Our Version of Events

Our Version of Events

by Emeli SandéEmeli Sandé


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In 2012, Brit's Critic Choice Award, a best new artist prize for the United Kingdom's best talent, unsurprisingly went to Emeli Sandé, a woman being lauded for her crystalline voice and her immaculate songwriting skills. By the time her debut album, Our Version of Events, hit shelves, Sandé had already been a number one-selling singer and songwriter, and had her work covered by names such as Tinchy Stryder, Alesha Dixon, and Susan Boyle. Many call the 24-year old starlet a jack-of-all-trades, and after listening to her first full-length debut, it's easy to understand why. Events skip from genre to genre breezily, often being carried by Sandé's piercing voice. Sonically, the album sounds like a whisked-blend of Leona Lewis, Kate Bush, and Alicia Keys -- but, somehow, Sandé still establishes her own style between the airy coos, sultry piano melodies, and sprinkling of xylophones, synths, and bells. Sandé's strongest tracks are such a mixed-bag -- the Professor Green-spinoff "Read All About It (Part III)" is a raw interpretation of the massive pop single, "Lifetime" is a midtempo love song that's as engaging as a close listen as it is late at night, and the electrifying first single "Heaven" has all the makings of a vibrant dance record slicked up for the floor. A true feature of this album is the sheer quality of the compositions, which, for lack of a better term, are unexpectedly sophisticated and nuanced for a mainstream record. What holds the album back in parts is the fact that its tempo is too slow at times, however, Sandé makes up for it with passion and precision. Our Version of Events is an earnest collection of works by a woman who is as good a composer as she is vocalist, a lethal combination in today's pop music business. In this case, the Critic's Choice Award was well deserved.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/05/2012
Label: Capitol
UPC: 5099946376725
catalogNumber: 63767
Rank: 78445

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Emeli Sandé   Primary Artist,Piano,Vocals
Simon Chamberlain   Piano
Jack Daniels   Choir, Chorus
Rebecca Jones   Choir, Chorus
Grant Mitchell   Piano
John Gibbons   Choir, Chorus
Neil Cowley   Piano
Patty McKay   Choir, Chorus
Jenny LaTouche   Choir, Chorus
Aaron Sokell   Choir, Chorus
Paul Herman   Guitar
Alicia Keys   Drums,Keyboards
Cliff Masterson   Conductor
Wired Strings   Strings
Liz Horsman   Background Vocals
Lorraine Barnes   Choir, Chorus
Awsa Bergstrom   Choir, Chorus
Heritage Orchestra   Strings
Charlene Jones   Choir, Chorus
Ben Harrison   Guitar
Jules Buckley   Conductor
Justin Broad   Piano,Drums
Luke Juby   Piano,Strings,Wurlitzer
Wendy Harriott   Choir, Chorus
Crystal Jones   Choir, Chorus
Gavin Powell   Hammond Organ
Becky Jones   Choir, Chorus
Abeeku "Bayku" Ribeiro   Vocals
Jack Vasiliou   Choir, Chorus
Ash Millard   Keyboards
Anup Paul   Bass
Roxy Harris   Choir, Chorus

Technical Credits

Danny D   Management
Grant Mitchell   Composer
Jack Street   Management
Patty McKay   Choir Arrangement
Mike Spencer   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer
Ann Mincieli   Engineer
James Murray   Composer,Programming,Engineer,Instrumentation
Paul Herman   Composer,Producer
Alicia Keys   Composer,Programming,Producer
Dan Sanders   Art Direction
Nick Taylor   Engineer
Cliff Masterson   String Arrangements
Alex Cowper   Artwork,Art Direction
Naughty Boy   Programming,Producer,Engineer,Instrumentation
Lee Slater   Engineer
Tim Blacksmith   Management
Rosie Danvers   String Arrangements
Emile Haynie   Composer,Programming,Producer,Instrumentation
Ben Harrison   Composer,Producer
Steve Price   Engineer
Jules Buckley   String Arrangements
Gary Thomas   Engineer
Justin Broad   Programming,Engineer
Emeli Sandé   Composer
Luke Juby   Composer,String Arrangements
Riki Bleu   Management
Mustafa Omer   Composer,Programming,Engineer,Instrumentation
Mojam Music   Producer,Additional Production
Glyn Aikins   Composer
TommyD   Producer
Daniel Tannenbaum   Programming,Producer,Instrumentation
Ash Millard   Composer,Producer
Anup Paul   Composer
Alexandra Catiere   Sleeve Photo
Sam Evitt   Management

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