Sarah Shannon

Sarah Shannon

by Sarah Shannon

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Overview

Sarah Shannon

Sweet-voiced Sarah Shannon got her start with indie-pop stalwarts Velocity Girl, where her quietly on-key singing fought for time amid pogoing bass lines and feedbacking guitars. She goes solo with this winsome self-titled debut, which she wrote and recorded with Blake Westcott, known in indie circles as the drummer for emo group Pedro the Lion. Fans of both Velocity Girl and Pedro the Lion will be surprised by Shannon's lush, piano-driven pop, which is more post-Carole King than post-grunge. Case in point: the tuneful "I'll Run Away," which has a swaying, neatly harmonized chorus and -- gasp! -- a flugelhorn solo. Like her "orch-pop" peers the High Llamas and Rufus Wainwright, Shannon loves dressing up her contemplative love songs with bright horn and shimmering string arrangements, but the focus here is on her understated soprano, which shines in the spotlight of the dramatic "When You Live Life Alone." Elsewhere, she trades Broadway pretensions for the garage on the Hammond organ-propelled "What's Mine" and hearkens back to her indie-pop roots on "Are You Far Enough." But it's bouncy retro tunes such as "Call You on the Telephone" and "Can't You See," glowing with a Mary Tyler Moore-like charisma, that will keep fans coming back for more.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/19/2002
Label: CASA RECORDING CO.
UPC: 0655173623428
catalogNumber: 36234

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sarah Shannon   Primary Artist
Matt Fronke   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Greg Riley   Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Dave Stone   Upright Bass
Charlie Peterson   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Frank Lenz   Percussion,Drums,Background Vocals
Joe Skyward   Bass
Blake Wescott   Bass,Guitar,Piano,Background Vocals,Vibes,fender rhodes,Wurlitzer
Victoria Paterson   Violin
Phil Peterson   Cello
Rosie Thomas   Background Vocals
Yuuki Matthews   Clavinet
Casey Foubert   Guitar,Percussion,Piano
Chuck Hughes   Tenor Trombone

Technical Credits

Matt Fronke   Horn Arrangements
Blake Wescott   Producer,Engineer
Phil Peterson   String Arrangements

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