by Siedah Garrett



Siedah Garrett, a backing vocalist who's contributed to dozens of sessions for everyone from Cliff Richard to Rancid, followed her 1988 solo debut with a second album in 2003. Garrett is not only a splendid vocalist but also a talented songwriter (she'll live well for years based solely on colleague Michael Jackson recording her "Man in the Mirror"), and someone who realized that changing times demand a different style of composition than she'd used 15 years earlier. Unfortunately, from both the songwriting and the musical contexts, Siedah is a record that follows trends instead of capitalizing on them (or, best of all, setting them). Play a song like "What I Know" or "Rise" to any four listeners you'd find at the local Wal-Mart, and you'd probably get four different categorizations for Siedah: is she country or pop or rock or maybe R&B? This record panders to so many different styles and demographics it's difficult to find any personality at all behind these songs. Session veterans Greg Phillinganes and Mike Porcaro ably create the backing tracks, but the arrangements are rigid and never yield to Garrett's songwriting.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/08/2003
Label: Higher Octave
UPC: 0724358420227
catalogNumber: 84202

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Siedah Garrett   Primary Artist,Vocals
RuPaul   Background Vocals
Dorian Holley   Background Vocals
Greg Phillinganes   Piano,Keyboards
Darryl Phinnessee   Background Vocals
Mike Porcaro   Bass
Mark Vieha   Background Vocals
Nick Lashley   Electric Guitar
Rudy Calvo   Background Vocals
Robin Dimaggio   Percussion,Drums
Ethan Farmer   Bass
Natalie Woods   Background Vocals
Ravi Jakhotia   Percussion
Karrie Benoit   Background Vocals
Ron Lindsay   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Siedah Garrett   Composer,Producer
Mick Jagger   Composer
Glen Ballard   Composer
Dan Bosworth   Engineer
Keith Richards   Composer
John Wooler   Producer
Len Peltier   Art Direction
Kevin Nadeau   Composer
Allan Sovory   Composer
Michael Herring   Composer
Michael Nielsen   Composer

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