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Catching a Tiger

LissieAudio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)

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Lissie was born in Rock Island, Illinois, one of the Quad Cities on the banks of the Mississippi River. It’s the city that inspired Rock Island Line and that bore Bix Beiderbecke; it’s the stuff of spring floods and pick-up trucks and bona fide blue-collar country music. She’s a straight-talking Midwestern girl, all flaxen hair and big blue eyes, and this girl is smart and ... Read more in Amazon's Lissie Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (August 17, 2010)
  • Original Release Date: 2010
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Fat Possum
  • ASIN: B003UCPE3S
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #34,436 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

Catching A Tiger, predominantly recorded with producer Jacquire King in Nashville, TN, is every bit the vibrant debut promised by last fall's Why You Runnin' EP, which introduced the heartland native, California transplant Lissie. Why You Runnin' amasses praise from Paste, Nylon, Filter, Marie Claire, Bust and The Boston Globe just to name a few. Catching A Tiger and it's advance In Sleep EP have already been earning rave reviews for this young songwriter across the pond in the UK (where the album released June 21st), with coverage in The Sun, The Sunday Times, The Mirror, The Big Issue and on the BBC. Lissie's UK press run was capped off last month with a transcendent performance of the hymn-like 'Oh Mississippi' on the legendary Live with Jools Holland. Catching A Tiger also follows her 10-shows-in-4-days sprint at this year's SXSW festival, a run that caught the attention of Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, Perez Hilton and Aquarium Drunkard, among others.

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Originality August 23, 2010
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FINALLY! And yes it does deserve all caps. This album is so refreshing because the songs are so original and they are written so well. I agree with the previous reviewer in that she sounds kind of like Fleetwood Mac. I loved that group early on. But its not really her voice but the almost orchestral building to a crescendo of the songs that remind me of them. Only a few other bands, that I've heard, have this quality. I think of early U2 and Coldplay. I have some classical training and it is so great to hear modern music with actual quality to it. Buy this album!
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely stunning showcase of talent!! July 16, 2010
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Lyrically, tonally, and musically this album is one of the best I have heard in a while. It doesn't do much in terms of reinventing the genre, but Lissie breaths new life into the alt-rocker chick scene. She brings such a passionate resonance to her performance, that you can't help but feel yourself being affected.

In all honesty, this album speaks for itself. Just lay back in the sun with your headphones on and bathe in her warmth.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars just sit back August 27, 2010
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Grab your head phones ,turn them up, sit back in your recliner , close your eyes and get ready to be blown away by her vocals. Totally amazing! Can't wait to see her live.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
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Listening to Lissie's major label debut is a familiar experience, in that she's not the first artist to surrender the organic qualities of her roots in the process of aiming for a larger audience. Where her debut EP, Why You Runnin', turned deeply confessional moments into arresting outbursts of emotion, her follow-up feels forcedly written, sung and played. Where the debut offered the studio as a space in which Lissie could be heard singing, the album is filled with placeless overproduction that, aside from the quality of Lissie's voice, sounds disappointingly like other pop records on the market. The edginess that made Lissie's earlier vocals so magnetic is lost here as she's forced to compete with gratuitously busy arrangements; it feels as if the producers didn't trust her voice to keep listeners' attention.

