Corinne Bailey Rae’s ‘The Sea’ is her second studio album released on January 20, 2010 by EMI,
Track Listing : 1.Are You Here (Corinne Bailey Rae) – 04:13 . 2.I’D Do It All Again (Corinne Bailey Rae) – 03:08 . 3.Feels Like The First Time (Corinne Bailey Rae, Steve Brown) – 03:13 . 4.The Blackest Lily (Corinne Bailey Rae) – 03:38 . 5.Closer (Corinne Bailey Rae) – 04:17 . 6.Love’S On Its Way (Corinne Bailey Rae) – 03:55 . 7.I Would Like To Call It Beauty (Corinne Bailey Rae, Philip Rae) – 04:19 . 8.Paris Nights/New York Mornings (Corinne Bailey Rae) – 03:51 . 9.Paper Dolls (Corinne Bailey Rae) – 03:20 . 10.Diving For Hearts (Corinne Bailey Rae, Jennifer Birch) – 04:51 . 11.The Sea (Corinne Bailey Rae) – 04:05
Musicians : Adam Blackstone – Bass . Steve “Billy” Buckley – Bass, Guitar . Kenny Higgins – Bass, Guitar (Electric), Vocals (Background) . Leeds University Liturgical Choir – Choir . Melanie Purves – Conductor . Sam Bell – Congas . Luke Flowers – Drums . Seb Roachford – Drums . Eryl Roberts – Drums . Myke Wilson – Drums . Malcolm Straehan – Flugelhorn . Gareth Lockrane – Flute . Liam Duffy – French Horn . David Tollington – French Horn . John Mccalhun – Guitar . David Pearson – Guitar . Paul Farr – Guitar (Electric) . Mike Feingold – Guitar (Electric) . John Burr – Harmonica . Carol Jarvis – Orchestration . James Poyser – Organ . Bob Birch – Piano . ?Uestlove – Tambourine . Barnaby Dickinson – Trombone . Garrath Beckwith – Trombone (Bass) . John Hart – Trombone (Bass) . Nia Bevan – Violin . Ruth Bingham – Cello . Nick Burns – Cello . Melinda Gourlay – Cello . Semay Wu – Cello . Simon Denton – Cello . Catherine Barnecutt – Viola . Catherine Barneeutt – Viola . Sally Bell – Viola . Jane Coyle – Viola . Raymond Lester – Viola . Freddie August – Violin . Lucie Barnicoat – Violin . Ian Bone – Violin . Julie Edwards – Violin . Levin Jones – Violin . James Pattinson – Violin . Kate Pelling – Violin . Adam Robinson – Violin . Helen Tongue – Violin . Lara Rose – Vocals (Background) . Jennifer Birch – Vocals (Background)
Production : Produced By Steve Brown, Steve Chrisanthou, Corinne Bailey Rae . Ray Staff – Mastering . Tom Elmhirst – Mixing . Xavier Stephenson – Mixing Assistant . Ben Cotterell – Engineer . David Coyle – Engineer . Steve Guy – Engineer . Matthew Kettle – Engineer . Steve Chrisanthou – Engineer . Andy Thornton – Assistant Engineer
Package : Alex Cowper – Artwork, Design . Tierney Gearon – Photography
Recorded 2009 At Limefield Studios, Manchester.
Released On January 20, 2010 By Emi.
Corinne Bailey Rae interview for The SeaShe does find music to be a vehicle, ‘the membrane that you can pass through to get to the spiritual experience or to God or whatever it is. So I’ve always, always found it useful, never more so than now. I want to have that connection. And if I didn’t have those gigs to do I would search it out in another way.’ […]
Follow-up to million-selling debut is a dramatic departure.Even at its bleakest – Closer, say, or Love’s on Its Way, where there is “blood on the streets” – the music and melodies draw you inand even when they follow their own lushly orchestrated circuitous path, they seem to dare you to drift away. What’s going on? This is. […]
Los Angeles Times
Repeated listens might help integrate those sonic sore thumbs into the overall mood of “The Sea.” Even without such closure, though, “The Sea” is a remarkable accomplishment. It’s a step toward something — Rae’s inner peaceand her next artistic breakthrough — that has its own considerable rewards. […]