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Be Not Nobody
Vanessa Carlton
Be Not Nobody
Genres: Pop, Rock
 
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With her much-anticipated debut, ex-ballerina Vanessa Carlton more than makes good on the promise of her first single, "A Thousand Miles." Augmenting her classical training with a broad range of pop she soaked up playing N...  more »

     
   

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All Artists: Vanessa Carlton
Title: Be Not Nobody
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 25
Label: A&M
Release Date: 4/30/2002
Genres: Pop, Rock
Style: Adult Alternative
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 606949330729

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With her much-anticipated debut, ex-ballerina Vanessa Carlton more than makes good on the promise of her first single, "A Thousand Miles." Augmenting her classical training with a broad range of pop she soaked up playing New York City clubs and listening to classic rock in her father's car, Be Not Nobody finds the phenom decorating her fierce piano playing with orchestration, guitars, and percussion galore. "Prince" is sizzling and funky, while "Ordinary Day" displays a majestic grace and "Unsung" is a stomping blues-bar breakdown. Comparisons to Fiona Apple and Little Earthquakes-era Tori Amos (especially on the haunting "Sway" and "Wanted") are inevitable and justified. Yet Carlton sounds fresh, even on a menacing interpretation of the Rolling Stones' "Paint It Black." With the exception of the anemic ballad "Pretty Baby," this impressive debut makes a strong case that a new star has emerged. --Annie Zaleski

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Reviewed on 6/2/2007...
great CD i really enjoyed it, in new condition!
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Think michelle branch but with a piano = vanessa carlton
Robbie rob | 07/20/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"To be honest,at first i really noticed that vanessa carlton looks and sounds alot like michelle branch but with a piano instead of a guitar But too bad she didn't get the kind of fame and number of hits as michelle did even though vanessa is still around today making more music than michelle who i last saw her in that duet with carlos santana.

I think all her fans (including myself) will know her the most for her biggest hit "one thousand miles" just like bic runga will always be remembered for her song "sway", but still i think vanessa is still very tallented regardless of the comparisons to other female singers around when vanessa made this album."
Still the Best.
Howard S. Gay Jr. | San Diego CA USA | 10/04/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This was the first in the trilogy of Vanessa's three CD's and i think it's still the best. There is rousing piano playing, booming declarations and tender, soothing lullabies, plus the warm, intimate and emotional personal stories. "Willing and Able" is Vanessa and she really delivers these songs about the yearning, the need, the search for and ultimately the disappointment of unrequited love. For example there are refrains such as "Say you will come and stop the rain" and "I am more than you will need". The realm of the sacred feminine is seldom expressed or comprehended in the everyday world, but here it is crystal clear. Fasten seatbelts and prepare for takeoff. Well anyway, that's how it seems up here. Up here, above the clouds!"