by Poe


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Blending technology with organic rock, Hello, the 1995 debut by the well-traveled singer/songwriter Poe is a striking record that manages to groove and feed the head with well-written observations. Working with a myriad of co-writers, producers (including Dave Jerden of Alice in Chains fame), and musicians (including ex-Guns N' Roses drummer Matt Sorum), Hello could have been an unfocused mess. However, that is not the case; the album has a definite cohesiveness. The title track leads things off with a hypnotic, ambient pop vibe as Poe attempts to communicate with someone who will not be reached. At the other end of the spectrum is the following cut, "Trigger Happy Jack." Over grinding guitars, Poe again expresses an inability to communicate with someone and the chorus is immediately memorable. Maybe a little schizophrenic musically, Hello is an enjoyable romp where practically each track is a surprise waiting to be found.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/17/1995
Label: Atlantic
UPC: 0075679260529
catalogNumber: 92605
Rank: 11211

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Poe   Primary Artist,Vocals
Matt Sorum   Drums
Tony Wilson   Guitar
Alex Blanc   Guitar
Eric Garcia   Guitar,Keyboards
Cameron Stone   Cello
Rice   Keyboards
Amp Fiddler   Keyboards
Dean Pleasants   Guitar
Jeffrey Connor   Bass,Guitar,Bass Guitar
Richard Barrow   Flute
Joseph "Amp" Fiddler   Keyboards
Jon Brooks   Drums

Technical Credits

Bryan Carlstrom   Engineer
Lanny Cordola   Producer
Dave Jerden   Producer,Engineer,Executive Producer
Steve Klein   Engineer
Alex Blanc   Composer,Engineer
Lionel Cole   Programming
Eric Garcia   Composer,Engineer
Cameron Stone   Composer
Poe   Programming,Producer
Rice   Programming
Thomas Bricker   Art Direction
Beans Barton   Art Direction,Cover Photo
Jeffrey Connor   Composer,Producer,Bass Programming
Richard Barrow   Engineer
RJ Rice   Composer
Scott Ross   Management
Ronnie Estelle   Composer
Sean Uberoi Kelly   Composer
Jeffrey Connor   Composer

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Hello 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of those 'secret albums' - you know, the ones you keep telling your friends to buy, but they never do? The kind of album you stumble upon and find yourself unexpectedly playing over and over again... or, like me, listening to until you're face to face with the woman herself at a small club in Atlanta. 'Hello' really does have all the qualities you should look for in great music - it's complex, with Poe's idiosyncratic vocal patterns weaving hooks and harmonies that are different from what you've heard before. It's challenging, in the sense that Poe bravely refuses to commit to a single style of songwriting or subject matter. This is a cd that demands repeated listening, on headphones, to appreciate how fine it truly is. The mark of a great album, though, is the artist's ability to create their own unique mythology (think 'OK Computer' or 'In the Aeroplane Over the Sea'), and this is where Poe really makes her mark. Between her extraordinary vocals and pathological lyrics, Poe carves out a story revealed not with a spotlight but via glimpses through windows. That story, Poe's mythology (i.e., the dolphins that suddenly become sinister images in the followup album, 'Haunted'), is what has turned this album into a word-of-mouth treasure.
Guest More than 1 year ago
poe is too great to describe in words ive love them for like 4 years ive had their cd for like forever and its all i ever listen to. ive passed their songs along to my friends ,they all love it but not as much as me!! well thats what i have to say so...poe rules!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I first discovered this band opening for some other 90's band many years ago at a local club - I was blown away!! The first thing that grabbed me was the stand up bass player and then her voice just carried me away. I've recently misplaced (old roommate stole it I'm sure) the first CD, so I'm reordering it. Wonderful full voice and a great groove. I was surprised to re-listen to the CD and know it could be released as new today and feel fresh.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I heard Poe in many of my friends cars, and I absolutely loved her and her music. This was close to Christmas, so I asked any and everybody to get it for me for Christmas and now I am a proud owner of two of these CD's one for my car and one for my bedroom! I love Poe and I think everyone should get this wonderful CD!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Poe gives a great mix of up tempos and mellow tunes. My favorite, by far, is the last track, Fly Away.
Guest More than 1 year ago
There is just something about Poe's music that ringe true in the ears. Her music is fun, heartfelt, and beautiful. She sounds like no other artist I have ever heard of. If you like this one, definitely try her other cd, Haunted. In fact, Haunted perfectly matches a book written by Mark Z Danielewski entitled House of Leaves. Poe and Danielewski are related, and their work goes perfectly together. Anyway, check out Poe's other cd, and if you feel like reading, check out House of Leaves by Danielewski. G'day!
Guest More than 1 year ago
poe's entire album is the BEST!!! every song has a twist and is catchy. if you enjoy different types of music, pick this one up at bn if you're strolling around town or whatever. let me tell you a bit about her songs. *hello* great hook at the beginning. once you start it, you can't change it. great from beginning to end. honestly, probably the best song on the album in my opinion. *trigger happy jack* wow! i'm impressed with this song. i love it! poe puts style to it. if you're edgy and kinda weird, this is your song. *choking the cherry* highly recommended. *that day* listen to the lyrics at the beginning. it will lead you to the amazing catch at the end. *angry johnny* next to hello, best song on the album. it's a little sad. listen to it. it pulls you into it and is beautiful even though she talks about killing somebody. *dolphin* very catchy. *another world* recommended. *fingertips* I LOVE IT! *beautiful girl* nice. *junkie* very edgy. i got tricked at the end for some reason... *fly away* one of the best songs on the album. very pretty. listen to it. BUY THIS ALBUM!!!
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