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Format: CD
Sku: 202921556
UPC: 828768434321
UPC 14: 00828768434321
Release Date: 9/12/2006
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. When Horsepower Meant What It Said ~ Sandi Thom
2. I Wish I Was a Punk Rocker (With Flowers in My Hair) ~ Sandi Thom
3. Lonely Girl ~ Sandi Thom
4. Sunset Borderline ~ Sandi Thom
5. Little Remedy ~ Sandi Thom
6. Castles ~ Sandi Thom
7. What If I'm Right ~ Sandi Thom
8. Superman ~ Sandi Thom
9. Human Jukebox, The ~ Sandi Thom
10. Time ~ Sandi Thom
Born, Alexandria Thom, 11 August 1981, Banff, Scotland. Singer-songwriter Thom reached the top of the UK charts in summer 2006 with the simple but infectious "I Wish I Was A Punk Rocker (With Flowers In My Hair)". Tellingly, it was her PR company's use of the Internet and "viral marketing" to promote her music which generated the column inches rather than her conventional pop rock material, which is similar in tone to fellow Scottish artist KT Tunstall.
Thom played in a number of local bands as a teenager before moving to Liverpool to attend the Institute of Performing Arts. During her time at the college she sang with a gospel choir and worked with other aspiring musicians in a seven-piece funk band. After returning to Scotland, she began recording demos of her own material while paying the rent as a session vocalist. She was signed to the independently financed Viking Legacy label and also landed a publishing deal with Windswept Pacific Music. Her debut single, "I Wish I Was A Punk Rocker", charted at the lower end of the UK listings at the end of 2005, thanks in no small part to the enthusiastic support of veteran radio disc jockey Johnnie Walker.
Between February and March, Thom played a series of webcasts from her new residence, a basement in Tooting, London. By the end of the 21-night run, which featured Thom and her live band playing a mixture of original material and covers, the "shows" were attracting web audiences in the region of 50,000. The story surrounding Thom's webcasting exploits quickly spread to the national press, and by April the artist had secured a major label recording contract with Sony Records. "I Wish I Was A Punk Rocker" was re-released (initially as a download-only single) and began racking up the sales. In June, it finally knocked US outfit Gnarls Barkley off the top of the charts after their record-breaking nine-week run. Thom's debut album, Smile ... It Confuses People, also reached the top of the UK charts. Of equal note was the amount of negative press directed at Thom, with many web commentators viewing her rise to fame as a PR stunt rather than a genuine "rags to riches" story.
Track Listings
1. When Horsepower Meant What It Said - Sandi Thom
2. I Wish I Was a Punk Rocker (With Flowers in My Hair)
3. Lonely Girl
4. Sunset Borderline
5. Little Remedy
6. Castles
7. What If I'm Right
8. Superman
9. Human Jukebox

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote For her 2006 major-label debut, SMILE, IT CONFUSES PEOPLE, Scottish folk-pop performer Sandi Thom makes good on the promise of her much buzzed-about, bedroom webcast concerts. On the charming and highly percussive hit single "I Wish I Was a Punk Rocker" and its follow-up, "What If I'm Right," Thom allows her powerfully emotive vocals to remain at the fore, recalling a more folk-oriented version of Joss Stone.

Producer: The Mighty Vibrations; Rick Parkhouse

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Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 09/12/2006
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2006
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 43432
Music Label Name Label : Columbia (USA)
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 : 00828768434321

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