Michelle Branch SPIRIT ROOM
This is an Enhanced CD, which contains regular tracks, multimedia computer files and a link to the artist's website with the help of a web browser. The Enhanced portion includes a digital photo gallery and a music video for "Everywhere."
Personnel includes: Michelle Branch (vocals, guitar, keyboards); John Shanks (guitar, keyboards, bass, programming); Patrick Warren (keyboards); Kenny Aronoff, Vinnie Colaiuta (drums); Lars Fox (programming).
Recorded at Sunset Sound, Henson Recording Studio and Ananda Studios, Hollywood, California.
Michelle Branch was nominated for the 2003 Grammy Award for Best New Artist.
Personnel: Michelle Branch (vocals, guitar, keyboards); John Shanks (guitar, keyboards, programming); Patrick Warren (keyboards); Kenny Aronoff , Vinnie Colaiuta (drums); Lars Fox (programming).
Audio Mixers: Chris Lord-Alge; Dave Way; Marc DeSisto.
Recording information: Ananda Studios, Hollywood, CA; Henson Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA; Henson Recording, Hollywood, CA; Sunset Sound, Hollywood, CA; Sunstet Sound, Hollywood, CA.
Photographer: Matthew Welch .
Michelle Branch has a voice that'll be familiar to fans of alternative rock radio, since it's that breathy, close-miked sound beloved of pop-rock girls from Fiona Apple to Britney. She uses it to good effect on her debut, THE SPIRIT ROOM, accompanied by a coterie of LA session veterans who provide her with the sort of assured musical expertise that only big bucks can provide. Each song is hook-laden and charmingly sung. Standouts are the infectiously poppy album-opener "Everywhere" and the oddly retro-sounding "Sweet Misery." The overall effect conjured by THE SPIRIT ROOM is of an assured pop debut--Branch certainly leaves you curious to hear her next effort.
- Released: 8/14/2001
- Genre: Pop
- Format: CD