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All Music Guide - Matthew Chisling
In 2012, Brit's Critic Choice Award, a best new artist prize for the United Kingdom's best talent, unsurprisingly went to Emeli Sandé, a woman being lauded for her crystalline voice and her immaculate songwriting skills. By the time her debut album, Our Version of Events, hit shelves, Sandé had already been a number one-selling singer and songwriter, and had her work covered by names such as Tinchy Stryder, Alesha Dixon, and Susan Boyle. Many call the 24-year old starlet a jack-of-all-trades, and after listening to her first full-length debut, it's easy to understand why. Events skip from genre to genre breezily, often being carried by Sandé's piercing voice. ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Matthew Chisling
In 2012, Brit's Critic Choice Award, a best new artist prize for the United Kingdom's best talent, unsurprisingly went to Emeli Sandé, a woman being lauded for her crystalline voice and her immaculate songwriting skills. By the time her debut album, Our Version of Events, hit shelves, Sandé had already been a number one-selling singer and songwriter, and had her work covered by names such as Tinchy Stryder, Alesha Dixon, and Susan Boyle. Many call the 24-year old starlet a jack-of-all-trades, and after listening to her first full-length debut, it's easy to understand why. Events skip from genre to genre breezily, often being carried by Sandé's piercing voice. Sonically, the album sounds like a whisked blend of Leona Lewis, Kate Bush, and Alicia Keys -- but, somehow, Sandé still establishes her own style between the airy coos, sultry piano melodies, and sprinkling of xylophones, synths, and bells. Sandé's strongest tracks are such a mixed-bag -- the Professor Green-spinoff "Read All About It (Part III)" is a raw interpretation of the massive pop single, "Lifetime" is a midtempo love song that's as engaging as a close listen as it is late at night, and the electrifying first single "Heaven" has all the makings of a vibrant dance record slicked up for the floor. A true feature of this album is the sheer quality of the compositions, which, for lack of a better term, are unexpectedly sophisticated and nuanced for a mainstream record. What holds the album back in parts is the fact that its tempo is too slow at times, however, Sandé makes up for it with passion and precision. Our Version of Events is an earnest collection of works by a woman who is as good a composer as she is vocalist, a lethal combination in today's pop music business. In this case, the Critic's Choice Award was well deserved.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/5/2012
  • Label: Capitol
  • EAN: 5099946376725
  • Catalog Number: 63767
  • Sales rank: 12,743

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Heaven (4:12)
  2. 2 My Kind of Love (3:22)
  3. 3 Where I Sleep (2:11)
  4. 4 Wonder (3:23)
  5. 5 Mountains (4:10)
  6. 6 Clown (3:41)
  7. 7 Daddy (3:08)
  8. 8 Maybe (3:47)
  9. 9 Suitcase (3:06)
  10. 10 Breaking the Law (2:55)
  11. 11 Next To Me (3:16)
  12. 12 River (4:39)
  13. 13 Lifetime (2:53)
  14. 14 Hope (3:00)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Emeli Sandé Primary Artist, Piano, Vocals
Simon Chamberlain Piano
Jack Daniels Choir, Chorus
Rebecca Jones Choir, Chorus
Grant Mitchell Piano
John Gibbons Choir, Chorus
Neil Cowley Piano
Patty McKay Choir, Chorus
Jenny LaTouche Choir, Chorus
Aaron Sokell Choir, Chorus
Paul Herman Guitar
Alicia Keys Drums, Keyboards
Cliff Masterson Conductor
The Wired Strings Strings
Liz Horsman Background Vocals
Lorraine Barnes Choir, Chorus
Awsa Bergstrom Choir, Chorus
Heritage Orchestra Strings
Charlene Jones Choir, Chorus
Ben Harrison Guitar
Jules Buckley Conductor
Justin Broad Piano, Drums
Luke Juby Piano, Strings, Wurlitzer
Wendy Harriott Choir, Chorus
Crystal Jones Choir, Chorus
Gavin Powell Hammond Organ
Becky Jones Choir, Chorus
Abeeku "Bayku" Ribeiro Vocals
Jack Vasiliou Choir, Chorus
Ash Millard Keyboards
Anup Paul Bass
Roxy Harris Choir, Chorus
Technical Credits
Danny D Management
Grant Mitchell Composer
Jack Street Management
Patty McKay Choir Arrangement
Mike Spencer Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer
Ann Mincieli Engineer
James Murray Composer, Programming, Engineer, Instrumentation
Paul Herman Composer, Producer
Alicia Keys Composer, Programming, Producer
Dan Sanders Art Direction
Nick Taylor Engineer
Simon Davey Mastering
Cliff Masterson String Arrangements
Alex Cowper Artwork, Art Direction
Naughty Boy Programming, Producer, Engineer, Instrumentation
Lee Slater Engineer
Tim Blacksmith Management
Rosie Danvers String Arrangements
Emile Haynie Composer, Programming, Producer, Instrumentation
Ben Harrison Composer, Producer
Steve Price Engineer
Jules Buckley String Arrangements
Gary Thomas Engineer
Justin Broad Programming, Engineer
Emeli Sandé Composer
Luke Juby Composer, String Arrangements
Riki Bleu Management
Mustafa Omer Composer, Programming, Engineer, Instrumentation
Mojam Music Producer, Additional Production
Glyn Aikins Composer
TommyD Producer
Daniel Tannenbaum Programming, Producer, Instrumentation
Ash Millard Composer, Producer
Anup Paul Composer
Alexandra Catiere Sleeve Photo
Sam Evitt Management
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  • Posted February 16, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    I originally found out about Emeli Sande around late 2011/early

    I originally found out about Emeli Sande around late 2011/early 2012 through an online radio link from one of the local radio stations (97.1 washfm). “Our Version Of Events” by Emeli Sande contains a blend of pleasant and heartwarming songs that evoke strong emotions within the soul. “Heaven”, “My Kind Of Love”, and “Mountains” were three of the songs that struck deep emotional cords with me. I also enjoyed “Next To Me” because is it reminded me of the unconditional love that my husband has for me. “Our Version Of Events” by Emeli Sande is great for those who like warm love song collections.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 13, 2012

    i love her music. Emeil's music is very inspirational and encour

    i love her music. Emeil's music is very inspirational and encouraging. River is the best song

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  • Posted June 7, 2012

    the best in dance today!

    all these songs are the best of 2012 in just one artist... a must buy for any one who works out and or dances

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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