The Roads Don't Love You [EMI]

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stewart Mason
After a long bout of writer's block, Irish singer/songwriter Gemma Hayes finally returns with a second album that largely ignores the sound that made her debut so striking. Released in 2003, Night on My Side was a dream pop marvel that recalled Lisa Germano's powerful blend of folk-rock simplicity and art rock sonic experimentation, but perhaps producer Dave Fridmann's fingerprints were too much evident on the My Bloody Valentine-meets-Grandaddy feel of the album. The Roads Don't Love You is co-produced by Hayes and Joey Waronker (Beck, R.E.M., etc.) and has a much more mainstream, almost slick pop sound, helped along by session pros like Jellyfish's Roger Manning (who ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stewart Mason
After a long bout of writer's block, Irish singer/songwriter Gemma Hayes finally returns with a second album that largely ignores the sound that made her debut so striking. Released in 2003, Night on My Side was a dream pop marvel that recalled Lisa Germano's powerful blend of folk-rock simplicity and art rock sonic experimentation, but perhaps producer Dave Fridmann's fingerprints were too much evident on the My Bloody Valentine-meets-Grandaddy feel of the album. The Roads Don't Love You is co-produced by Hayes and Joey Waronker (Beck, R.E.M., etc.) and has a much more mainstream, almost slick pop sound, helped along by session pros like Jellyfish's Roger Manning (who also co-wrote first single "Undercover"), guitarists Smokey Hormel (Tom Waits) and Josh Klinghoffer (PJ Harvey), and -- ironically enough -- Lisa Germano herself on violin. Hayes' songs are uniformly strong, particularly the terrific pop
ocker "Happy Sad," but the commercially minded production has little of the spooky, atmospheric charm of her debut.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/18/2007
  • Label: Emi Import
  • UPC: 094635638929
  • Catalog Number: 563891

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Two Step (4:04)
  2. 2 Another for the Darkness (3:49)
  3. 3 Happy Sad (4:20)
  4. 4 Easy on the Eye (3:56)
  5. 5 Keep Me Here (4:13)
  6. 6 Undervoer (4:10)
  7. 7 Nothing Can (4:53)
  8. 8 Helen (3:30)
  9. 9 Something in My Way (4:06)
  10. 10 Horses (4:09)
  11. 11 Tomorrow (5:26)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Gemma Hayes Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Piano, Electric Guitar, Keyboards, Marimbas, Vocals, Machines, Casio
Lisa Germano Violin
Smokey Hormel Acoustic Guitar
Joey Waronker Percussion, Drums, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Cedric Lemoyne Bass
Justin Meldal-Johnsen Bass, Background Vocals
Zac Rae Piano, Keyboards
Josh Klinghoffer Bass, Electric Guitar, Background Vocals, Electric Sitar, Guitar (Electric Baritone)
Roger Joseph Manning Jr. Keyboards, Background Vocals
Jeffrey Cain Electric Guitar
Technical Credits
Greg Calbi Mastering
John Paterno Engineer
Jeff Trott Composer
Joey Waronker Producer, drum programming
Jamie Candiloro Engineer
Robert Carranza Engineer
Steven Rhodes Engineer
Gemma Hayes Composer, Producer
Roger Joseph Manning Jr. Composer
Keith Gary Digital Editing
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