Hopeful. Romantic [Barnes & Noble Exclusive]

Hopeful. Romantic [Barnes & Noble Exclusive]

by Renee StahlRenee Stahl


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With her velvety voice and thoughtful songs, Renee Stahl emerges with one of the freshest-sounding folk-pop albums in recent memory. Fans of Suzanne Vega, Sarah McLachlan, and Dido need look no further than Hopeful. Romantic. Whether couching her poetic musings in lightly strummed acoustic guitars and delicately plinking bells, as on the sweetly melancholy "You Didn't Know," or shaking out the kinks with the resounding chorus and lush production of "Music 101," Stahl knows how to craft a note that carries. And her feather-light vocals also make a big impression with a minimum of fanfare, caressing cuts such as the melodic "Isn't It Easy" with grace and surprising strength. Stahl reveals her fondness for electronic beats, subtly employed, on songs like the beat-driven "Adore," presented in two versions -- the spacious "Yachts in Mix" being the more lounge-friendly of the two. With Hopeful. Romantic, Renee Stahl flaunts her earthiness, her versatility, and her natural ear for folk-pop melodies. Melancholy has rarely sounded so sweet.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/24/2007
Label: Barnes Noble Consign
UPC: 0635961090922
catalogNumber: 10909

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Renee Stahl   Primary Artist,Guitar,Background Vocals
Leslie King   Background Vocals
Chad Fischer   Drums
Probyn Gregory   Flugelhorn
Byron Thames   Piano
Jano Janosik   Drums
Bill Lefler   Bass,Guitar,Percussion,Piano,Drums,Mellotron,Wurlitzer,Bas Dessus
James Hood   Drums
Richard Jacques   Guitar,Piano,Electric Guitar,Track Performer
Mike Schmid   Piano
Kevin Hunter   Piano

Technical Credits

Leslie King   Composer
Lee Spencer   Atmosphere
Renee Stahl   Composer
Bill Lefler   Producer
James Hood   Producer,drum programming
Richard Jacques   Composer,Producer
Hugo Vereker   Executive Producer
Kevin Hunter   Arranger,Composer

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