A Girl Called Eddy

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For the Happy Days actress, see Erin Moran.

A Girl Called Eddy, real name Erin Moran, is an American soul pop singer/songwriter born in Neptune, New Jersey, USA and currently living in England.[1][2]

She is currently signed to Anti Records. She also made an appearance in 2001 on a promotional CD for the Nissan Altima with the track "The Soundtrack of Your Life". In 2001, she released an EP titled, Tears All Over Town on Le Grand Magistery, an independent record label.[3] She started singing background vocals and keyboard playing for Francis Dunnery, a singer-songwriter, providing back-up vocals on his album Man, and toured England. She also toured Europe supporting Josh Ritter.

In August 2004, she released her first, self-titled album in England, working with Richard Hawley.

Influences include Burt Bacharach ("all my life I've been a massive Burt Bacharach fan"), Karen Carpenter, Scott Walker, Carole King, and Paul McCartney.[4][5][6][7][8]

Contemporaries she has been compared with include Aimee Mann, Beth Orton, and Sarah McLachlan.[6][9]

Discography[edit]

EPs[edit]

Pop Matters called it "something quite special".[10] The song "The Soundtrack of Your Life" was used in the US television show Dawson's Creek.[11]
  1. "Heartache" – 3:12
  2. "The Soundtrack of Your Life" – 3:36
  3. "Girls Can Really Tear You Up Inside" – 5:02
  4. "The Same Old Tears" – 2:47
  5. "Fading..." – 3:48
  1. "The Long Goodbye" – 3:27
  2. "Under the Warm Sun" – 3:02
  3. "Heartache" – 4:03

Albums[edit]

Many favorable reviews and listed as Top 10 of 2004 by The Wall Street Journal.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Browne, David (August 13, 2004). "Music Review: A Girl Called Eddy (2004)". Entertainment Weekly. 
  2. ^ La Gorce, Tammy (March 6, 2005). "What's It All About, Eddy?". The New York Times. 
  3. ^ a b Hopkin, Kenyon. "Tears All Over Town - A Girl Called Eddy". allmusic. Retrieved 9 October 2011. 
  4. ^ Pareles, Jon (16 August 2004). "CRITIC'S CHOICE/New CD's; Facing Forward, but Glancing Back". The New York Times. Retrieved 9 October 2011. 
  5. ^ La Gorce, Tammy (6 March 2005). "What's It All About, Eddy?". The New York Times. Retrieved 9 October 2011. 
  6. ^ a b "A Girl Called Eddy". MTV. Retrieved 9 October 2011. 
  7. ^ "A Girl Called Eddy AVIVA-Redaktion". AVIVA-Berlin. Retrieved 9 October 2011. 
  8. ^ Ratliff, Ben (15 Aug 2004). "MUSIC: PLAYLIST; Dusty's Latest Daughter". The New York Times. Retrieved 9 October 2011. 
  9. ^ Wilson, MacKenzie. "A Girl Called Eddy". allmusic. Retrieved 9 October 2011. 
  10. ^ Heaton, Dave (2001-07-30). "A Girl Called Eddy: Tears All Over Town". Pop Matters. Retrieved 9 October 2011. 
  11. ^ "Joey Potter and Capeside Redemption". Episode Guide > Season 6, Episode 22. TV.com. Retrieved 12 October 2011. 
  12. ^ "The Long Goodbye - A Girl Called Eddy". allmusic. Retrieved 9 October 2011. 
  13. ^ Fusilli, Jim (6 January 2005). "Rock, Pop and World: The Top 10 Discs of 2004". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 9 October 2011. 

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