Sinner or a Saint

Sinner or a Saint

by Tamar Kaprelian
     
 
Having got her big break winning One Republic's "Apologize" Cover Contest on YouTube in 2008, singer-songwriter Tamar Kaprelian's 2010 debut album Sinner or a Saint is a polished and heartfelt collection of adult-alternative pop co-written by herself, One Republic's Ryan Tedder and WAX LTD producer

Overview

Having got her big break winning One Republic's "Apologize" Cover Contest on YouTube in 2008, singer-songwriter Tamar Kaprelian's 2010 debut album Sinner or a Saint is a polished and heartfelt collection of adult-alternative pop co-written by herself, One Republic's Ryan Tedder and WAX LTD producer Xandy Barry. At 22-years-old, Kaprelian has a nice voice matched with a knack for delivering a hook that evinces the influence of her avowed Myspace idols including Billy Joel and Elton John. In truth, Kaprelian's sweetly yearning delivery and introspective piano style is more Sarah McLachlan than Carol King and while she is not yet a diva, such songs as "New Day" and "Purified" do bring to mind "Beautiful"-era Christina Aguilera. Elsewhere, Kaprelian proves she's just as smart and musically well-intentioned as her contemporaries Sara Bareilles and Brook White -- whom she is also reminiscent of -- on the classicist-pop sounding tracks "Delicate Soul" and "Should Have Known Better."

Product Details

Release Date:
08/24/2010
Label:
Interscope Records
UPC:
0602527428123
catalogNumber:
001447402

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Performance Credits

Tamar Kaprelian   Primary Artist
Matt Chamberlain   Percussion,Drums
Larry Corbett   Cello
Kevin Dorsey   Choir, Chorus
Gary Grant   Trumpet
Jerry Hey   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Dan Higgins   Saxophone
Victor Lawrence   Cello
David Low   Cello
Michael Markman   Violin
Jamie Muhoberac   Piano
Cheryl Norman   Violin
Tim Pierce   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Mark Robertson   Violin
Kevin Robinson   Choir, Chorus
Evan Wilson   Viola
Lyle Workman   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Wally Gagel   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Ijeoma Njaka   Choir, Chorus
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach   Trombone,Tuba
Natalie Leggett   Violin
Chris Chaney   Bass
Timothy Loo   Cello
Abe Laboriel   Drums
Ana Landauer   Violin
Shalini Vijayan   Violin
Leah Katz   Viola
Alyssa Park   Violin
Ryan Tedder   Piano
Belinda Broughton   Violin
Erica Driscoll   Background Vocals
Bruce Driscoll   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Xandy Barry   Piano,Electric Guitar,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Michael Stever   Trumpet,Soloist
Brent Kutzle   Guitar,Strings
Maia Jasper   Violin
Vanessa Freebairn-Smith   Cello
Sam Fischer   Violin
Tamar Mardirossian   Piano,Vocals,Background Vocals,Xylophone
David Low Victor Lawrence   Cello
Anthony Brewster   Choir, Chorus
Bilinda Skinner   Choir, Chorus
Taylor Conti   Choir, Chorus
Eugenia Choi   Violin

Technical Credits

Jerry Hey   Horn Arrangements
Mark Robertson   String Contractor
Wally Gagel   Engineer
Julian Peploe   Art Direction
Noel Zancanella   Engineer
Aaron Walk   Engineer
Ianthe Zevos   Creation
Ryan Tedder   Producer
Bianca Bianconi   Publicity
Xandy Barry   Engineer
Brent Kutzle   Producer
Adam Fuller   Engineer
Rob Simonsen   String Arrangements
Margot Stephenson   Marketing Coordinator
Laura Hess   Marketing
Kevin Dean   Engineer
Justin Moshkevich Ames   Engineer

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