Real Life (Joan As Police Woman album)

Real Life (Joan As Police Woman album)

Infobox Album | Name = Real Life
Type = Studio album
Artist = Joan as Police Woman

Released = June 12, 2006 (UK), June 12, 2007 (US)
Recorded = ?
Genre = Pop
Length =
Label = Reveal Records (United Kingdom)
Producer = Bryce Goggin, Joan Wasser
Reviews =
*Allmusic Rating|4.5|5 []
*The Guardian Rating|4|5 [,,1977142,00.html]
*Pitchfork Media rating-10|8.1 []
Misc = Extra chronology 2
Artist =
Type =
Last album =
This album = "Real Life"
Next album = "To Survive"

"Real Life" is the debut album by Joan as Police Woman, released on Reveal Records in the UK on June 12 2006, and a year later in the United States.In addition to the standard jewel-case release, it was released in a limited-edition digipak [ [ Real Life: Limited Edition: Music: Joan As Police Woman ] ] with Joan Wasser art card and also a 2-disc expanded edition. [ [ Real Life (2CD Special Edition): Music: Joan As Police Woman ] ]

"Real Life" features one song, "I Defy", co-written by Antony and the Johnsons singer Antony Hegarty, who also contributes vocals to the track.

The album has received much critical acclaim, being variously described as "superbly slinky", [ [ Joan as Police Woman: Real Life: Pitchfork Record Review ] ] , "a magical journey", [ [ IndieLondon: Joan As Police Woman - Real Life - Your London Reviews ] ] , and "a fine showcase". [ [ Joan as Police Woman - Real Life - Review - Stylus Magazine ] ] . In her review in The Guardian, Caroline Sullivan described the album as "pensive and gentle; sometimes stately of tempo, sometimes slightly breathless, but always erring on the side of lovely understatement." [ [,,1977142,00.html Joan As Police Woman, Real Life | | Guardian Unlimited Arts ] ]


Joan As Police Woman:

*Joan Wasser - vocals, piano, guitar, violin, viola, bass guitar, strings, wurlitzer, keyboards
*Rainy Orteca - bass guitar, vocals
*Ben Perowsky - drums, percussion, vocals, tambourine


*Jeff Hill - cello, bass guitar
*Joseph Arthur - vocals, keyboards, piano, drums
*Antony Hegarty - vocals
*Doug Wieselman - bass clarinet, tenor saxophone, clarinet
*Steven Bernstein - trumpet
*Briggan Krauss - baritone saxophone
*Bryce Goggin - piano, keyboards
*Charles Burnham - vocals

Track listing

# Real Life
# Eternal Flame
# Feed The Light
# The Ride
# I Defy
# Flushed Chest
# Christobel
# Save Me
# Anyone
# We Don’t Own It

The 2-CD edition featured the additional tracks:

# Show Me The Life
# Broken Eyes
# Sweet Thing
# Happiness Is A Violator (For Condoleezza Rice)
# Endless Supply Of Poison
# We Don't Own It


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