Twisted Angel

Twisted Angel

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by LeAnn Rimes
     
 

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This angel's come a long way. Since 13-year-old LeAnn Rimes wowed audiences with her Patsy Cline-like "Blue" back in '96, she's evolved from a country music prodigy, micro-managed by her dad, to an emancipated pop star who's charting her own creative course. And her latest, Twisted Angel, finds Rimes moving farther from her country…  See more details below

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This angel's come a long way. Since 13-year-old LeAnn Rimes wowed audiences with her Patsy Cline-like "Blue" back in '96, she's evolved from a country music prodigy, micro-managed by her dad, to an emancipated pop star who's charting her own creative course. And her latest, Twisted Angel, finds Rimes moving farther from her country music roots with a set of songs closer in spirit to junior divas Britney and Christina than to Patsy and Reba. For her journey into popdom, Rimes joined forces with a trio of renowned producer/songwriters, including hit doctor Desmond Child (Cher, Ricky Martin). The results range from the upbeat, Jessica Simpson-flavored lead single, "Life Goes On," and the funky R&B workout "Trouble with Goodbye" to soaring, slow-burning ballads such as "You Made Me Find Myself," which recalls queen diva Celine Dion. Elsewhere, the sassy Texan flexes her impressive range on the title track's saucy, swampy blues, the ethereal "Review My Kisses," and the seductive, techno-driven "Tic Toc," which is sure to raise the eyebrows of her more conservative fans. No longer Daddy's little angel, LeAnn Rimes is her own woman on Twisted Angel, which marks her progression from country princess to mature pop chanteuse.

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Freed from her lawsuits, separated from the managerial control of her father, and now an adult, LeAnn Rimes redefines herself as a mainstream pop vocalist with Twisted Angel. If the title and the tarted-up sultry photographs didn't offer a clue that Rimes is no longer a country vocalist, the very first cut immediately offers proof that she's positioning herself somewhere between grown-up dance-pop and youthful adult contemporary. This is music for the hip middle of the road, then, which isn't a bad career move at all, since there's a void there with the absence of Whitney Houston, the breakdown of Mariah Carey, and Christina Aguilera's bizarre insistence to strip instead of sing. Rimes certainly has the voice for the crossover she desires, and the production is commercial, glossy, and ready for the radio, often appealingly so.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/01/2002
Label:
Warner Bros Mod Afw
UPC:
0715187874725
catalogNumber:
78747
Rank:
160130

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

LeAnn Rimes   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Stephanie Bennett   Harp
Robbie Nevil   Guitar
Jonathan Schwartz   Acoustic Bass
Sue Ann Carwell   Vocals,Background Vocals
Sid Page   Violin
Brad Dutz   Timpani
Pete Amato   Conductor,Keyboards
Charlie Bisharat   Violin
Denyse Buffum   Viola
David Campbell   Strings,Conductor,French Horn,Timpani
Jon Clarke   Alto Flute,Oboe
Peter Cobbin   Piano
Vinnie Colaiuta   Drums
Luis Conte   Percussion
Larry Corbett   Celli
Joel Derouin   Violin,Concert Master
Charles Everett   Violin
Steve Ferrone   Drums
Berj Garabedian   Violin
Zev Katz   Acoustic Bass
Peter Kent   Violin
Abraham Laboriel   Bass
Michael Landau   Guitar
Joe Meyer   French Horn
Simon Oswell   Violin,Viola
Greg Pagani   Keyboards
Kazi Pitelka   Violin,Viola
Anatoly Rosinsky   Violin
John Wittenberg   Violin
Margaret Wooten   Violin
Gavyn Wright   Violin
Susan Chatman   Violin
Gary Leach   Guitar
Mary Scully   Bass
Edmund Stein   Violin
Michael Hart Thompson   Guitar
Tony Pleeth   Cello
Patrick Kiernan   Violin
Bob Peterson   Violin
Leland Sklar   Bass
Michael Norfleet   Piano
Philip Dukes   Viola
Rudy Stein   Violin,Celli
Darrin McCann   Violin,Viola
Sara Parkins   Violin
Nora Payne   Vocals,Background Vocals
Andreas Carlsson   Bass,Vocals,Background Vocals
Eve Butler   Violin
Gerry Hilera   Violin
Eric D. Jackson   Acoustic Guitar
Abe Laboriel   Drums
Jeanette Olsson   Vocals,Background Vocals
Corky James   Bass,Guitar
Dan Smith   Celli
Ana Landauer   Violin
Gyan Evans   Vocals,Background Vocals
Steve Richards   Celli
Michele Richards   Violin
Matthew Funes   Viola

Technical Credits

Desmond Child   Producer
Sue Ann Carwell   Vocal Arrangements
Pete Amato   Arranger,Programming,Producer,Engineer,String Arrangements,Harp Arrangement
Chris Brooks   Engineer
Denyse Buffum   Principal
David Campbell   Arranger,Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements,Harp Arrangement,Woodwind Arrangement,String Ensemble
Rob Chiarelli   Engineer
Steve Churchyard   Engineer
Peter Cobbin   Programming,Engineer
Larry Corbett   Principal
Humberto Gatica   Engineer
Bernie Grundman   Mastering
Bill Malina   Engineer
Greg Pagani   Arranger,Programming,Producer,Engineer
Gavyn Wright   Principal
LeAnn Rimes   Executive Producer
Matt Gruber   Engineer
John Coulter   Graphic Design
Chris Brooke   Engineer
Jules Gondar   Engineer
Craig Lozowick   Engineer
Nathan Malki   Engineer
Conrad Golding   Engineer
Chandler Bridges   Engineer,Pro-Tools

