Severland

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All Music Guide - Stewart Mason
On again, off again folk-pop quartet Blame Sally consists of four solo singer/songwriters who occasionally work together, kind of like a AAA-radio, coffee house-friendly version of the Justice League of America. Severland is the quartet's strongest and most cohesive album, the first on which they sound more like a proper band than four solo artists working collectively. To put it in Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young terms, Severland is their Déjà Vu. That's actually not a bad starting point musically, either: acoustic guitars, piano, and creamy close harmonies predominate, with occasional hints of banjo and lap steel fleshing out the politely folk-rock arrangements. ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stewart Mason
On again, off again folk-pop quartet Blame Sally consists of four solo singer/songwriters who occasionally work together, kind of like a AAA-radio, coffee house-friendly version of the Justice League of America. Severland is the quartet's strongest and most cohesive album, the first on which they sound more like a proper band than four solo artists working collectively. To put it in Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young terms, Severland is their Déjà Vu. That's actually not a bad starting point musically, either: acoustic guitars, piano, and creamy close harmonies predominate, with occasional hints of banjo and lap steel fleshing out the politely folk-rock arrangements. There's a similar sense of political connection here as well, both on the title track and the pointed "If You Tell a Lie," but most of the tunes here are quiet reveries like Monica Pasqual's haunting "Fillmore Street" and her "Devil to Pay," powered by a hypnotic cyclical piano part. However, the album's highlight is a cover of "A Thousand Tiny Pieces," a lovely tune by the obscure Bay Area singer/songwriter Sean Hayes that's unfortunately superior to any of the members' own songwriting efforts.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/8/2007
  • Label: Dig Music
  • UPC: 656293200322
  • Catalog Number: 126

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Severland (6:36)
  2. 2 Fillmore Street (4:40)
  3. 3 House of the Living (5:13)
  4. 4 If You Tell a Lie (3:47)
  5. 5 Besalu (3:16)
  6. 6 A Thousand Tiny Pieces (4:01)
  7. 7 Moth to a Flame (3:13)
  8. 8 Give a Damn (5:41)
  9. 9 Trouble (4:10)
  10. 10 Orange (3:22)
  11. 11 Devil to Pay (6:14)
  12. 12 Long Time with You (4:05)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Blame Sally Primary Artist
Julie Wolf Accordion
Renee Harcourt Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Bass, Guitar, Harmonica, Percussion, Electric Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals, Slide Guitar, Lap Steel Guitar, Group Member
Chris Kee Cello, Upright Bass
Jeri Jones Acoustic Guitar
Pam Delgado Background Vocals
Monica Pasqual Accordion
Technical Credits
Ken Lee Mastering
Billie Lee Lewis Composer
Renee Harcourt Engineer, drum programming
B.Z. Lewis Composer
Alicia Buelow Composer
Blame Sally Audio Production
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