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This angel's come a long way. Since 13-year-old LeAnn Rimes wowed audiences with her Patsy Cline-like "Blue" back in '96, she's evolved from a country music prodigy, micro-managed by her dad, to an emancipated pop star who's charting her own creative course. And her latest, Twisted Angel, finds Rimes moving farther from her country music roots with a set of songs closer in spirit to junior divas Britney and Christina than to Patsy and Reba. For her journey into popdom, Rimes joined forces with a trio of renowned producer/songwriters, including hit doctor Desmond Child (Cher, Ricky Martin). The results range from the upbeat, Jessica Simpson-flavored lead single, "Life Goes On," and the funky R&B workout "Trouble with Goodbye" to soaring, slow-burning ballads such as "You Made Me Find Myself," which recalls queen diva Celine Dion. Elsewhere, the sassy Texan flexes her impressive range on the title track's saucy, swampy blues, the ethereal "Review My Kisses," and the seductive, techno-driven "Tic Toc," which is sure to raise the eyebrows of her more conservative fans. No longer Daddy's little angel, LeAnn Rimes is her own woman on Twisted Angel, which marks her progression from country princess to mature pop chanteuse.
Performance CreditsLeAnn Rimes Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Stephanie Bennett Harp
Robbie Nevil Guitar
Jonathan Schwartz Acoustic Bass
Sue Ann Carwell Vocals,Background Vocals
Sid Page Violin
Brad Dutz Timpani
Pete Amato Conductor,Keyboards
Charlie Bisharat Violin
Denyse Buffum Viola
David Campbell Strings,Conductor,French Horn,Timpani
Jon Clarke Alto Flute,Oboe
Peter Cobbin Piano
Vinnie Colaiuta Drums
Luis Conte Percussion
Larry Corbett Celli
Joel Derouin Violin,Concert Master
Charles Everett Violin
Steve Ferrone Drums
Berj Garabedian Violin
Zev Katz Acoustic Bass
Peter Kent Violin
Abraham Laboriel Bass
Michael Landau Guitar
Joe Meyer French Horn
Simon Oswell Violin,Viola
Greg Pagani Keyboards
Kazi Pitelka Violin,Viola
Anatoly Rosinsky Violin
John Wittenberg Violin
Margaret Wooten Violin
Gavyn Wright Violin
Susan Chatman Violin
Gary Leach Guitar
Mary Scully Bass
Edmund Stein Violin
Michael Hart Thompson Guitar
Tony Pleeth Cello
Patrick Kiernan Violin
Bob Peterson Violin
Leland Sklar Bass
Michael Norfleet Piano
Philip Dukes Viola
Rudy Stein Violin,Celli
Darrin McCann Violin,Viola
Nora Payne Vocals,Background Vocals
Andreas Carlsson Bass,Vocals,Background Vocals
Eve Butler Violin
Gerry Hilera Violin
Eric D. Jackson Acoustic Guitar
Abe Laboriel Drums
Jeanette Olsson Vocals,Background Vocals
Corky James Bass,Guitar
Dan Smith Celli
Ana Landauer Violin
Gyan Evans Vocals,Background Vocals
Steve Richards Celli
Michele Richards Violin
Matthew Funes Viola
Sarah Parkins Violin
Technical CreditsDesmond Child Producer
Sue Ann Carwell Vocal Arrangements
Pete Amato Arranger,Programming,Producer,Engineer,String Arrangements,Harp Arrangement
Chris Brooks Engineer
Denyse Buffum Principal
David Campbell Arranger,Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements,Harp Arrangement,Woodwind Arrangement,String Ensemble
Rob Chiarelli Engineer
Steve Churchyard Engineer
Peter Cobbin Programming,Engineer
Larry Corbett Principal
Humberto Gatica Engineer
Bill Malina Engineer
Greg Pagani Arranger,Programming,Producer,Engineer
Gavyn Wright Principal
LeAnn Rimes Executive Producer
Matt Gruber Engineer
John Coulter Graphic Design
Chris Brooke Engineer
Jules Gondar Engineer
Craig Lozowick Engineer
Nathan Malki Engineer
Conrad Golding Engineer
Chandler Bridges Engineer,Pro-Tools
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Twisted Angel based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
This is a great album i really liked listing to all the songs Life goes on is great and shows that she's come along way from her days of singing Blue shes done a lot of growing up these past years and i think she is the greaest singer out their and for people who don't like some songs because they talk about a certain something that you don't want to hear well shes grown up she's married and she's not a little girl anymore she should be alowed to sing these kind of songs if she wants she gets five stars always and forever way to go Leann
This is the best album of Leann Rimes. My favorite is Wound Up, Trouble with Goodbye and Suddenly. She sounds really really good in this album. This just proved that Leann Rimes can sing just about anything and she just gets better and better every year. She should release another album like this soon.
