Closer to You: The Pop Sides

Closer to You: The Pop Sides

by Cassandra Wilson
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Closer to You: The Pop Sides

Singer Cassandra Wilson is a master interpreter of American music. With her unmistakable honeyed husky voice and quaintly rustic aesthetic she has made intimate and personal statements with jazz, blues, R&B, country, and pop chestnuts -- few artists can reveal the sensual earthiness of the Monkees tune "The Last Train to Clarksville."

Closer to You: The Pop Side celebrates the finest pop moments from her seven album, decade plus legacy with Blue Note. In addition to the aforementioned 1960s nugget, this release features her stark and achingly vulnerable take on U2's "Love is Blindness" as well as her transcendent take on Neil Young's "Harvest Moon" that evokes fireflies and shooting stars. Among its 11 tracks are favorites from Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, and a tenderly romantic version of Sting's "Fragile." From the Label

Product Details

Release Date: 04/07/2009
Label: Blue Note Records
UPC: 5099969608728
catalogNumber: 96087

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Cassandra Wilson   Primary Artist
Chris Whitley   Guitar
Lonnie Plaxico   Bass,Acoustic Bass
Jim Keltner   Drums
Reginald Veal   Upright Bass
Calvin "Fuzz" Jones   Upright Bass
Cyro Baptista   Percussion
T Bone Burnett   Guitar,Vocals
Charlie Burnham   Violin
Lance Carter   Drums
Keith Ciancia   Piano,Keyboards
Jeff Haynes   Percussion
Brandon Ross   Acoustic Guitar,Steel Guitar
Marvin Sewell   Acoustic Guitar
Kevin Breit   Banjo,Bouzouki,Guitar,Mandolin,Electric Guitar,Guitar (Resonator)
Cecilia Smith   Marimbas
Perry Wilson   Drums
Mark Peterson   Bass,Acoustic Bass
Doug Wamble   Acoustic Guitar
Fabrizio Sotti   Guitar
Xavyon Jamison   Drums
Kevin Johnson   Percussion

Technical Credits

Bob Dylan   Composer
Robbie Robertson   Composer
Neil Young   Composer
Cassandra Wilson   Producer
Tommy Boyce   Composer
Donald Bryant   Composer
T Bone Burnett   Producer
Keith Ciancia   Producer
Adam Clayton   Composer
Jakob Dylan   Composer
Bobby Hart   Composer
Bernard Miller   Composer
Van Morrison   Composer
Ann Peebles   Composer
Craig Street   Producer
Paul Hewson   Composer
Fabrizio Sotti   Producer
Susan Lavoie   Art Direction
Gordon Sumner   Composer
David Evans   Composer

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Closer to You: The Pop Sides 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
chefcorky More than 1 year ago
Someone deserves a raise! Someone took some of my favorite Cassandra Wilson songs and put them all on one CD! These are all of the songs that other artists recorded and Cassandra rearranged and recorded, adding her own flavors, colors and textures. These are the songs that have moved me, melted me, soothed me and inspired me! She is one of the greatest singers of our time.