Voyageur (Kathleen Edwards album)

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Voyageur
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Studio album by
ReleasedJanuary 17, 2012
RecordedAugust 2010 – May 2011 [1]
GenreFolk, country, rock
Length44:17
LabelMapleMusic Recordings (CDA)
Zoë Records (US)
ProducerKathleen Edwards and Justin Vernon
Kathleen Edwards chronology
Asking for Flowers
(2008)
Voyageur
(2012)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[2]
The A.V. ClubB-[3]
Boston Phoenix3.5/4 stars[4]
Pitchfork6.4/10[5]
Slant Magazine3.5/5 stars[6]
Toronto Star3/4 stars[7]

Voyageur is the fourth studio album by Canadian singer-songwriter Kathleen Edwards, released on January 17, 2012.[8] The album was produced by Edwards and Justin Vernon of Bon Iver.[8] Voyageur reached the 39th position on the US Billboard 200 chart, becoming Edwards' first top 100 and top 40 album in the US, and her first top ten album in Canada, peaking at number two.

In addition to Edwards' regular backing band, guest musicians on the album include Francis and the Lights, Norah Jones, The Good Lovelies, Stornoway, John Roderick, Phil Cook of Megafaun, S. Carey and Afie Jurvanen.[8]

The album was named as a longlisted nominee for the 2012 Polaris Music Prize on June 14, 2012, and later listed as one of the 10 shortlisted nominees for the prize on July 17.[9]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Kathleen Edwards except as noted.

  1. "Empty Threat" – 3:37
  2. "Chameleon/Comedian" – 4:41
  3. "A Soft Place to Land" (Kathleen Edwards, John Roderick) – 4:25
  4. "Change the Sheets" – 4:30
  5. "House Full of Empty Rooms" – 3:01
  6. "Mint" – 4:52
  7. "Sidecar" (Kathleen Edwards, Jim Bryson) – 2:38
  8. "Pink Champagne" (Kathleen Edwards, John Roderick) – 5:09
  9. "Going to Hell" – 4:18
  10. "For the Record" – 7:06

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2012) Peak
position
Canadian Albums Chart[10] 2
US Billboard 200[10] 39
US Folk Albums[10] 3
US Rock Albums[10] 11

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.rounder.com/2011/11/kathleen-edwards-new-full-length-record-voyageur-out-january-17-on-zoerounder-records/
  2. ^ Ruhlmann, William. "Voyageur review". AllMusic. Retrieved January 21, 2012.
  3. ^ Marcus Gilmer (January 17, 2012). "Kathleen Edwards, Voyageur". The A.V. Club. Retrieved January 30, 2012.
  4. ^ "Kathleen Edwards | Voyageur - CD Reviews". Thephoenix.com. 2012-01-17. Archived from the original on 2012-04-21. Retrieved 2015-08-15.
  5. ^ Stephen M. Deusner (January 18, 2012). "Voyageur". Pitchfork.
  6. ^ "Kathleen Edwards: Voyageur | Album Review". Slant Magazine. Retrieved 2015-08-15.
  7. ^ Ben Rayner (January 17, 2012). "Album reviews: Kathleen Edwards' shimmering sadness, Skrillex's mean skills". Toronto Star. Archived from the original on February 12, 2012. Retrieved January 17, 2012.
  8. ^ a b c "Kathleen Edwards Unveils 'Voyageur'". Exclaim!, October 11, 2011.
  9. ^ "Polaris Prize long list includes lots of Toronto bands". Toronto Star, June 14, 2012.
  10. ^ a b c d "Chart listing for Voyageur". Billboard. Retrieved January 26, 2012.