Timbre [Bonus Disc]

Timbre [Bonus Disc]

by Sophie B. Hawkins
     
 

Since she works in a genre commonly tagged as adult contemporary pop, it's easy for some critics to dismiss Sophie B. Hawkins, but she's much more adventurous than most of her adult pop peers. That wasn't immediately evident on her debut, Tongues and Tails, even if "Damn, I Wish I Was Your Lover" playfully twisted sexualSee more details below

Overview

Since she works in a genre commonly tagged as adult contemporary pop, it's easy for some critics to dismiss Sophie B. Hawkins, but she's much more adventurous than most of her adult pop peers. That wasn't immediately evident on her debut, Tongues and Tails, even if "Damn, I Wish I Was Your Lover" playfully twisted sexual conventions, but Whaler showed significant progress. Her third album, Timbre, explores even greater territory, even if it's in subtle ways. Hawkins favors strong melodies and clean, polished productions, which makes her music enjoyable on a surface level, but it also reveals more upon each subsequent play. Certain quirks are self-evident upon an initial listen -- the beatnik pretensions of "The Darkest Childe," which ultimately sinks under its own poetic weight -- but the genuinely intriguing moments, such as the weirdly exotic instrumentations and evocative lyrics, only appear upon repeated spins. By that point, Timbre has slowly, surely worked its way into the subconscious -- Hawkins' songs are melodic, yet they blossom and become memorable over time. She has crafted two rewarding albums prior to Timbre, yet this may be her best yet. It lacks a standout single on the lines of "Damn, I Wish I Was Your Lover" or "As I Lay Me Down," but song for song, it's impressively consistent, and her performances are remarkably assured, elevating Timbre to her finest moment yet. [A clean version was released in 2001, packaged with an additional CD of bonus material.]

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Product Details

Release Date:
04/24/2001
Label:
Rykodisc
UPC:
0014431061523
catalogNumber:
10615

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Walking in My Blue Jeans  - Sophie B. Hawkins
  2. No Connection  - Sophie B. Hawkins
  3. 32 Lines  - Sophie B. Hawkins
  4. MMM My Best Friend  - Sophie B. Hawkins
  5. Bare the Weight of Me  - Sophie B. Hawkins
  6. Nocturne  - Sophie B. Hawkins
  7. The Darkest Childe  - Sophie B. Hawkins
  8. I Walk Alone  - Sophie B. Hawkins
  9. Your Tongue Like the Sun in My Mouth  - Sophie B. Hawkins
  10. Lose Your Way  - Sophie B. Hawkins
  11. Help Me Breathe  - Sophie B. Hawkins
  12. The One You Have Not Seen  - Sophie B. Hawkins

Disc 2

  1. You Turn Me On  - Sophie B. Hawkins
  2. Travelling Light  - Sophie B. Hawkins
  3. I Walk Alone  - Sophie B. Hawkins
  4. No Connection  - Sophie B. Hawkins
  5. Walking in My Blues Jeans  - Sophie B. Hawkins
  6. Lose Your Way  - Sophie B. Hawkins
  7. Lose Your Way  - Sophie B. Hawkins
  8. Video Biography  - Sophie B. Hawkins
  9. No Connection  - Sophie B. Hawkins
  10. The One You Have Not Seen  - Sophie B. Hawkins
  11. The Cream Will Wise Again  - Sophie B. Hawkins

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sophie B. Hawkins   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Percussion,Piano,Electric Guitar,Keyboards,Marimbas,Vocals,Vibes,Djembe,Loops,Udu
Joe Bashorun   Keyboards
Paul Bushnell   Bass
Jon Clarke   Oboe
Steve Ferrone   Drums
Stefanie Fife   Cello
Mark Goldenberg   Guitar
Michael Landau   Guitar
Robin Lorenz   Viola
Larry Saltzman   Guitar
Carlos Vega   Drums
Gerry Leonard   Guitar
Novi Novog   Viola
Skip Waring   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Sophie B. Hawkins   Composer,Engineer,String Arrangements
Peter Asher   Executive Producer
Joe Bashorun   String Arrangements
Stefanie Fife   String Arrangements
Kevin Killen   Engineer,Executive Producer
Nathaniel Kunkel   Engineer
Robin Lorenz   String Arrangements
Bob Ludwig   Mastering
Olle Romo   Programming
Mike Shipley   Remixing
Novi Novog   String Arrangements
Christine Wilson   Art Direction
David Rubenstein   String Arrangements,String Conductor

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