Duncan Sheik

Duncan Sheik

by Duncan Sheik


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Duncan Sheik's debut album will undoubtedly go down in history as the vehicle that transported the pop
ock hit "Barely Breathing." That's fine, but this record has so much more to offer. As a songwriter, Sheik crafts richly melodic and thoughtful songs that seep into your consciousness with the greatest of ease. And producer Rupert Hine brings them to life in exquisite fashion, complete with full orchestral strings that add a lush, ethereal quality matching Sheik's own vocal style. Although the songs seem to be very personal, intimate stories lifted from his life, you will find pieces of yourself in most of them. Rest assured, different songs will make their way onto various mix tapes, depending on the mood. For a mellow groove, go with "She Runs Away" and "Out of Order." Need a haunting yet earnest blend? Try "Reasons for Living," "Little Hands," and "November." You might think you accidentally recorded Jeff Buckley, but Sheik is a bit smoother around the edges. Then you have the ultra-romantic mix with "Days Go By" and "Home." If needed, follow that with "In the Absence of the Sun," "Barely Breathing," and "Serena" for the walk-away-and-don't-look-back power combo. Something for everybody and a great record all around.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/04/1996
Label: Atlantic
UPC: 0075678287923
catalogNumber: 82879
Rank: 88689

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Duncan Sheik   Primary Artist,Organ,Acoustic Guitar,Piano,Accordion,Drums,Electric Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals,12-string Guitar,Sampling,Ebo,Vocal Harmony
Rupert Hine   Percussion,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Howard Jones   Piano
Pino Palladino   Bass
Simon Hale   Conductor
Fran Banish   Guitar,Electric Guitar,Slide Guitar
Jean-Michel Biger   Drums
Jean-Michel Bigor   Drums
Milo Decruz   Bass,Bass Guitar

Technical Credits

Rupert Hine   Producer
London Session Orchestra   Contributor
Duncan Sheik   Producer,Contributor,drum programming
Gavyn Wright   Director,Contributor,String Section Leader
Simon Hale   String Arrangements
Fran Banish   Contributor
Ruadhri Cushnan   Engineer,Contributor,Reverb
Richard Bates   Art Direction
Minnie Matt   Director,Engineer
Stephen Taylor   Engineer

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Duncan Sheik 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
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I have often said that I would marry this man, just so he could sing to me. Duncan Sheik is AMAZING--his range is impressive and the emotion in his songs is indescribable. I especially enjoy trax 4&5.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Think Sunday morning, the newspaper, the news/sports on tv, a cup of coffee... I love listening to this album at home... anywhere. It all flows so well, and the music is so good. Even all of these years later, now that the singer/songwriter seems to be making a comeback, Duncan Sheik (the artist as well as the album) still sounds great.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the fantastic debut by the very talented musician Duncan Sheik. It contains the wonderful ''Barely Breathing,'' and the stirring ''The End of Outside.'' Check this one out!!
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