Laura Marling I Speak Because I Can

I Speak Because I Can

Laura Marling

Released on January 1, 2010 by Virgin Records

Main artist: Laura Marling

Genre: Blues/Country/Folk > Folk

Distinctions: 5/6 de Magic (April 2010) - Sélection du Mercury Prize (July 2010)

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Album : 1 disk - 10 tracks Total length : 00:36:58

  1. 1 Devil's Spoke

    Bob Ludwig, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Dom Monks, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Marcus Mumford, Drums, Mandolin, Percussion, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Ted Dwane, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Winston Marshall, Banjo, AssociatedPerformer - Laura Marling, Composer, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Tom Hobden, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Pete Roe, Guitar, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Ethan Jones, Producer, Mixer, Percussion, Dulcimer, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : (C) 2010 Virgin Records LtdThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 2010 EMI Records Ltd ℗ 2010 Virgin Records Ltd

  2. 2 Made By Maid

    Bob Ludwig, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ethan Johns, Producer, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Dom Monks, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Laura Marling, Composer, Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : (C) 2010 Virgin Records LtdThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 2010 EMI Records Ltd ℗ 2010 Virgin Records Ltd

  3. 3 Rambling Man

    Bob Ludwig, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ethan Johns, Producer, Mixer, Mandocello, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Dom Monks, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ted Dwane, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Winston Marshall, Banjo, AssociatedPerformer - Laura Marling, Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Pete Roe, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Peter Roe, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : (C) 2010 Virgin Records LtdThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 2010 EMI Records Ltd ℗ 2010 The copyright in this sound recording is owned by Virgin Records Ltd.

  4. 4 Blackberry Stone

    Bob Ludwig, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ethan Johns, Producer, Mixer, Drums, Piano, Bass, Mellotron, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Dom Monks, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Laura Marling, Composer, Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocalist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Ruth De Turberville, Cello, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : (C) 2010 Virgin Records LtdThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 2010 EMI Records Ltd ℗ 2010 Virgin Records Ltd

  5. 5 Alpha Shallows

    Bob Ludwig, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ethan Johns, Producer, Mixer, Mandolin, Organ, Percussion, Mellotron, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Dom Monks, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Marcus Mumford, Percussion, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Ted Dwane, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Winston Marshall, Banjo, AssociatedPerformer - Laura Marling, Composer, Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocalist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Tom Hobden, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Pete Roe, Piano, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : (C) 2010 Virgin Records LtdThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 2010 EMI Records Ltd ℗ 2010 Virgin Records Ltd

  6. 6 Goodbye England (Covered In Snow)

    Bob Ludwig, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ethan Johns, Producer, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Dom Monks, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Marcus Mumford, Drums, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Ted Dwane, Double Bass, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Laura Marling, Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Tom Hobden, Fiddle, AssociatedPerformer - Peter Roe, Keyboards, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : (C) 2010 Virgin Records LtdThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 2010 EMI Records Ltd ℗ 2010 Virgin Records Ltd.

  7. 7 Hope In The Air

    Bob Ludwig, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ethan Johns, Producer, Mixer, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Dom Monks, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Marcus Mumford, Banjo, Drums, Percussion, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Ted Dwane, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Laura Marling, Composer, Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Pete Roe, Piano, Mellotron, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : (C) 2010 Virgin Records LtdThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 2010 EMI Records Ltd ℗ 2010 Virgin Records Ltd

  8. 8 What He Wrote

    Bob Ludwig, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ethan Johns, Producer, Mixer, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Dom Monks, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Laura Marling, Composer, Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Pete Roe, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : (C) 2010 Virgin Records LtdThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 2010 EMI Records Ltd ℗ 2010 Virgin Records Ltd

  9. 9 Darkness Descends

    Bob Ludwig, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ethan Johns, Producer, Mixer, Guitar, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Dom Monks, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Marcus Mumford, Drums, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Ted Dwane, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Laura Marling, Composer, Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Pete Roe, Mellotron, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : (C) 2010 Virgin Records LtdThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 2010 EMI Records Ltd ℗ 2010 Virgin Records Ltd

  10. 10 I Speak Because I Can

    Bob Ludwig, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ethan Johns, Producer, Mixer, Sitar, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Dom Monks, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Marcus Mumford, Drums, Percussion, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Ted Dwane, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Laura Marling, Composer, Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Tom Hobden, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Pete Roe, Piano, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : (C) 2010 Virgin Records LtdThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 2010 EMI Records Ltd ℗ 2010 Virgin Records Ltd

About

British folksinger Laura Marling’s 2008 debut, Alas I Cannot Swim, showed more depth and maturity than one would expect from a (then) 18-year-old. Marling’s expressive, smoky voice and penchant for lyrical matter that didn’t reference clubbing landed her a well-earned Mercury Prize nomination, as well as a considerable amount of hype concerning her follow-up. Released in 2010, I Speak Because I Can delivers on nearly every level, upping both the production value (thanks to Ryan Adams and Kings of Leon producer Ethan Johns and fellow indie folk darlings Mumford & Sons) and the songwriting. Love, death, and heartbreak are hardly new subjects when it comes to folk music, but they refresh themselves so often in our lives that their relevance becomes tenfold with each new bite, scrape, or blow to the head, a notion that Marling explores with both guarded wisdom and elegant petulance on standout cuts like "Devil’s Spoke," "Made by Maid," "Rambling Man," and "Goodbye England." At its heart, I Speak Because I Can is a stoic, bare-bones singer/songwriter record, which makes the tastefully peppered bursts of explosive percussion, banjo, mandolin, and backing vocals from the Mumford gentlemen all the more effective and not just window dressing to cover up a cookie-cutter storefront. That said, it’s Marling’s enigmatic voice (think Florence & the Machine and Fiona Apple), clever phrasing (think Joni Mitchell), and adherence to the alternately warm and wintry vibe of late-'60s/early-'70s classic rock and folk (think Led Zeppelin III) that listeners will keep coming back to, regardless of the packaging. ~ James Christopher Monger

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