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  • Audio CD (October 15, 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Extra tracks
  • Label: Indieblue Music
  • ASIN: B00006LSPS
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #141,834 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Did That
2. Underdog
3. You Don't Know Me
4. Drops Me Down
5. The Way It Really Is
6. Bring Me Up
7. What Am I Supposed To Say
8. Everyday
9. Someone You Should Know
10. Payback
11. Take Me Back

Editorial Reviews

Product Description

Her latest CD, Hello Lisa, features 11 original songs composed or co-written by Lisa and a variety of songwriters and producers, including Randy Scruggs, Dweezil Zappa, Glen Ballard and Peter Collins. "Though I wrote many of the songs myself, this record is ultimately a collaborative effort," Loeb says. "I wanted to write, produce and play with as many people as possible to bring a sense of diversity to the project. I co-produced the album, so there is a strong connection in all the songs." Composing and performing songs that combine effervescent pop with the lyricism of a skilled storyteller, Lisa Loeb is one of contemporary music's most sumptuous delights.

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Essentially a repackaging of Lisa Loeb's criminally overlooked Cake and Pie release, Hello Lisa finds the decaf diva unleashing her cutesy impulses in the extreme, embracing the Hello Kitty aesthetic wholesale while adding photos of (presumably) her own kitties to up the aw-shucks factor. Still, the girl can write a song and turn a phrase. Take "Underdog," where she deadpans, "I like things that are so good/ You are so, so good." Or this, from the set's most powerful track, "Everyday"--"Love turns its back just to stand in my way," delivered with Loeb's characteristically powerful understatement. Unlikely conspirators Dweezil Zappa and Randy Scruggs provide counterpoint to Loeb's fizzy folk-pop, but Hello Lisa is her show, and it's all the better for it. --Kim Hughes

Customer Reviews

Please do this wonderful artist a favor and buy it!!
Kelly
Sometimes sweet, sometimes meloncholy, but always heartfelt her awesome voice as well as her beautiful music ooze with emotion.
Justin
I recommend this album to anyone who's a fan of Lisa,likes soft rock/rock music,or just likes to have fun.:)
Josh

