People Like Me

People Like Me

by Alyth
     
 
A veteran of the music and acting business, this isn't Alyth's first album, but it might be the first to gain major recognition -- which she very richly deserves. Perhaps the nearest analogue is fellow Scot Eddi Reader, although the voices and styles are very different. But there's a similar open, warm honesty to the

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A veteran of the music and acting business, this isn't Alyth's first album, but it might be the first to gain major recognition -- which she very richly deserves. Perhaps the nearest analogue is fellow Scot Eddi Reader, although the voices and styles are very different. But there's a similar open, warm honesty to the way they approach music. Alyth is more rooted in tradition, perhaps, with fully half this disc in the Gaelic of the Western Isles where she grew up. But she's just as much as home with excellent contemporary material like "People Like Me," the winning "The Beautiful Lie," or the folk standard "I Wonder What's Keeping My True Love Tonight," and she brings a fresh twist to that by building the intensity verse by verse. Throughout, her performances are impeccable, and she does perfect justice to mouth music on "The Vices Set," while there's a luminous joy to the Gaelic songs. Interestingly, the overall approach isn't folky, but more on the acoustic pop end of the spectrum, making it far more accessible. All in all, a definite winner.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/28/2011
Label:
Navigator
UPC:
5060169470811
catalogNumber:
33
Rank:
324519

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Alyth   Primary Artist,Vocals
Justin Currie   Background Vocals
Noel Eccles   Cymbals,Marimbas,Tambourine,Djembe,Shaker
Brian McAlpine   Piano,Accordion,Keyboards
Ewen Vernal   Electric Bass,Double Bass
Aidan O'Rourke   Fiddle
Jonny Hardie   Fiddle,Guitar,Background Vocals
Fraser Fifield   Saxophone
Gerald Peregrine   Cello

Technical Credits

Suzanne Vega   Composer,Lyricist
Justin Currie   Composer,Lyricist
Boo Hewerdine   Composer,Lyricist
Calum Malcolm   Producer
Brian McAlpine   Arranger
Jim Malcolm   Composer,Lyricist
Jonny Hardie   Arranger,String Arrangements
Fraser Fifield   Whistle
Traditional   Composer
Brendan Graham   Composer,Lyricist
David McDade   Composer,Lyricist
Stewart Ennis   Cover Photo
Colm Graham   Composer

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