Maia Sharp (album)

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Maia Sharp
Studio album by Maia Sharp
Released June 11, 2002
Genre Pop/rock
Label Concord Jazz
Producer Mark Addison, Maia Sharp, Randy Sharp
Maia Sharp chronology
Hardly Glamour
(1997)
Maia Sharp
(2002)
Fine Upstanding Citizen
(2005)

Maia Sharp is a 2002 album by American singer-songwriter Maia Sharp. It was released on the Concord Jazz label and produced by Sharp, her father Randy Sharp, and Mark Addison.[1] Randy Sharp co-wrote the track "Crimes of the Witness".[2]

Reception[edit]

Writing for Allmusic, Ronnie D. Lankford, Jr. gave the album four stars out of five. He praised the songs' "strong sense of melody" as well as the album's musical arrangements and lyrics.[1] He cited the track "One Good Reason" as a highlight, calling it "achingly beautiful".[1] He called the album as a whole "a fine batch of songs, [...] fresh and pleasing."[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Crimes of the Witness" (Sharp, Sharp) — 3:15
  2. "Willing to Burn" (December, James, Sharp) — 3:55
  3. "Long Way Home" (Sharp) — 4:32
  4. "Sinners" (Georges, Sharp) — 4:08
  5. "Crooked Crown" (Batteau, Sharp) — 3:53
  6. "Lightning" (Rose, Sharp) — 4:23
  7. "One Good Reason" (Ashton, Sharp) — 4:00
  8. "Happiness" (Robin, Sharp) — 3:36
  9. "Understudies" (Mondlock, Sharp) — 3:43
  10. "Your Own Justice" (Sharp) — 4:13
  11. "You Can't Lose Them All" (Richey, Sharp, Thorn) — 3:44
  12. "Ghosts" (Sharp, Sharp) — 0:52

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Lankford, Jr., Ronnie D., "Maia Sharp > Review", AllMusic (Rovi Corporation), retrieved December 29, 2009 
  2. ^ Jacobs, Jay S. (2002-11-06), "Music Reviews — Maia Sharp", PopEntertainment.com, retrieved December 29, 2009