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Sara Bareilles – What’s Inside: Songs from Waitress (2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Sara Bareilles – What’s Inside: Songs from Waitress (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 36:48 minutes | 413 MB | Genre: Pop, Pop Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: | © Epic Records

Of all the pop singer/songwriters who surfaced in the 21st century, Sara Bareilles may be uniquely qualified to write the songs for a Broadway musical. Indebted to tradition without being beholden to it, Bareilles always favors songs so exquisitely sculpted that their craft is never noticed, only felt, so she’s a natural fit for Diane Paulus’ adaptation of Adrienne Shelly’s 2007 indie comedy-drama Waitress. What’s Inside: Songs from Waitress isn’t a cast album, it’s Bareilles’ recording of 12 songs from the production, and the highest compliment that can be paid is that it simultaneously plays as drama and as a sequel to her Grammy-nominated 2013 album The Blessed Unrest. Bright and open, What’s Inside does feel of a piece with her 2010 album Kaleidoscope Heart — the presence of that album’s producer Neal Avron, who sat out The Blessed Unrest, is apparent — and that warm, colorful sheen is enough to make the album play as pop: simply judged on its surface, it provides tangible pleasures. The nifty trick Bareilles pulls off on What’s Inside is how the songs also contain a double-edge, serving the drama of the story while also playing as pure pop. Sure, there are flourishes that are pure musical theater — there’s the opening fanfare of “What’s Inside.” “Never Ever Getting Rid of Me” is Gilbert & Sullivan by way of Todd Rundgren and the show-stopping ballad “She Used to Be Mine” almost seems to conjure a lonely spotlight — but never once do the songs on What’s Inside feel in mere service to a plot. Taken on their own, they’re lively, clever, and bold, and further evidence of Bareilles’ versatility, elegance, and wit. –AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine

1 What’s Inside 01:16
2 Opening Up 03:19
3 Door Number Three 02:55
4 When He Sees Me 03:51
5 Soft Place To Land 02:58
6 Never Ever Getting Rid Of Me 02:26
7 I Didn’t Plan It 03:25
8 Bad Idea 03:26
9 You Matter To Me 04:11
10 She Used To Be Mine 04:10
11 Everything Changes 03:39
12 Lulu’s Pie Song 01:12

Sara Bareilles – Composer, Piano, Vocals
Neal Avron – Cello
Kallie Ciechomski – Violin
Jack Daley – Bass
Digiallonardo Sisters, Christine DiGiallonardo, Daniela DiGiallonardo – Vocals (Background)
Nadia DiGiallonardo – Piano, Vocals (Background)
Yair Evnine – String Arrangements, Viola
Rich Mercurio – Drums
Blake Mills – Guitar
Jason Mraz – Vocals
Lee Nadel – Bass
Jared Scharff – Guitar
Aaron Sterling – Drums
Zachary Rae – Keyboards
Elizabeth Ziman – String Arrangements


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