Stories

Stories

by Maura O'Connell
     
 

Stories is Maura O'Connell's tribute to great singer-songwriters, and as such it features songs by a number of the usual suspects, including John Gorka ("Blue Chalk") and Shawn Colvin ("Shotgun Down the Avalanche"), as well as a gently lovely rendition of Lennon and McCartney's "If I Fell." The jazzy,See more details below

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Stories is Maura O'Connell's tribute to great singer-songwriters, and as such it features songs by a number of the usual suspects, including John Gorka ("Blue Chalk") and Shawn Colvin ("Shotgun Down the Avalanche"), as well as a gently lovely rendition of Lennon and McCartney's "If I Fell." The jazzy, stripped-down guitar and bass accompaniment on "The Town Can't Get Over You" provides a nice counterpoint to the lushness that characterizes most of the album, but the high point is probably Mary-Chapin Carpenter's gorgeous (if slightly trite) "Wall Around Your Heart." Any songwriter would be grateful to have a singer like O'Connell interpret his or her music -- she combines an Ella Fitzgerald-ish respect for the composer's work with an equally impressive ability to make that work her own, and her voice is a thing of exquisite, honeyed beauty. This disc is highly recommended.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/19/1995
Label:
Hannibal
UPC:
0031257138925
catalogNumber:
571389

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Maura O'Connell   Primary Artist,Vocals
Jerry Douglas   Dobro,Steel Guitar,Vocals
Cheryl Wheeler   Vocals
Edgar Meyer   Bass
Paul Brady   Guitar
James Taylor   Vocals
Grace Bahng   Cello
Fran Breen   Drums
Steve Conn   Accordion,Keyboards
David Davidson   Violin
Stuart Duncan   Fiddle
Connie Heard   Violin
John Mock   Human Whistle,Whistle (Instrument)
Craig Nelson   Bass
Gerry O'Beirne   12-string Guitar
John O'Brien   tin whistle
Tim O'Brien   Mandolin
Dave Pomeroy   Bass
Michael Rhodes   Bass
Harry Stinson   Vocals
Mary Kathryn Van Osdale   Violin
Paul Ward   Choir, Chorus
Kris Wilkinson   Viola
Andrea Zonn   Vocals
Richard McLaurin   Guitar,Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Zane Baxter   Guitar,Vocals

Technical Credits

Jerry Douglas   Producer
Edgar Meyer   String Arrangements
Denny Purcell   Mastering
Bil VornDick   Engineer

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