Wild Hope

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Mandy Moore is all grown up. The pop and movie starlet's new disc, Wild Hope, was produced by Grammy Award-winning producer John Alagia (John Mayer, Liz Phair, Dave Matthews) and co-written with a bevy of critically acclaimed singer-songwriters including Rachael Yamagata, the Weepies, and Lori McKenna. The result of this two-year labor of love is an organic folk album boasting beautifully constructed melodies, compelling vocals, and sophisticated lyrical content.
All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Since Mandy Moore lacked the hits and sharply defined persona of her immediate teen pop peers, she had the freedom to redefine her image in a way...
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Mandy Moore is all grown up. The pop and movie starlet's new disc, Wild Hope, was produced by Grammy Award-winning producer John Alagia (John Mayer, Liz Phair, Dave Matthews) and co-written with a bevy of critically acclaimed singer-songwriters including Rachael Yamagata, the Weepies, and Lori McKenna. The result of this two-year labor of love is an organic folk album boasting beautifully constructed melodies, compelling vocals, and sophisticated lyrical content.
All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Since Mandy Moore lacked the hits and sharply defined persona of her immediate teen pop peers, she had the freedom to redefine her image in a way Britney or Jessica didn't. She could ease into adulthood while her onetime colleagues were stuck in a perpetual adolescence, falling out of cars and clothes often simultaneously, slowly turning into pop culture punch lines instead of pop stars. Moore side-stepped such embarrassment by focusing on work, both as a musician and actress, picking projects that looked so great on paper that it almost didn't matter that the end results never quite lived up to their potential. This was as true for the 2006 silver screen American Idol satire American Dreamz as it was for her 2003 album Coverage, an attempt at covering great pop songwriters that proved Moore's taste, ambition, and smarts. Even if it wasn't necessarily compelling listening, it did provide a template for a mature Mandy Moore and Wild Hope, delivered four years later -- after a parting of ways from Epic, then an unsuccessful stint at Warner that resulted in no albums but led to a contract with EMI -- follows through on much of its promise. In most ways, Wild Hope is Coverage assembled with original tunes: it's a classy, burnished collection of adult pop, often built on acoustics but rarely seeming folky, because it places the emphasis on melody, like most pop music. Where that covers album occasionally seemed a little too earnest and stiff, Moore has corrected most of those flaws: her singing is warm, even soulful, while the music sounds lived-in, not overthought. Wild Hope has the right sound, which Coverage didn't quite, but it ironically falters where that album went right: the songs aren't that memorable. It's certainly not for lack of trying: Moore has enlisted such respected singer/songwriters as Chantal Kreviazuk, Lori McKenna, and Rachael Yamagata as collaborators, helping her inch toward confessional, introspective songwriting, an admirable ambition that falls short of being easy to embrace. There are some good turns of phrase here, some ingratiating melodies, but there aren't strong melodies, so the tunes aren't memorable outside of their gentle, comfortable feel. All the same, it's sure hard to dislike Wild Hope, because it's genuine in its intent -- Moore truly wants to deliver a record that sounds her age, in its feel and words -- and because Mandy is such an appealing, open-hearted, undeniably attractive presence. Whether onscreen or on record, she exudes likeability, so it's easy to listen to Wild Hope with all its flaws -- but it's just good enough that it's hard not to wish it were better.
Billboard - Jill Menze
The singer-songwriter role seems a fitting departure for Moore, and Wild Hope incorporates enough country, rock, and pop sensibilities to satisfy any ear.

The singer-songwriter role seems a fitting departure for Moore, and Wild Hope incorporates enough country, rock, and pop sensibilities to satisfy any ear.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/19/2007
  • Label: Firm Music
  • UPC: 810067011228
  • Catalog Number: 70112

