Great Expectations

Great Expectations

by Tasmin Archer


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Brit vocalist Tasmin Archer maps out some interesting terrain somewhere between Seal and Tracy Chapman on her debut Great Expectations -- a layered, well-produced mix of acoustic and synthetic instrumentation overlaid with committed, soulful vocals. Lead track "Sleeping Satellite" was a hit in several parts of Europe, and it's a hypnotic, fashionably retro-psych-soul beauty. That track is backstopped by several more solid contenders, including a sombre-yet-vibrant "In Your Care," an emotionally honest "Ripped Inside," and the uncharacteristically forceful "Somebody's Daughter." While perhaps not living up to the album title, there are enough good ones (and one great one) here to make Great Expectations well worth investigating.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/02/2001
Label: Emi Europe Generic
UPC: 0077778013426
catalogNumber: 780134
Rank: 84589

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tasmin Archer   Primary Artist,Background Vocals
Elliott Randall   Guitar
John Beck   Keyboards
Steve Blades   Guitar
Preston Heyman   Percussion
John Hughes   Guitar,Keyboards
Peter Kaye   Guitar,fairlight
Carol Kenyon   Background Vocals
Robbie McIntosh   Guitar
Charlie Morgan   Drums
Tessa Niles   Background Vocals
Phil Palmer   Guitar
Paul "Wix" Wickens   Accordion,Keyboards
Tony Wimshurst   Guitar
Danny Thompson   Bass
Gary Maughan   fairlight

Technical Credits

Tasmin Archer   Composer
John Beck   Composer
Steve Fitzmaurice   Producer,Engineer
John Hughes   Composer,Producer
Peter Kaye   Producer
Gary Maughn   Contributor
Julian Mendelsohn   Producer,Engineer
Paul "Wix" Wickens   Producer
Lawrence Dunmore   Art Direction

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