Voyageur

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Singer/songwriter Kathleen Edwards has different kinds of traveling in mind on her album Voyageur. There is the geographic kind, of course, but also the journey through the seasons of nature, and, especially, the trip a love affair represents from its beginning to end. Edwards seems to be in transit right from the start, at least in terms of intentions, with the folk-pop leadoff track proclaiming, "I'm movin' to America," before the singer quickly adds, "It's an empty threat." Still, that's a good representation of the themes of the record, as Edwards explores troubled feelings, often expressing dissatisfaction with a lover she is simultaneously obsessed with and ...
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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Singer/songwriter Kathleen Edwards has different kinds of traveling in mind on her album Voyageur. There is the geographic kind, of course, but also the journey through the seasons of nature, and, especially, the trip a love affair represents from its beginning to end. Edwards seems to be in transit right from the start, at least in terms of intentions, with the folk-pop leadoff track proclaiming, "I'm movin' to America," before the singer quickly adds, "It's an empty threat." Still, that's a good representation of the themes of the record, as Edwards explores troubled feelings, often expressing dissatisfaction with a lover she is simultaneously obsessed with and unhappy about. "I don't want to feel this way," she says on the slow, ethereal "Pink Champagne," but by the next song she is declaring, "Anywhere you go, I'll follow," even though the song is called "Going to Hell." The folk and rock arrangements, sometimes ambient, sometimes reminiscent of Sheryl Crow (especially the deliberately paced electric guitar rocker "Mint"), support Edwards' listless, melancholy soprano singing, which in turn reflects her unhappiness and pessimism. She manages to sing through her torment on Voyageur, in hope that the journey is ultimately redemptive.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/17/2012
  • Label: Rounder / Umgd
  • UPC: 601143114526
  • Catalog Number: 431145
  • Sales rank: 82,831

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Empty Threat (3:37)
  2. 2 Chameleon/Comedian (4:41)
  3. 3 A Soft Place to Land (4:25)
  4. 4 Change the Sheets (4:30)
  5. 5 House Full of Empty Rooms (3:01)
  6. 6 Mint (4:52)
  7. 7 Sidecar (2:38)
  8. 8 Pink Champagne (5:09)
  9. 9 Going to Hell (4:18)
  10. 10 For the Record (7:06)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Kathleen Edwards Primary Artist, Organ, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Piano, Violin, Electric Guitar, Keyboards, Background Vocals, Vibes, Omnichord, fender rhodes, Wurlitzer, Hammond B3
Ian Lefeuvre Wurlitzer
Jim Bryson Synthesizer, Guitar, Electric Guitar, Background Vocals
Bryden Baird Horn
Hawksley Workman Drums
Norah Jones Background Vocals
John Dinsmore Bass
John Roderick Background Vocals
Afie Jurvanen Guitar, Electric Guitar
Sean Carey Drums
Lyle Molzan Drums
Justin Vernon Organ, Synthesizer, Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Bass, Guitar, Drums, Electric Guitar, Background Vocals, Vibes
Sue Passmore Background Vocals
Kerri Ough Background Vocals
Caroline Brooks Background Vocals
Jeremy Boettcher Bass, Electric Bass, Upright Bass
Stornoway Choir, Chorus
Brian Moen Drums
Gord Tough Guitar, Electric Guitar
Phil Cook Organ, Piano, Keyboards, fender rhodes, Wurlitzer
Francis Farewell Stsarlite Vocals
Technical Credits
Greg Calbi Mastering
Jeremy Darby Engineer
Denis Tougas Engineer
Jim Bryson Composer, Engineer
Brian Joseph Engineer
Kathleen Edwards Composer, Producer
John Roderick Composer
Eric Corson Engineer
Justin Vernon Producer, Engineer
Jud Haynes Layout
Darren Booth Paintings
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