Lovestrong [Enhanced]

Lovestrong [Enhanced]

by Christina PerriChristina Perri
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Philadelphia-born, Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter Christina Perri found herself bearing the complex weight of a surprise platinum-selling hit in 2010 with the bare-bones break-up ballad "Jar of Hearts." Her performance of the track on the Fox show So You Think You Can Dance landed her a contract with Atlantic Records, and with that, the pressures of eking out a quality, full-length debut in time to capitalize on her overnight success (listeners who picked up the rushed, 2010 Ocean Way Sessions EP will find most of the cuts here in attendance). Luckily, the tracks that make up Lovestrong, are cut from the same cloth as her signature hit. Songs like "Bluebird," "Arms," "Sad Song," and "Black + Blue," the latter of which feels like an update on events post"-Jar of Hearts," find Perri in her comfort zone, trading barbs with past lovers over melodies spawned from countless hours listening to Brandi Carlile's "The Story," Radiohead's "Creep," and Jewel's "Who Will Save Your Soul?" It's a formula she rarely deviates from, and at 15 cuts, the endless soul searching and constant barrage of wine glass-gazing, post-relationship, magnetic poetry can get a bit thin, but her pleasant, even-handed voice and gifts for using familiar melodies in new and surprising ways (witness the countless YouTube mash-ups of "Jar of Hearts" and Beyonce's "Halo") helps to keep Lovestrong from sinking itself, no matter how much its author wishes for the cold comfort of deep waters. [An Enhanced version was also released.]

Product Details

Release Date: 04/24/2012
Label: Atlantic
UPC: 0075678763250
catalogNumber: 531169
Rank: 10522

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Christina Perri   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Piano,Vocals,Background Vocals
Lili Haydn   Violin,Viola
Victor Indrizzo   Percussion
Drew Lawrence   Piano
Lyle Workman   Electric Guitar
Mike Daly   Acoustic Guitar,Mandolin,Percussion,Electric Guitar,Mandocello,Hi String Guitar (Acoustic),Guitar (Tenor)
Oliver Kraus   Cello
Martin Christopher   Violin,Viola
Zac Rae   Accordion,Keyboards
Patrick Park   Background Vocals
David Hodges   Percussion,Piano,Vocals,Background Vocals,Shaker
Jenni Tarma   Bass
Bruce Carver   Percussion
John Anderson   Acoustic Guitar,Piano,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals,Mandocello,Hi String Guitar (Acoustic)
David Schwerkolt   Background Vocals
Jake Peters   Cello
Elmo Lovano   Percussion,Drums,Tambourine

Technical Credits

David Campbell   Orchestration,String Arrangements
Joe Chiccarelli   Producer
Steve Churchyard   Engineer
Greg Kurstin   Composer
Drew Lawrence   Composer
Mike Daly   Vocal Arrangements
Lars Fox   Engineer
Dane Venable   Marketing
Greg Gigendad Burke   Art Direction
David Hodges   Composer,Programming,Vocal Arrangements,Additional Production
Nick Perri   Composer
Wesley Seidman   Engineer
Graham Hope   Engineer
Ryan Gilligan   Pro-Tools
John Anderson   Composer
Geoff Neal   Engineer
Christina Perri   Composer
Barrett Yeretsian   Composer,Producer,Engineer

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