Love, Death & Customer Service

Love, Death & Customer Service

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by Lauren Wood
     
 

Songwriter and vocalist Lauren Wood is perhaps best known for "Fallen" (which was used in the film Pretty Woman) and her hit duet with Michael McDonald, "Please Don't Leave." Her songs have been recorded by many other artists (including Gladys Knight, Philip Bailey, See more details below

Overview

Songwriter and vocalist Lauren Wood is perhaps best known for "Fallen" (which was used in the film Pretty Woman) and her hit duet with Michael McDonald, "Please Don't Leave." Her songs have been recorded by many other artists (including Gladys Knight, Philip Bailey, Cher, Dusty Springfield, and Johnny Mathis, to name five) and have been utilized in a variety of films and television shows. She has also worked as a voice-over artist, a background singer, and as the star of her own recordings, of which Love, Death & Customer Service is her second independent CD after four albums for Warner Bros. and her early debut for Musicor. Wood has a haunting and cool-toned voice that is expressive in a quiet way, while her music, which sometimes hints at the 1960s and on a few numbers the Beatles, comes across as contemporary and relevant. The music is jazzy and funky in spots, the musicianship is excellent, when electronics are utilized they serve the music rather than the other way around, and overall the songs on Love, Death & Customer Service show that there is still life to be found in pop music. One could certainly imagine a few of these performances becoming hits. Well worth checking out.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/24/2006
Label:
Bad Art Records
UPC:
0611881430024
catalogNumber:
14300
Rank:
290378

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lauren Wood   Primary Artist,Organ,Percussion,Piano,Drums,Bass Drums,French Horn,Keyboards,Background Vocals,Talking,Snare Drums,Mellotron
Valerie Carter   Background Vocals
Andrew Gold   Electric Guitar
Tata Vega   Background Vocals,Talking
Kim Bullard   Sampling
Peter Bunetta   Percussion,Drums,Bass Drums,Snare Drums
Brad Cole   Piano
Stefanie Fife   Cello
Jeff Hull   Percussion,Keyboards,Sampling
Arno Lucas   Percussion,Background Vocals,Talking
Chris Montan   Background Vocals
Ann Patterson   Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Jimmy Powers   Harmonica
Vicki Randle   Background Vocals,Talking
Bill Sharpe   Bass
Leslie Smith   Background Vocals,Talking
Larry Treadwell   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Ukulele,Background Vocals
Larry Tuttle   Acoustic Bass,Chapman Stick
Michael Verdick   Talking
Fred White   Background Vocals
Arnold McCuller   Background Vocals
Lindsay Tomasic   Acoustic Guitar
Howard Anderson   Banjo
Guerin Barry   Human Whistle
Lamount VanHook   Background Vocals
Camerata Academica Novi Sad   Viola

Technical Credits

Joan Armatrading   Composer
Melissa Manchester   Composer
Michael McDonald   Engineer
Rod Argent   Composer
Randy Edelman   Composer
Lauren Wood   Composer,Engineer
Kim Bullard   Programming,Engineer,drum programming
Jeff Hull   Programming,Engineer,drum programming
Dennis MacKay   Engineer
Michael Verdick   Engineer
Allee Willis   Composer,Cover Portrait
Jenny Yates   Composer
Kris Solem   Mastering
Guerin Barry   Whistle
David Brown   Engineer

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