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happy this way
Julia Fordham, Ian Shaw,
Richard Thompson, Cassandra Wilson
Welsh-born Judith Owen's debut album for Linn Records marks her return home from life in the United States where she has established herself as a heartfelt singer / songwriter.
On Happy this Way Owen brings to bear her singular sense of humour and raw emotionalism to create a homage to her native Britain that is at once poignant and funny.
Co-produced by Owen and John Fischbach - engineer of Stevie Wonder's classic 1970s album Songs In The Key Of Life - songs range from the upbeat Painting by Numbers to the melodic epic scope of Conway Bay.
Highlights include performances by Julia Fordham, Ian Shaw, Richard Thompson, Cassandra Wilson, a remix by Quantic and others.
Owen appeared at Live Earth in July 2007 and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August 2006 where she performed to sell-out audiences. She also featured on Richard Thompson's revered project 1000 Years of Popular Music.
She performs regularly with long-time partner - actor and satirist Harry Shearer who gained global recognition as one of the creators and stars of This Is Spinal Tap and for numerous voiceover appearances on The Simpsons.
Happy this way explores Owen's extraordinary talent for mixing Celtic, jazz and contemporary influences, resulting in a memorable and emotional view of her homeland.
1. Conway Bay 4:01|
2. Painting By Numbers 2:26
3. Nicholas Drake 2:35
4. Sympathy 3:13
5. A Cool Life 3:48
6. Carry 3:27
7. Happy This Way 2:45
8. We're Only Human 3:39
9. Love Has 2 Faces 2:52
10. Dark Clouds 2:54
11. My Father's Voice 3:20
12. Enough (Quantic remix)
featuring Cassandra Wilson 3:25
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