Who I Am

Who I Am

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by Alice Peacock
     
 
In the six years since her debut, singer/songwriter Alice Peacock has gone from her own independent label to the majors. Now she's back on her own Peacock Music, but this time in "cooperation" with major Universal. As a result, the album sounds major-label big but has indie spirit in its heart. There's no calculated John Mayer appearance,

Overview

In the six years since her debut, singer/songwriter Alice Peacock has gone from her own independent label to the majors. Now she's back on her own Peacock Music, but this time in "cooperation" with major Universal. As a result, the album sounds major-label big but has indie spirit in its heart. There's no calculated John Mayer appearance, no gimmicky production, and no holding back as track after track overflows with soul-searching in plush surroundings. Cynical types can make an argument that the album swoons out of control, but there's no denying Peacock's vision or her ability to write sweet heartwarmers and sweeter heartbreakers. Sentimental, wistful, and searching for a noble way to let go of a relationship, the opening "Different from the Rest" is an "I Hope You Dance"-sized ballad that perfectly sets the stage for what's going to be a bittersweet relationship-themed album. Less grand yet just as touching are the sparse, almost cabaret-sounding "Time" and the slowly simmering "Taught Me Well," which is gutsy enough to bring to mind Sheryl Crow, maybe even Sophie B. Hawkins. The uplifting "Sunflower" revives some of the Beatles-like arrangements of her 2002 self-titled effort, but most of the tracks are a more earthy kind of lush with producer Andrew Williams supporting Peacock's piano and vocals with acoustic guitars and plenty of strings. Peacock is perfectly comfortable in these surroundings, and if she overindulges in romance and regret a bit, fans who have gone four years without an album aren't going to mind it at all.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/04/2006
Label:
Umvd Labels
UPC:
0602498575376
catalogNumber:
000686402

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Alice Peacock   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Piano,Vocals,Background Vocals,Wurlitzer
Victor Lawrence   Conductor
Mark Robertson   Concert Master
Danny Seidenberg   Viola
Jay Bellerose   Percussion,Drums
Andrew Williams   Acoustic Guitar,Piano,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals,Guitar (12 String Electric)
Yu Tong Sharp   Violin
Curt Schneider   Bass,Background Vocals
Daphne Chen   Violin
Danny Howes   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Lap Steel Guitar
James Freebarin-Smith   Cello
Melissa Reiner   Violin
Shalini Vijayan   Violin
Leah Katz   Viola
Jen Kuhn   Cello
Matthew Funes   Viola

Technical Credits

Andrew Williams   Producer,Engineer,Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Jeri Heiden   Art Direction
Curt Schneider   Engineer
Alice Peacock   Composer
Hugh Heller   Executive Producer
John Greenebaum   Composer
John Peacock   Web Design
Michael Lapchick   Piano Engineer
Ryan Corey   Art Direction
Kim Estlund   Publicity
Kim Estlund Baker   Publicity
Chip Schutzman   Publicity

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Who I Am 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this CD. I am recently acquainted with her music and I am sorry I didn't hear of her sooner. She has an awesome voice and the melodies are flawless. Her music has a great flow and feel to it. My favorite songs are "Time" and "Taught me Well". This is definitely one to have in your collection!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago