On Your Shore

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All Music Guide - MacKenzie Wilson
Charlotte Martin spent a good part of her teenage years obsessively studying the work of Kate Bush. She's more than a fan; she's a devout follower of Bush's mystical songbook of art and romance, from which she gained enough confidence to find her own voice and style. Now in her late twenties, Martin bows to her idol while composing a theatrical and fearless presentation on her RCA full-length debut, On Your Shore. Failure's Ken Andrews produces the dozen-track set. His meticulous approach allows Martin to fully let go emotionally as a singer while On Your Shore's journey of self-discovery and self-analysis is torn asunder. Adding to the masque are drummer Joey ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - MacKenzie Wilson
Charlotte Martin spent a good part of her teenage years obsessively studying the work of Kate Bush. She's more than a fan; she's a devout follower of Bush's mystical songbook of art and romance, from which she gained enough confidence to find her own voice and style. Now in her late twenties, Martin bows to her idol while composing a theatrical and fearless presentation on her RCA full-length debut, On Your Shore. Failure's Ken Andrews produces the dozen-track set. His meticulous approach allows Martin to fully let go emotionally as a singer while On Your Shore's journey of self-discovery and self-analysis is torn asunder. Adding to the masque are drummer Joey Waronker, arranger Craig Armstrong, and bassist Justin Meldel-Johnsen. Having these particular musicians involved in the session carries Martin's passionate delivery beyond her alliance with her piano. It's on the bigger numbers that she truly shines as a performer; from the Cure-tinged string arrangements of "Haunted" to the purling buildup of "Madman," Martin broadsides any kind of spite or scorn that's crossed her path. Not only is there a fight for honesty and bravery; such a challenge equals strength. The copper-toned chills of the album's title track and the sword dance of "Limits of Our Love" make that promise, too. Echoes of Kate Bush's "Running Up That Hill," "Sat in Your Lap," and "Experiment IV" slightly reverberate throughout, but only in flattery. On Your Shore breathes with a similar kind of energy that's in those particular songs, highlighting the notion that grasping for something that you believe in and doing it with every fiber of your being, regardless of the outcome, is worth it. Every hush, hum, and ooh is perfectly matched to each pounding tremor of Martin's piano. That in itself supports the surefire dynamic that is On Your Shore. Martin wanted to make an album that matters as much as any Kate Bush record meant to her. She couldn't have gotten it any better. As Tori Amos and Sarah McLachlan get older, there's room for others to step in. Welcome, Charlotte Martin, welcome.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/10/2004
  • Label: Sony Mod - Afw Line
  • UPC: 828766067620
  • Catalog Number: 60676
  • Sales rank: 382,406

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 On Your Shore (4:00)
  2. 2 Limits of Our Love (3:30)
  3. 3 Your Armor (4:25)
  4. 4 Every Time It Rains (3:43)
  5. 5 Steel (4:49)
  6. 6 Sweet Chariot (4:25)
  7. 7 Madman (4:06)
  8. 8 Up All Night (3:57)
  9. 9 Haunted (3:38)
  10. 10 Parade On (4:15)
  11. 11 Something Like a Hero (6:22)
  12. 12 Beautiful Life (3:50)
  13. 13 Wild Horses (8:03)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Charlotte Martin Primary Artist, Synthesizer, Piano, Electric Piano, Vocals, Background Vocals, Chant, Sampling, fender rhodes
Rick Baptist Flugelhorn
Mark Berrow Violin
Charlie Bisharat Violin
David Campbell Conductor
Darius Campo Violin
Larry Corbett Cello
Joel Derouin Violin
Liz Edwards Violin
Garfield Jackson Viola
Peter Kent Violin
Chris Laurence Bass, Bass Guitar
Charles Loper Trombone
Warren Luening Cornet
Joe Meyer French Horn
Anthony Pleeth Cello
Jonathan Strange Violin
Josefina Vergara Violin
Gavyn Wright Violin
Joey Waronker Percussion, Drums, Stick, Tambourine, Timbales, Bells, Shaker, Roto Toms, Hi Hat
Peter Lale Viola
Suzie Katayama Cello
Patrick Kiernan Violin
Eddie Roberts Violin
Jackie Shave Violin
David Daniels [cello] Cello
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach Jr. Bass Trombone
Ken Andrews Synthesizer, Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar, Background Vocals
Hector R. Ferreira Bass Guitar
Julian Leaper Violin
Donald McVay Viola
Justin Meldal-Johnsen Bass Guitar
Michael McMenemy Violin
Tim Grant Viola
Darrin McCann Viola
Everton Nelson Violin
Perry Mason Violin
Rebecca Hirsch Violin
Dai Emanuel Violin
Emlyn Singleton Violin
Warren Zielinski Violin
Paddy Lannigan Bass, Bass Guitar
Fred W. Greene Tuba
Jeff Garber Electric Guitar
Bob Becker Viola
Naomi Wright Cello
Gustav Clarkson Viola
Christopher Clad Violin
Zoe Lake Viola
Angus Godwin Chimes, Conga, Drums
Beth Katte Background Vocals
Lian McKinnon Violin
Michele Richards Violin
Fred Greene Tuba
Jonathan Williams Cello
Steve Morris Violin
Technical Credits
Mick Jagger Composer
Craig Armstrong Arranger, Producer, String Arrangements
Andy Bradfield Engineer
David Campbell Arranger, Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements, Cello Arrangement
Keith Richards Composer
Eddy Schreyer Mastering
Gavyn Wright String Conductor
Ken Andrews Sound Effects, Producer, Engineer, drum programming, Audio Production
Frank Harkins Art Direction
Greg Collins Engineer
David Martin Producer
Charlotte Martin Composer, Producer, Audio Production
Scott Fraser Programming
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    awesome!

    one of the best CD's of any genre i have heard in a long time. here's to Charlotte Martin's glorious future!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    On Your Shore

    Charlotte Martin's lyrics are passionate and deep. The speak countles volumes through her haunting voice and clever songs.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Good Music but

    I liked Charlotte Martin from the moment I heard her sing "Wild Horses" live in New York City. She has an amazing voice and thrilling compositions. The lyrics are better than most other artists but she does not currently display the level of skill for poetic genius that Tori Amos does. Doesn't matter that much because altogether she is a captivating entertainer. My major gripe is that the CD itself is protected by some sort of encryption that won't let me copy in or make mp3s for my computer or my portable mp3 player. This means that if the cd gets damaged somehow (which seems to have happened in my car's cd system) then I have to go out and buy the cd again. I am very supportive of anti piracy laws and motions but I feel I should be entitled to play the music I paid for on any of my systems that I choose-Ipod, desktop, car etc without having to buy the cd or other media version again/separately.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A fantastic debut

    I just bought this CD and can't stop listening to it. The songs (almost all of which she wrote) are gorgeous, and the piano playing is equally beautiful. It's full of lovely, haunting songs that have a bit of a rock edge. I highly recommend it.

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