Wilderness

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Barnes & Noble - Dave Gil de Rubio
With her fourth, independently released album, Wilderness, Sophie B. Hawkins continues in the vein of the ethereal adult contemporary pop she's been known for since her 1992 debut, Tongues and Tails. Relationships are at the crux of these songs, and Hawkins isn't afraid to mix and match disparate musical elements to shade in the details of her stories, whether she's paying tribute to an older woman in "Supersexywoman," with its airy vocal phrasing and bluesy guitar, or packing swirling keyboards and vocal arrangements reminiscent of mid-career Madonna into the father-figure homage "Soul Lover." Given that Hawkins was once a star student of African percussionist ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Dave Gil de Rubio
With her fourth, independently released album, Wilderness, Sophie B. Hawkins continues in the vein of the ethereal adult contemporary pop she's been known for since her 1992 debut, Tongues and Tails. Relationships are at the crux of these songs, and Hawkins isn't afraid to mix and match disparate musical elements to shade in the details of her stories, whether she's paying tribute to an older woman in "Supersexywoman," with its airy vocal phrasing and bluesy guitar, or packing swirling keyboards and vocal arrangements reminiscent of mid-career Madonna into the father-figure homage "Soul Lover." Given that Hawkins was once a star student of African percussionist Babatunde Olatunji -- and that the disc was produced in collaboration with the Berman brothers (Amber, Baha Men) -- it's not surprising that rhythm figures as a subtle yet powerful component to songs such as "Adrian," a snappy tropical number featuring exotic percussion and punchy horn arrangements. When she's not tossing off brainy, dance-flavored fare, this native New Yorker indulges her jones for torch singing with "You Make Me High," a piano-anchored tune that wouldn't sound out of place at a late-night jazz café, and a bluesy rendition of "Feelin' Good," an Anthony Newley–penned song popularized by Nina Simone. Delightfully unorthodox yet keenly melodic, Wilderness finds Hawkins once again making her own distinctive mark on the musical landscape.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/20/2004
  • Label: Lightyear
  • UPC: 085365463424
  • Catalog Number: 54634
  • Sales rank: 18,833

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Beautiful Girl (3:45)
  2. 2 Open Up Your Eyes (3:30)
  3. 3 Meet Me on a Rooftop (3:42)
  4. 4 Walking on Thin Ice (4:08)
  5. 5 Blue (4:04)
  6. 6 Sweetsexywoman (4:43)
  7. 7 Surfer Girl (3:10)
  8. 8 Adrian (3:26)
  9. 9 Soul Lover (3:44)
  10. 10 Angel of Darkness (4:00)
  11. 11 You Make Me High (3:29)
  12. 12 Feeling Good (5:31)
  13. 13 Soul Lover (6:56)
  14. 14 Beautiful Girl
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Sophie B. Hawkins Primary Artist, Guitar, Percussion, Piano, Drums, Keyboards, Vocals
Dave Burns Drums
Josh Sklair Guitar
David Piltch Upright Bass
Lee Thornburg Trombone, Trumpet
David Woodford Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Carl Fischer Trombone, Trumpet
Chris Papastephanou Background Music, Horn Engineer
Christian Berman Bass, Keyboards
Sebastião Batista DaSilva Keyboards
Robbie Mildenberger Guitar
Kareem Devlin Guitar
Mike Severne Guitar
Ed Czach Organ, Piano
Technical Credits
Sophie B. Hawkins Arranger, Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer, Horn Arrangements, drum programming, Paintings
Leslie Bricusse Composer
Michael Kramer Engineer
Bob Ludwig Mastering
Anthony Newley Composer
Lee Thornburg Horn Arrangements
Rich Veltrop Engineer
The Berman Brothers Producer
Christine Wilson Art Direction
Chris Papastephanou Digital Editing
Christian Berman Programming, Engineer
Sebastião Batista DaSilva Programming
Sylvia Massy Shivy Producer, Engineer
Adam Ayan Mastering
George Leger III Digital Editing
George Artope Video Editor
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    great album that's from the heart, and not the greedy music industry.

    she is independant and not owned by the sony corporation! you can definately tell in her music! it is totally free and real! it is great listen anytime and sophie just blows you away! all trax are great especially beautiful girl and sweet sexy woman, and blue! truely a legend

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Get Lost In The Wilderness

    This cd is awesome. Sophie does it again. There is a song on Wilderness for everyone. I recommend everyone buy this cd.

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