Real Life (Joan As Police Woman album)


Real Life (Joan As Police Woman album)

Infobox Album | Name = Real Life
Type = Studio album
Artist = Joan as Police Woman


Released = June 12, 2006 (UK), June 12, 2007 (US)
Recorded = ?
Genre = Pop
Length =
Label = Reveal Records (United Kingdom)
Producer = Bryce Goggin, Joan Wasser
Reviews =
*Allmusic Rating|4.5|5 [http://wm04.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:wcfuxqtdldte]
*The Guardian Rating|4|5 [http://arts.guardian.co.uk/filmandmusic/story/0,,1977142,00.html]
*Pitchfork Media rating-10|8.1 [http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/article/record_review/44981-real-life]
Misc = Extra chronology 2
Artist =
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Last album =
This album = "Real Life"
Next album = "To Survive"

"Real Life" is the debut album by Joan as Police Woman, released on Reveal Records in the UK on June 12 2006, and a year later in the United States.In addition to the standard jewel-case release, it was released in a limited-edition digipak [ [http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B000F5GKTK Amazon.co.uk: Real Life: Limited Edition: Music: Joan As Police Woman ] ] with Joan Wasser art card and also a 2-disc expanded edition. [ [http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B000RPCEI4 Amazon.co.uk: Real Life (2CD Special Edition): Music: Joan As Police Woman ] ]

"Real Life" features one song, "I Defy", co-written by Antony and the Johnsons singer Antony Hegarty, who also contributes vocals to the track.

The album has received much critical acclaim, being variously described as "superbly slinky", [ [http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/article/record_review/44981-real-life Joan as Police Woman: Real Life: Pitchfork Record Review ] ] , "a magical journey", [ [http://www.indielondon.co.uk/Music-Review/joan-as-police-woman-real-life IndieLondon: Joan As Police Woman - Real Life - Your London Reviews ] ] , and "a fine showcase". [ [http://www.stylusmagazine.com/reviews/joan-as-police-woman/real-life.htm Joan as Police Woman - Real Life - Review - Stylus Magazine ] ] . In her review in The Guardian, Caroline Sullivan described the album as "pensive and gentle; sometimes stately of tempo, sometimes slightly breathless, but always erring on the side of lovely understatement." [ [http://arts.guardian.co.uk/filmandmusic/story/0,,1977142,00.html Joan As Police Woman, Real Life | | Guardian Unlimited Arts ] ]

Musicians

Joan As Police Woman:

*Joan Wasser - vocals, piano, guitar, violin, viola, bass guitar, strings, wurlitzer, keyboards
*Rainy Orteca - bass guitar, vocals
*Ben Perowsky - drums, percussion, vocals, tambourine

with:

*Jeff Hill - cello, bass guitar
*Joseph Arthur - vocals, keyboards, piano, drums
*Antony Hegarty - vocals
*Doug Wieselman - bass clarinet, tenor saxophone, clarinet
*Steven Bernstein - trumpet
*Briggan Krauss - baritone saxophone
*Bryce Goggin - piano, keyboards
*Charles Burnham - vocals

Track listing

# Real Life
# Eternal Flame
# Feed The Light
# The Ride
# I Defy
# Flushed Chest
# Christobel
# Save Me
# Anyone
# We Don’t Own It

The 2-CD edition featured the additional tracks:

# Show Me The Life
# Broken Eyes
# Sweet Thing
# Happiness Is A Violator (For Condoleezza Rice)
# Endless Supply Of Poison
# We Don't Own It

References


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