Scribbled in Chalk

Scribbled in Chalk

by Karine Polwart

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Overview

Her first album won lots of U.K. awards and praise, but what has Karine Polwart done with that difficult second disc? Surpassed all expectations, is the answer. There's a smoothness and confidence to the writing and performances that show just how much difference a year can make, and the songs burst like little flowers, whether it's the happy-go-lucky, upbeat, "I'm Gonna Do It All," or the thoughtful look at sex trafficking on "Maybe There's a Road." The tales Polwart tells are personal, but they all resonate deeply, and her voice, which has grown in stride with her stature, wraps them carefully and lyrically, easing them into the listener's ear. She even takes on one of the most difficult subjects, the Holocaust, with "Baleerie Baloo," and offers something that touches the emotions far beyond statistics and pictures. That she's a major talent is undeniable

Product Details

Release Date: 03/07/2006
Label: Spit & Polish
UPC: 0823566412922
catalogNumber: 28

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Karine Polwart   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Greg Lawson   Violin
Kevin McGuire   Vocals,Double Bass
Inge Thomson   Triangle,Vocals,Melodica,Piano-Accordion
Corrina Hewat   Harp,Vocals,Electro-Acoustic Harp
David Milligan   Piano
Brian Schiele   Viola
Robert McFall   Violin
Kerry Polwart   Glockenspiel,Vocals
Martin Green   Hammond Organ,Moog Synthesizer,Loops,Wurlitzer

Technical Credits

Greg Lawson   String Arrangements
Stuart Hamilton   Engineer
Fraser Watson   Booklet Design
Jamie Foulds   Engineer
Karine Polwart   Composer

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