by Mandy Moore
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Mandy Moore has always been more modest than her pop-tart peers. And in a career move that sets her further apart from bare-all blondes Britney, Jessica, and Christina, the currently brunette Moore released Coverage, where she sinks her impressive chops into sophisticated cover tunes by artists as diverse as Carole King, Blondie, Elton John, and Todd Rundgren. Teaming with producer John Fields (Andrew W.K.) and accompanied by an assortment of alt-pop backup musicians including members of Jellyfish, X, and Semisonic, Moore easily shifts gears from a sweeping reading of the Waterboys' "The Whole of the Moon" to an airier treatment of Joni Mitchell's "Help Me." Some moments of daring don't fare quite so well, such as the hint of a DJ scratching and subtle electronica beats that creep into her karaoke-like cover of Carole King's "I Feel the Earth Move," but this 19-year-old pop princess doesn't sound out of her league as she throws herself wholeheartedly into Joan Armatrading's "Drop the Pilot," peppered with pounding piano and crackling guitar. Moore's feathery upper register also fits perfectly on an acoustic guitar–kissed interpretation of Cat Stevens' "Moonshadow" and on John Hiatt's pleading "Have a Little Faith in Me," complete with a horn-and-keyboard arrangement that suggests Van Morrison. With Coverage, Mandy Moore confidently strides towards young womanhood without having to shed any garments.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/21/2003
Label: Sony
UPC: 0827969012727
catalogNumber: 90127


  1. Senses Working Overtime
  2. The Whole Of The Moon
  3. Can We Still Be Friends
  4. I Feel The Earth Move
  5. Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters
  6. Drop The Pilot
  7. Moonshadow
  8. One Way Or Another
  9. Breaking Us In Two
  10. Anticipation
  11. Help Me
  12. Have A Little Faith In Me

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mandy Moore   Primary Artist,Vocals
Danny Wilde   Vocals
Jim Anton   Bass
Tommy Barbarella   Synthesizer,Piano,Hammond Organ,Electric Piano
Michael Bland   Drums
Evan Dando   Acoustic Guitar
John Fields   Bass,Guitar,Electric Guitar,French Horn,Keyboards,Vocals,Guitar (Baritone)
Dave Jensen   Trumpet
Kathy Jensen   Baritone Saxophone
Phil Solem   Acoustic Guitar,Mandolin,Vocals
Steve Strand   Trumpet
Dan Wilson   Vocals
Noah Levy   Drums
Eric Heywood   Pedal Steel Guitar
Don Bonebrake   Vibes
Ken Chastain   Bass,Percussion,Tambourine
Mike Ruekberg   Acoustic Guitar
Jordon Zadorozny   Guitar
Dirk Freymuth   Guitar
Dorian Crozier   Percussion,Drums
Matt Mahaffey   Piano,Drums,chamberlain,Mini Moog
George Scot McKelvey   Guitar
Kenny Holmen   Flute,Tenor Saxophone
Loren Gold   Piano
Kevin Augunas   Electric Bass
Billy Hawn   Percussion
Julius Collins   Vocals
Ameena Khawaja   Cello
Audrey Solomon   Violin
Danielle Nesmith   Violin

Technical Credits

Joan Armatrading   Composer
Debbie Harry   Composer
John Hiatt   Composer
Joe Jackson   Composer
Elton John   Composer
Carole King   Composer
Joni Mitchell   Composer
Todd Rundgren   Composer
Carly Simon   Composer
Yusuf (Cat Stevens)   Composer
J.J. Jackson   Composer
Andy Partridge   Composer
John Fields   Producer,Engineer,String Arrangements
Nigel Harrison   Composer
Mike Scott   Composer
Bernie Taupin   Composer
Jason Orris   Engineer
Julian Peploe   Art Direction
Dorian Crozier   Engineer
Matt Mahaffey   Engineer
Josh Myers   String Arrangements
Kevin Augunas   Engineer
Chris Testa   Engineer

