by Lucy WoodwardLucy Woodward




"I grew up," Lucy Woodward says of Hooked!, her third album and her Verve Records debut. "As you get older and make more music, you gain a better understanding of who you are and what you need to feel satisfied. That's what this record is for me."

The 12-song album's emotional depth, organic musicality, and personally charged songcraft will come as a revelation to listeners who are only familiar with Woodward via her 2003 pop hit "Dumb Girls." Seamlessly drawing from a deep well of vintage jazz, swing, R&B, and Latin music influences, Hooked! marks Woodward as an effortlessly engaging, deeply expressive vocalist, an insightful, disarmingly witty songwriter, and distinctive, charismatic interpreter of outside material.

"I wanted to make a modern-day torch record, but I didn't want to do a record of all standards, because I had stuff I wanted to say," says Woodward, adding, "This is the first time I've made a record where I didn't write or co-write all of the songs. At first I was resistant to the idea of doing covers, but then I fell in love with the process of taking a song and trying to make it my own. And I could never write a song like "I Wan'na Be Like You" or "Stardust" or "Sans Souci," so why limit myself?"

Woodward recorded the bulk of Hooked! with legendary producer Tony Visconti, best known for his seminal work with David Bowie and T. Rex. Visconti also plays guitar, bass, ukulele, autoharp and various other instruments on the album, as well as providing string and horn arrangements. Additional tracks on Hooked! were produced by Justin Stanley (Nikka Costa, Eric Clapton) and longtime Woodward collaborators Tim K. (Les Nubians, Colette, Esthero) and Itaal Shur (Groove Collective, Santana).

The new album features vivid, inventive arrangements that incorporate an adventurous array of instrumental textures while keeping the focus firmly on Woodward's voice. "There's not a lot of bells and whistles on this record, and everything was recorded straight-up live," Woodward notes. From the Label

Product Details

Release Date: 06/15/2010
Label: Verve
UPC: 0602527309040
catalogNumber: 001392202


  1. He Got Away
  2. Sans Souci
  3. Purple Heart
  4. I Wan'na Be Like You (The Monkey Song)
  5. Another Woman
  6. Babies
  7. Slow Recovery
  8. Ragdoll
  9. This Empty Room
  10. Too Much To Live For
  11. Leave It To You
  12. Stardust

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lucy Woodward   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals,Hand Clapping
Everett Bradley   Bass (Vocal),Background Vocals
Tony Kadleck   Trumpet
Victor Lawrence   Cello
Michelle Lewis   Background Vocals
David Low   Cello
Michael Markman   Violin
Jonathan Maron   Bass
Dan Petty   Guitar
Doug Petty   Organ,Piano,Celeste,Keyboards
David Ralicke   Trombone
Mark Robertson   Violin,Leader
Justin Stanley   Celeste,chamberlain,Guitar (Nylon String),Guitar (Baritone)
Frank Vignola   Guitar
Tony Visconti   Acoustic Guitar,Autoharp,Glockenspiel,Ukulele,Hand Clapping,Upright Bass,Sopranino Recorder
Ian Walker   Bass
Tim Young   Acoustic Guitar,Baritone Ukulele
John Wheeler   Trombone
Antoine Silverman   Violin,Leader
Clifford Lane   Guitar
Henry Hey   Piano,Accordion,Harpsichord,Marimbas,farfisa organ
Curt Schneider   Bass
Chris Karlic   Clarinet,Saxophone
Michael Ripoll   Guitar
Tom Chiu   Violin
Richard Hammond   Upright Bass
J. Walter Hawkes   Trombone,Ukulele
Neli Nikolaeva   Violin
Brian Delaney   Drums
Jonathan Dinklage   Viola
Anja Wood   Cello
Shalini Vijayan   Violin
Elizabeth Hedman   Violin
Christopher Miller   Tuba
Songa Lee   Violin
Nellie McKay   Background Vocals
Marisa Kuney   Violin
Elizabeth Lea   Trombone
Entcho Todorov   Violin
Aaron Sterling   Drums
David Palmer   Piano,Keyboards
Aaron Oltman   Viola
Tim Kvasnosky   Glockenspiel,Hammond Organ
Shawn Davis   Bass
Mary Murphy   Cello
Dave Eggar   Cello,Leader
Vanessa Freebairn-Smith   Cello
Nabate Isles   Trumpet
Jenny Karr   Background Vocals
Paul Litterall   Trumpet
Lauren Levian   Baritone Saxophone
John James   Baritone (Vocal)
Gregory Clark   Background Vocals,Tenor (Vocal)
Sam Fischer   Violin

Technical Credits

Peggy Lee   Composer
Hoagy Carmichael   Composer
Mitchell Parish   Composer
Dan Petty   Arranger,Producer,String Arrangements
Richard M. Sherman   Composer
Itaal Shur   Composer,Producer,Horn Arrangements
Justin Stanley   Producer,Engineer,String Arrangements
Tony Visconti   Producer,Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Vartan   Art Direction
Stuart Brawley   Composer
Michael Ripoll   Composer
James Michael   Composer
Lucy Woodward   Composer,Executive Producer
Jaime Sickora   Vocal Recording
Dahlia Ambach Caplin   Executive Producer
Mario J. McNulty   Engineer
Nellie McKay   Composer
Miguel Lara   Engineer
Deyon Dobson   Guitar Engineer
Steve Sater   Composer
Tim Kvasnosky   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Justin Mitchell Stanley   Composer
Meredith McCandless   Drum Recordings
Éber Pinheiro   Engineer
Daniel Petty   Composer
Michelle R. Lewis   Composer
Francis J. Burke   Composer

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