Make It Beautiful

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All Music Guide - Stacia Proefrock
Singer/songwriter Sara Lee does, like her debut album's title might indicate, have a beautiful voice. Her breathy singing smoothes itself over this recording like a pool of warm milk, creating a sense of peace and comfort that is very inviting. On many songs, the environment that she creates with the fullness of her voice is sufficient to carry the listener; on others the weaker aspects of the album manage to shine through. The title track "Make It Beautiful" is an ethereal soup of wah-wah pedals and surreal lyrics, while "I'll Wait for You" sounds like a bad copy of the remix of Suzanne Vega's "Tom's Diner" done by DNA -- the spare, slow drum machine beats only chop ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stacia Proefrock
Singer/songwriter Sara Lee does, like her debut album's title might indicate, have a beautiful voice. Her breathy singing smoothes itself over this recording like a pool of warm milk, creating a sense of peace and comfort that is very inviting. On many songs, the environment that she creates with the fullness of her voice is sufficient to carry the listener; on others the weaker aspects of the album manage to shine through. The title track "Make It Beautiful" is an ethereal soup of wah-wah pedals and surreal lyrics, while "I'll Wait for You" sounds like a bad copy of the remix of Suzanne Vega's "Tom's Diner" done by DNA -- the spare, slow drum machine beats only chop through the stream of Lee's vocals. The rest of the album seems to follow the same pattern, with the continual excellence of Lee's voice sometimes not adequately supported by the songwriting or instrumentation, but overall her singing is strong enough to carry itself.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/12/2000
  • Label: Righteous Babe
  • UPC: 748731702120
  • Catalog Number: 21
  • Sales rank: 187,590

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Make It Beautiful (4:33)
  2. 2 Grace (5:27)
  3. 3 Traffic (4:29)
  4. 4 My Way (4:59)
  5. 5 I'll Wait for You (3:57)
  6. 6 Gone (4:51)
  7. 7 Hood over Hood (3:39)
  8. 8 Thin Ice (6:32)
  9. 9 Come Round (5:50)
  10. 10 All Cried Out (4:25)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Sara Lee Primary Artist, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Ivan Neville Clavinet
Gail Ann Dorsey Background Vocals
Ani DiFranco Guitar, Background Vocals
Zachary Alford Drums
Carla Azar Drums
Cyro Baptista Percussion
Charley Drayton Drums
Andrew Gill Electric Guitar
Harvey Jones Keyboards
Peter Scherer Keyboards
Eric Schermerhorn Guitar
Bruno Speight Guitar
Gary Valente Trombone
Adam Widoff Guitar
Ann Klein Guitar
David CasT Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Eran Tabib Guitar
Technical Credits
Gail Ann Dorsey Composer
Ted Jensen Mastering
Harvey Jones Programming, Producer, Engineer
Peter Scherer Producer, Engineer
Vic Steffens Engineer
Dante de Sole Engineer
Brandon Mason Engineer, Production Input
Bill Synan Engineer
Steve Price Engineer
M. Ryder Composer
H. Jones Composer
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