Love, Save the Empty

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Erin McCarley's debut album Love, Save the Empty finds her singing in a throaty contralto that has a timbre similar to Björk's, albeit without the Icelandic accent and with better breath control. Combined with the work of her musical partner -- Jamie Kenney, who arranged, produced, played, and helped write nine of the 11 songs -- the album was able to achieve placements for songs in the romantic comedy film He's Just Not That into You and on numerous television shows, including Grey's Anatomy, Ghost Whisperer, Privileged, and One Tree Hill. Such exposure is the early 21st century equivalent to getting extensive radio ads back in the 20th century, of course, and it is ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Erin McCarley's debut album Love, Save the Empty finds her singing in a throaty contralto that has a timbre similar to Björk's, albeit without the Icelandic accent and with better breath control. Combined with the work of her musical partner -- Jamie Kenney, who arranged, produced, played, and helped write nine of the 11 songs -- the album was able to achieve placements for songs in the romantic comedy film He's Just Not That into You and on numerous television shows, including Grey's Anatomy, Ghost Whisperer, Privileged, and One Tree Hill. Such exposure is the early 21st century equivalent to getting extensive radio ads back in the 20th century, of course, and it is indicative of the intended audience for Love, Save the Empty: teenage and young adult women likely to respond to the catchy music and to McCarley's repetitious lyrics. Those words read like something scrawled in a dreamy high-school student's composition book, a combination of clichés, declarations of self-empowerment, and romantic turmoil. That makes them appropriate accompaniment to the story lines on those TV shows, of course, and it may help McCarley sell some records, even if, oddly enough, she herself seems less impressive than other aspects of her album.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/6/2009
  • Label: Republic
  • UPC: 602517876644
  • Catalog Number: 001222302
  • Sales rank: 16,693

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Pony (It's OK) (3:26)
  2. 2 Blue Suitcase (3:28)
  3. 3 Sticky-Sweet (3:28)
  4. 4 Lovesick Mistake (4:15)
  5. 5 Love, Save the Empty (3:16)
  6. 6 It's Not That Easy (4:22)
  7. 7 Hello/Goodbye (3:58)
  8. 8 Pitter-Pat (4:19)
  9. 9 Sleepwalking (3:32)
  10. 10 Bobble Head (3:23)
  11. 11 Gotta Figure This Out (4:48)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Erin McCarley Primary Artist
David Angell Strings
John Catchings Strings
David Davidson Strings
Steve Patrick Brass
Mike Payne Guitar
Chris Graffagnino Guitar
Monisa Angell Strings
Roy Agee Brass
Tony Lucido Bass, Moog Bass
Paul Moak Guitar
Jamie Kenney Acoustic Guitar, Glockenspiel, Keyboards, Background Vocals, Finger Snapping
Claire Indie Strings, Cello
Jeremy Lutito Drums
Brandon Walters Guitar
Technical Credits
George Marino Mastering
Jeri Heiden Art Direction
David Rolfe Composer
Wayne Rodrigues Composer
Tim Craven Engineer
Craig Alvin Engineer
Steve Lotz Engineer
Jamie Kenney Arranger, Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer, Orchestration
Greg Laswell Composer
Reid Rolls Cover Photo
Erin McCarley Composer
Shaun Shankel Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    Wonderful album

    Erin has done a wonderful job on this album, love it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    It is great!

    It is great!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Some Very Good Songs

    I heard of Erin McCarley and found her web site to sample some of her songs. She has a sophisticated voice inside her youthful appearance. There are a few songs on this album that are big winners. My favorite is "Blue Suitcase", which is sung with such confidence in her style and message, although her childlike taunting during the bridge almost ruins the song. I like this album but it isn't something I can't pull out of my car system. Go to her web site and have a test listen...I bet you will like what you hear. I think she has the potential to be a big singer. The creativity and voice are there. One of her influences is Fiona Apple, and that is evident in several songs, both in vocals and background melodies.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    A MUST HAVE TO YOUR MUSIC COLLECTION

    It isn't an every CD thing that I come across an album where all the tracks are enjoyable. Erin McCarley has done a beautiful job with her song writing on this album! You seriously won't be disappointed in this purchase.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    One Great Singer

    Erin McCarley is very unknown in this music business today but she shouldn't be.She is amazing! Take my word for it.If you don't believe me listen to a free sample.You wont regret it.

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