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Coverage 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Mandy Moore Has gone all out with a completely new style. All of her albums have been amazing but I think this is definitely her best wotk yet!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great CD, if you love the original songs, your going to love this one! Mandy Moore is my favorite singer and this CD is the best yet, a more mature version of her. GREAT!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Mandy moore has changed a lot. I liked her better singing pop, but a least she's not becoming like Britney spears.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Mandy just made nice versions of other artists' songs. The songs were fun to hear. The ones I loved to listen to were Can we still be friends, Have a little faith in me, I feel the earth move, and Help me. This turned out great to listen to than the Wilson Phillips' California when they sang the history of California songs in the 1960s and in the 1970s. Mandy's Coverage is better than that.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Mandy Moore. Well..i want "Moore" of her! I've been following her from the first album and i have watch her grow into a great talented all-rounder performer. She can sing,she can act,she can host..she's a natural! This forst the thought of buying it didnt occur me coz i thought it would just be another typical cover album. But..i bought it nonetheless bcopz im a fan of her. And it's unbelievably great!!! I can't get off of it! It's unexpectable and very full of life,energy! YEah..mandy rocks!! =D
Guest More than 1 year ago
I own all of Mandy's cds. This is by far her best effort. All of the songs are catchy and she has a sweet, likeable voice. It is a compilation of many hits from other artists. I love "Have A Little Faith In Me," John Hiatt's hit, as well as "Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters," an Elton John song. She gives new life to the songs. I was not familiar with most of the arists nor the songs before getting the cd, and it prompted me to go out and buy cds by the artists mandy covered. This cd definitely reveals a more mature side of mandy. I hope that she makes more cds in the future like this one! (However, I don't think it's worth the money to purchase the version with the DVD.)
Guest More than 1 year ago
Mandy Moore is talented, we knew that ever since her first album. Her voice has a certain "shh" in it's tone that makes her sound like seh's whispering loudly - a complete gorgoues effect that only she can pull off. But what ever happened to the candy girl who occasionally gets crushes on people who don't like her back? Though this CD holds as much musical quality as her other albums, it also holds a lot of change in the girl's character as an artist. If you hate chage: don't buy this. Otherwise this is a great CD for those who like to see that young bubble-gum pop stars can actually make something great of their talent.
Guest More than 1 year ago
After having heard Mandy Moore on a local radio interview about the debut of this revived compilation of some 70s wonder hits, I was curious to see how different this work of art would be compared to her previous albums. I am not long-standing fan of hers, but absolutely loved listening to just the samples provided on this site. She has a rich voice that makes you want to just sing along with her. After hearing the samples, I HAD to add this selection to my holiday wish list. Maybe you will too, so check this out if you haven't yet!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album is great. I can't believe how mature Mandy's voice sounds! What a great idea to redo old songs! The only reason this album was 4 stars is because some of the songs are kind of droopy. Go Mandy Moore!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Mandy Moore is a great singer. I wasn't a big fan of her preceeding albums, but this album of tracks is great. She has such a rich, beautiful voice that definately wins over Britney Spears' nasal singing. Britney and XXXtina may have to resort to sleazy photo shoots to get attention, but Mandy clearly has morals AND a great voice. Go girl! I personally wasn't all that attracted to the album at first, mostly because it contains "old" songs. I am 15 years old, and listening to the songs my parents like doesnt exactly appeal to me. But these songs are actually great, and I love the way Mandy picked ones nobody would expect. I suggest you run out and buy this album! The best song is "Have a Little Faith in Me"
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love these songs and am so glad that she's bringing them to a younger generation! Makes me want to bust out the Joni Mitchell!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I had the pleasure of meeting Mandy after winning a radio contest in my town of Columbia, South Carolina, and could not be happier. I have never been one to be star stuck, and frankly had never heard of her. This was in 1999, and at the time of her first release. I was floored. She has talent, unlike her 'peers', and use that term loosely, because all they use is their ability to use their body instead of their voice. Mandy has a gift, and one we all can, and should enjoy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this cd. She covered a great bunch of songs that are catchy and have great lyrics. This cd is definitely more mature and different than her other cds, but I think she made a really great change in her music. "Coverage" is definitely mandy's best effort yet. Buy it NOW!!! You'll love it!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This has got to be Mandy moore's best work yet. She's a great Singer but it seemed like she needed to find the right style for her. I think she's got it now.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great new CD from Mandy Moore.. a new her... more mature. i am a great fan of Mandy... and i just want to say to her: Mandy, keep rolling out those CD's!!!
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