The Awakening

The Awakening

by James Morrison


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As the title of James Morrison's third and by far best album suggests, The Awakening is the sound of an artist coming of age. In his personal life, Morrison has become a father, while losing his own father after the latter's long battle with alchoholism and depression.

At the same time, Morrison, 26, has matured as a singer, songwriter, and musician, enabling him to channel all of that emotion into his most accomplished collection of songs yet. "My first two albums felt like practice shots," he says, "and now I've graduated. In many ways this feels like my first proper album."

The Awakening is full of raw emotion, but these are not "downer songs," says Morrison. "Yes, some of it's about dealing with stuff -- but it's also about looking at yourself and what you've got around you, and weighing stuff up to keep yourself thinking positively. I think a lot of people will be able to relate to that, because that's what life is like, what relationships are like." From the Label

Product Details

Release Date: 10/11/2011
Label: Republic
UPC: 0602527833781
catalogNumber: 001621102
Rank: 204199

Album Credits

Performance Credits

James Morrison   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals,Classical Guitar
Bernard Butler   Organ,Guitar,Piano,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Sally Herbert   Violin
Andy Ross   Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Mark Taylor   Keyboards
Andy Wallace   Piano,Hammond Organ
Bruce White   Viola
Julia Singleton   Violin
Claire Orsler   Viola
Jim Hunt   Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Everton Nelson   Violin,Leader
Adam Phillips   Bass,Guitar
Ian Burdge   Cello
Dominic Glover   Trumpet
Richard George   Violin
Frances Dewar   Violin
Richard Pryce   Upright Bass
Andrea Grant   Background Vocals
Ash Soan   Drums
Alison Dods   Violin
Beverley Brown   Background Vocals
Mako Sakamoto   Percussion,Drums
Nichol Thomson   Trombone
Oliver Langford   Violin
Patrick Mascall   Guitar
Jessie J   Vocals
Natalie Bonner   Violin
Nathan Fisher   Electric Bass

Technical Credits

Martin Brammer   Composer
Bernard Butler   Producer,Engineer
Sally Herbert   String Arrangements
Greg Kurstin   Composer
Steve Robson   Composer
Robin Smith   String Arrangements,String Conductor
Ren Swan   Engineer
Mark Taylor   Producer,Engineer
Dan Wilson   Composer
Tom Elmhirst   Programming
Fraser T. Smith   Composer
Eg White   Composer
Toby Gad   Composer
Claude Kelly   Composer
James Morrison   Composer
Dougal Lott   Engineer
Martin Tereffe   Composer

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The Awakening 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
amazing 3rd album by the amazing James Morrison! great lyrics, great melodies, great music