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Alice Peacock


Country of origin:

U.S.

Type of music generally:

Contemporary Folk/Pop

Status:

Most recent release, Live From SPACE (live, 2014); most recent solo studio release, Love Remains (2009)

See also:

Alice Peacock's site

Wikipedia's entry on Alice Peacock

Comparisons:

Kind of in between Shawn Colvin and Sheryl Crow

Covers/own material:

Own, co-written, occasional cover

General comments:

See album comments below.

Comments about live performance:

I arrived at the main stage on Sunday at the announced start time for Alice Peacock's set as the opening act for Elvis Costello, but she, too, had already started. She is a rocker, and a good one. Her lyrics seem more complex, or at least less high concept, than Sheryl Crow's. She plays both guitar and keyboards, and performed a fair number of covers along with her original material. My brief introduction to Peacock can be summed up by paraphrasing the old Remington shaver commercials: I was so impressed, I bought her CD on the way home. (7/03, mapravat@prairienet.org)

I had never been to Park West before and I like the layout. I thought the sound was pretty muddy for the first two acts, but did not have a problem with Alice's set at all, other than her musicians occasionally drowning her out. Her guitar player was making that thing walk and talk, really amazing. He was making sounds that I didn't know could come out of a guitar. *lol* Alice and her band looked like they were having a great time up there and she was very gracious. I have never heard her live before, but I thought she sounded very good. (9/03, cvilline@uark.edu)

Recommended first album:

Alice Peacock or Who I Am

Recordings:


Real Day

Release info:

1998—self-released

Availability:

See Alice Peacock's site

Ecto priority:

Recommended for Alice Peacock or country fans

Comments:

I honestly haven't listened too it too much, but so far it seems like pretty straightahead folk-rock...enjoyable but didn't blow me away. (gordoja@optonline.net

Alice Peacock

Release info:

2002—Aware/Columbia Records—CK 86404

Availability:

Wide

Ecto priority:

Highly recommended

Group members:

Alice Peacock—vocals, acoustic guitar (2, 4-7, 9, 12), piano (1, 8)

Guest artists:

Charley Drayton—drums (all tracks except 6)
Dirk Freymuth—electric guitar (all), acoustic guitar (2, 9, 10, 13), bouzouki (12)
Joel Sayles—bass (all tracks except 8), acoustic bass (8), acoustic guitar (3, 4, 10, 11), percussion (4, 5, 7, 8, 12), keyboards (12), background vocals (1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 12), programming (6)
Tommy Barbarella—Rhodes (2), organ (4, 10)
Don Stiernberg—mandolin (4, 13)
Jon Brion—electric guitar, Hammond B3 (6)
Bob Clearmountain—Wurlitzer (5), programming (5)
Emily Saliers (Indigo Girls)—acoustic guitar (4), background vocals (4, 7)
Kristen Hall—harmonica (4), background vocals (4, 7)
John Gorka—harmony vocal (2, 9)
John Mayer—harmony vocal (3)
Cheryl Wilson—background vocal (10, 13)
Alex Oana—guitar solo treatment (11)
Eric Fawcett—additional programming (6)

Produced by:

Joel Sayles

Comments:

I listened briefly to the Alice Peacock CD, but I didn't think much of it, standard honky-tonk sort of country. (valrichardson@igc.org)

Love this cd, a gift from my best friend! (cvilline@uark.edu)

She got some buzz on ecto earlier this year, just after I bought this based on a Tower Records clip. Nothing quite lives up to the promise of the first song, "Alabama Boy," but it's still a pretty good album. (JoAnn Whetsell)


Who I Am

Release info:

2006—Universal Records—B0006864-02 DG02

Availability:

Wide

Ecto priority:

Highly recommended

Group members:

Alice Peacock—vocals, acoustic guitar, piano, Wurlitzer

Guest artists:

Andrew Williams—electric and acoustic guitars, 12 string electric and acoustic guitar, piano, horn and string arrangements, background vocal
Curt Schneider—bass, background vocal
Jay Bellerose—drums and percussion
Danny Howes—electric guitar, acoustic guitar, lap steel guitar, E-bow electric guitar
Teag Reeves—French horn
Victor Lawrence—orchestra conductor
Mark Robertson—concertmaster
Shalini Vijayan, Daphne Chen, Yu-Tong Sharp, Larry Greenfield, Melissa Reiner—violins
Danny Seidenberg, Leah Katz, Matt Funes—violas
Stan Sharp, Vanessa Freebairn-Smith, Jen Kuhn—cellos

Produced by:

Andrew Williams

Comments:

I loved "Alabama Boy," the opening track on her self-titled album a few years back, but wasn't that impressed with the album overall. Who I Am has a similar folk-pop vibe but speaks far better to her talent. (JoAnn Whetsell)

Further info:

The City Sessions Los Angeles Featuring Alice Peacock DVD was released in 2006.


Thanks to JoAnn Whetsell for work on this entry.

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