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Over And Over
     

Over And Over

4.5 2
by Erin Bode
 
Although jazz-pop singer Erin Bode most often gets compared to Norah Jones, a closer point of comparison is the British indie duo Everything But the Girl. Although he doesn't get front-cover credit, Over and Over is effectively a duet album between Bode's warmly appealing, low-key vocals and

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Although jazz-pop singer Erin Bode most often gets compared to Norah Jones, a closer point of comparison is the British indie duo Everything But the Girl. Although he doesn't get front-cover credit, Over and Over is effectively a duet album between Bode's warmly appealing, low-key vocals and her primary collaborator, Adam Maness, whose piano and acoustic guitar are at the heart of the arrangements and who co-wrote nearly all the songs. Maness is Ben Watt to Bode's Tracey Thorn, an empathetic collaborator rooted both in cool jazz and acoustic folk, and the pair create a hybrid of the two styles matched to a fondness for the reflective side of singer/songwriter pop that's best revealed on the album's two pop covers. Paul Simon's "Graceland" is transformed from the South African country ramble into something closer to Joni Mitchell's late-'70s fusion period, and Simply Red's near-forgotten ballad "Holding Back the Years" is overhauled from the unashamedly slick chart pop of the original into a stark duet performance of Maness' close-miked, echoing acoustic guitar and Bode's haunted, mournful vocals that changes the entire feel of the tune. Those tracks aside, however, it's the Bode/Maness originals that are the most intriguing part of this quiet but engrossing album, particularly "Send Me Up a Sign" (the most overtly Everything But the Girl-like song on the album) and the utterly charming, winsome lost-love tune "With the Radio On," which wouldn't sound out of place on a mid-'90s twee pop single by the likes of Softies or Lois until Seamus Blake's playful sax solo shows up. That cross-genre appeal is what makes Over and Over such a good record: Erin Bode isn't interested in staying in one particular stylistic box.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/31/2006
Label:
Max Jazz Records
UPC:
0610614012124
catalogNumber:
140121
Rank:
170631

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Performance Credits

Erin Bode   Primary Artist,Vocals
Seamus Blake   Tenor Saxophone
Josh Mease   Acoustic Guitar,Background Vocals
Adam Maness   Acoustic Guitar,Piano,Hammond Organ,fender rhodes,Hammond B3
Chris Higginbottom   Percussion,Drums
Dave Eggar   Cello
Sydney Rodway   Bass Guitar

Technical Credits

Paul Simon   Composer
Howard Dietz   Composer
Mick Hucknall   Composer
Katsuhiko Naito   Engineer
Arthur Schwartz   Composer
Pressley Jacobs   Art Direction
Erin Bode   Composer,Liner Notes
Adam Maness   Composer
Erin Bode Group   Audio Production

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