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Perfectly Clear
     

Perfectly Clear

3.5 4
by Jewel
 
Although she's recorded five of her six albums in Nashville, Jewel's never made such an overt play for the country charts before. Recorded with John Rich of Big & Rich, Perfectly Clear debuts on the Music City independent label Valory, but sonically, it's not that much of a departure for the singer-songwriter -- the title track (and fast-rising single) has been

Overview

Although she's recorded five of her six albums in Nashville, Jewel's never made such an overt play for the country charts before. Recorded with John Rich of Big & Rich, Perfectly Clear debuts on the Music City independent label Valory, but sonically, it's not that much of a departure for the singer-songwriter -- the title track (and fast-rising single) has been a concert staple for years. "If I had been discovered now, living in my car in San Diego, I think I would have been signed as a country act," she told Billboard. "As a singer/songwriter and as a storyteller, I'm old fashioned. I like a beginning middle and end to my songs. That's pretty much just country radio now."

Editorial Reviews

Billboard - Chuck Taylor
Her seventh album and first full-length country project, Perfectly Clear, is not only persuasive, but down-home, old-school country.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/03/2008
Label:
Valory
UPC:
0843930000760
catalogNumber:
3000076
Rank:
33871

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jewel   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Vocal Harmony
Eric Darken   Percussion
Steve Brewster   Drums
Mike Brignardello   Bass
Liana Manis   Vocal Harmony
Glenn Worf   Bass
Jonathan Yudkin   Dulcimer,Banjo,Fiddle,Mandolin,Viola,Bazouki
Michael Rojas   Piano,Accordion,Hammond Organ,Wurlitzer
Wes Hightower   Vocal Harmony
Jason Freese   Strings,Hammond Organ,Mellotron,Wurlitzer
Ethan Pilzer   Bass
Adam Shoenfeld   Electric Guitar
John Rich   Vocal Harmony
Mike Johnson   Pedal Steel Guitar

Technical Credits

Jewel   Composer,Producer
Steve Beers   Engineer
Guy Chambers   Composer
Paul Hart   Engineer
Shaye Smith   Composer
Wynn Varble   Composer
Lisa Carver   Composer
Vance Powell   Engineer
Joe Firstman   Composer
Joshua Sage Newman   Art Direction
Bethany Newman   Art Direction
John Rich   Producer
Trey Fanjoy   Video Director
Marv Green   Composer
Liz Rose   Composer

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Perfectly Clear 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is Jewel's country album, which really means another serving of Jewel's folky songs and cutesy lyrics with some slide guitar and a bit o' twang for effect. If you're a Jewel fan, you might like this, as it doesn't deviate much from most of her work, except for her silly attempt as a pop diva on the album 0304. If you're not a fan, the bland mid-tempo pop songs that run together quickly, topped off with lyrics like "Love is a garden, it needs to grow", probably won't interest you very much.
kya More than 1 year ago
I have liked other Jewel cd's better but it is all right
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this CD. I had not listened to much of Jewel since her early releases but this one is everything a country CD should be. Love her voice tone and arrangements.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago