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Whisper House
     

Whisper House

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by Duncan Sheik
 
A collection of songs written for a forthcoming theatrical piece. Whisper House marks Sheik's first solo album since 2006's critically-acclaimed White Limousine and comes on the heels of the success of the Broadway musical Spring Awakening for which Sheik collaborated with lyricist Steven Sater and composed an original score. On Whisper

Overview

A collection of songs written for a forthcoming theatrical piece. Whisper House marks Sheik's first solo album since 2006's critically-acclaimed White Limousine and comes on the heels of the success of the Broadway musical Spring Awakening for which Sheik collaborated with lyricist Steven Sater and composed an original score. On Whisper House, Sheik employs a narrative approach to songwriting, combining elements of the chamber pop that first brought him critical and commercial acclaim. Much like Spring Awakening, which the New York Times praised as a "deft blend of straight-up rock, folk and melodic pop," Whisper House is just as much a pop record as it is a musical theatre composition. Structured as a melodrama, each of the 10 songs on the album weave together to tell the story of a child's grief and spinster's longing as seen through the eyes of the ghosts that haunt the remote, World War II-era Maine lighthouse where they live. Singer-keyboardist Holly Brooke plays a prominent role alongside Sheik on several of the songs.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/27/2009
Label:
Rca Victor
UPC:
0886974042624
catalogNumber:
740426

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Duncan Sheik   Primary Artist,Bass,Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals
John Barclay   Trumpet,Piccolo Trumpet
Gerry Leonard   Guitar,Track Performer
Simon Hale   Conductor
Richard Watkins   French Horn
Nick Bucknall   Clarinet,Bass Clarinet,Soprano Chalumeau
Holly Brook   Vocals,Background Vocals,Track Performer
Kevin Garcia   Percussion,Drums

Technical Credits

Duncan Sheik   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Simon Hale   Brass Arrangment,Wind Arrangements,Woodwind Arrangement
Mike Tudor   Engineer
Niall Acott   String Arrangements
Klaus Lyngeled   Illustrations

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Whisper House 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
landh More than 1 year ago
After falling in love with Spring Awakening, this is a very welcome follow up from Sheik. The score is incredibly melodic and irresistable. Indeed, I like it even more than Spring. Sheik really does have a flair for musical theater, and this concept album proves just that. This is one of only a small handful of albums I can listen to without skipping over any track. HIGHLY suggest buying this to add to your collection whether you are a fan of Sheik or musical theater!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago