Katie Melua’s ‘The House’ is her fourth (and her first not to be produced by Mike Batt) studio album, released on May 24, 2010 by Dramatico 1956.
Track Listing : 1.I’D Love To Kill You (Katie Melua, Guy Chambers) – 02:57 . 2.The Flood (Katie Melua, Guy Chambers, Lauren Christy) – 04:03 . 3.A Happy Place (Katie Melua, Guy Chambers) – 03:27 . 4.A Moment Of Madness (Katie Melua, Guy Chambers) – 03:47 . 5.Red Balloons (Katie Melua, Polly Scattergood) – 04:20 . 6.Tiny Alien (Katie Melua, Guy Chambers) – 04:36 . 7.No Fear Of Heights (Katie Melua) – 02:53 . 8.The One I Love Is Gone (Bill Monroe) – 03:38 . 9.Plague Of Love (Katie Melua, Rick Nowels) – 03:26 . 10.God On Drums, Devil On The Bass (Katie Melua, Mike Batt) – 03:48 . 11.Twisted (Katie Melua, Nowels) – 03:44 . 12.The House (Katie Melua) – 05:00
Musicians : Katie Melua – Guitar (Acoustic), Vocals . Dominic Miller – Guitar . Steve Donnelly – Guitar . Keith Brazil – Drums . B.J. Cole – Pedal Steel Guitar . Fergus Gerrand – Drums . Tim Harries – Bass, Piano . Arden Hart – Keyboards . William Orbit – Kalimba, . Luke Potashnick – Guitar . Henry Spinetti – Drums . Paul Stanborough – Mandolin . Jim Watson – Piano . Mike Batt – Arranger, Conductor
Production : Produced By William Orbit . Rupert Coulson – Engineer . Nick Cervonaro – Assistant Engineer . Olga Fitzroy – Assistant Engineer
Package : John Gosler – Artwork . Rebecca Litchfield – Photography . Mark Surridge – Photography
Recorded 2009 – 2010.
Released On May 24, 2010 By Dramatico 1956.
Once again, Melua delivers an enigmatic set that serves her talent remarkably well. The House is compellingly a haunting, memorable soundtrack to lazy weekend afternoons – or a long, winding trip to the country. In any case, Melua’s soothing vocals and luminous aura are perfect companions. […]
When Melua reveals this sensitive side she’s amongst the best artists in her easy-on-the-ear fieldand she could yet surpass several of her own idols. But The House contains enough forgettable filler to suggest she’s some way off delivering a career-defining canon classic. […]
Melua does find some daring in songs such as I’d Love to Kill You and her voice only occasionally drifts into that blancmange Batt set her in. It’s surprising. From such low expectations The House isn’t that bad. […]