Stories

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All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
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 ...
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All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
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: 9/19/1995
  • Label: Hannibal
  • UPC: 031257138925
  • Catalog Number: 571389

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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