Handwritten [Revisited]

Handwritten [Revisited]

by Shawn Mendes


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Shawn Mendes circumvented traditional routes to a recording contract by posting short clips of himself singing other people's songs on the video-sharing service Vine. These were no more than a few seconds -- Vine's restrictions set the limit at six seconds, which is hardly enough time to cover a chorus -- but it was enough to set some teenage hearts aflutter, which led to a contract with Island, which led to an EP in 2014, which led to the full-length debut Handwritten in 2015. Handwritten showcases Mendes' fusion of Jason Mraz's singsong loverman schtick and Ryan Tedder's adult contemporary. Mendes has songwriting credits on two-thirds of Handwritten, but when the record clicks -- as it does on "Stitches" and "Kid in Love" -- it's a combination of his sweet, puppy-dog charm and pristine production. [Handwritten was also released with four live bonus tracks.]

Product Details

Release Date: 11/20/2015
Label: Island
UPC: 0602547634849
catalogNumber: 002421402
Rank: 8471

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Shawn Mendes   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Piano,Vocals,Background Vocals
Michael Davis   Trombone
Eric Darken   Percussion
David Angell   Violin
Wes Bailey   Keyboards
David Davidson   Violin
Anthony LaMarchina   Cello
Andy Snitzer   Saxophone
Kristin Wilkinson   Viola
Scott Harris   Guitar,Background Vocals
Glen Scott   Piano,Wurlitzer
Martin Terefe   Acoustic Guitar,Background Vocals
Danny Parker   Vocals
Noel Zancanella   Keyboards
Ian Fitchuk   Drums
Elizabeth Lamb   Viola
Ido Zmishlany   Bass,Guitar,Piano,Drums,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Teddy Geiger   Vocals
Eli Beaird   Bass
Kristoffer Sonne   Drums
Spencer Thomson   Guitar
Carole Rabinowitz   Cello
Astrid Smeplass   Vocals
Jordan Orvosh   Guitar,Percussion
Zubin Thakkar   Guitar,Background Vocals
Erik Macpherson   Bass
Geoffrey Warburton   Guitar,Background Vocals
Camila Cabello   Vocals
Max River   Guitar,Piano,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Allison Zmishlany   Background Vocals
Geoff Elliot   Background Vocals
James Stephen Lamb   Chart
Matin Terefe   Synthesizer,Acoustic Guitar,Piano,Mellotron,Wurlitzer
Dave Haskett   Bass
Mike Sleath   Drums
Steve Milmut   Drums

Technical Credits

Bill Withers   Composer
David Davidson   String Arrangements
Tony Maserati   Mix Control
Tim Lauer   String Arrangements
Scott Harris   Composer,Producer,Vocal Producer
Jacquire King   Producer
Glen Scott   Composer
Martin Terefe   Composer,Producer
Danny Parker   Producer
Noel Zancanella   Composer,Producer
George Seara   Engineer,Vocal Engineer
Ido Zmishlany   Composer,Programming,Producer
Teddy Geiger   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Daniel Parker   Composer
Todd Russell   Art Direction
Emily Warren   Composer
Jordan Orvosh   Producer
Blake Mares   Engineer
Mike Gaydusek   Vocal Engineer
Daniel Kyriakides   Composer,Engineer
Shawn Mendes   Composer,Producer
Geoffrey Warburton   Composer,Producer
Camila Cabello   Composer
Max River   Composer,Engineer,Vocal Engineer
Gabe Gallucci   Guitar Engineer

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