Listen Hard CD (2004)

Artist: Melissa Ferrick

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Product Overview

Specifications

Label Redeye Distribution
SKU 60632437
UPC 618106267229
UPC 14 00618106267229
Format CD
Release Date 5/4/2004
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Author Melissa Ferrick
Compilation Appearance Out Loud-A Benefit For The Human Rights Of Lesbians And Gays
Technical Info
CatalogID 2672
Lable Name Right On Records
Released 05/07/2002
Original Release 2002
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00618106267229
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Melissa Ferrick (vocals, guitar, violin, bass); Jimmy Ryan (mandolin); Will Masisak (piano, organ, keyboards); Sara Lee (bass); Brian Winton (drums, percussion); Edie Carey (background vocals).
Recorded at The Power Station, Waterford, Connecticut in January 2002.
Personnel: Melissa Ferrick (vocals, guitar, violin); Jim Ryan (mandolin); Brian Winton (drums, percussion); Edie Carey (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Brian Winton; Jon D'Uva; Melissa Ferrick.
Recording information: The Power Station New England, Waterford, CT (01/02/2002-01/12/2002).
Photographer: Bryna Gootkind.
Arranger: Melissa Ferrick.
Melissa Ferrick has been around for several years, but emotionally she still seems like a twenty-something, with the seesaw of emotion characterized by youth rather than maturity. That works here and there -- after all, who wants to grow up and take responsibility for everything, especially in rock & roll? -- but a whole album of it becomes a little worrying. She's a fair guitarist, not too big on subtlety (although subtlety has never been a characteristic of hers; the heart and soul have always been firmly on the sleeve), and her accomplices here do little to tone things down, although they keep it all under control. The angst factor is high ("Marie in the Middle" and "Burn This Guitar," for example), but there is some joy, as on "Let's Fly," with its hopeful message. This is a professional album, as well it should be, but it's becoming harder and harder to see Ferrick as a truly distinctive talent -- her early burst of individuality seems to have evaporated. ~ Chris Nickson
Disc 1
1 Burn This Guitar
2 Shatter Me
3 Back In Love
4 You
5 All For Me
6 Fighting Chance
7 Selfish Side
8 Marie In The Middle
9 Let's Fly
10 Thinking
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