The double-tracked "Stranger" does provide a clever modern twist on Buddy Holly and Bobby Fuller, but it's only a moment's respite from the album's banal guitar solos and pop-rock arrangements. The minutes of deep artistic accomplishment belong to the songs brought forward from the EP: "Little Lovin'," "Everywhere I Go" and "Oh Mississippi." On these, Lissie's voice is riveting, the arrangements build tension rather than volume, and the instruments create atmosphere rather than distracting complexity. Lissie's moving, gospel-based homage to the mother river is perfectly set to a sparse arrangement of piano, chorus and distant tambourine, and the spine-tingling emotion shot into lyrics like "danger will follow me, now, everywhere I go" are unmatched by any of the newer performances.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Big record label influence, could have been even better... September 12, 2010
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This is a perfect example of how the big record labels like Sony/Columbia ruin music. Lissie's first EP release "Why you runnin" was on an obscure label and was hauntingly beautiful and filled with amazing vocals and a raw unprocessed acoustic sound. Truly something very special. So she get's noticed by Sony and they obviously feel she will sell better as a more mainstream pop artist. This is a very good pop recording and Lissie manages to make the pop offerings on this recording very good indeed, but the best songs on this recording by far are the songs that came from her original EP. The big record labels have been ruining music since the 1980's and while it has gotten better with all the indie label competition, they continue to do their formula approach to record making that mostly turns out garbage. This is a very good recording, but it could have been world class had Lissie added 5 more songs with the same style as her original EP. Go listen and judge for yourself.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lissie's "Catching a Tiger" CD March 8, 2011
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Lissie's latest CD, "Catching a Tiger," simply blew me away. I play it in my car daily and sing along with the lyrics. It's uplifting music for a dull boy in a frozen tundra of a land, for sure. Long live Lissie! I'm also so fortunate as to have caught her live in concert in Minneapolis (in February '11) in below zero weather.

Luckily, she played inside of a heated building, and I thoroughly felt warmth in my heart and spirit as I left the venue. Wondrously refreshing and down to earth sound. (She's most versatile, however, and does a great cover of Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance"; an ironic choice of artist for her to cover, as the two are such opposites in appearance and style.)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing new talent in the style of KT Tunstall February 27, 2011
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I heard Lissie on one of the few true independent, non-satellite radio stations left on the planet. I instantly loved "In Sleep" and "Little Lovin'" and decided to take a chance on an unknown. She has a wonderful, throaty expressive voice, her songs have lots of rhythm and the closest comparison is KT Tunstall. The whole album is excellent, with additional songs that will soon become favorites. Our whole family of four loves Lissie!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing February 27, 2011
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I absolutely love this album! I just wish I had found it sooner. Lissie is an amazing and talented artist, with a beautiful voice to match.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Mesmerizing vocals.
My wife borrowed this CD from a friend & promptly lost it, so we had to order a copy for him. Got it through Amazon, so got an instant download as well. Read more
Published 28 days ago by Bleudenim
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
AOK !!!
Published 1 month ago by stanmoore1
5.0 out of 5 stars A very awesome "diamond in the rough."
In early 2012, I started listening to this album after hearing Lissie's minor hit, "When I'm Alone. Read more
Published 3 months ago by jdealy999
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding
Stumbled upon this artist and was blown away. Purchased everything they have released . This disc is very good, I wish it were available on vinyl. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Kevin Mullis
5.0 out of 5 stars Lissie A Super Star singer on the rise
A Great up and coming artist. She has a voice that is absolutely awesome and a style all her own.
Published 3 months ago by Art Maiorino
5.0 out of 5 stars Lissie
Wonderful CD. Will be ordering more of her work when I get some bills paid off. This chick has a beautiful voice!
Published 4 months ago by Regina Wolovlek
4.0 out of 5 stars Awesome!!
Happy Camper!! I thought it was a great deal and was very happy with the whole process,Thanks Chris <>:< buya
Published 7 months ago by chris
5.0 out of 5 stars great album
I loved the sound of When I'm Alone and I listened to more of her music from there and I am very pleased with this album. It has a lot of great songs. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Karen Hockaday
2.0 out of 5 stars What a real talent, with very little substance.
I really wanted this to be good, even great, based mostly on reviews I'd read, and I guess maybe on anticipated like of SOMETHING NEW that I could could really dig and be moved by. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Glenn W.
5.0 out of 5 stars clean sound love it
heard her once on you tube bought three cds have been enjoying all three.Will think about buying more of her work. see her on you tube she is a really fine artist.
Published 8 months ago by ralph wilson
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