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Mandy Moore Primary Artist, Background Vocals
Kevin Salem Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Electric Guitar, Hammond Organ, Slide Guitar
Mark Goldenberg Acoustic Guitar, Dobro, Mandolin, Electric Guitar, Hammond Organ, Ukulele, Tamboura, E-bow
Dan Wilson Background Vocals
John Alagia Acoustic Guitar, Percussion, Piano, Hammond Organ, Tambourine, Background Vocals, Shaker
Doug Derryberry Guitar, Electric Guitar, Bazouki
Tom Freund Background Vocals
Matthew Cullen Drones
Oliver Kraus Violin, Cello
Daniel Clark Piano, Celeste, Keyboards, Hammond Organ, fender rhodes, Wurlitzer
Lori McKenna Background Vocals
Steve Tannen Background Vocals
Sara Watkins Background Vocals
Deb Talan Acoustic Guitar, Background Vocals, Wurlitzer
Jason Mraz Background Vocals
Daniel Clarke Piano, Hammond Organ
Rachael Yamagata Clarinet, Piano, French Horn, Background Vocals, Sampling
Matt Johnson Drums, Tambourine, Shaker
Brian Ashley Jones Drums
Brett Dennen Background Vocals
Stewart Meyers Bass
Technical Credits
Kevin Salem drum programming
Doug Sax Mastering
John Alagia Producer
Matthew Cullen Engineer
Chantal Kreviazuk Composer
Jon Altschiller Engineer
Oliver Kraus String Arrangements
Lori McKenna Composer
Mandy Moore Composer
Chris Bittner Pro-Tools
Steve Tannen Composer
Deb Talan Composer
James Renald Composer
Rachael Yamagata Composer
The Weepies Composer
Brian Conrad Engineer
Thom Patzner Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A change for the better

    I was pleasantly surprised listening to this album. Though I liked Mandy's pop sound 8 years ago, my taste in music had matured since then, and this album is a surprisingly good arrangement of folk-style songs with heartfelt lyrics. The new Mandy Moore is most definitely worth buying this new album for. You won't be disappointed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Mandy Moore is fantastic!!

    This album is incredible.She gives us a different side of her voice with this fantastic album. Each song was beautifully done especially with her being the writer for each song.I have been a Mandy Moore fan for a long time and absolutely love each and every song on this album.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    New Rustic Mandy is Pure and Offers Quality Music

    It's no doubt that Mandy Moore has grown up. Now at 23, Mandy's back in the music business with much more originality and purity. In fact, Mandy's new music is so different, it's almost unrecognizable to some. "Wild Hope," couldn't be farther from the "bubble gum-pop," style we've all heard from Mandy in past years. The album is made up of a much more rustic sound, created with stings and pianos. The country-folk sound of the album cannot be missed, especially in tracks such as, "Most of Me," and the painstaking truthful, "Nothing That You Are," "a track which is also a highlight of the album". The juxtaposition of Mandy's true words and catchy melodies make for an album which is very likable and will have you listening meticulously straight through. Mandy's pure lyrics are also highly relatable and helps bring a, "down-to-earth" feel to the album. With its realistic and sensible lyrics and calm melodies, the album is also filled with an outpour of real emotion. Many of the songs were written and based upon actual events and feeling. The album has a mixture of enough catchy, up-beat tracks, such as, "Slummin' in Paradise," "Looking Forward to Looking Back," and "Latest Mistake," making it easy for the listener to become addicted to the sound. However, the album's up-tempo tracks are not only its highlights. Conversely, with low-key tracks like the thought-proving, "Wild Hope," and the emotional outpour, "Gardenia," the album is completed just right. Overall, one might say the album consist of, 'all good things,' from songs about heartbreak to triumph, redemption, and hope. Mandy's new self-discoveries have helped her mature into an artist with great potential and the ability to create music with quality and dignity. Goodbye bubble-gum-pop princes, hello Mandy Moore.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    poorly put together and poorly mixed

    mandy moore is lip synching i do not know why this album is full of songs that do not belong on this album i know this for a fact the rest of mandy moores cds are out of print and are begining to be hard to find i still can not beileve she is still making music but this whole studio album stinks mandy moore lip synchs on all her albums and on all her songs

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    mandy moore is lip synching like omg its true she is

    mandy moore is lip syching on this whole entire album their is not just lip synching on this album but the album is full of lacking lyics intelligent music mandy moore is only in it for the money now not the fans lets just say mandy moore has recently jumped onto the mainstream band wagon and has seriously gone downhill

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    I didn't originally buy this album because I didn't know any of the songs that well. But once I went to see Mandy in concert, and heard these songs, I loved them instantly!! The lyrics are so meaningful and anyone can relate to them. This album is a must buy!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    mandy moore

    this album is so beautiful and filled with alot of meaning and her lyrics are great...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great

    This is by far Mandy Moores best cd! I love her other music but, this cd is super! I recommend everyone go out and get a copy

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Fantastic Talent

    Mandy Moore is a outstanding talent. Just listen to the wild hope cd and you will know what i am talking about. All of her music is wonderful. Her talent as a actress is a true pleasure to watch. My favorite film of mandy's is walk to remember. I cry each time i see this film. I am also looking forward to her new film license to wed.Also i am fan of rollercoasters and so is mandy. That is just another reason she is great.r

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    Posted March 6, 2009

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