Personnel: Duffy (vocals); Jimmy Hogarth (guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, percussion, programming); Bernard Butler (guitar, electric guitar, piano, keyboards, drums, percussion); Steve Booker (guitar, keyboards, programming); Eg White (acoust......more
Personnel: Duffy (vocals); Jimmy Hogarth (guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, percussion, programming); Bernard Butler (guitar, electric guitar, piano, keyboards, drums, percussion); Steve Booker (guitar, keyboards, programming); Eg White (acoustic guitar, piano, drums, background vocals); James Banbury (cello); Jim Hunt (saxophone); Dominic Glover (trumpet); Martin Slattery (piano, Fender Rhodes piano, Wurlitzer organ, drums); Makoto Sakamoto (drums); David McAlmont (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Steve Booker; Jeremy Wheatley.
Recording information: Bookerland Studios; Home & Mako's; Mako's; Rak Studios; West Heath Studios, London, England.
Arranger: James Banbury.
2 Warwick Avenue
4 Stepping Stone
5 Syrup & Honey
6 Hanging on Too Long
8 Delayed Devotion
9 I'm Scared
10 Distant Dreamer
Jimmy Hogarth; Steve Booker; Bernard Butler; Bernard Butler
Number of Discs:
Studio or Live:
Mono or Stereo:
37 : 46
Rolling Stone (p.66) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "With assistance from former Suede guitarist Bernard Butler, who doodles Beatlesesque solos and provides evocative retro production, Duffy makes a case for herself as Amy Winehouse's better-behaved sister."
Rolling Stone (p.92) - Ranked #30 in Rolling Stone's 50 Best Albums Of 2008 -- "[T]he best LP to emerge from the U.K.'s R&B renaissance this year."
Spin (p.48) - Ranked #24 in Spin's "40 Best Albums Of 2008" -- "[T]he frankness of her delivery makes the results anything but studied."
Entertainment Weekly (p.121) - "[W]hen Duffy slows the tempo for 'Rockferry' and 'Hanging On Too Long,' her voice stretches to spectacular heights." -- Grade: A-
Uncut (p.84) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "The title track is a great calling card, where she starts low and husky before suddenly leaping a whole octave to belt out the second chorus."
Q (Magazine) (p.100) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Kicking off with the terrific, yearning title track, it' an album that openly borrows from the past, chiming perfectly with the modish demand for retro-soul."
Mojo (Publisher) (p.102) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[H]er daydreaming does produce some great stuff....Notable are 'Warwick Avenue' and 'Stepping Stone'; both are head-against-the-bus-window-tracing-the-raindrops melancholia..."
Mojo (Publisher) (p.66) - Ranked #31 in Mojo's "The 50 Best Albums Of 2008" -- "[M]usic of lasting quality..."
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