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Chances

by Jill Barber

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    In celebration of the 10th anniversary of Jill Barber's acclaimed and previously out of print album, Chances will be available on special edition pink taffy vinyl!

    ** PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THE CURRENT CANADA POST SERVICE DISRUPTION MAY RESULT IN SHIPPING DELAYS. WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE THIS MAY CAUSE. **


    Timeless.

    The voice, once heard, always recognized. Like Edith Piaf, or Patsy Cline. Not that Jill Barber sounds like them, but she has the kind of voice they had. Unmistakable. Somehow so connected to the heart, that the song comes clear and true to the listener, unaffected, unsullied by fashion, untouched by commercial necessity. It is a voice that stops time.

    And the songs. Great songs need an underlying truth, even wisdom. Jill’s songs don’t sound “written”. They sound like standards, like they were always there, waiting for her voice to take full flight. Here is a rare talent, a fully realized artist. Her work is sultry, heartfelt, humane and beautiful. I hear her, I think “classic”.

    Here is a bouquet of love songs, wrapped in ravishing arrangements, and sung with tenderness and grace. Taken with two fingers of strong spirits, they will soothe the tangled madness of the day, fill the heart, ease the mind, and remind us that life can be very beautiful. - Tom Gallant, 2008

    Includes unlimited streaming of Chances via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

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    Includes unlimited streaming of Chances via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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      $10 CAD  or more

     

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about

On her album Chances, Canadian chanteuse Jill Barber picks up the torch where the golden age of music left off.

Stepping away from her folk past, Jill delivers an album of ten original, fully orchestrated songs that strongly evoke – and could themselves become - classics. From the moment you hear her sultry voice on the opening title track, you are transported to another time and place. “The best songs ever written are the ones that somehow transcend time and fashion, “says Jill. ”They may be old, but they haven’t aged. It is that timeless quality that I aspire to in my own songwriting."

credits

released October 14, 2008

The Band:
Guitar: Les Cooper
Bass: Victor Bateman
Piano: Robbie Grunwald
Drums: Joel Stouffer

The Good Lovelies are Caroline Brooks, Kerri Ough and Sue Passmore

Produced and Orchestrated by Les Cooper
Recorded by Chris Shreenan-Dyck at The Woodshed, Toronto
Strings Recorded and Mixed by Dennis Patterson at Glenn Gould Studio, Toronto; Assisted by Alain Derbez and Chris Jackson
Mixed by Darryl Neudorf at Operation Northwoods
Mastered by Peter Moore at E Room
Editing and Additional Recording by Adam King

Additional Recording by:
Jeremy Darby at The Canterbury Music Co., Toronto; Assisted by Sam Ibbett
Steve Dawson at The Henhouse, Vancouver
Tim Vesely at The Woodshed
Les Cooper at The Darkroom, Toronto

The Chances Orchestra:
Orchestra Leader: Kevin Fox
Violins: Chris Church, Karen Graves (leader), Nancy Kershaw, Aisslinn Nosky
Violas: Julian Knight, Johann Lotter (leader), Karen Moffatt
Cellos: Orly Bitov, Kevin Fox, Alex Grant (leader)

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Jill Barber Vancouver, British Columbia

"Wow, wow, wow. Barber so skillfully combines perfect pop rhythms with fiery, empowering lyrics and cutting edge instrumentation. Powerful, confident and spot on with the topics of the day, Barber’s latest is a spirited work of art." - PARADE Magazine

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