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Shawn Colvin - Uncovered (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

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Shawn Colvin - Uncovered (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Shawn Colvin - Uncovered (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 52:18 minutes | 1,12 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

On "Uncovered", acclaimed singer-songwriter Shawn Colvin shines with sublime sensitivity, casting new light on songs from some of the most admired writers in popular music history. It is a beautifully curated collection that includes interpretations of songs by Bruce Springsteen, Paul Simon, Tom Waits, Stevie Wonder, Graham Nash and more. Multiple Grammy-winner Colvin and Eagles guitarist Steuart Smith re-team to craft unhurried, rich renditions of these compositions, each one loving and heartfelt, serving as an elegant tribute to songwritiing masters.

Shawn Colvin is no stranger to a good cover. She's sung the songs of other writers throughout her career, even finding space for Warren Zevon's "Tenderness on the Block" on her 1992 breakthrough Fat City, but she hasn't devoted an entire album to covers since 1994's Grammy-nominated Cover Girl. Arriving 21 years after that album, Uncovered feels slightly spare and quiet in comparison – there are no productions as bright and full as that on "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic" – but it follows the same basic formula as that album, with Colvin finding the quiet, intimate heart lying in each of these songs. She returns to a few of her favorite writers – the first single pulled from Uncovered was "Hold On," and Tom Waits isn't the only repeated songsmith; she also repeats Robbie Robertson, reviving "Acadian Driftwood" this time around – but casts her net a little wider than such expected celebrated singer/songwriters as Paul Simon, John Fogerty, Robert Earl Keen, Jr., Bruce Springsteen, and Neil Finn, finding room for Gerry Rafferty's "Baker Street," Stevie Wonder's "Heaven Is Ten Zillion Light Years Away," and Brenton Wood's classic '60s soul tune "Gimme a Little Sign," here performed as a duet with Marc Cohn. These slightly left-of-center choices illustrate the sly inventiveness of Colvin's interpretations, how she can retain the melody and emotion of the tune while shaping it to fit her gentle touch, and if this skill isn't forceful, it's nevertheless satisfying and deceptively sturdy, sounding stronger with each subsequent play.


01 - Tougher Than The Rest
02 - American Tune
03 - Baker Street (feat. David Crosby)
04 - Hold On
05 - I Used To Be A King
06 - Private Universe
07 - Heaven Is Ten Zillion Light Years Away
08 - Gimme A Little Sign (feat. Marc Cohn)
09 - Acadian Driftwood
10 - Lodi
11 - Not A Drop Of Rain
12 - 'Til I Get It Right

Produced by Steuart Smith and Stewart Lerman.
Recording engineer: Stewart Lerman. Mixed by Stewart Lerman.
Mastering engineer: Paul Blakemore.

Shawn Colvin - vocals, guitar
Marc Cohn - vocals ("Gimme a Little Sign")
David Crosby - vocals ("Baker Street")
Glenn Fukunaga - bass, upright bass
Mike Meadows - percussion
David Boyle - keyboards
Milo Deering - pedal steel, lap steel, mandols
Steuart Smith - guitars, keyboards, bass

Analyzed: Shawn Colvin / Uncovered

DR Peak RMS Duration Track
DR10 0.00 dB -11.86 dB 4:26 01-Tougher Than The Rest
DR9 0.00 dB -11.48 dB 3:59 02-American Tune
DR9 0.00 dB -10.88 dB 4:31 03-Baker Street (feat. David Crosby)
DR8 0.00 dB -10.62 dB 4:18 04-Hold On
DR9 0.00 dB -11.08 dB 5:09 05-I Used To Be A King
DR10 0.00 dB -12.20 dB 3:55 06-Private Universe
DR10 0.00 dB -11.62 dB 5:12 07-Heaven Is Ten Zillion Light Years Away
DR9 0.00 dB -11.06 dB 3:10 08-Gimme A Little Sign (feat. Marc Cohn)
DR8 0.00 dB -10.29 dB 6:31 09-Acadian Driftwood
DR8 0.00 dB -10.13 dB 3:13 10-Lodi
DR10 0.00 dB -11.53 dB 4:35 11-Not A Drop Of Rain
DR10 0.00 dB -11.60 dB 3:19 12-'Til I Get It Right

Number of tracks: 12
Official DR value: DR9

Samplerate: 88200 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 2730 kbps
Codec: FLAC

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