Love, Death & Customer Service

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
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: 611881430024
  • Catalog Number: 14300
  • Sales rank: 357,699

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 Jr. 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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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Intelligent ...Sensitive ...Meticulous ...Fresh

    I’ve been a fan of Lauren Wood’s for years. There’s no singer/songwriter I can think of who affects me in deeper way. Once again, in Love, Death & Customer Service, the sound of her voice goes straight to my heart. I’m impressed with her intelligent lyrics, sensitive performance…meticulous production… and fresh arrangements where I can always count an interesting left turn…. and oh… those classic, beautiful melodies…

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