Is It O.K.

Is It O.K.

by Serena Ryder
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Is It O.K.

Serena Ryder's third album sounds less like Alanis Morissette than her previous releases. A stirring combination of folk and rock, "Is It O.K." is a solid listen from start to finish, with highlights including "Sweeping the Ashes," "Brand New Love," and the Canadian hit singles "Weak in the Knees" (which actually does sound like Alanis) and "Little Bit of Red." With this release, Ryder shows she has the chops to make it with the best of them -- "Is It O.K." won a Juno Award for Best Adult Contemporary Album in 2009 -- and the talent to fit nicely in with the cream of the crop of the Canadian music scene. It also shows her as being one step closer to breaking through to the elusive American market, which this album proves she is very capable of doing. Ryder takes the rough approach she gave to folk on "If Your Memory Serves You Well" and the indie cred from her debut album, Unlikely Emergency, and whips up a sonic delicacy. A formidable talent.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/03/2009
Label: Atlantic
UPC: 0075678969829
catalogNumber: 516728

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Serena Ryder   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Matt Chamberlain   Percussion,Drums,Loops
Mark Goldenberg   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Soloist
Lyle Workman   Banjo,Mandolin,12-string Guitar,Guitar (Electric Baritone)
John Alagia   Acoustic Guitar,Percussion,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals
Sean Hurley   Bass
Michael Chaves   Electric Guitar,Soloist
Zac Rae   Synthesizer,Piano,Glockenspiel,Keyboards,Hammond Organ,Marxophone,Hammond B3
David Lee Bassett   Acoustic Guitar
David Bassett   Acoustic Guitar

Technical Credits

Brian Scheuble   Engineer
John Alagia   Composer,Producer
Dave Bassett   Composer
Steve McEwan   Composer
Brian Howes   Composer
Serena Ryder   Composer
Mikal Blue   Composer
Jim Duguid   Composer
Rachelle Dupéré   Art Direction

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