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Vanessa Carlton


Country of origin:

U.S.

Type of music generally:

Pop

Status:

Most recent release, Liberman Live (live, 2016); most recent studio release, Liberman (2015)

See also:

Vanessa Carlton's site

Comparisons:

Vocally a little like Christine Fellows, musically very different, though

Covers/own material:

Own and occasional covers

General comments:

Those who have a greater tolerance of pop than some ectophiles might want to check out Vanessa Carlton. We caught her video for "A Thousand Miles". It's very mainstream pop, catchy, clichéd, and a nicely constructed song. She has a really catchy piano riff as the main musical theme of the song. Her voice is sounds really young though not quite babyish.
     At first I didn't like it at all but got curious and looked her up on the web, and then played the real audio of the song again and grew to like it quite a bit. I suspect I'll get tired of it eventually, but it's so nice to hear something in MTV's mainstream that I like. I think I like the other brief track offered on her website, "Red Ditty," even better than the single.
     There were a couple of moments in the "A Thousand Miles" song where vocally she reminded me a bit of Christine Fellows.
     The album is all pop, all the time. (Neile)

I was somewhat impressed compared to most of what seems to be out there on MTV. (burka@jeffrey.net)

Recommended first album:

Be not Nobody

Recordings:

  • Be not Nobody (2002)
  • Harmonium (2004)
  • Heroes & Thieves (2007)
  • Rabbits On The Run (2011)
  • Hear the Bells (seasonal, 2011)
  • Liberman (2015)
  • Liberman Live (live, 2016)

Be not Nobody

Release info:

2002—A&M

Availability:

Wide

Ecto priority:

Recommended for fans of piano pop

Group members:

Vanessa Carlton—piano, vocals

Guest artists:

Abe Laboriel, Jr.— drums
John Goux—guitars, dulcimer, sitar
Leland Sklar—bass
Ron Fair—vibes, organ, harmonica
Alex Al—electric upright bass on 1 track
Chuck Berghofer—upright bass on 1 track
Luis Conte—percussion

Produced by:

Ron Fair

Comments:

This album didn't stick with me, but I still like "A Thousand Miles" and her cover of the Stones' "Paint It Black" shows that she could really rock tough if she wanted to. (Neile)

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