|All Artists: Alice Peacock|
Title: Alice Peacock
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Total Copies: 2
Release Date: 9/3/2002
Genres: Folk, Pop, Rock
Styles: Singer-Songwriters, Adult Alternative
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
Genres: Folk, Pop, Rock
The midtempo songs on Alice Peacock's self-titled album focus on folky pop-rock confections a la Sheryl Crow and Shawn Colvin. "Bliss" (featuring John Mayer) and "Imagination" (bolstered by Indigo Girl Emily Saliers) ride ... more »
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The midtempo songs on Alice Peacock's self-titled album focus on folky pop-rock confections a la Sheryl Crow and Shawn Colvin. "Bliss" (featuring John Mayer) and "Imagination" (bolstered by Indigo Girl Emily Saliers) ride a midtempo mix of multiple guitars and harmony vocals, while "I Hear You Say" and "I'll Be the One" recall Faith Hill. "Alabama Boy," meanwhile, takes its cues from Joni Mitchell. "Into the Light" is a soaring slice of country-rock, the hidden track "Northern Star" a delicate stab at cabaret. Peacock's flowing grasp of various styles never sounds forced or fake. Indeed, her invigorating twists on standard pop make this collection a delight. --Annie Zaleski
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A great blend of pop, country and rock.
D. Mok | Los Angeles, CA | 09/07/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is a record with uniform strengths. Alice Peacock's singing is subtle yet soulful; her songwriting is catchy but brainy, with great lyrical turns; and the arrangements are appealing -- at times harkening back to Globe Sessions-era Sheryl Crow.Lead track "Alabama Boy" grabbed me right away on the basis of a very confident lead vocal; "Bliss" is not the keyboard-heavy ballad you might expect from the title -- rather, an aggressive, whiny electric guitar and techno-ed up drumbeats lend this song a highly unusual and delicious vibe. "Imagination", co-written with Indigo Girl Emily Saliers, progressive from a moody, bass-heavy verse to a soaring, beautifully harmonized chorus; and "Some Things Get Lost" takes things into a more conventional route, a smoky, old-time piano ballad that works fine thanks to Peacock's singing. She is very good at delivering even the most sugary melodies while keeping her voice earthy, strong and textured.A wonderful record."
Carol Stark | Illinois | 08/14/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Whether this is her REAL name or not-you have to admit after listening to this CD that her music is ALL REAL!! Alice's strong yet lilting voice seems to surround you with a feeling of comfort and familiarity that you will not find with other performers. It's like having one of your buddies performing in your living room! She is an extraordinary talent, who manages to tell a story, somewhat the way Joni Mitchell did on her earlier albums. Alice shares bits and pieces of her life with you, and manages to do so with a soft, flowing, sweet voice that captures joy, reminisences, and heartache. This is a beautiful collection."
Alice comes into the light
W. Austin | Mendocino, CA USA | 09/12/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I've often been asked what kind of music I listen to when my passion for (or against) some particular piece comes to the surface during a conversation. My stand-pat reply has always been-good music.Alice Peacock on her latest self-titled CD has nothing but good music to offer.I will not break this down into a song-by-song description with comparisons to other artists in the present, or even over the past thirty years of the western music scene. Alice seems to hit all the good points that the folk; country; jazz; blues; ballad; rock; r&b; etc; etc, have come up with while I was growing up... listening. Maybe Alice is Pop... Folk/Pop...Pop/Rock...Polk/Fop/Crock... who cares really...What still strikes me above all else is simply her voice. This woman's smoky voice is at once sultry and innocent, joyous and pleading, a warm soft friendly feeling for your ears and soul to take in. This of course still leaves her wondrous ability to tell the story of her life and those around her in song. Alice is a true balladeer with a no-holds-barred attitude, who speaks from her heart; her words should run straight to yours.Then as if this isn't enough, Alice has for her new release, gathered around her a group of exceptional musicians. These people allow Alice and her breathtaking voice to shine through, yet at the same time there's this incredible band in the background rocking its way through with grace and style.This is one of those albums that will remain in my memory as one of the greats. Thank you to Alice Peacock and all those who have helped bring this star to earth to enhance our lives."