Take It All Away

Take It All Away

by Ryan CabreraRyan Cabrera
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Overview

Although he's managed by the same folks that handle the careers of Jessica and Ashlee Simpson -- and counts the latter among his ex-paramours -- this 20-ish singer-guitarist isn't just another glossy popster. Yes, he's got pin-up looks and a fair amount of coy attitude, but he's also a surprisingly nuanced songwriter and guitarist, as evidenced by this full-length bow, which falls squarely in the Jason Mraz/John Mayer end of the sonic spectrum. He lists towards the former on songs like the acoustic-but-rhythmic "Exit to Exit," which is buoyed by a soaring chorus and a deft, memorable guitar hook that propels the dusky tale. Romance comes to the fore on "True," a whisper-sweet-nothings ballad that's likely to inspire many a slow dance come prom season. The disc is certainly not without its flaws -- Cabrera's tenor is a bit too pure and innocent to pull off the sort of dissipation he attempts with "On the Way Down" -- but thanks to the production of Goo Goo Doll John Rzeznik and Cabrera's easygoing delivery, Take It All Away racks up far more hits than misses.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/17/2004
Label: Atlantic
UPC: 0075678370229
catalogNumber: 83702
Rank: 125979

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ryan Cabrera   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Gregg Bissonette   Percussion,Drums
Paul Bushnell   Bass
Daniel Chase   Percussion
Johnny Rzeznik   Acoustic Guitar,Background Vocals
Greg Suran   Electric Guitar
Rhett Hulcy   Piano
Raoul Shroff   Saxophone

Technical Credits

Guy Chambers   Composer
Steve Diamond   Composer
Jimmy Harry   Composer
Doug McKean   Engineer
Johnny Rzeznik   Producer
Kara DioGuardi   Composer
Curt Frasca   Composer
Shep Solomon   Composer
Evan Lamberg   Executive Producer
Craig Robert Smith   Engineer
Christina Dittmar   Art Direction
Skye Peyton   Cover Photo
Sabelle Breer   Composer
Ryan Cabrera   Composer,Producer
Savan Kotecha   Composer

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