Memory Girls

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All Music Guide - Jesse Jarnow
Held back for some time by legal troubles, Warren Zanes' Memory Girls is as a fine a debut as any, ranging from stripped down folk to torch song to pop orchestral. Employing a rich production style (seemingly originating with Wilco's Summerteeth), Zane's obscure, fragmented songs are augmented by a subtle electro-acoustic mix. The wonderful New Orleans ballad "Did You Recognize My Love?," for example, swirls with what sounds like accordion, clarinet, piano, before giving way to "Where We Began," which begins with treated drum beats and ambient keyboards and builds to a more traditional chorus (albeit still filled with nuanced production tricks). The album is also gently ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jesse Jarnow
Held back for some time by legal troubles, Warren Zanes' Memory Girls is as a fine a debut as any, ranging from stripped down folk to torch song to pop orchestral. Employing a rich production style (seemingly originating with Wilco's Summerteeth), Zane's obscure, fragmented songs are augmented by a subtle electro-acoustic mix. The wonderful New Orleans ballad "Did You Recognize My Love?," for example, swirls with what sounds like accordion, clarinet, piano, before giving way to "Where We Began," which begins with treated drum beats and ambient keyboards and builds to a more traditional chorus (albeit still filled with nuanced production tricks). The album is also gently star-studded -- Patty Griffin, Emmylou Harris, and Morphine's Billy Conway all lend their subtle supporting talents to the mix, placing Zane firmly in the throng of the new singer-songwriter movement.
Entertainment Weekly - Michele Romero
A beautifully crafted pop-music scrapbook. (A)
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/4/2003
  • Label: Dualtone Music Group
  • UPC: 803020113329
  • Catalog Number: 1133
  • Sales rank: 219,582

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Warren Zanes Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Vocals
Emmylou Harris Vocal Harmony
Billy Beard Percussion, Drums
John Catchings Cello
Billy Conway Percussion, Drums
David Davidson Violin
Patty Griffin Vocal Harmony
Jim Hoke Clarinet, Saxophone
Jerry Dale McFadden Keyboards
Neal Rosengarden Trumpet
Daniel Tashian Percussion, Drums, Electric Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, Moog Synthesizer, Multi Instruments
Frank Swart Bass
Kenny Vaughn Guitar
Angelo Acoustic Guitar, Trombone, Electric Guitar, Background Vocals, Loops
Millard Powers Bass, Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Jim Hoke Horn Arrangements
Warren Zanes Art Direction
John Painter String Arrangements
Matt Thorne Engineer
Elinor Blake Art Direction
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    a wonderful gem of an album

    `Memory Girls¿ is a gem of an album, brimming with a sort of sophisticated pop brilliance that grabs your attention from the very first listen. The sound of Warren Zanes captures a rock-folk-pop ambience, which is at times light-hearted, and at times melancholic, but always with a comfortable air of familiarity. The cd opens with ¿Everybody Loves You,¿ which is a catchy, upbeat song, while ¿Scrapbook¿ lends itself as a heartfelt memoir of his past relationships, with a great harmony from Emmylou Harris. ¿Hey Girl¿ is my favorite on the album, the kind of song that gets stuck in your head and stays there the entire day. `Memory Girls¿ is a great debut by Warren, and I highly recommend it.

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