Dirty Child

Dirty Child

by Rosey



At first, Rosey's smoky, blue-eyed soul and torch-song chord changes bring to mind Fiona Apple or Shelby Lynne on antidepressants. But deeper listening to her debut album reveals Rosey's true hue: Her gutsy, rootsy mixture of rock and R&B suggests a sexy, grown-up Pink. Producer Darryl Swann gets this party started with the same blend of layered vocals, orchestral string flourishes, swirly organs, and funky bass lines he employed on Macy Gray's The Id, but it's Rosey, with her sensual swagger, who shines here. On "Love," first featured on the Bridget Jones's Diary soundtrack, she croons over a mid-tempo dance beat, while on "One," she seductively whispers, "Pretty please, sugar sweet,/I wanna be the one you come running to" over a hip-grinding bass groove à la Janet Jackson's "That's the Way Love Goes." Like Pink, Rosey sings lyrics that hint at a girlish wish for validation in other people's eyes -- she recalls Grandma's encouraging words to her "girlchild" on "The Time," while "Beautiful" finds her yearning to feel as beautiful as she did when she was loved by someone. She's at her best, however, when the lyrics match the confidence of the music, as on the rocked-out "Desperate," where Rosey chides a former lover with lyrics like, "Don't treat the one you love like a criminal." With the imaginative Dirty Child, Rosey has announced herself as a colorful and intriguing new voice.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/25/2002
Label: Island
UPC: 0731458680529
catalogNumber: 586805

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rosey   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Background Vocals
John Bigham   Guitar
Denyse Buffum   Viola
Charles Veal   Conductor
Larry Corbett   Cello
Joel Derouin   Violin
Victor Indrizzo   Percussion,Drums
Peter Kent   Violin
Brian Mitchell   Wurlitzer
Leon Mobley   Percussion,Wind Pipes
Jack Petruzzelli   Sitar
Robert Shulgold   Flute
Jim Sitterly   Concert Master
Marston Smith   Cello
Daryle Swann   Bass,Guitar,Background Vocals
Pamela Williams   Background Vocals
John Wittenberg   Violin
Tibor Zelig   Violin
Thomas Tally   Violin
Novi Novog   Viola
Michele Nardone   Viola
Suzie Katayama   Cello
Herb Graham   Percussion,Drums
Dante Ross   Moog Synthesizer
Diana Fragnito   Background Vocals
Paul Legaspi   Percussion,Drums
Eugene Mechtovich   Viola
Jeremy Ruzumna   Organ,Synthesizer,Flute,Strings,fender rhodes,Echo
Dustin Boyer   Guitar,Electric Guitar,Echo
Dean Butterworth   Drums
Printz Board   Trumpet
David Wilder   Bass
Christopher Joyner   Piano
Zac Rae   Synthesizer,Flute,Piano,Strings,Celeste,Keyboards,Moog Synthesizer
Yi-Huan Zhao   Violin
Mark Daumen   Tuba
Mark Casillas   Violin
Alissa Razansky   Background Vocals
Jinsoo Lim   Guitar,Electric Guitar,Lap Steel Guitar,Echo
Ellie Choate   Harp
Mario de León   Violin
Matthew Funes   Viola

Technical Credits

Charles Veal   String Arrangements
Mike Melnick   Engineer
Daryle Swann   Programming,Producer,Engineer,String Arrangements
Rosey   Liner Notes
John Gamble   Producer,Engineer
Dante Ross   Producer
Zac Rae   Tape Effects
Neil Ward   Engineer
Fran Cathcart   Pro-Tools
Jermeal Hicks   Engineer
Andy West   Art Direction

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