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Once Upon Another Time [Explicit]

May 22, 2012 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: May 18, 2012
  • Release Date: May 18, 2012
  • Label: Epic
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  • Total Length: 24:17
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  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • ASIN: B008234RGA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,879 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

I am really enjoy the music while crafting.
witchduck
It was enough to hold a lot of Sara's fans over until the Blessed Unrest comes out, but it just makes me more restless waiting for the next album.
M. Fay
I love Sara Bareilles, this lady is amazingly talented.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Brett Corkins VINE VOICE on May 22, 2012
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One of musics best vocalists is back at it again with Once Upon Another Time, a teaser if there ever was one.

Sara Bareilles hasn't been away from the studio for too long since Kaleidoscope Heart was released but that didn't stop her from giving her us what she calls "a love note to her fans" in the form of this EP, Once Upon Another Time. I've said many times that I think Sara has the best voice in music, hands down, a fact she backs up beautifully with this new offering. What is mysteriously missing is her upbeat tunes that got her on people's radars to begin with. However, this is a lesson in true musical prowess. No song offers anything more than subtle guitar, light drumming (maybe), some strokes of the piano, and gorgeous use of strings. There isn't a thing hindering her talent here, this entire CD is nothing but Sara destroying naysayers. No song does this better than the standout, Stay. The notes Sara hits are breathtaking, yet simple, and show her doing things vocally she hasn't done since her live album, Between The Line.

Lie To Me is the other highlight, with a nice kick drum beat, chunky guitar, and nice use of the piano and strings as background instruments that add a lot of depth. Lyrically, Lie To Me is my favorite song as well, with lyrics like "If I take you and your word then I'm empty handed" and "Look in my eyes when you say you love me so I can see you lie to me." It's scathing in an upbeat way, if that makes sense. And it's something Sara has perfected over the course of her career. She'll sleight you but rest assured she'll do it while making it catchy.

All in all, as much as EPs bother me--only because they leave me wanting so much more--Sara delivers the goods. In only 5 songs she does things with her voice and music that artists can't attain in an hour's worth of music. Sara is an artist that realizes she's where she is because of her fans and Once Upon Another Time is proof of this. Highly recommended.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Brian Young on May 22, 2012
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This EP is absolutely amazing. Even after just a first listen, it is evident how great this EP is. It shows Sara's diversity in her songwriting, with songs like Lie to Me and Stay being with more of a modern soul sound, and Sweet as Whole being the most direct, honest, hilariously true song I have ever heard from her.

Once Upon Another Time- A great song that is almost all a cappella. It is , as is expected, mildly depressing. But the harmonies are beautiful, and it reaches into a Kaleidoscope Heart-esque, yet somehow fresh Sara.
Stay- A very soul-inspired song that Sara says is about new love. Released as a promotional single. Fantastic vocals ont his song!
Lie to Me- Reminiscent of 'Come Round Soon' and 'Not Alone,' this song expresses a sort of anger over someone... classic sara, once again.
Sweet as Whole- There are not even words to describe how much I love this song.....
Bright Lights and Cityscapes- Probably already my favorite track on this EP.It is a very well versed Sara song, with a haunting piano melody and Sara's vocals to cover it. This song is truly beautiful and sad.
Overall, a fabulous new collection of Songs from Sara. Would recommend to anyone!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Craig Johnson on May 25, 2012
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This woman is a vocal and lyrical genius. Sara B is endlessly talented and this EP proves every ounce of that. Sure, we all love us some upbeat Sara, but sometimes we all need to get a little emotional...and this EP will certainly do just that. Also with "Sweet As Whole", a song that will surely be my summer anthem, in the mix, we get to laugh a little too. I didn't think I could have been any more of a fan than I already was, but I've only fallen deeper into my Sara B coma thanks to this EP.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By M. Fay on June 21, 2013
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This EP is a tease. I'm sorry, but it is. It was enough to hold a lot of Sara's fans over until the Blessed Unrest comes out, but it just makes me more restless waiting for the next album. And Bright Lights and Cityscapes is one of the best songs she does in concert.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Steve on June 12, 2013
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The only problem with this recording is that it is too short (can never have too much SB music).
One song may not quite be what you want your children to hear, but it does say "Explict" in the title so be warned, her potty mouth is in effect for that one song.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sue F. on September 7, 2012
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"Once Upon a Time" reflects a new level of maturity and creativity for Sara Bareilles. Perhaps because they are produced by her friend, Ben Folds. She sings the title track, "Once Upon a Time," a cappella. The lyrics reflect a level of sophistication, maturity, and complexity far beyond the usual, run-of-the-mill pop love song.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Brandon Galvin on June 27, 2012
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I love Sara Bareilles. Her albums "Little Voice" and "Kaleidoscope Heart" are both great. She is hugely talented, as both a singer and songwriter.

Having said that, this release from her wasn't quite as great as I was hoping it would be. It also left me wanting more music from her.

I liked the songs "Stay" and "Lie To Me", but they didn't blow me away like some of the tracks from her previous albums. I found the track "Sweet As Whole" to be surprising and downright hilarious. It makes me laugh every time I hear it. "Bright Lights and Cityscapes" is just okay. I'm a big fan of ballads, but this one just seemed to meander along, and came across as very unfocused.

But the reason I wanted to write this review is because of the track "Once Upon Another Time". I don't even know how to begin to describe how this song affects me. It is a nearly acapella song with a lullaby-like melody and rhythm, coupled with heartbreaking and nostalgic lyrics. Both epic and intimate. It is also probably the most perfect showcase for Sara's vocals that I've ever heard. Before this, I knew she was a good singer....this song proves that she is a GREAT singer. As much as I love this song, it's hard to listen to....it is so emotionally evocative and devastating. In my opinion, it is her masterpiece. So while I would probably give the rest of the album a 3-star rating, this song gets a 5-star rating, and elevates the rest of the album.

I would definitely recommend this to Sara Bareilles fans, but most importantly would recommend the title track. It is utterly amazing.
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