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All Music Guide - Hal Horowitz
The voice and focal point for Morcheeba would seem to be a natural solo artist once the band dissolved after its 2003 greatest-hits release Parts of the Process. But since Skye Edwards had written little of Morcheeba's material, the resulting album under her own name, now shortened to just Skye, took three years. Although little has changed in her approach on this debut, there are subtle differences between this music and the work with her previous band. According to the liner notes oddly there are no song or musician credits, producer Patrick Leonard helped write much of this material and it seems that his keyboards and drum loops are the only instruments. That provides a...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Hal Horowitz
The voice and focal point for Morcheeba would seem to be a natural solo artist once the band dissolved after its 2003 greatest-hits release Parts of the Process. But since Skye Edwards had written little of Morcheeba's material, the resulting album under her own name, now shortened to just Skye, took three years. Although little has changed in her approach on this debut, there are subtle differences between this music and the work with her previous band. According to the liner notes oddly there are no song or musician credits, producer Patrick Leonard helped write much of this material and it seems that his keyboards and drum loops are the only instruments. That provides a deceptively chilly base over which Skye lays her sumptuous, velvety vocals. It's an interesting effect when it works, but it gives a somewhat hesitant feel to the finished product, as if these are demos meant to be expanded with a full band later. Likewise, the songs are more akin to set pieces with wandering structures and a lazy, jazzy feel. And they are all ballads. That gives Skye room to lay her voice atop the often delicate, synth heavy production, but it also creates a rather one-dimensional mood. Morcheeba's trip-hop/pop was involving because the writers composed songs that had clearly delineable melodies. Those are harder to find here, although multiple spins help the process. Some songs such as "Powerful" -- notably one of two non-Leonard productions -- find their groove with recognizable, even hummable choruses as Skye sings against swelling strings that ebb and flow. Other more experimental tracks such as "What's Wrong with Me?" succeed due to the brittle electronics played against Skye's sultry singing. She turns in a beautifully nuanced performance throughout, folding her luxurious voice between the song's layers and beckoning the listener back for a second taste, even with material that doesn't register on the initial listen. That makes this a natural for established Morcheeba fans, but possibly less so for someone first encountering Skye's talents and not willing to put in time to warm up to this winning yet refreshingly non-commercial release.
Hartford Courant - David Leavitt
Skye's smooth voice lends itself well to the laid-back tunes on her debut and from the first track, "Love Show," it's obvious she's a good lyricist on her own.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/22/2006
  • Label: Cordless Recordings
  • UPC: 877952003225
  • Catalog Number: 20032

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Love Show (4:09)
  2. 2 Stop Complaining (3:28)
  3. 3 Solitary (4:15)
  4. 4 Calling (4:15)
  5. 5 What's Wrong with Me? (4:05)
  6. 6 No Other (3:38)
  7. 7 Tell Me About Your Day (3:18)
  8. 8 All the Promises (4:16)
  9. 9 Powerful (3:53)
  10. 10 Say Amen (4:27)
  11. 11 Jamaica Days (2:15)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Skye Primary Artist
Pete Davis Keyboards
Peter Davis Keyboards
Steve Gordon Bass, Bouzouki, Guitar, Electric Guitar, Vocals, Bazouki
Nick Holland Cello
Patrick Leonard Flute, Harmonium, Keyboards
Wendy Melvoin Electric Guitar, Hi String
Judd Miller Evi, Electronic Valve Instrument
Tim Pierce Guitar, Electric Guitar, Hi String
Michael Perfitt Acoustic Guitar
Caroline Campbell Violin
James Freebarin-Smith Cello
Neel Hammond Violin
Ben Parker Guitar
Gina Warnick Viola
Rachel Robson Viola
Inklein Quartet Strings
Buffy North Violin
Sonus Quartet Strings
Technical Credits
Pete Davis String Arrangements
Peter Davis String Arrangements
Steve Fitzmaurice Producer
Steve Gordon Composer, Vocal Arrangements
Daniel Lanois Composer
Patrick Leonard Composer, Programming, Producer, String Arrangements
Pascal Gabriel Composer
Peter Norris Engineer
Michael Perfitt Engineer
Skye Composer
Jason Gossman Engineer
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