Cat Power - You Are Free

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You Are Free is the sixth studio album by American singer-songwriter Chan Marshall, also known by her stage name, Cat Power, originally released in February 2003 via Matador Records.

You Are Free was recorded over the course of a year, the longest Marshall had spent recording an album at that point. Marshall and engineer Adam Kasper recorded about 40 songs during these sessions.

Marshall revealed that she chose Kasper because "I was looking for somebody who would let me do what I wanted to do, who's a really good engineer," and said that she saw him as an engineer, rather than a producer.

The album features guest appearances by Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters and Nirvana, Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam and Warren Ellis of the Dirty Three.

Numerous songs on the album are performed solo, with only Marshall on vocals and guitar or piano. Dave Grohl plays drums on the songs Speak For Me, He War and Shaking Paper, and plays bass on Shaking PaperVedder provides backing vocals on Good Woman and Evolution, while Ellis plays violin on Werewolf.

The songs Good Woman and Werewolf feature string arrangements by David Campbell, which were recorded after Marshall's vocals had been completed, at the Boat Studio in Los Angeles, California.

You Are Free became Cat Power's first charting album, reaching 105 on the US Billboard 200. The song He War was released as a single, and a music video for the song directed by Brett Vapnek was released.

You Are Free has received widespread critical acclaim since its release. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 82, based on 26 reviews, which indicates "universal acclaim".

In 2009, Pitchfork Media placed the album at number 98 on their "The Top 200 Albums of the 2000s" list.

Check out a couple of tracks from the album:  I Don't Blame You, Good Woman, Speak for Me, Werewolf, Fool and Shaking Paper.

This LP Record is a reissue (June 2012) on 120 gram vinyl housed in a gatefold sleeve with a fold out insert and a digital download, pressed in the US.

 

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Tracklisting:

 

A1

I Don't Blame You

3:01

A2

Free

3:31

A3

Good Woman

3:54

A4

Speak For Me

2:59

A5

Werewolf

4:03

A6

Fool

3:46

A7

He War

3:28

B1

Shaking Paper

4:26

B2

Babydoll

2:53

B3

Maybe Not

4:15

B4

Names

4:48

B5

Half Of You

2:38

B6        

Keep On Runnin' (Crawlin' Black Spider)                

3:48    

B7

Evolution

4:45

SKU 744861042709
Record Label Matador Records
Label / Model # Inertia
Catalogue Number OLE 427-0
Country US - United States
Release Date (Year) 26 June 2012
Original Release Date (Year) 18 February 2003
Barcode # 744861042709
Shipping Weight 0.3150kg
Shipping Width 0.007m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000690m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition LP Record, 120 Gram Vinyl, Gatefold Sleeve, Fold Out Insert, Reissue, Digital Download
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Indie / Alternative
Genre Rock
Genre Blues Rock
Genre Folk Rock
Format VINYL LP

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