Andy White

Andy White

by Andy White


White has switched from edgy folk label Cooking Vinyl to the more austere Thirsty Ear for this self-titled departure from his usual sparse and driving protest songs and Irish ballads. These are thoughtful pop constructs that leave the listener on a plateau of abandon one minute and in a melancholic valley the next. The album is outstanding in its evocation of emotional ambiguity, both lyrically and within its brilliant harmonic changes. Themes of yearning -- for travel, home, companionship, and freedom -- and moving on filter through in vignettes, both specific and non-specific. The tracks are enriched by a roster of guests, such as Radoslav Lorkovic on accordion, Ursula Burns on harp, and Stephen Fearing on mandola. It includes the gospel-tinged wails of Josie Docherty on "Jesus in a Cadillac," a duet with the Wild Colonials' Angela McCluskey on the sublime "Please," and the elevating single "Coz I'm Free," which was inspired by the tattoo on the arm of Olympic 400-meter champion Cathy Freeman.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/21/2001
Label: Thirsty Ear
UPC: 0700435710825
catalogNumber: 57108

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Andy White   Primary Artist
Kieran Kane   Guitar,Vocals
David Bridie   Keyboards
Stephen Fearing   Electric Guitar,Vocals,Mandola
Kieran Kennedy   Banjo,Dobro,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Hammond Synth
Ingmar Kiang   Keyboards
Robert Malone   Bass Guitar
Nick Seymour   Bass Guitar
Radoslav Lorkovic   Piano,Accordion
Angela McCluskey   Vocals
Rick Cowling   Vocals,keyboard bass
David Crichton   Strings
Cathy White   Vocals
Ursula Burns   Harp

Technical Credits

Pearse Dunne   Engineer
Kieran Kennedy   Producer,Engineer
Ingmar Kiang   Studio Manager
Ivan O'Shea   Engineer
Simon Polinski   Engineer,Loop
James Grimes   Artwork
Rick Cowling   Engineer

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