Lady Croissant

Lady Croissant

by SiaSia


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Called a "mini-album" by her label, Astralwerks, Sia's Lady Croissant is a collection of eight live tracks (from her April 2006 performance in New York's Bowery Ballroom) and one new studio track, the darkly bubbly single, "Pictures." The recordings sound good, the band (bass, cello, drums, guitar, and keys) tight and lush, and Sia herself is spot-on, her vocals rich and passionate. The set here is short (and the actual concert wasn't much longer), but the singer pulls material from both Healing Is Difficult and Colour the Small One (including "Breathe Me," featured in the popular television show Six Feet Under's series finale) as well as two tracks, "Destiny" and "Distractions," from Zero 7's Simple Things (Garden wouldn't come out until June, so unfortunately her contributions to that album aren't included here). There's a song of hers called "Lentil," the only one she introduces by name here, and a Cher/Pretenders -- with inspirational credit given to the latter -- cover (written by Ray Davies), "I Go to Sleep." Sia, her voice, her style, hearken back to the late '90s, drawing comparisons to early Nelly Furtado and Morley, but the music here, her music, doesn't seem dated or unhip. It's very modern, warm and melodic and cleanly intricate, and shows off Sia's talents well, making Lady Croissant an important listen for her fans, and enough to sway those less familiar with her work into checking out what else she has to offer.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/03/2007
Label: Astralwerks
UPC: 0094638125822
catalogNumber: 81258
Rank: 22898

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sia   Primary Artist
Joe Kennedy   Keyboards
Sam Dixon   Bass
Joey Waronker   Drums
Dan Carey   Bass,Guitar,Keyboards,Wurlitzer
Felix Bloxsom   Drums
Gus Seyffert   Guitar

Technical Credits

Kevin Armstrong   Composer
Ray Davies   Composer
Sophie Barker   Composer
James McMillan   Composer
Henry Binns   Composer
Sam Hardaker   Composer
Blair Mackichan   Composer
Sia   Composer
Dan Carey   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Felix Howard   Composer
Stephanie Pistel   Cover Photo

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