**Vanessa Carlton - “Heroes & Thieves”
October 9th, 2007
Universal Motown/The Inc.**
4. My Best
5. Come Undone
6. The One
7. Heroes & Thieves
8. The Time
9. Fools like Me
11. More than This
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Three Grammy nominations, third studio album… the symbolic third time may well be charming for Vanessa Carlton, whose forthcoming Heroes and Thieves (The Inc. Records) showcases the maturing talents of the 26-year-old singer/songwriter/pianist. Calling it “the best batch of songs I’ve ever written,” she brings them brilliantly to life with a star team of co-producers - Irv Gotti, Stephan Jenkins and Linda Perry. The result is a standout collection for an artist who first exploded onto the scene in 2002 with her stunning debut Be Not Nobody and its hit singles “A Thousand Miles” and “Ordinary Day.”
While she did not contribute her writing chops to Heroes and Thieves, the album felt an impact in more ways than one from legendary singer/songwriter Stevie Nicks, with whom Vanessa Carlton toured in 2005, 2006 and 2007. Hip-hop producer/entrepreneur Irv Gotti played an equally strong role in Carlton’s unlikely leap to The Inc. Records, becoming his first new signing since inking a deal with Universal Motown Records.
What Vanessa Carlton has learned during the past five years is clearly the fodder that makes up the most compelling components of Heroes and Thieves, a thematic album best listened to in its entirety, despite the cafeteria habits of the iTunes generation. “People tell me my songs are a little weird or unconventional, but in a good way and I like that,” says Vanessa Carlton. “I really wanted this album to be the one you want to wake up to on a Sunday morning and listen to over and over.”
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