Safe Trip Home (Deluxe Edition)

Safe Trip Home (Deluxe Edition)

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by Dido
     
 

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Perhaps even Dido realized that the chief criticism lodged against her first two albums was that they were a bit too placid, so she decided to change things, albeit subtly, on her third, Safe Trip Home. This album appears five years after 2003's Life for Rent, which is only a year longer than the gap between No Angel and

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Perhaps even Dido realized that the chief criticism lodged against her first two albums was that they were a bit too placid, so she decided to change things, albeit subtly, on her third, Safe Trip Home. This album appears five years after 2003's Life for Rent, which is only a year longer than the gap between No Angel and Life, yet it feels like it had a longer gestation: Dido's songs are subtler and richer, and so is the production, largely a collaboration with Jon Brion but also featuring Brian Eno on "Grafton Street." These are two of an impressive lineup of guests who range from Mick Fleetwood to Citizen Cope and ?uestlove from the Roots, but don't be mistaken in thinking that this is a dramatic break from Dido's elegant, shimmering past: it's a deepening, adding layers and textures, both musical and emotional, that are apparent upon the first listen but reveal themselves more with repeat spins. This is less about the surface -- something that Life for Rent could sometimes seem to be all about -- than what's underneath, as Dido's songs here gently hook their way into the subconscious on. There are melancholic edges, but it's not haunting, it's comforting, reassuring music that's quietly powerful, music that Dido hinted at before but never quite made. [A CD/DVD version was also released, containing bonus tracks and an enhanced "Dido Studio Film."]

Product Details

Release Date:
11/18/2008
Label:
Arista
UPC:
0886974032120
catalogNumber:
740321

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dido   Primary Artist,Guitar,Percussion,Piano,Drums,Keyboards,Recorder,Vocals,Bells,Omnichord
Mick Fleetwood   Drums
Jon Brion   Bass,Guitar,Percussion,Piano,Strings,Celeste,Cello,Conductor,Keyboards,Tom-Tom,Brass,Woodwind
David Campbell   Conductor
Lenny Castro   Percussion
Matt Chamberlain   Percussion,Drums
Brian Eno   Keyboards,Ambience
Clarence Greenwood   Guitar,Drums,Vocals
Jim Scott   Drums,Vocals
Sebastian Steinberg   Bass
Joel Shearer   Guitar
Sister Bliss   Bass,Keyboards,Vocals
?uestlove   Drums
Mark Bates   Percussion,Piano,Keyboards,Vocals,Wurlitzer
Grippa   Vocals
Todd Steinhauer   Vocals
David Paul Campbell   Conductor

Technical Credits

Jon Brion   Arranger,Composer,Producer,drum machine,String Arrangements,Brass Arrangment,Orchestral Arrangements,Audio Production,Vocal Coach,Woodwind Arrangement
David Campbell   Arranger
Dido   Programming,Producer,Engineer,drum programming,beats,Audio Production
Brian Eno   Composer
Clarence Greenwood   Composer
Rick Nowels   Composer
Michael Price   Orchestration
Jim Scott   Engineer
Gavyn Wright   Session Leader
Sarah T. Cline   Executive Producer
Sister Bliss   Programming,drum programming,beats
Eric Caudieux   Programming
Matt Dunkley   Orchestration
Dido Armstrong   Composer
Eric Gorfain   Orchestration
Mark Bates   Programming
Grippa   Vocal Engineer
Ark   Audio Production
Rollo Armstrong   Composer
Greg Koller   Engineer
Randi Wilens   Executive Producer
David Paul Campbell   Arranger,String Arrangements
Bruce McCandless   Cover Photo
Daisy Gough   Composer

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Safe Trip Home 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
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sounds like she kinda lost some of her edge.
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