Miss America

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All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
Originally recorded in 1984 and not released until 1988, Miss America still sounds light years ahead of its time: Mary Margaret O'Hara is a force of nature, a remarkable singer and composer whose crystal-clear soprano acrobatics and hypnotic songs defy accepted conventions. Flirting intermittently with country "Anew Day," "Dear Darling" and jazz "Keeping You in Mind", O'Hara works primarily with pop dynamics, but deconstructs and reassembles the form according to her own blueprint: "Year in Song" is jaggedly intense, "To Cry About" is gorgeously ambient, and "Body's in Trouble" is delicately gripping, yet none conform easily to such facile assessments, with hairpin turns ...
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All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
Originally recorded in 1984 and not released until 1988, Miss America still sounds light years ahead of its time: Mary Margaret O'Hara is a force of nature, a remarkable singer and composer whose crystal-clear soprano acrobatics and hypnotic songs defy accepted conventions. Flirting intermittently with country "Anew Day," "Dear Darling" and jazz "Keeping You in Mind", O'Hara works primarily with pop dynamics, but deconstructs and reassembles the form according to her own blueprint: "Year in Song" is jaggedly intense, "To Cry About" is gorgeously ambient, and "Body's in Trouble" is delicately gripping, yet none conform easily to such facile assessments, with hairpin turns in mood and atmosphere which blindside expectations. Following instead its own abstract internal logic, Miss America is a work of mad-scientist genius, and it remains a singular experience.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/23/1996
  • Label: Koch Records
  • UPC: 099923791928
  • Catalog Number: 7919

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Mary Margaret O'Hara Primary Artist, Vocals
Hugh Marsh Violin, DX-7
Michael Brook Guitar
Bruce Moffett Drums
David Piltch Bass, 5-string Bass
Joe Primeau Overdubs
John Sheard Piano
Michael Sloski Drums
Bill Whelan Piano
Rusty McCarthy Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Electric Guitar
Henrik Riik Bass, Electric Bass
Don Rooke Acoustic Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Steel Guitar, Lap Steel Guitar
Whelan Piano
Technical Credits
Michael Brook Producer
Paul Cobbold Engineer
Bill Kennedy Engineer
David Piltch Contributor
Garth Richardson Engineer
Randy Staub Engineer
Stephen Traub Engineer
Mick Walsh Engineer
Mary Margaret O'Hara Producer, Artwork, Cover Design
Jody Colero Executive Producer
Kim Norwich Artwork
Whelan Contributor
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