Songs From Take off to Landing

Songs From Take off to Landing

by Garrison Starr


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Songs From Take off to Landing

Singer/songwriter Garrison Starr is somewhere between Emmylou Harris and Neko Case on the alt-country scale of adherence to tradition, neither hidebound nor revolutionary. (Steve Earle and Mary Chapin Carpenter make guest appearances on Starr's third album, as does her former bandmate Neilson Hubbard, to give you a further idea of where she's coming from.) Coming a full five years after her misbegotten major-label debut, Eighteen Over Me, which seemed to position Starr as a Melissa Etheridge-style heartland rocker, the far superior Songs From Take off to Landing takes the histrionics down several notches -- Starr has really grown as a vocalist, developing a husky mid-range not dissimilar to Lucinda Williams' -- and emphasizes the melodic pop side of Starr's songwriting. The songs are greatly improved, with the soaring "Big Sky" the clear highlight. It's a shame that it took so long for Starr to follow up her flawed but promising debut, but the time off clearly did her good.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/12/2002
Label: Back Porch
UPC: 0724381173121
catalogNumber: 11731

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Garrison Starr   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Percussion,Electric Guitar,Vocals
Mary Chapin Carpenter   Background Vocals
Mike Grimes   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Electric Guitar
David Kalish   Dobro
Craig Krampf   Percussion,Drums
Doug Lancio   Electric Guitar
Steve Earle & the Dukes   Background Vocals
Neilson Hubbard   Piano,Background Vocals
Will Kimbrough   Electric Guitar
Ben Peeler   Electric Guitar,Lap Steel Guitar
Jimi Englund   Drums
Dorian Crozier   Drums
Janet Robin   Rhythm Guitar,Background Vocals
Sheldon Gomberg   Bass
Jason Wilkins   Bass
Cary Beare   Bass,Guitar,Hammond Organ

Technical Credits

Ray Kennedy   Engineer
Chris Fuhrman   Producer,Engineer
Mike Grimes   Producer
Clay Jones   Arranger
Craig Krampf   Producer
Rocky Schnaars   Engineer
Garrison Starr   Producer
Richard McLaurin   Engineer
Mary Moyer   Publicity
Carla Sacks   Publicity

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