The Overture & the Underscore
|The Overture & the Underscore|
|Studio album by|
|Released||October 11, 2004|
|Recorded||Bliss Recording Studios, L.A. |
April - June 2004
|Label||Dew Process UMA DEW90132|
|Producer||Wally Gagel, Sarah Blasko & Robert F Cranny|
|Sarah Blasko chronology|
"Essentially I wanted there to be something really classic about the album", says Blasko on her official website. "The kind of debut albums I like are those that don't try and do too much too soon, that point towards a number of possible directions, and that give the songs some room to move. It was really important to me that my voice and the songs had some character and that there was an intimacy to them. We tried to achieve this by using little or no effect on the voice and not going too far with overdubs."
The album features former Beck and R.E.M. drummer Joey Waronker, who took a few days off working on Paul McCartney's album Chaos and Creation in the Backyard with producer Nigel Godrich to lay down his drum tracks for The Overture & the Underscore.
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|The Daily Telegraph|||
|The Sydney Morning Herald||08/10/04|
The album peaked at Number 35 on the ARIA Albums Chart.
- "All Coming Back" – 3:15
- "Beautiful Secrets" – 3:24
- "Always Worth It" – 3:46
- "At Your Best" – 3:36
- "Don't U Eva" – 4:19
- "Counting Sheep" – 4:21
- "Perfect Now" – 3:33
- "Sweet November" – 3:55
- "Cinders" – 4:09
- "True Intentions" – 4:11
- "Remorse" – 15:38 [The song "Remorse" ends at 5:31. After 5 minutes of silence (5:31 - 10:31), begins the hidden track "Long Time".]
- All songs written by Sarah Blasko and Robert F Cranny.
The following tracks have been released as radio singles:
- "Counting Sheep"
- "Perfect Now"
- "Always Worth It"
- Joey Waronker - Drums and percussion
- Robert F Cranny - Bass, drum programming, horn & string sample arrangements, guitars, organ, piano, synth
- Sarah Blasko - Vocals, guitars, synth, percussion
- Other musical contributors included Wally Gagel, Nadav & Edo Khan, Darren Hanlon, Bruce MacFarlane and Korel Tunador.
- All tracks recorded & mixed by Wally Gagel, and mastered by Louis Teran, except "Long Time", recorded by Bruce MacFarlane.