Thank You Camellia

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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: 5/22/2012
  • Label: Rca
  • UPC: 886919740820
  • Catalog Number: 197408
  • Sales rank: 77,963

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Better With You (3:14)
  2. 2 The Vision of Love (3:34)
  3. 3 My Weakness (2:44)
  4. 4 Out Alive (3:42)
  5. 5 Monster (3:35)
  6. 6 Blindfolded (3:09)
  7. 7 Teach Me How Love Goes (3:26)
  8. 8 Rooftops (3:02)
  9. 9 Leave You Alone (4:22)
  10. 10 Loves Me Not (3:35)
  11. 11 You Got a Way (3:31)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Kris Allen Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Guitar, 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, 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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