Voice (Alison Moyet album)

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Voice
Studio album by Alison Moyet
Released 6 September 2004 (UK)
12 October 2004 (US)
Genre Pop
Jazz
Classical
Length 43:42
Label Sanctuary Records
Producer Anne Dudley
Alison Moyet chronology
Hometime
(2002)
Voice
(2004)
The Turn
(2007)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[2]

Voice is the sixth solo music recording/album of singer/songwriter Alison Moyet. It is a covers album, though not a typical one for a singer such as Moyet; the tracks chosen are slow-tempo, classic songs from a number of different genres, designed to showcase the singer's voice.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Windmills of Your Mind" (Bergman, Bergman, Legrand) - 3:51
  2. "The Man I Love" (Gershwin, Gershwin) - 3:49
  3. "Almost Blue" (Macmanus) - 3:53
  4. "Je Crois Entendre Encore" (Bizet) - 3:30
  5. "What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?" (Bergman, Bergman, Legrand) - 3:15
  6. "God Give Me Strength" (Bacharach, Macmanus) 5:36
  7. "The Wraggle-Taggle Gypsies-O!" (Traditional) - 3:30
  8. "Dido's Lament: When I Am Laid in Earth" - (Purcell) - 3:20
  9. "La Chanson des Vieux Amants" (Brel) - 5:08
  10. "Cry Me a River" (Hamilton) - 5:39
  11. "Bye Bye Blackbird" (Dixon, Henderson) - 3:01

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2004) Peak
position
Dutch Albums Chart[3] 76
UK Albums Chart[4] 7

Personnel[edit]

  • Alison Moyet - lead vocals
  • Anthony Pleeth - cello (tracks: 1 to 9, 11)
  • Dave Daniels - cello (tracks: 6, 7, 9)
  • Martin Loveday - cello (tracks: 6, 7, 9)
  • Paul Kegg - cello (tracks: 1, 2, 4, 6 to 9)
  • Nicholas Bucknall - clarinet (tracks: 1, 4, 11)
  • Chris Laurence - double bass (tracks: 1, 2, 4 to 9)
  • Ralph Salmins - drums (tracks: 2, 3, 5 to 7, 10)
  • John Parricelli - guitar (tracks: 2, 4 to 7, 10)
  • Anne Dudley - piano (tracks: 1 to 7, 9 to 10), electric piano (tracks: 2, 5), glockenspiel (track: 4), organ (track: 6)
  • Derek Watkins - trumpet (tracks: 3, 6, 10)
  • Andy Parker - viola (tracks: 6, 7, 9)
  • Bruce White - viola (tracks: 1, 2, 4, 6 to 9)
  • Peter Lale - viola (tracks: 1 to 9, 11)
  • Vicci Wardman - viola (tracks: 1, 2, 4, 6, to 9)
  • Boguslaw Kostecki - violin (tracks: 1, 2, 4, 6 to 9)
  • Gordon Buchan - violin (tracks: 6, 7, 9)
  • John Bradbury - violin (tracks: 6, 7, 9)
  • Julian Leaper - violin (tracks: 1, 2, 4, 6 to 9)
  • Maciej Rakowski - violin (tracks: 6, 7, 9)
  • Patrick Kiernan - violin (tracks: 6, 7, 9)
  • Paul Willey - violin (tracks: 6, 7, 9)
  • Rita Manning - violin (tracks: 1, 2, 4, 6 to 9)
  • Roger Garland - violin (tracks: 1, 2, 4 to 9, 11)
  • Rolf Wilson - violin (tracks: 1 to 8)
  • Simon Baggs - violin (tracks: 6, 7, 9)
  • Rolf Wilson - violin (leader) (tracks: 1, 2, 4, 6 to 9)
  • Derek Watkins - flugelhorn (tracks: 2, 6)
  • Alasdair Malloy - harmonica (glass), percussion (track: 8)
  • Victoria Walpole - Cor Anglais (track: 4)
  • Alasdair Mallory - marimba (track: 4)
  • Steve Pearce - bass (track: 6)
  • Jamie Talbot - saxophone (tracks: 6, 10)
  • Julian Jackson - harmonica (track: 10)

Production[edit]

Non-album tracks: Voice era[edit]

  • "Alfie" (Bacharach, David) - 3:31 (B-side to single "Almost Blue", also included as bonus track on certain editions of album Voice)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Rolling Stone review
  3. ^ Steffen Hung. "Dutch charts portal". dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved 2014-05-08. 
  4. ^ "ChartArchive - The Chart Archive". Chartstats.com. Retrieved 2014-05-08. 

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