubtedly her expertise is writing love songs like this, evident by song titles like "Love Song" and "One Sweet Love," but there are enough uniquely spun takes on the subject to make it interesting. In "Fairytale," children's stories are used as a metaphor for escapism and dealing with depression, and with the moody ballad "Gravity," falling in love is compared to getting caught in an inescapable gravitational pull. In the latter tearjerker of a tune, she shows off her chops with a song-stopping vocal crescendo, further proving that she has a style that's something special, even among all the stiff competition.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/3/2007
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
  • UPC: 888837945929
  • Catalog Number: 379459
  • Sales rank: 8,975

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Love Song (4:18)
  2. 2 Vegas (4:07)
  3. 3 Bottle It Up (3:00)
  4. 4 One Sweet Love (4:20)
  5. 5 Come Round Soon (3:33)
  6. 6 Morningside (3:58)
  7. 7 Between The Lines (4:34)
  8. 8 Love On The Rocks (4:13)
  9. 9 City (4:33)
  10. 10 Many The Miles (5:11)
  11. 11 Fairytale (3:14)
  12. 12 Gravity (3:52)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Sara Bareilles Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Background Vocals, fender rhodes
Matt Chamberlain Drums
Stuart Mathis Guitar
Jamie Muhoberac Piano
Rafael Padilla Percussion
Eric Ivan Rosse Percussion, Electric Piano, Mellotron, Piano (Grand)
Bruce Watson Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Electric Guitar
Lyle Workman Guitar
Joel Shearer Guitar, Soloist
Cameron Stone Cello
Chris Chaney Bass
Josh Day Background Vocals
Chris Joyner Piano
Javier Dunn Background Vocals
Brian Macleod Drums
Technical Credits
Eric Ivan Rosse Arranger, Programming, Producer, Engineer, String Arrangements, overdub engineer, Vocal Engineer
Jake Davies Programming
Sara Bareilles Composer
Javier Dunn Composer
Howard Christopher Willing Engineer
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