Safe Trip Home [CD/DVD]

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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."]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/18/2008
  • Label: Arista
  • UPC: 886974032120
  • Catalog Number: 740321
  • Sales rank: 203,607

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Don't Believe in Love (3:52)
  2. 2 Quiet Times (3:17)
  3. 3 Never Want to Say It's Love (3:35)
  4. 4 Grafton Street (5:57)
  5. 5 It Comes and It Goes (3:27)
  6. 6 Look No Further (3:13)
  7. 7 Us 2 Little Gods (4:49)
  8. 8 The Day Before the Day (4:13)
  9. 9 Let's Do the Things We Normally Do (4:09)
  10. 10 Burnin Love (4:11)
  11. 11 Northern Skies (8:55)
Disc 2
  1. 1 For One Day (5:43)
  2. 2 Summer (3:55)
  3. 3 Northern Skies (8:25)
  4. 4 [CD-Rom Track]
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Dido Primary Artist, Guitar, Percussion, Drums, Keyboards, Recorder, Vocals, Bells, Omnichord
Mick Fleetwood Drums
Jon Brion Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Piano, Strings, Celeste, Conductor, Keyboards, Tom-Tom, Brass
Lenny Castro Percussion
Matt Chamberlain Drums
Brian Eno Keyboards, Ambience
Clarence Greenwood Guitar, Drums, Vocals
Jim Scott Drums
Sebastian Steinberg Bass
Joel Shearer Guitar
Sister Bliss Bass, Keyboards
Mark Bates Percussion, Piano, Keyboards, Vocals, Wurlitzer
Grippa Vocals
David Paul Campbell Conductor
Technical Credits
Jon Brion Composer, Producer, drum machine, String Arrangements, Brass Arrangment, Orchestral Arrangements, Vocal Coach, Woodwind Arrangement
Dido Programming, Producer, Engineer, beats
Brian Eno Composer
Clarence Greenwood Composer
Rick Nowels Composer
Michael Price Orchestration
Jim Scott Engineer
Gavyn Wright Session Leader
Alan Yoshida Mastering
Sarah T. Cline Executive Producer
Sister Bliss Programming, beats
Eric Caudieux Programming
Matt Dunkley Orchestration
Dido Armstrong Composer
Eric Gorfain Orchestration
Mark Bates Programming
Grippa Vocal Engineer
Rollo Armstrong Composer
Greg Koller Engineer
Randi Wilens Executive Producer
David Paul Campbell Arranger, String Arrangements
Bruce McCandless Cover Photo
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    There is NO DVD in here!

    BN is describing this as [CD/DVD], but this is a blatant lie: there is no DVD in there. Just an "Enhanced CD" with some low-quality videos. That's not the same thing as a DVD. If anything, it's closer to a VCD (Video CD).

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    Posted November 18, 2008

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