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Twisted Angel 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
So Leann wants to be a Twisted Angel.Well good for her. On her latest cd, Leann continues to show her weak point in picking songs. Trouble with Goodbye is a serious mis-step, and You Made Me Find Myself is more boring than a whole Celine Dion album. But the high points far outweigh these two songs. Life Goes On, and Damn are two of the best songs she has ever done, with the title song close behind. Tic Toc is, in Leann's words from her web-sight "orgasmic" and danceable. At 13 songs just a little to long but a good cd never the less. Next time out she should write more songs like No Way Out and Wound Up and leave the 2nd rate pop schlock off and she could get 5 stars in my book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
LeAnn is back with a long anticipated album, and it isn't a disapointment. I love it. I actually listened to it about three times yesterday. The album very different from the LeAnn we are use to, but it is a good change. It took me a while to associate LeAnn's voice with the music sound. I actally had to listen to it around two times before I decided I liked it. If you get the album and don't really like it at first, give it some time. My favorite song is "The Safest Place".
Guest More than 1 year ago
LeAnn Rimes has come a long way since she started at the age of 13. I went out the other day to purchase LeAnn Rimes CD Twisted Angel, and I have to say that this is her best CD ever. It has a really good pop music groove to it. She sings each song with such grace and maturity. She will be in the music business for a long time to come.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album is an announcement of arrival, not at the Pinnacle, but at the beginning (the beginning of her true expression & inner voice). After paying her dues, LeAnn has flung open the door & said 'Here I am & this is what I can do'; 'May I come in?' At the same time, she has thrown out the samples and begun to explore her direction among them! I believe we are in store for a string of five-star adventures in the future! Enjoy!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This new style of music for Leann is fine, but she should stick to country and pop instead of trying a bit of the heavy bass and beat on one of her songs on this new CD. That didn't sound like her style at all, and she crossed over too many styles all at once with this new CD. I hope she goes back to her country roots and stays there with the next CD. Her pop style was good, but the rap beat has to go! Her voice has such beautiful range that it just doesn't fit the heavy bass music.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great album i really liked listing to all the songs Life goes on is great and shows that she's come along way from her days of singing Blue shes done a lot of growing up these past years and i think she is the greaest singer out their and for people who don't like some songs because they talk about a certain something that you don't want to hear well shes grown up she's married and she's not a little girl anymore she should be alowed to sing these kind of songs if she wants she gets five stars always and forever way to go Leann
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a real disappointment. The LeAnn Rimes I know and love was the one that made her famous for "Blue", "How Do I Live", "I Need You" and "Can't Fight The Moonlight". This release did not live up to any of them. Sorry, Ms. Rimes.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Leann proves to us that she's all grown up now and has enough experience to sing a meaningful song. On "Damn", "Tic Toc", Love is an Army", and "Review My Kisses" she just kicks butt. But every song on the CD is very good so if you are a Leann fan, you need this CD in your collection.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved hearing her songs and watching her videos. Unfortunately, she abandoned the steel guitar/fiddle sound that we knew to love, and is following in the footsteps of Destiny's Child. "Love Is Army" is an okay song, but other than that it, the album just didn't live up to my standards. Sorry, LeAnn.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a huge fan of LeAnn's and must say that this is her best album by far. Not only does it a collection of wonderfull, soulfull tunes. But it's also her most personal work. My favorite song on this album is "No Way Out", which pierces with emotion about the feelings of being trapped. I recommend this CD to everyone, especially those who haven't heard LeAnn in awhile. They are going to get a pleasant surrise.
Guest More than 1 year ago
LeAnn, we already have a Britney Spears! And we loved you in so many of your previous hits! And I give my condolences to so many of the session pros who were dragged into take part (i.e. Vinnie Colaiuta and Michael Landau). Never ever put a popular country singer together with Desmond Child. You are just going to end up with a mess!
Guest More than 1 year ago
She was coming into her own on this album. But I just bought her new Greatest Hits. It knocked my socks off! This gal can sing! Songs like "I Need You", "This Love", "Unchained Melody", and "We Can" kept me listening on replay all night. And "On the side of Angels" made me cry. She's that good! She's matured a lot now and it shows. All of this and only 21 years old. Good Grief!
Guest More than 1 year ago
People can't handle the fact she has grown up. This is by far her best CD. I like all the songs especially Life goes on. In fact, I did not care for her music until this cd.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love country and pop I read reviews and the reason people that like leann but dont like this album is because its not country and leann fans like country it not leann's fault she wants to sing pop to. its a great album
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the best album of Leann Rimes. My favorite is Wound Up, Trouble with Goodbye and Suddenly. She sounds really really good in this album. This just proved that Leann Rimes can sing just about anything and she just gets better and better every year. She should release another album like this soon.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago