By Michael Gioia
04 Mar 2014
|Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN|
The pop record — which combines contemporary rock, jazz and folk elements with revealing interpretations of songs by Joni Mitchell, Talking Heads and Noah and the Whale — also includes original songs by Scott and Todd Almond, who serves as producer, arranger and music director.
The recording, co-produced by Scott, with Kurt Deutsch serving as executive producer, is available for pre-order here or here. Customers who pre-order the album will receive an audio download of the song "Oh, Sean."
Additionally, a special online concert will be broadcast March 25 at Sh-K-Boom.com.
"The album is about true love, and letting go of a way of being," said Scott in a statement. "It's about how to decide what to hang on to, and what to let go of."
"All Will Be Well – The Piece of Meat Studio Sessions" includes performances by Almond on piano, ukulele and backup vocals; Jeremy Chatzky and Mary Ann McSweeney on bass; Eric Halvorson on drums and vibraphones; Michael Aarons and Ann Klein on guitars; Adam Kolker on bass clarinet, tenor saxophone and baritone saxophone; Tim Albright on trombone; and James De La Garza on trumpet. In addition, Betsy Wolfe, Lindsay Mendez, Barrie McLain, Katie Britton, Michael Slattery and Michael Niederer are featured on backup vocals.
A track list follows:
1. Five Years Time (Noah and the Whale)
2. Oh, Sean (Todd Almond)
3. Honestly – duet with Todd Almond (Annie Lennox)
4. All I Want (Joni Mitchell)
5. I Am an Animal (Pete Townshend)
6. Love Over Gold (Mark Knopfler)
7. This is Why We Do This (Music by Todd Almond / Lyrics by Todd Almond and Adam Bock)
8. Moments of Pleasure (Kate Bush)
9. Devotion (Music by Todd Almond / Lyrics by Sherie Rene Scott)
Bonus: Life During Wartime (David Byrne / Chris Frantz / Jerry Harrison / Tina Weymouth)
Watch "Oh, Sean":