Paula Cole's songwriting and musical skills sharpened considerably on her second album, This Fire. Occasionally, she flirts a little too closely with Sarah McLachlan territory, but Cole has developed her own, subtly mature style, equally informed by textured electronics, light worldbeat influences, and soul-baring lyrics. "Where Have All the Cowboys Gone" may epitomize the sound of the album, but it only scratches the surface of what This Fire has to offer.
|Label:||Warner Bros / Wea|
Performance CreditsPaula Cole Primary Artist,Organ,Clarinet,Piano,Tuba,Harmonium,Vocals,Xylophone,Didjeridu,Beat Box,Wurlitzer,Juno,Toy Xylophone
Seamus Egan Human Whistle,Whistle (Instrument),uillean pipes
Peter Gabriel Vocals
Greg Leisz Guitar,Pedal Steel Guitar,Lap Steel Guitar
Tony Levin Bass,Stick,Chapman Stick
Gerry Leonard Guitar,Strings
Jay Bellerose Percussion,Drums
Chase Morrison Cello
Liz Knowles Violin
Judith Insell Viola
Wenyi Shih Violin
Technical CreditsPaula Cole Producer,Art Direction
Kevin Killen Producer,Engineer,Contributor
Roger Moutenot Engineer
Gerry Leonard Engineer
Seyi Sonuga String Arrangements
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
One of the best soft rock albums I have.
Paula Cole has a vocal range that is unbelievable as well as a talent for song writing. I especially liked Throwing Stones and Road to Dead. Melodic songs with great percussion.
Paula Cole really is a great singer/songwriter and this album is a good example of her talent...She makes you feel the songs inside you..