Hotel Paper CD (2003)

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I've only heard 1 full-length song (ayhn) and 2 clips of other songs on the album. From that, I was convinced I'd like the album. ;)

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I am a huge Michelle Branch fan! She is so talented and has a great voice. I recently purchased this album and have already listened to the whole thing, and let me tell you, it's AWESOME! Every single song is really good. Especially #3 "Find Your Way Back" and #7 with Sheryl Crow "Love Me Like That". This CD is a must buy for any music lover or any Michelle Branch fan. Believe me, if you liked "The Spirit Room", you'll like this one. You will not be disappointed. Though, "Hotel Paper" has a more of a rock sound than "The Spirit Room". So if you do not yet own this "AWESOME" CD, hurry up and buy it! What are you waiting for?

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WoW!

by Jessica on 6/23/2003

I've only heard 1 full-length song (ayhn) and 2 clips of other songs on the album. From that, I was convinced I'd like the album. ;) Read More

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One word: AWESOME!!!

by Michael on 6/26/2003

I am a huge Michelle Branch fan! She is so talented and has a great voice. I recently purchased this album and have already listened to the whole thing, and let me tell you, it's AWESOME! Every single song is really good. Especially #3 "Find Your Way Back" and #7 with Sheryl Crow "Love Me Like That". This CD is a must buy for any music lover or any Michelle Branch fan. Believe me, if you liked "The Spirit Room", you'll like this one. You will not be disappointed. Though, "Hotel Paper" has a more of a rock sound than "The Spirit Room". So if you do not yet own this "AWESOME" CD, hurry up and buy it! What are you waiting for? Read More

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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.

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Label Warner/reprise/maverick
SKU 60603180
UPC 093624842620
UPC 14 00093624842620
Format CD
Release Date 6/24/2003
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Author Michelle Branch
Compilation Appearance Ultimate Santana
Compilation Appearance Essential Santana
Compilation Appearance 21St Century Hits:best Of 2000-2012
Compilation Appearance 21St Century Hits:best Of 2000-2012
Technical Info
CatalogID 48426
Lable Name Maverick
Released 06/24/2003
Original Release 2003
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00093624842620
Musical Guests
Sheryl Crow
Album Notes and Credits
This is an Enhanced CD, which contains both regular audio tracks and multimedia computer files.
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).
Producers: John Shanks, John Leventhal, Josh Abraham, Greg Wells.
Recorded at Henson Recording Studios, NRG Recording Studios and Rocket Carousel Studios, Los Angeles, California, and New York Noise, New York, New York.
"Are You Happy Now?" was nominated for the 2004 Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance.
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).
Audio Mixers: Chris Lord-Alge; Jim Scott ; Josh Abraham; Roger Moutenot.
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.
Photographer: Sheryl Nields.
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.
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.
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
Disc 1
1 Intro
2 Are You Happy Now?
3 Find Your Way Back
4 Empty Handed
5 Tuesday Morning
6 One Of These Days
7 Love Me Like That - (with Sheryl Crow)
8 Desperately
9 Breathe
10 Where Are You Now?
11 Hotel Paper
12 Til I Get Over You
13 It's You
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Review 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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Spin Magazine Boasts road-toughened guitars and a welcome accusatory edge.

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