Thank You Camellia

Thank You Camellia

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by Kris Allen
     
 

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Kris Allen very well may have been the nicest person to ever win American Idol, a distinction that doesn't necessarily guarantee a fruitful recording career. He was not helped in the slightest by being paired with Adam Lambert, a singer who exuded raw charisma and seems fated to overshadow Allen, right down to how Lambert released his gloriously glitzy See more details below

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Kris Allen very well may have been the nicest person to ever win American Idol, a distinction that doesn't necessarily guarantee a fruitful recording career. He was not helped in the slightest by being paired with Adam Lambert, a singer who exuded raw charisma and seems fated to overshadow Allen, right down to how Lambert released his gloriously glitzy Trespassing two weeks before Allen's second album, Thank You Camellia. Then again, these two 2012 albums illustrate that Adam and Kris are targeting vastly different audiences and that Allen is quite comfortable with his calling in the middle of the road. And if his eponymous 2009 debut was deliberately calculated not to offend, Thank You Camellia is even sweeter, a shiny, bright adult pop record designed to cause nary a ripple. Any lingering stately American Idol pompousness has been trimmed away, which is good for Kris -- his chipper disposition is better suited for such sparkling, open settings as this. Thank You Camellia doesn't have a lot of tunes that grab; it's a collection of growers that are as appealing as pure sonics as they are as tunes. Allen isn't a powerful presence, but these songs don't need a compelling frontman; they need somebody to softly sell the melodies and Kris does so, amiably twisting the rhymes on the hip-hop-ish "Rooftops" with as much understated charm as he sings love songs. If Allen's detriment is that he's too nice to make a strong impression, that's also his core strength: he's a good guy singing unabashedly square songs and it's hard not to be a little charmed by that.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/22/2012
Label:
Rca
UPC:
0886919740820
catalogNumber:
197408
Rank:
62067

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Kris Allen   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Percussion,Piano,Vocals
Bruce Watson   Mandolin
Kevin Weaver   Drums,Tambourine,Shaker
Curt Schneider   Bass
Carlos de la Garza   Drums
Zac Rae   Keyboards
Francois-Paul Aiche   Piano
David Baron   Bass,Strings,fender rhodes,Hammond B3
David Levita   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Jonathan Berry   Guitar
Kevin Kadish   Synthesizer,Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Piano,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals,Polysix
Boots Ottestad   Piano,Background Vocals,Guitar (Tremolo)
Aaron Sterling   Drums
Ryland Steen   Drums
Chris Woods   Violin,Viola
Jonathan Martin Berry   Bass,Guitar
Aaron Steinberg   Bass,Guitar
Davin Givhan   Guitar

Technical Credits

Chris Gehringer   Mastering
Gavin MacKillop   Engineer
Curt Schneider   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Lindy Robbins   Composer
Carlos de la Garza   Engineer
Kevin Kadish   Composer,Producer,Engineer,drum programming,Sound Design
Boots Ottestad   Composer,Producer
Brandon Belsky   Programming
Tim Pagnotta   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Toby Gad   Composer
Jason Reeves   Composer
Jorge Costa   Engineer
J. Bonilla   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Rune Westberg   Composer
Adam Messinger   Composer,Producer,Instrumentation
Matt Blair   Composer
Nolan Sipe   Composer
Isaac Hasson   Composer
Maria P. Marulanda   Art Direction
Ryan Petersen   Composer
Kris Allen   Composer
Ryan Gillmor   Engineer
JP Clark   Composer,Vocal Producer
Nasri   Composer,Producer
Cale Mills   Composer
Su Han   Groomer
Daniele Rivera   Engineer
Josh Klemme   Management
Lane Newland   Management

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