After purging the experimental, Nick Drake-influenced Phantom Moon from his system, on his fourth release it's back to business for singer/songwriter Duncan Sheik. But some remnants of Phantom Moon -- winding song structures, romanticized lyrics, and lush orchestrations -- reappear here, albeit in a more pop format. Producer Patrick Leonard, like Rupert Hine, who worked on his popular debut, frames Sheik's haunting, breathy voice with elaborate arrangements. That makes these ornate songs huskier, but it also interferes with ...

Daylight 2002, Atlantic

UPC: 075678356926

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