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All Music Guide - Roch Parisien
"Relish" can be a sharp, bittersweet condiment; it can also suggest a determined gusto to live to the fullest. Combined, these two images provide a good taste of Joan Osborne's major-label debut the live Soul Show was self-released in 1992. Grounded in blues, soul and gospel, the Kentucky native wields her gritty voice with personality and forceful presence, kind of Melissa Etheridge meets Sophie B. Hawkins with a splash of Jann Arden. Osborne's passion for life oozes from the grooves. There's an uplifting fervor to her material and delivery, as if every second, every note was being individually savored. Key track "One of Us" sets the disc's optimistic tone. It's a ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Roch Parisien
"Relish" can be a sharp, bittersweet condiment; it can also suggest a determined gusto to live to the fullest. Combined, these two images provide a good taste of Joan Osborne's major-label debut the live Soul Show was self-released in 1992. Grounded in blues, soul and gospel, the Kentucky native wields her gritty voice with personality and forceful presence, kind of Melissa Etheridge meets Sophie B. Hawkins with a splash of Jann Arden. Osborne's passion for life oozes from the grooves. There's an uplifting fervor to her material and delivery, as if every second, every note was being individually savored. Key track "One of Us" sets the disc's optimistic tone. It's a simple, direct statement of faith, honest and unadorned, one framed in a near-perfect chorus and delectable Neil Young-ish guitar riff. This isn't one of those sugary, superficial, goody-two-shoes Amy Grant kind of deals. "Right Hand Man" and "Let's Just Get Naked" confirm that Osborne's earthy, enlightened spirituality shares the same bed with sensuality and sexuality. Well-rounded both lyrically and musically, there's also no contradiction in this universe between "Lumina"'s thoughtful balladry and the wailing harp and acoustic slide bursting the seams of "Help Me."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/21/1995
  • Label: Mercury
  • UPC: 731452669926
  • Catalog Number: 526699
  • Sales rank: 914

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 St. Teresa (5:20)
  2. 2 Man in the Long Black Coat (4:49)
  3. 3 Right Hand Man (4:57)
  4. 4 Pensacola (4:32)
  5. 5 Dracula Moon (6:21)
  6. 6 One of Us (5:21)
  7. 7 Ladder (4:11)
  8. 8 Spider Web (5:34)
  9. 9 Let's Just Get Naked (5:08)
  10. 10 Help Me (5:14)
  11. 11 Crazy Baby (6:31)
  12. 12 Lumina (3:08)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Joan Osborne Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Percussion, Vocals, Background Vocals
Mark Egan Bass
Omar Hakim Drums
Gary Lucas Guitar
Eric Bazilian Guitar, Harmonica, Mandolin, Saxophone, Chant
Larry Campbell Fiddle
Rick Chertoff Percussion
Rick DiFonzo Acoustic Guitar, Guitar
Rob Hyman Organ, Synthesizer, Piano, Electric Piano, Background Vocals, Mellotron
Andy Kravitz Percussion, Drums
Sammy Merendino Drums
Chris Palmaro Organ, Fiddle, Electric Piano, Mellotron
Catherine Russell Background Vocals
William Wittman Guitar, Electric Guitar
Wade Schuman Harmonica
Technical Credits
Rick Chertoff Producer
Rob Hyman Engineer
George Marino Mastering
Sammy Merendino Contributor, Rhythm Collage
William Wittman Engineer
Joan Osborne Illustrations
Chris Thompson Illustrations
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Kindred spirits

    Joan Osborne's music and essence makes me feel... soothed. She has a deep-rooted sense of optimisim and appreciation for life which spirals along with her raw passion and sensuality. She is the ultimate nature girl, and sophisticated goddess all-in-one and she is one of us.

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