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All Music Guide - Matthew Chisling
Those who think this Angel Taylor is the same woman who dominated the gospel charts as a member of Trin-i-Tee 5:7 may be disappointed with the release of Love Travels, an album from a completely different Angel Taylor. However, that disappointment would probably only come from those who didn't expect the coffeehouse-style of Love Travels; those who know what to expect from this album will probably be quite satisfied. In fact, those who have ever liked any recording by Colbie Caillait, Kate Voegele, or Sara Bareilles will probably be more than just satisfied with this album, seeing as Taylor plays in the exact same style as all these acoustic beauties. The tunes carry ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Matthew Chisling
Those who think this Angel Taylor is the same woman who dominated the gospel charts as a member of Trin-i-Tee 5:7 may be disappointed with the release of Love Travels, an album from a completely different Angel Taylor. However, that disappointment would probably only come from those who didn't expect the coffeehouse-style of Love Travels; those who know what to expect from this album will probably be quite satisfied. In fact, those who have ever liked any recording by Colbie Caillait, Kate Voegele, or Sara Bareilles will probably be more than just satisfied with this album, seeing as Taylor plays in the exact same style as all these acoustic beauties. The tunes carry the summery, everyday feel of Caillait's release Coco, with the musical charisma that adorns Bareilles' debut Little Voice. What distinguishes Taylor from the bulk of her contemporaries is her gorgeous voice, which is a little more expansive and sweeter in the high notes like a fresh Natasha Bedingfield. Taylor's beats also are a little meatier, and her lyrics are just a smidge sharper. The music feels polished without feeling cold, and highlights include the rocked-up "Spinning Wheels," "All Lost at C," and the first track, "Chai Tea Latte." The lead single, "Make Me Believe," is a juicy sampling of the style of music that has grown thanks to the bounty of Starbucks coffeeshops that are popping up every hour, but isn't necessarily definitive or reshaping. In that sense, a large part of Love Travels is really good; in fact, it's quite excellent if given an attentive listen, but it's certainly not super unique. Even when the album breaks out of the acoustic box, like on "Epiphany," the results are commendable and valuable, but not revolutionizing. That's hardly a bad thing, but with so much of this kind of music finding its way into the market in 2009, it's important to make your album worth a listen. Love Travels is definitely worth a listen, or two, or even 20, but it doesn't so much show greatness as it does market an artist who can find greatness on her next release.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/22/2009
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 886972702421
  • Catalog Number: 727024
  • Sales rank: 357,907

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Chai Tea Latte (3:48)
  2. 2 Like You Do (3:15)
  3. 3 Make Me Believe (3:19)
  4. 4 Maple Tree (4:18)
  5. 5 Too Good for Words (3:49)
  6. 6 Spinning Wheels (4:02)
  7. 7 Don't Forget Me in Time (3:46)
  8. 8 Lightning Strikes (5:17)
  9. 9 Epiphany (4:01)
  10. 10 Feed Your Ego (3:09)
  11. 11 All Lost at C (3:48)
  12. 12 Not Even Human (4:09)
  13. 13 [Untitled] (4:03)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Angel Taylor Primary Artist, Piano, Vocals
Chris Bruce Guitar
Luis Conte Percussion
Victor Indrizzo Drums
Victor Lawrence Cello
Kevan Torfeh Cello
Josefina Vergara Violin
Greg Suran Guitar
Gary Jules Guitar, Mandolin, Background Vocals
Brian Carr Organ, Piano, Hammond Organ, Wurlitzer, Hammond B3
Andrew Dixon Guitar
Dave Palmer Organ, Piano, Wurlitzer, Hammond B3
Samuel Formicola Viola
Eric J. Hosler Violin
Shanti Randall Viola
Alyssa Park Violin
Jason Reeves Guitar, Background Vocals
Mikal Blue Organ, Bass, Guitar, Piano, Hammond Organ, Background Vocals, Wurlitzer, Hammond B3
Brendan James Organ, Piano, Hammond Organ, Wurlitzer, Hammond B3
Nina Evtuhov Violin
Brett Simmons Bass
Brian Macleod Drums
Andrew Williams Guitar
Brett Simmons Bass
Eric Hosler Violin
Technical Credits
Victor Lawrence String Contractor
Doug Sax Mastering
Greg Latterman Management
Andrew Dixon Composer
Angel Taylor Composer
Jason Reeves Composer
Mikal Blue Composer, Producer, Engineer, Executive Producer, String Arrangements
Steve Smith Management
Brendan James Composer
Brian Manning Booking
Eric Boulanger Mastering
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    Posted October 1, 2010

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