Sweet and Wild

Sweet and Wild

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by Jewel
     
 

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Unlike her dance-pop makeover 304, Jewel's 2008 country excursion provided a perfect pivot back toward the soothing, strumalong folk that made the singer/songwriter a star. She alludes to this as much with the title of Sweet & Wild, a collection that is surely as sweet as sugar and just about as wild, too. Not so much abandoningSee more details below

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Unlike her dance-pop makeover 304, Jewel's 2008 country excursion provided a perfect pivot back toward the soothing, strumalong folk that made the singer/songwriter a star. She alludes to this as much with the title of Sweet & Wild, a collection that is surely as sweet as sugar and just about as wild, too. Not so much abandoning her brief country dalliance as using it as flavoring -- diluting it to a much greater degree than the already mildly twangy Perfectly Clear -- Jewel is able to ease into a set of songs that have no concept, arguably for the first time in well over a decade. Without a stylistic device or narrative throughline, Jewel seems a bit at ease, spinning out sentimental tales, usually about love but sometimes about social issues, such as advanced age. Jewel tends to be a bit heavy-handed in her message and delivery, resorting to the throaty growl that tends to obscure her hooks and intent, but she's saved here -- on both the produced main album and its bare-bones acoustic cousin on the deluxe version, which isn't as different as it might initially appear -- by her essential sweetness, which shines through in her melody and mellow moods that aren't sullied by a hint of wildness.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/08/2010
Label:
Valory
UPC:
0843930003440
catalogNumber:
3000344
Rank:
69297

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jewel   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Eric Darken   Percussion
Stuart Duncan   Fiddle
Jimmie Lee Sloas   Bass
Jonathan Yudkin   Strings
Tim Lauer   Synthesizer,Flute,Piano,Accordion,Hammond B3
Jason Freese   Glockenspiel,Mellotron
Ilya Toshinsky   Synthesizer,Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Mandolin,Percussion,Piano,Keyboards
Tim Marks   Bass
Nathan Chapman   Acoustic Guitar,Percussion,Electric Guitar,Steel Guitar,Keyboards,Classical Guitar,Vocal Harmony
Ken Halford   Acoustic Guitar,Piano
Nick Buda   Drums
Mike Johnson   Steel Guitar

Technical Credits

Jewel   Composer,Lyricist,Producer
Eric Darken   Engineer
Neal Cappellino   Engineer
Justin Niebank   Engineer
Rick Nowels   Composer
Jonathan Yudkin   String Arrangements
Brian David Willis   Engineer
Brett James   Composer
Dave Berg   Composer
Ilya Toshinsky   Programming
Rachel Proctor   Composer
Ron Roark   Graphic Design
Scott Borchetta   Executive Producer
Bobby Pinson   Composer
Chad Carlson   Engineer
Whitney Sutton   Copy Coordination
Nathan Chapman   Producer
Liz Rose   Composer
Ken Halford   Engineer
Hank Williams   Mastering
Dallas Davidson   Composer
Dan Hansen   Engineer
Mike Mobley   Composer
Jeremy Hunter   Engineer

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