10:best CD (2006)

Artist: K's Choice

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Label Msi Music
SKU 202503120
UPC 099751271826
UPC 14 05099751271826
Format CD
Release Date 3/7/2006
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Author K's Choice
Technical Info
Engineer Ditten Lerooij; Marc Fran?ois; Mark Phythian; Roy Spong; Scott Campbell; Werner Pensaert
Producer Gil Norton; Glen Ballard; Jean Blaute; Marshall Bird; Roy Spong; Werner Pensaert; Bush
CatalogID 5127182
Lable Name Epic (USA)
Released 09/29/2003
Original Release 2004
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 50997512718262
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Gert Bettens (vocals, guitar, keyboards); Sarah Bettens (vocals, guitar); David Haas (spoken vocals); Jean Blaute (guitar, keyboards); Jan Van Sichem, Jr. (guitar); Rubio String Quartet (strings); Steven Cornillie, Marshall Bird (keyboards); Bart Van Der Zeeuw (drums, percussion, background vocals); Stoy Stoffelen, Walter Mets (drums, percussion); Koen Lieckens (drums); Louis Jardine, Roy Spong (percussion); Glen Ballard, Mark Pythian (programming).
Audio Mixers: Chris Fogel; Ronald Trijber; Gil Norton; Dick VanDolron; Roy Spong; Tchad Blake; Werner Pensaert.
Audio Remasterer: Benjamin Bertozzi.
Liner Note Authors: Sarah Bettens; Gert Bettens.
Recording information: Belgium; BSB Studios, Brussels, Belgium; France; Germany; Icp Studios, Brussels, Belgium; Impuls Studios, Herent; Impuls Studios, Herent, Belgium; Jet Studios, Brussels, Belgium; Real World Studios, Box, Wilshire, England; The Netherlands.
Editor: Uwe Teichert.
Illustrator: Gert Bettens.
Photographer: Guy Kokken.
Unknown Contributor Role: Rubio String Quartet.
Arranger: Alain Van Zeveren.
The albums of K's Choice haven't always been perfect, but they have generally been enjoyable -- and whether lead singer Sarah Bettens has favored the hard, gutsy rocker-chick bravado of Shirley Manson (Garbage), Chrissie Hynde (the Pretenders), and Christina Amphlett (the Divinyls) or the more introspective singer/songwriter aesthetic of the Indigo Girls, Aimee Mann, and Sarah McLachlan, this Belgian outfit has often brought an attractive sense of melody to the table. Both sides of K's Choice -- the rocking side and the adult alternative/folk-rock side -- are nicely represented on this best-of collection, which was assembled in 2004 and looks back on the group's 1993-2003 output. 10: 1993-2003 offers many of the essential tracks from that ten-year period, including "The Ballad of Leo and Paul" from 1993's The Great Subconscious Club, "If You're Not Scared" from 1998's Cocoon Crash, and "Not an Addict" and "Mr. Freeze" from 1995's Paradise in Me. "Dad" is a heartfelt demonstration of how poignant K's Choice can be, while "I Smoke a Lot" is an effective use of dry humor. The latter doesn't make a case for smoking cigarettes -- it's impossible to make a good argument in favor of something that often causes lung cancer, emphysema, heart disease, premature aging, and a long list of other problems -- but rather is an amusing acknowledgment of a bad habit and an example of Sarah and Gert Bettens being able to laugh at their own weaknesses. All of the albums that K's Choice recorded in the '90s or early 2000s are worth owning -- even with their imperfections -- but for the novice who has never acquired a K's Choice release, 10 would be the most logical starting point. ~ Alex Henderson
Disc 1
1 Losing You
2 Not An Addict
3 Believe
4 Almost Happy
5 My Heart
6 Ballad of Lea and Paul, The
7 I Smoke A Lot
8 Little Man
9 Another Year
10 Mr. Freeze
11 Dad
12 Winners
13 If You're Not Scared
14 Everything For Free
15 Busy
16 Virgin State of Mind
17 Until I'm Fine
18 God In My Bed

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