Sinner or a Saint

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All Music Guide - Matt Collar
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" ...
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All Music Guide - Matt Collar
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."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/24/2010
  • Label: Interscope Records
  • UPC: 602527428123
  • Catalog Number: 001447402

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 New Day (3:08)
  2. 2 Sinner or a Saint (3:49)
  3. 3 Delicate Soul (3:42)
  4. 4 Raining in Paradise (4:35)
  5. 5 Should Have Known Better (3:56)
  6. 6 March Mornings (3:13)
  7. 7 Transcend (3:12)
  8. 8 Raw (3:49)
  9. 9 Purified (4:20)
  10. 10 The Otherside (Aleatory) - Tamar Mardirossian (6:22)
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Album Credits

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, Guitar, Electric Guitar
Ijeoma Njaka Choir, Chorus
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach Jr. Trombone, Tuba
Natalie Leggett Violin
Chris Chaney Bass
Timothy Loo Cello
Abe Laboriel Jr. 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, 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
Stephen Marcussen Mastering
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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