Bad Blood

Bad Blood

by Ana Egge

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Overview

Bad Blood

Singer/songwriter Ana Egge devotes the songs on her seventh album, Bad Blood, to examinations of mental illness, which may explain why the characters in them (including, on occasion, "I") seem to be in their own worlds, sometimes worlds that trace dream landscapes ("Driving with No Hands"), sometimes ones that lead to violence or courtrooms, or even just to the road. There is a disconnection between actions and consequences, and a poetic romanticism in which Egge finds it possible to sing, in "Evil," of "evil, simple as a rose." She is aided and abetted by producer Steve Earle, who chimes in occasionally on vocal harmonies and provides country-folk and folk-rock settings for the songs she sings in her deceptively soothing, burnished alto. Eleanor Whitmore provides the musical color, soloing on bouzouki, fiddle, tenor guitar, mandolin, and viola. Bad Blood is an album of attractive surfaces through which can be seen deeper, darker interiors that are suggested, and sometimes spelled out, in Egge's evocative words and Earle's stinging production.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/23/2011
Label: Ammal
UPC: 0885686882771
catalogNumber: 5
Rank: 311443

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ana Egge   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Steve Earle   Acoustic Guitar,Vocal Harmony
Justin Guip   Tambourine
Allison Moorer   Pump Organ,Vocal Harmony
Byron Isaacs   Electric Bass,Upright Bass
Chris Masterson   Electric Guitar,Guitar (Baritone)
Eleanor Whitmore   Bouzouki,Fiddle,Mandolin,Viola,Guitar (Tenor),Vocal Harmony
Rob Heath   Drums

Technical Credits

Charlie Rich   Composer
Steve Earle   Producer
Steve Addabbo   Composer
Justin Guip   Engineer
Ana Egge   Composer
Adam Levy   Composer
Brady Brock   Media Consultant
Ed Sherman   Art Direction

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