At 22 years old, Adele was inspired by the works of Etta James, Jeff Buckley and Jill Scott when she decided to enroll in the BRIT school. By the time of graduation she had perfected her sound and emerged as a soulful songbird and MySpace sensation in 2007 and 2008.
In January 2008, Adele made her premiere on XL Recordings with her full-length debut, 19. Masterfully weaving blues, jazz, folk, pop, and soul into a creative tapestry, 19 introduced Adele's knack for lyrical sincerity. Later nominated with The Mercy Prize, 19 debuted at No. 1 on the U.K. album chart and quickly attained platinum status.
Branching out from the successful seed planted by 19, Adele's sophomore album 21, released in January, explores similar topics of love, life and struggle and has become a world-wide best-seller.(link)
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Fiona Apple "Fast As You Can" When the Pawn Hits the Conflicts He Thinks Like a King...
Bobby Long "Who Have You Been Loving" A Winter Tale
Brandi Carlile "Caroline" Give up The Ghost
((Duffy "My Boy" Recorded Live for the World Cafe))
Adele "Don't You Remember" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Adele "Chasing Pavements" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Adele "Someone Like You" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Adele "Rolling in the Deep" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
((Summer Fiction "By The Sea" Summer Fiction))
Bright Eyes "Shell Games" The People's Key
Tom Petty "Free Girl Now" Echo
Ron Sexsmith "Get In Line" Long Player Late Bloomer
((Mason Jennings "Be Here Now" Boneclouds))
Fool's Gold "Street Clothes" Leave No Trace
Gomez "Options" Whatever's On Your Mind
Matthew Sweet "Looking At The Sun" Girlfriend
Raphael Saadiq "Go To Hell" Stone Rollin'
((Nick Lowe "So It Goes" Jesus Of Cool))
Nick Lowe "I Live on a Battlefield" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Nick Lowe "Stoplight Roses" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Nick Lowe "Sensitive Man" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
((Those Darlins "Be Your Bro" Screws Get Loose))
Nick Lowe "When I Write the Book" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Nick Lowe "Raging Eyes" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
((Bright Eyes "Four Winds" Cassadega))