Map of the World

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All Music Guide - Ronnie D. Lankford
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ronnie D. Lankford
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: 7/22/2003
  • Label: Compass Records
  • UPC: 766397436425
  • Catalog Number: 974364
  • Sales rank: 41,414

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Pride and Vanity (3:59)
  2. 2 Luckier Girls (4:39)
  3. 3 Map of the World (4:23)
  4. 4 Can We Still Be Friends? (4:09)
  5. 5 These Wheels (4:15)
  6. 6 Lay Away (4:37)
  7. 7 Light of Day (4:39)
  8. 8 Birds of a Feather (3:50)
  9. 9 I Won't Let Go (3:49)
  10. 10 Love in the Ruins (4:24)
  11. 11 I'll Remember You (3:59)
  12. 12 My L.A. (5:08)
  13. 13 Who Needs the Spring? (4:09)
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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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