Wilderness

Wilderness

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by Sophie B. Hawkins
     
 

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,See more details below

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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:
04/20/2004
Label:
Lightyear
UPC:
0085365463424
catalogNumber:
54634
Rank:
214146

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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
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   Digital Editing
George Artope   Video Editor

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