LeAnn Rimes has come a long way since she started at the age of 13. I went out the other day to purchase LeAnn Rimes CD Twisted Angel, and I have to say that this is her best CD ever. It has a really good pop music groove to it. She sings each song with such grace and maturity. She will be in the music business for a long time to come.
This album is an announcement of arrival, not at the Pinnacle, but at the beginning (the beginning of her true expression & inner voice). After paying her dues, LeAnn has flung open the door & said 'Here I am & this is what I can do'; 'May I come in?' At the same time, she has thrown out the samples and begun to explore her direction among them! I believe we are in store for a string of five-star adventures in the future! Enjoy!!!
People can't handle the fact she has grown up. This is by far her best CD. I like all the songs especially Life goes on. In fact, I did not care for her music until this cd.
So Leann wants to be a Twisted Angel.Well good for her. On her latest cd, Leann continues to show her weak point in picking songs. Trouble with Goodbye is a serious mis-step, and You Made Me Find Myself is more boring than a whole Celine Dion album. But the high points far outweigh these two songs. Life Goes On, and Damn are two of the best songs she has ever done, with the title song close behind. Tic Toc is, in Leann's words from her web-sight "orgasmic" and danceable. At 13 songs just a little to long but a good cd never the less. Next time out she should write more songs like No Way Out and Wound Up and leave the 2nd rate pop schlock off and she could get 5 stars in my book.
This was a real disappointment. The LeAnn Rimes I know and love was the one that made her famous for "Blue", "How Do I Live", "I Need You" and "Can't Fight The Moonlight". This release did not live up to any of them. Sorry, Ms. Rimes.
I am a huge fan of LeAnn's and must say that this is her best album by far. Not only does it a collection of wonderfull, soulfull tunes. But it's also her most personal work. My favorite song on this album is "No Way Out", which pierces with emotion about the feelings of being trapped. I recommend this CD to everyone, especially those who haven't heard LeAnn in awhile. They are going to get a pleasant surrise.
Leann proves to us that she's all grown up now and has enough experience to sing a meaningful song. On "Damn", "Tic Toc", Love is an Army", and "Review My Kisses" she just kicks butt. But every song on the CD is very good so if you are a Leann fan, you need this CD in your collection.
LeAnn is back with a long anticipated album, and it isn't a disapointment. I love it. I actually listened to it about three times yesterday. The album very different from the LeAnn we are use to, but it is a good change. It took me a while to associate LeAnn's voice with the music sound. I actally had to listen to it around two times before I decided I liked it. If you get the album and don't really like it at first, give it some time. My favorite song is "The Safest Place".
I loved hearing her songs and watching her videos. Unfortunately, she abandoned the steel guitar/fiddle sound that we knew to love, and is following in the footsteps of Destiny's Child. "Love Is Army" is an okay song, but other than that it, the album just didn't live up to my standards. Sorry, LeAnn.
She was coming into her own on this album. But I just bought her new Greatest Hits. It knocked my socks off! This gal can sing! Songs like "I Need You", "This Love", "Unchained Melody", and "We Can" kept me listening on replay all night. And "On the side of Angels" made me cry. She's that good! She's matured a lot now and it shows. All of this and only 21 years old. Good Grief!
I love country and pop I read reviews and the reason people that like leann but dont like this album is because its not country and leann fans like country it not leann's fault she wants to sing pop to. its a great album
LeAnn, we already have a Britney Spears! And we loved you in so many of your previous hits! And I give my condolences to so many of the session pros who were dragged into take part (i.e. Vinnie Colaiuta and Michael Landau). Never ever put a popular country singer together with Desmond Child. You are just going to end up with a mess!
This new style of music for Leann is fine, but she should stick to country and pop instead of trying a bit of the heavy bass and beat on one of her songs on this new CD. That didn't sound like her style at all, and she crossed over too many styles all at once with this new CD. I hope she goes back to her country roots and stays there with the next CD. Her pop style was good, but the rap beat has to go! Her voice has such beautiful range that it just doesn't fit the heavy bass music.