Words Came Back to Me

Words Came Back to Me

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by Sonya Kitchell
     
 

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Imagine marrying Joni Mitchell's songwriting skills with Norah Jones's jazz sensibilities, and then throwing in Sarah McLachlan’s well-trained voice -- and knack for a well-turned pop hook -- for good measure. Sonya Kitchell’s Words Came Back to Me, Starbucks’ next "Hear Music Debut," easily recalls such notable predecessors, all the more impressive since

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Imagine marrying Joni Mitchell's songwriting skills with Norah Jones's jazz sensibilities, and then throwing in Sarah McLachlan’s well-trained voice -- and knack for a well-turned pop hook -- for good measure. Sonya Kitchell’s Words Came Back to Me, Starbucks’ next "Hear Music Debut," easily recalls such notable predecessors, all the more impressive since she is just 16 and has authored each of these remarkably sophisticated songs herself. Make no mistake, this is not teeny-bopper music. Still, an infectious, childlike joy infuses this collection with the sense that Kitchell is playing more than working. Yet Kitchell has clearly done her homework; her masterful control and phrasing recall that of her mentor, jazz vocalist Rebecca Paris. The blues-oozing "Can't Get You Out of My Mind" and the aptly titled "Too Beautiful" are among the standouts here, but there is no slack or filler on this disc. Don't overlook the hidden track, either, a charming tribute to Kitchell's little brother. Like him, we have a lot to learn from Kitchell, who reminds us to see the world as if for the first time. nor filler, whatsoever. Don't overlook the hidden track, either, a charming tribute to her little brother. Like him, we have a lot to learn from Kitchell, who reminds us to see the world as if for the first time.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/04/2006
Label:
Velour Recordings
UPC:
0687480050123
catalogNumber:
501

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Performance Credits

Sonya Kitchell   Primary Artist,Vocals
Steve Addabbo   Guitar
Alex Kadvan   Cello
Michael Daves   Mandolin
Miro Sprague   Organ,Piano
Jon Suters   Guitar,Bass Guitar
Kiro Sprague   Piano
Conor Keehan   Drums
Jason Ennis   Guitar
Garth Stevenson   Bass Guitar

Technical Credits

Steve Addabbo   Producer,Audio Production
Jeff Patrick Krasno   Producer,Executive Producer,Audio Production,Management
Sean Hoess   Executive Producer,Label Design
Sonya Kitchell   Composer
Clifford Lane   Audio Production

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Words Came Back to Me 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I heard Sonya open for Dar Williams in concert she practically stole the show! She was amazing. My husband bought me her album Cold Day that night, and it's a favorite in my player. She is refreshingly soulful and her mix of blues and classic rock-folksy sounds is an audial treat.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I first heard Sonya Kitchell at a Jamie Cullum concert in NH. I wasn't sure what to expect as most openers aren't worth getting to the concert on time for. Sonya was just wonderful! Not only is her voice clear and soulful, but she seems so mature for her young age. Her cds sold out quickly and I was unable to get one at the show..so I made sure to get one as soon as I hit the store!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Just from listening to the segments of these songs, I feel that Sonya is too slow and has a very husky voice. I heard about her from GL, and when I read the article, I wasn't very impressed. So now I listened to her, and she's just like one of those Nora Jones wannabes.I don't understand how people can like this.
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