Rachael Yamagata EP

Rachael Yamagata EP

by Rachael Yamagata


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On her debut release, singer/songwriter Rachael Yamagata distinguishes herself from the contemporary lot of post-Lilith Fair artists and does it without pretense and with plenty of passion. This Chicago transplant is on her way in matching the conviction of some of her influences (Carole King, James Taylor) while imposing a majestic, jazz-tinged rock sound. Beth Orton and Leona Naess have made a strong impression thus far, and Yamagata intends on joining them with this stunning six-song EP. She is vintage cool in a modern world of solo artists, and songs like "Collide" and "Known for Years" are strong in spirit. She may only be in her early twenties, but Yamagata is a weathered soul with a sophisticated frame of mind. The achingly beautiful "Worn Me Down" laments over twisted romance and Yamagata's sultry delivery soothes such pain for one of her most impressive songs yet. Her true talent lies in telling a story because Yamagata is able to take the listener to another place. Whether or not that place is comfortable or ill at ease, Yamagata cares enough to make it a solid experience for both she and whoever wants to hear about it. That in itself suggests that Rachael Yamagata is ready to belong.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/07/2003
Label: Rca Victor
UPC: 0828765405829
catalogNumber: 54058
Rank: 77012

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rachael Yamagata   Primary Artist,Guitar,Piano,Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals,fender rhodes
Karl Berger   Vibes
Chandler Travis   Bass
Kevin Salem   Guitar
Malcolm Burn   Bass,Guitar,Percussion,Keyboards
Aaron Comess   Percussion,Drums
Doug McBride   Bass
Jane Scarpantoni   Cello
Eric Remschneider   Cello
Matt Walker   Drums
James Johnston   Bass

Technical Credits

Malcolm Burn   Producer
Doug McBride   Producer,Engineer
Joe West   Engineer
Todd Vos   Engineer
Joe Wohlmuth   Engineer
Joshua "Cartier" Cutsinger   Engineer
Rachael Yamagata   Composer

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Rachael Yamagata EP 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you like the smooth sounds of Nora Jones, or the old Bumpus (from Chicago), you have to listen to this CD or better yet see Rachael live in concert. Rachael has a fantastic voice, great stage presence, and is a soulfull songwriter and piano player.
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