Live at Benaroya Hall with the Seattle Symphony

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All Music Guide - Andrew Leahey
Recorded during her 2010 tour in support of Give Up the Ghost, this live album finds Brandi Carlile performing a mix of original songs and cover material alongside the Seattle Symphony. Carlile's earthy pop
ock is a far cry from classical fare, perhaps, but the pairing doesn't sound as odd as you'd think. With their cathartic melodies and storybook lyrics, her songs have always tended to fare equally well in acoustic settings and full-band arrangements. Backed by a full orchestra, they take on an anthemic quality while still highlighting everything that makes Carlile's music so appealing, keeping the spotlight on her voice -- which has ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andrew Leahey
Recorded during her 2010 tour in support of Give Up the Ghost, this live album finds Brandi Carlile performing a mix of original songs and cover material alongside the Seattle Symphony. Carlile's earthy pop
ock is a far cry from classical fare, perhaps, but the pairing doesn't sound as odd as you'd think. With their cathartic melodies and storybook lyrics, her songs have always tended to fare equally well in acoustic settings and full-band arrangements. Backed by a full orchestra, they take on an anthemic quality while still highlighting everything that makes Carlile's music so appealing, keeping the spotlight on her voice -- which has never sounded better -- and festooning it with all sorts of pretty flourishes. Occasionally, the symphony pulls away entirely, leaving Carlile and her longtime backing band -- including brothers Tim and Phil Hanseroth, who perform a spot-on cover of "The Sound of Silence" toward the end of the set -- to remind everyone what the core of this music sounds like. But Live at Benaroya Hall is more concerned with dressing up Carlile's music in elegant, orchestral clothing, and the results are pretty stunning, from the grandeur of "The Story" -- now featuring horns, woodwinds, and strings -- to the graceful ebb and flow of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah," which vacillates between simple guitar arpeggios and lush symphonic swells. This isn't Brandi Carlile's first concert album, but it's certainly the best.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/3/2011
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 886978508720
  • Catalog Number: 785087
  • Sales rank: 10,391

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Curtain Call (1:11)
  2. 2 Sixty Years On (4:51)
  3. 3 Looking Out (4:33)
  4. 4 Before It Breaks (4:23)
  5. 5 I Will (4:39)
  6. 6 Shadow On the Wall (3:53)
  7. 7 Dreams (4:10)
  8. 8 Turpentine (6:21)
  9. 9 The Sound of Silence (3:26)
  10. 10 The Story (5:06)
  11. 11 Pride and Joy (7:07)
  12. 12 Hallelujah (11:28)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Brandi Carlile Primary Artist, Guitar, Piano, Electric Guitar, Vocals
John Weller Violin
Roberta Downey Cello
Michael Miropolsky Violin
Mariel Bailey Violin
Michael Crusoe Timpani
Mark Robbins French Horn
Wesley Dyring Viola
Christopher Sereque Clarinet
John Carrington Harp
Allison Miller Drums, Snare Drums
David Gordon Trumpet
Jennifer Bai Violin
Mikhail Shmidt Violin
Geoffrey Bergler Trumpet
Zartouhi Dombourian Eby Flute
Tim Hanseroth Guitar, Electric Guitar, Vocals
Phil Hanseroth Bass, Vocals, Acoustic Bass
Michael Werner Percussion
Mara Gearman Viola
Jeannie Wells Yablonsky Violin
Seth Krimsky Bassoon
Joe Kaufman Double Bass
Justin Emerich Trumpet
Ko-ichiro Yamamoto Trombone
Josh Neumann Piano, Cello
Artur Girsky Violin
Ben Hausmann Oboe
Adam Iascone French Horn
Mae Lin Violin
Jonathan Burnstein Double Bass
Jon Pagan Piano, Electric Guitar
Emma McGrath Violin
Vivian Gu Cello
Vince Comer Viola
Valerie Muzzolini Gordon Harp
Tony Dilorenzo Trumpet
Theresa Benshoof Cello
Sande Gillette Violin
Patrick Herb Trombone
Technical Credits
Leonard Cohen Composer
Elton John Composer
Paul Simon Composer
Paul Buckmaster Orchestral Arrangements
Bernie Taupin Composer
Martin Feveyear Producer, Engineer, Mastering
Alex Gardner Live Sound Engineer
Brian Valentino Engineer
Michelle Holme Art Direction
Brandi Carlile Composer
Tim Hanseroth Composer
Phil Hanseroth Composer
Sean O'Loughlin Orchestral Arrangements
Sean O'Laughlin Orchestral Arrangements
Kim Sessions Cover Photo
Jon Schlukebier Engineer
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