Songs From Take off to Landing

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All Music Guide - Stewart Mason
Singer/songwriter Garrison Starr is somewhere between Emmylou Harris and Neko Case on the alt-country scale of adherence to tradition, neither hidebound nor revolutionary. (Steve Earle and Mary Chapin Carpenter make guest appearances on Starr's third album, as does her former bandmate Neilson Hubbard, to give you a further idea of where she's coming from.) Coming a full five years after her misbegotten major-label debut, Eighteen Over Me, which seemed to position Starr as a Melissa Etheridge-style heartland rocker, the far superior Songs From Take off to Landing takes the histrionics down several notches -- Starr has really grown as a vocalist, developing a husky ...
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All Music Guide - Stewart Mason
Singer/songwriter Garrison Starr is somewhere between Emmylou Harris and Neko Case on the alt-country scale of adherence to tradition, neither hidebound nor revolutionary. (Steve Earle and Mary Chapin Carpenter make guest appearances on Starr's third album, as does her former bandmate Neilson Hubbard, to give you a further idea of where she's coming from.) Coming a full five years after her misbegotten major-label debut, Eighteen Over Me, which seemed to position Starr as a Melissa Etheridge-style heartland rocker, the far superior Songs From Take off to Landing takes the histrionics down several notches -- Starr has really grown as a vocalist, developing a husky mid-range not dissimilar to Lucinda Williams' -- and emphasizes the melodic pop side of Starr's songwriting. The songs are greatly improved, with the soaring "Big Sky" the clear highlight. It's a shame that it took so long for Starr to follow up her flawed but promising debut, but the time off clearly did her good.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/12/2002
  • Label: Back Porch
  • UPC: 724381173121
  • Catalog Number: 11731

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Somethin's Gotta Change (3:44)
  2. 2 Big Sky (3:57)
  3. 3 Serves Me Right (3:50)
  4. 4 Madness (3:55)
  5. 5 Silent Night (4:38)
  6. 6 Raging Fire (4:23)
  7. 7 5 Minutes (4:05)
  8. 8 Anytime (3:05)
  9. 9 Heart of This Thing (4:03)
  10. 10 Gardenia (5:47)
  11. 11 Star Power (3:53)
  12. 12 Hardest Part of Living (6:26)
  13. 13 Knucklehead (3:49)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Garrison Starr Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Percussion, Electric Guitar, Vocals
Mary Chapin Carpenter Background Vocals
Mike Grimes Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Electric Guitar
David Kalish Dobro
Craig Krampf Percussion, Drums
Doug Lancio Electric Guitar
Steve Earle & the Dukes Background Vocals
Neilson Hubbard Piano, Background Vocals
Will Kimbrough Electric Guitar
Ben Peeler Electric Guitar, Lap Steel Guitar
Jimi Englund Drums
Dorian Crozier Drums
Janet Robin Rhythm Guitar, Background Vocals
Sheldon Gomberg Bass
Jason Wilkins Bass
Cary Beare Bass, Guitar, Hammond Organ
Technical Credits
Ray Kennedy Engineer
Chris Fuhrman Producer, Engineer
Mike Grimes Producer
Clay Jones Arranger
Craig Krampf Producer
Rocky Schnaars Engineer
Garrison Starr Producer
Gavin Lurssen Mastering
Richard McLaurin Engineer
Mary Moyer Publicity
Carla Sacks Publicity
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