Orchard

The Orchard

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by Lizz Wright
     
 

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With her critically acclaimed sophomore disc, Dreaming Wide Awake, Lizz Wright became a jazz chanteuse to watch. On her third disc, the largely self-penned The Orchard, Wright makes an inviting and intimate musical statement on original compositions including "Coming Home," "My Heart," "Another Angel," and "When I Fall." Wright also lends her smoldering

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With her critically acclaimed sophomore disc, Dreaming Wide Awake, Lizz Wright became a jazz chanteuse to watch. On her third disc, the largely self-penned The Orchard, Wright makes an inviting and intimate musical statement on original compositions including "Coming Home," "My Heart," "Another Angel," and "When I Fall." Wright also lends her smoldering contralto to revelatory readings of the Ike and Tina Turner classic "I Idolize You," Sweet Honey in the Rock's "Hey Mann," the Led Zeppelin ballad "Thank You," and Patsy Cline’s haunting "Strange."

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide
The Orchard is an intimate, intensely personal album that ranks among the most compelling of the artist's career. With help from singer/songwriter Toshi Reagon, Marc Anthony Thompson (who records under the name Chocolate Genius), and members of Ollabelle, Calexico, and Bob Dylan's band, Wright has created a beautiful, organic feel on The Orchard -- one that is the perfect vehicle for her expressive voice and original songwriting vision. Yet it is Wright herself who shines through most powerfully here, whether on stunning originals such as "When I Fall" or her treatments of Ike & Tina's "I Idolize You" and Led Zeppelin's "Thank You." ~ Anthony Tognazzini

Product Details

Release Date:
02/26/2008
Label:
Verve Forecast
UPC:
0602517511262
catalogNumber:
001029202

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lizz Wright   Primary Artist,Vocals
Oren Bloedow   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Electric Guitar
Chris Bruce   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Electric Guitar
Joey Burns   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Cello,Group,Guitar (Baritone)
John Covertino   Percussion,Drums,Vibes
Larry Eagle   Percussion,Drums
Ben Perowsky   Drums
Toshi Reagon   Acoustic Guitar,Background Vocals
Catherine Russell   Background Vocals
Glenn Patscha   Keyboards
Jacob Valenzuela   Trumpet
Martin Wenk   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Mel Tillis   Composer
Jimmy Page   Composer
Robert Plant   Composer
Bernice Johnson Reagon   Composer
Ike Turner   Composer
Steve Jensen   Management
John Leventhal   Composer
Toshi Reagon   Composer
Craig Street   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Jim Waters   Engineer
Matthew Cullen   Engineer
Hollis King   Art Direction
Martin Kirkup   Management
Fred Burch   Composer
Dana Collins   Management
Lizz Wright   Composer
Dave Tozer   Composer
Justin Kessler   Engineer
Shawn Kimon   Engineer

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The Orchard 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have yet to purchase this album, but I am fortunate however to have listened to Ms. Wright's first two albums, Salt and Dreaming Wide Awake. She is hands down one of most gifted and superb vocalists I have ever heard and encourage anyone who appreciates genuine singer/songwriters to give Liz a chance.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Why Lizz Wright isn't a major star is beyond me. One of the most beautiful collections of music out there.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Whether you are in or out of love.. her voice will bring you to tears. her voice pours over you like honey. Glorious. Soulful. It is so moving it will bring you to tears. I first learned of Lizz Wright when she opened for another artist a live concert. I fell in love. First rate - you will not be disappointed.
ChiyoSayuri More than 1 year ago
Friday evening, Feb. 6, 2009, I enjoyed a magical night at the Allen room, Home of Lincoln Center; under the beautiful stars and back drop of Manhattan Sky light with the soulful sound of Lizz Wright. Spellbound by her melodic, sweet, penetrating voice, it left you wanting and craving for more of her soulful voice. How I wished that this night would not end...it was magical. I rushed out and purchased her album, The Orchid.
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