Passenger

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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Irish singer/songwriter Lisa Hannigan's second studio album, the lush yet hushed and evocative Passenger, firmly establishes the former Damien Rice accompanist as a formidable solo artist in her own right. Bolder than her 2009 Mercury Prize-nominated debut and cut with an effortless blend of defiance and sweetness, the ten-track collection stays true to Hannigan's folksy roots while establishing a more expansive pop sound. Throughout it all, it's her mercurial voice that dominates, a croon that can go from the whispery, back-of-the-throat moan of Jesse Sykes and Vashti Bunyan to the crystal-clear, goosebump-inducing rallying cries of Florence + the Machine and ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Irish singer/songwriter Lisa Hannigan's second studio album, the lush yet hushed and evocative Passenger, firmly establishes the former Damien Rice accompanist as a formidable solo artist in her own right. Bolder than her 2009 Mercury Prize-nominated debut and cut with an effortless blend of defiance and sweetness, the ten-track collection stays true to Hannigan's folksy roots while establishing a more expansive pop sound. Throughout it all, it's her mercurial voice that dominates, a croon that can go from the whispery, back-of-the-throat moan of Jesse Sykes and Vashti Bunyan to the crystal-clear, goosebump-inducing rallying cries of Florence + the Machine and Sandy Denny in a heartbeat. Hannigan marches through the gate triumphantly with "Home," a soulful, heavily orchestrated anthem built on the notion that "Every falling flake of snow, it has to give in, oh but we spin, and we spin and we spin." If anything, it's that fine line between grace and futility that propels Passenger's finest moments, like the honest, post-breakup nostalgia of "Little Bird" and "Paper House" and the sinister north-country stomp of "Knots," the latter of which skillfully entwines the woodsy defiance of Gillian Welch with the bluesy windswept angst of Fiona Apple. Solid yet understated, it's Hannigan's obvious gift for melody, tasteful arrangements, and remarkably emotive elocution (when her voice breaks, the heart follows suit) that keeps Passenger afloat, while the world schemes and churns beneath.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/20/2011
  • Label: Ato Records
  • UPC: 880882174224
  • Catalog Number: 17422
  • Sales rank: 53,864

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Home (4:59)
  2. 2 A Sail (3:35)
  3. 3 Knots (3:31)
  4. 4 What'll I Do (2:51)
  5. 5 O Sleep (3:28)
  6. 6 Paper House (4:16)
  7. 7 Little Bird (4:01)
  8. 8 Passenger (4:20)
  9. 9 Safe Travels (Don't Die) (3:23)
  10. 10 Nowhere to Go (4:08)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lisa Hannigan Primary Artist, Guitar, Mandolin, Ukulele, Vocals, Tenor Banjo
Ray LaMontagne Vocals
Lucy Wilkins Violin
Michael Kearsey Trombone, Euphonium
Calina de la Mare Violin, Cello
Eric Heywood Pedal Steel Guitar
Shane Fitzsimons Electric Bass, Double Bass
Ian Burdge Violin, Cello
Joe Auckland Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Gavin Glass Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Electric Guitar, Vocals, fender rhodes, 5-string Banjo
Ross Turner Percussion, Drums
John Smith Guitar
Donagh Molloy Trumpet, Glockenspiel, Harmonium
Ben Edwards Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Technical Credits
Joe Henry Producer
Lucy Wilkins Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
James Minchin Band Photo
Ryan Freeland Engineer, Mastering
Lisa Hannigan Composer, Artwork
Gavin Glass Composer
Myles O'Reilly Band Photo
Donagh Molloy Horn Arrangements
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  • Posted October 4, 2011

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    Soft dreamy folk

    If you like Lisa Hannigan's first album, Sea Sew, you'll find this new one to be a continuation of themes and quiet musical quality. Fans of Damien Rice, Death Cab for Cutie, and even more well known artists like Colbie Callait may find that Lisa Hannigan can deliver similar goods without too much frill or fanfare.

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