Turn

The Turn

by Alison Moyet
     
 

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Had Dusty Springfield still been making records in 2007 with her vocal power intact, she might have sounded like Alison Moyet does on Turn. The similarities lie not only in the singing, but also in the material, which mixes orchestrated pop
ock with a blue-eyed soul sensibility. There are important differences, though,

Overview

Had Dusty Springfield still been making records in 2007 with her vocal power intact, she might have sounded like Alison Moyet does on Turn. The similarities lie not only in the singing, but also in the material, which mixes orchestrated pop
ock with a blue-eyed soul sensibility. There are important differences, though, chief among them the greater vibrato and stridency in Moyet's vocal delivery. The tracks are in an adult contemporary pop mold that's far above the usual standards for that genre, yet still too mainstream and, in some senses, slick and stiffly executed to find much favor among the hip crowd. It's still aimed at the mature pop market, but songs like "The Man in the Wings" betray a certain theatrical sensibility. As it happens, a few of the songs ("Smaller," the tango-flavored "Home," and "World Without End") were indeed first written (by Moyet and Pete Glenister, who are responsible for all the material on the album) and performed in 2006 for a stage play, Smaller, in which Moyet starred with Dawn French. She does vary her approach substantially throughout the disc, "It's Not the Thing Henry" coming close to funky rock, though moody romantic ruminations usually remain at the core of most of the music.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/04/2007
Label:
Universal Import
UPC:
0602517497801
catalogNumber:
1749780

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Alison Moyet   Primary Artist,Vocals
Bob Andrews   Hammond Organ
Pete Glenister   Organ,Bass,Guitar,Piano,Keyboards
Rita Manning   Violin
Anthony Pleeth   Cello
Marcel Azzola   Accordion
Simon Hale   Mandolin,Conductor
Mary Scully   Double Bass
Peter Lale   Viola
David Ballard   Drums
Patrick Kiernan   Violin
Bruce White   Viola
John Wilcox   Oboe
David Daniels [cello]   Cello
Marcos d'Cruze   spanish guitar
Julian Leaper   Violin
Everton Nelson   Violin
Perry Mason   Violin,Leader
Emlyn Singleton   Violin
Warren Zielinski   Violin,Viola
Bob Knight   Drums
Nick Lloyd   Trombone,Euphonium,Flugelhorn
Malcolm Moore   Bass
Karl Brazil   Drums
Julian Cox   Bass
Gabi Glenister   Saxophone
Adam Mooney   Saxophone
Tom Pigott-Smith   Violin
Christopher Tombling   Violin

Technical Credits

Pete Glenister   Programming,Producer,Engineer
Alison Moyet   Composer
John Williams   Executive Producer
Simon Hale   Arranger
Stephen Price   Engineer
Alison Cahill   Cover Design
Louis Skinner   Programming
Phil da Costa   Programming,Engineer

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