Map of the World

Map of the World

by Kate Markowitz
     
 

Kate Markowitz's arrival as a solo artist is supported by loads of experience singing background vocals for James Taylor, Randy Newman, and scores of others. Map of the World gives her a chance to step out in front of the band and showcase her own vocals and songwriting skills. Markowitz will probably be classified as yet anotherSee more details below

Overview

Kate Markowitz's arrival as a solo artist is supported by loads of experience singing background vocals for James Taylor, Randy Newman, and scores of others. Map of the World gives her a chance to step out in front of the band and showcase her own vocals and songwriting skills. Markowitz will probably be classified as yet another singer/songwriter, a description that's technically accurate but misleading. Like Rose Smith's Dawn Raiding and Sarah Harmer's You Were Here, she combines literary lyrics with pop production, a marriage that makes the music itself less predictable than the average singer/songwriter effort. "Pride and Vanity" and "Luckier Girls" include a nice mix of guitars, synthesizers/keyboards, strings, and multi-tracked vocals. In many ways this approach points back to the early 1970s when singer/songwriters like Laura Nyro and Newman seemed a bit more adventurous. This connection to the '70s is strengthened with a good cover of "Can We Still Be Friends," a Top 30 hit for Todd Rundgren in 1978. Markowitz brings a light, airy quality to the vocal that matches the emotion of the original without copying its style. There are also neat little touches on Map of the World, like Dan Dugmore's steel work on "These Wheels." Markowitz's debut is yet more evidence that the singer/songwriter genre still has some pizzazz left in it.

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Product Details

Release Date:
07/22/2003
Label:
Compass Records
UPC:
0766397436425
catalogNumber:
974364
Rank:
282364

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Kate Markowitz   Primary Artist,Background Vocals,Bells,Wurlitzer
Shawn Colvin   Background Vocals
James Taylor   Background Vocals
David Lasley   Background Vocals
David Batteau   Acoustic Guitar,Background Vocals
Karen Blake   Background Vocals
David Angell   Violin
Steve Brewster   Percussion,Drums
Pat Buchanan   Acoustic Guitar,Piano,Electric Guitar,Soloist,Hi String
Luis Conte   Conga,Maracas,Tambourine,Timbales
David Davidson   Violin
Dan Dugmore   Acoustic Guitar,Pedal Steel Guitar,Electric Guitar
Tony Harrell   Synthesizer,Piano,Accordion,Keyboards,Hammond Organ,Mellotron,fender rhodes,Wurlitzer
Dorian Holley   Background Vocals
Russ Kunkel   Bass,Percussion,Keyboards
Michael Landau   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Greg Morrow   Drums,Tambourine
Jamie Muhoberac   Keyboards
David Piltch   Bass
Alison Prestwood   Bass,Gut String Guitar
Michael Severs   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Ukulele,Soloist
Andrea Zonn   Viola
Arnold McCuller   Background Vocals
Tommy Lee James   Background Vocals
Fritz Lewak   Percussion,Drums
Tom Bukovac   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Electric Guitar
Windy Wagner   Background Vocals
Catherine Styron Marx   Piano,Hammond Organ
Jamie Kime   Guitar

Technical Credits

Steve Brewster   Programming
Tom Harriman   Engineer
Russ Kunkel   Producer,Engineer,drum programming
Kate Markowitz   Producer
John Mayfield   Mastering
Greg Morrow   Programming
Mike Poole   Engineer
Alison Prestwood   Producer
Michael Severs   Engineer
Tony Shepperd   Producer,Engineer
Andrea Zonn   String Arrangements
Donald Markowitz   Producer
Elena Mitchell   Cover Photo

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