Vanessa Carlton - Be Not Nobody Colored Vinyl LP
Vanessa Carlton Be Not Nobody Colored Vinyl LP
Platinum-selling album features the Top 5 single "A Thousand Miles"
Earnest songwriting, virtuosic piano chops, and ambitious production touches
Features gatefold jacket and printed inner sleeve offering full lyrics and credits
The 2002 debut from this 21 year-old singer-songwriter (and classically-trained pianist) went platinum and scored a Top Five single with "A Thousand Miles" and another Top 40 hit with "Ordinary Day." That kind of commercial success might predispose one to presume that Carlton was another in a long line of Madonna descendants named Britney or Mandy or Christina.
Instead, her earnest songwriting, positively Wakeman-like piano chops, and some ambitious production touches (from producer Ron Fair) land her squarely in the Fiona/Alanis/Tori camp of young female singer-songwriters, with maybe a little Alicia Keys in there, too.
Sure, the lyrics are heart-on-the-sleeve, maybe even a little naïve — but is that such a bad thing when you're only 21? (And big props for having the audacity to cover the Stones' "Paint It Black!") Be Not Nobody makes its worldwide debut on vinyl with a package worthy of its artistic vision: a beautiful gatefold package with printed inner sleeve featuring full lyrics and credits. Red vinyl pressing limited to 1,300 copies
Vanessa Carlton Be Not Nobody Track Listing:
1. Ordinary Day
3. A Thousand Miles
4. Pretty Baby
10. Paint It Black
We Also Recommend