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Invisiboy2001 on December 27, 2002
Format: Audio CD
Basically this is a re-issue of "Cake and Pie," with a different cover and a slightly different track selection. The songs from "Cake and Pie" that appear on this album are the same versions, but they do sound slightly remixed, because it seems that Lisa Loeb's voice blends a little better with the music this time around. The production on all the songs is terrific.
There are three EXCELLENT new songs on this CD: "What Am I Supposed To Say" is terrific and has an atmospheric energy to it! (It would make a great single.) "Did That" is very cool and smart, and kind of edgy for Lisa Loeb. The other new song "Take Me Back" is a song about a deteriorating friendship, a situation I think most listeners can relate to. (By the way, the "hidden" track is an acoustic version of "What Am I Supposed To Say.") Other standout tracks on this CD are "Someone You Should Know," "You Don't Know Me" and "Everyday."
While this CD is not an out-and-out replacement CD for "Cake and Pie," it is very good and I recommend it. (This CD does not include "Kick Start," "We Could Still Belong Together" or "She's Falling Apart," which are all excellent songs from Lisa Loeb's previous CD.)
Pick this one up if you enjoy folk music, like Tracy Chapman and Jewel. Lisa Loeb is a blossoming artist...and she just keeps getting better and better.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Serenity on November 8, 2002
Format: Audio CD
Lisa Loeb returns to the music scene after the commercial disappointment "Cake AND Pie". I use the word "return" lightly because, "Hello Lisa" is a reissue of "Cake and Pie" with several modifications made to the track list. There are now some new songs thrown in together with most of the C&P songs.
This is not a bad thing. All the songs compliment each other pefectly, and the new songs are a delight to the ear. The psychadelic modern sound of "Did That" contrasts with the retro nostalgia evoked in "Take Me Back" - but at the same time both songs succeed in instilling emotions in the listener. The same applies for every song on the new album.
"Underdog" displays an admirable perseverance of an unrequited love; while "Someone You Should Know" demonstrates Lisa's songwriting skills once more as she preaches a message long forgotten - know who you are and be comfortable with it.
All the songs on "Hello Lisa" are worthy of praise, but the one song that stands out is "Take Me Back" - a forlorn, mellow song about a gradual deterioration of a once tight friendship. Stunningly beautiful, it reminds us of all the friends that have come and gone in our lives - even the ones we thought would stay with us forever.
"Hello Lisa" is a remarkable effort; it is a shame that Lisa does not get the credit or recognition she deserves in the industry.
Britney should take a hint or two from Miss Loeb ... maybe then radio might be a little more tolerable.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Loubo on October 30, 2002
Format: Audio CD
I purchased "Hello Lisa" by singer/songwriter Lisa Loeb last Friday. I have her three other albums ("Tails", "Firecracker", and "Cake AND Pie"), so I thought I'd pick this one up. I'm a big fan of Lisa, and her band, Nine Stories. There is some real talent here.
"Hello Lisa" is mostly made up of songs from her February release "Cake AND Pie". She was signed with A&M Records, but she claims that they were not promoting the album, so she switched to Artemis Records. Artemis is a smaller, more artist-oriented label.
Why "Hello Lisa" you ask? Lisa is a long time fan of Hello Kitty, so she draped the disc and booklet with pictures of Hello Kitty, and titled the album "Hello Lisa". I personally think the cover of the album is very unique! It shows Hello Kitty holding the "Cake AND Pie" CD. One thing though, this cover shows Lisa with cat ears and a hair bow, just like Little Miss Kitty! Lisa thought of this concept, as noted in the CD. I think it's clever because the album is mostly made up of songs from "Cake AND Pie", so it's a nice little blend of both CDs.
The playlist is as follows:
(* indicates a new song)
1. Did That*
2. Underdog
3. You Don't Know Me
4. Drops Me Down
5. The Way It Really Is
6. Bring Me Up
7. What Am I Supposed to Say?*
8. Everyday
9. Someone You Should Know
10. Payback
11. Take Me Back*
12. (Hidden Track) - Acoustic version of "What Am I Supposed to Say?"*
1. "Did That" (Lisa Loeb) -
I like this song. It's really catchy. The lyrics in this song are very obscure, and that is one of the reasons why I love Lisa, her songs are pensive, and make you think.
2. "Underdog" (Music by Lisa Loeb & Dweezil Zappa, Lyrics by Lisa Loeb) -
I can really relate to this song.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By vaughn Smith on June 22, 2003
Format: Audio CD
Although Amazon is suggesting that you purchase both Cake and Pie and Hello Lisa for a bargain, be well advised that Hello Lisa IS the Cake and Pie album with three extra tracks.
Loeb's follow up to Firecracker finds her associating with Dweezil Zappa, son of the late musical genuis, who is content with contributing guitar licks, hooks and solos that actually compliment the music rather than draw attention away from it. Zappa adds a nice hint of edge to Loeb's folk inspired pop which culminates in a CD that is as fresh and appreciated as a warm summer day compared to what is infesting pop radio these days. You won't find Loeb on the radio in too many places and that's exactly what's wrong with radio today. Her songwriting in general is personal, human and easy to relate to without resorting to insulting the listeners intelligence.
The 12 tracks on Hello Lisa (one hidden) ebb and flow like a well designed set list, weaving through various emotions and sentiments that may at first not make much of an impression - but will leave you craving repeat performances until you are completely familiar with every nook and cranny of the CD.
Loeb's naked, up close and personal trademark voice is sweet and biting at the same time, like the cute unassuming girl in school who could kill you with a look or a word and not even know she did it. It's not the way she sings, it's what she sings that provide her with the power of her convictions. Each track is filled with vocal hooks that will haunt you (in a good way!) even when the CD isn't playing. Now that's a performance.
Zappa's guitar work is edgy, but toned down enough in production to provide a foundation without overpowering the message, while the other musicians keep the music real.
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