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Happy This Way

Judith Owen

Happy This Way

...original songs featuring special guest Richard Thompson
AKD 299 (Linn Records)
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Compact Disc

$22.00

Studio Master

FLAC 24bit 44.1kHz 388.4MB $24.00

Studio Master

ALAC 24bit 44.1kHz 407.3MB $24.00

CD Quality

FLAC 16bit 44.1kHz 197.2MB $13.00

CD Quality

ALAC 16bit 44.1kHz 200.7MB $13.00

MP3

MP3 320k 44.1kHz 90.3MB $11.00
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Track Time Listen
1
Conway Bay

Conway Bay

Conductor Hummie Mann
Band Judith Owen - piano, vocals; Sean Hurley - electric bass;
Guest Artist Orchestra Seattle Strings
Writer Judith Owen
4:01 Play $1.70
2
Painting by Numbers

Painting by Numbers

Band Judith Owen - piano, vocals Hammond B3, backing vocals; Sean Hurley - electric bass; Richard Thompson - electric guitars; Luis Conte - drums, percussion;
Writer Judith Owen
2:26 Play $1.70
3
Nicholas Drake

Nicholas Drake

Band Judith Owen - piano, vocals; Sean Hurley - electric bass; Richard Thompson - acoustic guitar
Guest Artist Richard Thompson - vocal
Writer Judith Owen
2:35 Play $1.70
4
Sympathy

Sympathy

Conductor

Jeremy Holland-Smith

Band Judith Owen - piano, vocals; Sean Hurley - electric bass;
Guest Artist

Air-Edel Strings; Richard Watkins - french horn

Writer Judith Owen
3:13 Play $1.70
5
Cool Life

Cool Life

Band Judith Owen - piano, vocals; Sean Hurley - electric bass; Lenny Castro - congas; Grant Mitchell - organ
Guest Artist

Ian Shaw - vocals

Writer Judith Owen
3:48 Play $1.70
6
Carry

Carry

Band Judith Owen - piano, vocals; Sean Hurley - electric bass; Luis Conte - congas;
Guest Artist Julia Fordham - vocals
Writer Judith Owen
3:27 Play $1.70
7
Happy This Way

Happy This Way

Band Judith Owen - piano, vocals; Sean Hurley - electric bass; Lenny Castro - percussion; Grant Mitchell - accordian, bodran, djambe, percussion
Writer Judith Owen
2:45 Play $1.70
8
We're Only Human

We're Only Human

Band Judith Owen - piano, vocals; Sean Hurley - electric bass;
Writer Judith Owen
3:39 Play $1.70
9
Love Has 2 Faces

Love Has 2 Faces

Conductor

Jay Weigel

Band Judith Owen - piano, vocals; Sean Hurley - electric bass;
Guest Artist

The Weigel Quartet

Writer Judith Owen
2:52 Play $1.70
10
Dark Clouds

Dark Clouds

Conductor

Jeremy Holland-Smith

Band Judith Owen - piano, vocals; Sean Hurley - electric bass;
Guest Artist

Air-Edel Strings; Richard Watkins - french horn

Writer Judith Owen
2:54 Play $1.70
11
My Father's Voice

My Father's Voice

Band Judith Owen - piano, vocals; Sean Hurley - electric bass;
Writer Judith Owen
3:20 Play $1.70
12
Enough (bonus track)

Enough (bonus track)

Band Judith Owen - piano, vocals;
Guest Artist Cassandra Wilson - vocals
Writer Judith Owen
Arranger Quantic
3:25 Play $1.70
Total Running Time 38 minutes Purchase all tracks 
$13.00 
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'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.

The SACD layer is both 5.1 channel and 2-channel / The Studio Master files are 44.1kHz / 24 bit.

Download includes - cover art, inlay, booklet

Produced by John Fischbach and Judith Owen

Judith Owen writes...

"This is a love-letter to Britain, filled with the sights, sounds and musical styles, that influenced and sustained me as a child and adult, and sustain me still...  6000 miles away in America: nights at the opera, Ronnie Scotts & the 606 Jazz Club, meloncholy folk songs, bad summers, Welsh castles and Scottish lochs, the pomp, circumstance and rock'n'roll sexiness of London, and the glorious fair, sunless skin that lurks beneath every spray-on tan I see today."

Recorded, mixed and mastered by John Fischbach at Piety Street Recording, New Orleans; Groove Masters, Los Angeles; The Village Recorder, Los Angeles; Air-Edel, London; The Town House, London; Ironwood Studios, Seattle

Engineered by Wesley Fontenot (Piety), Rich Tosi (Groove Masters), Vanessa Parr (Village), Nick Geelen (Engineer, Air-Edel), Nick Taylor (Balance Engineer, Air-Edel)

Concert master Simon James (Seattle)
Orchestral Arrangements by: Jeremy Holland-Smith (Sympathy, Dark Clouds); Hummie Mann (Conway Bay)

Quartet Arrangements by: Jay Weigel (Love Has 2 Faces)

Additional Arrangements by: Grant Mitchell (Happy This Way, We're Only Human)

Photography Rob Shanahan
Art Direction Brian Porizek
Sleeve Design John Haxby
Hair and Make-Up ElizaBeth Sloan 

All Songs ©2007 Dog On The Bed Music (ASCAP), except ‘Nicholas Drake' ©2007 Dog On The Bed Music and Dos Duettes Music (ASCAP).

All rights on behalf of Dog On The Bed Music controlled & administered by Songs Of Mam (ASCAP).

‘Enough (Quantic Remix)' : Additional writing & production by Will Holland for Quantic.  Quantic appears courtesy of Tru Thoughts. Will Holland is published by Full Thought Publishing.

Two FREE gigs in Glasgow
14 May 2009
live music for free
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Judith Owen on tour with Richard Thompson
19 January 2009
Singer performs in "1000 Years of Popular Music" concerts.
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StereoMojo
"Judith Owen is a not a breath, but a hurricane of fresh air."
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Hi-Fi News
4 Stars
Owen straddles assorted pop and jazz genres - terrific.
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Audio and Video Lifestyle (Australia)
5 Stars
The album is like a breath of fresh air with all 12 tracks written by the lady herself.
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Record Collector
4 Stars
An excellent mix of mature pop.
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The Sunday Post
CD of the Week
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County Times
A fine example of the way Judith blends theatrics, jazz, folk and poetry into something quite special.
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www.audiophile.no
5 Stars
Musikk ***** / Lyd *****
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Jazzusa.com
Owen works her way through an impressive array of sounds and styles
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Washington Post
Owen's alluring vocals are a constant, the gift that keeps on giving
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LA Times
a drier, hipper Norah Jones
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New York Times
the kind of wailing folk-jazz voice that slices away surfaces to touch vulnerable emotional nerve endings and leave you quivering
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