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Hotel Paper (2003)

Artist: Michelle Branch
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Format: CD
Sku: 60603180
UPC: 093624842620
UPC 14: 00093624842620
Release Date: 6/24/2003
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Intro ~ Michelle Branch
2. Are You Happy Now? ~ Michelle Branch
3. Find Your Way Back ~ Michelle Branch
4. Empty Handed ~ Michelle Branch
5. Tuesday Morning ~ Michelle Branch
6. One Of These Days ~ Michelle Branch
7. Love Me Like That - (with Sheryl Crow) ~ Michelle Branch
8. Desperately ~ Michelle Branch
9. Breathe ~ Michelle Branch
10. Where Are You Now? ~ Michelle Branch
11. Hotel Paper ~ Michelle Branch
12. Til I Get Over You ~ Michelle Branch
13. It's You ~ Michelle Branch
 
Still coming off the success of her 2001 debut, The Spirit Room, Michelle Branch returns with what is sure to get the people at MTV to fall in love with her all over again. With Hotel Paper, her self-produced most recent release, we find Michelle beginning where she left off, just a bit older and wiser.

"Boasts road-toughened guitars and a welcome accusatory edge.  Spin Magazine

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote This is an Enhanced CD, which contains both regular audio tracks and multimedia computer files.
Muze PNote Personnel: Michelle Branch (vocals, acoustic guitar, percussion); Sheryl Crow (vocals); Greg Wells (guitar, piano, Wurlitzer piano, organ, bass); John Leventhal (guitar, keyboards, bass); John Shanks (guitar, bass); Dave Navarro (guitar); Stuart Smith (mandolin); Ollie Goldstein (piano, keyboards, programming); Josh Abraham (keyboards, programming); Jamie Muhoberac, Patrick Warren (keyboards); Paul Bushell, Chris Chaney, Mike Elizondo, Dan Rothchild (bass); Kenny Aronoff, Brian McLeod, Shawn Pelton (drums); Luis Conte, Rick Depofi, Chris Reynolds (percussion); Jessica Harp (background vocals).
Muze PNote Producers: John Shanks, John Leventhal, Josh Abraham, Greg Wells.
Muze PNote Recorded at Henson Recording Studios, NRG Recording Studios and Rocket Carousel Studios, Los Angeles, California, and New York Noise, New York, New York.
Muze PNote "Are You Happy Now?" was nominated for the 2004 Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance.
Muze PNote Personnel: Michelle Branch (guitar, acoustic guitar, percussion); Greg Wells (guitar, piano, organ, Wurlitzer organ); John Leventhal (guitar, keyboards); Dave Navarro, John Shanks (guitar); Stuart Smith (mandolin); Josh Abraham (keyboards, programming); Jamie Muhoberac, Patrick Warren (keyboards); Brian McCleod, Kenny Aronoff , Shawn Pelton (drums); Luis Conte, RIck DePofi (percussion).
Muze PNote Audio Mixers: Chris Lord-Alge; Jim Scott ; Josh Abraham; Roger Moutenot.
Muze PNote Recording information: Henson Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA; New York Noise, NY; NRG Recording Studios, North Hollywood, CA; Ocean Way Recording, Hollywood, CA; Rocket Carousel Studio, Los Angeles, CA.
Muze PNote Photographer: Sheryl Nields.
Muze PNote When Michelle Branch emerged with her hit debut album in 2001 she was just 17 years old. Having successfully managed the transition into her twenties, she sounds even more confident on the follow-up HOTEL PAPER. This is an album of panoramic pop; even though many of the songs here are based around simple guitar licks and sharp rhythms, most of them burst out into widescreen production by the time the chorus kicks in. "Are You Happy Now?" incorporates a percolating drum-and-bass feel (of the electronica variety) with anthemic rock guitar. Achieving a similar mix-and-match production effect, tricky acoustic guitar licks rub shoulders with snappy drum loops on "Love Me Like That," which features a guest appearance from Sheryl Crow.
Muze PNote HOTEL PAPER is essentially a pop-rock album with some power-ballad tendencies. Nevertheless, the twangy, chugging "Breathe" is not the Faith Hill hit of the same name but could find its way onto a Hill or Shania album with no trouble at all, indicative of the inherent stylistic malleability of Branch's all-purpose songwriting.

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Sheryl Crow

Compilation Appearances

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Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 06/24/2003
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2003
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 48426
Music Label Name Label : Maverick
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00093624842620

Professional Reviews

Spin (08/03, p.116)
- "...[Sticks to her] folk-rock guns...[HOTEL PAPER] boasts road-toughened guitars and a welcome accusatory edge..." - Grade: B

E! Online 8 of 10
With her breakthrough 2001 debut The Spirit Room and superstar turn with Santana on "The Game of Love," Michelle Branch is fast becoming the classic-rock crowd's new sweetheart. But Branch isn't ready to fall into that dusty groove just yet. Rather than turning out an album of safe, sterile songs designed specifically for the radio--okay, half the album is like that--she keeps us guessing by roping in Jane's Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro to add spiky riffs to her Alanis Morissette-channeling single "Are You Happy Now?" and lets out a walloping rocker in "Breathe." So, it's not exactly a musical revolution in the making, but it'll sure be easier to tell her apart from Vanessa Carlton from now on.
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