Hotel Paper [Deluxe Edition] [+digital booklet]
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Hotel Paper [Deluxe Edition] [+digital booklet]

8 Nov 2009

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  Song Title
Are You Happy Now?
Find Your Way Back
Empty Handed
Tuesday Morning
One Of These Days
Love Me Like That [with Sheryl Crow]
Where Are You Now?
Hotel Paper
'Til I Get Over You
It's You
Wanting Out (Non-Album Track)
Lay Me Down (Non-Album Track)
A Case Of You
'Til I Get Over You [Acoustic Live From Sessions @ AOL]
Video: Are You Happy Now? (Video)
Video: Breathe (Video)
Digital Booklet: Hotel Paper [Deluxe Edition]

Product details

  • Original Release Date: 24 Jun 2003
  • Release Date: 24 Jun 2003
  • Label: Maverick
  • Copyright: 2009 Artwork C2009 Reprise Records. Video Content C2003 Maverick Recording Company.
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  • Total Length: 1:10:06
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  • ASIN: B0072YOGW0
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (70 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 85,079 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Whoo, I was blown away! 8 July 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Michelle Branch, personaly I think is great, but over here in the UK she dosen't get alot of prais for how good she is. But I think this album will show 'em. Unlike her debut The Spirit Room I think this album will shine in the charts. Why? Because it is packed with catchy songs like Are You happy now which is great & the fantasic everywhere and the standout track 'Love me like that' with Sheryl Crow. 'Desperatly' is a great song but you have to listen to it a few times to get into it. And finally another one of my favourite mabye my favourite is 'Empty handed', yes this is single material this or 'It's you' shoul be the next single, because they are both very powerful and emotional songs.
This is the style of album any music fan must have. And if you hear michelle anywhere don't hold back, buy this album because it it satisfaction all the way through. It's a bit of pop, rock even classical sounding with a great feel and emotional mood attached to it. A must have item. Your cd player's naked without it!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The original teen songwriter 2 April 2011
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
In a world that worships the singer/songwriter stylings of Taylor Swift you can't help but pity Michelle Branch who in a lot of ways has always been overlooked by commercial music fanatics.
While an 8 year old Swift was most likely still perfecting her reading and writing skills, Michelle Branch was 14 years old and already writing some amazing songs on her guitar, including 'Goodbye to You', which would become part of her debut release 'The Spirit Room' (released in 2001, while she was still only 18 years old).

I, like a lot of people my age in 2001, discovered her through an appearance on hit TV show 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer'. Why it has taken me this long to pick up 'Hotel Paper' I'm not sure but it continues in the same style as her debut, in that the music is largely very organic, centred around the acoustic guitar, piano, bass and drums. This genre has been known to be described as 'alternative pop'. At first listen about five of the songs really struck a nerve with me and on each additional listen to the entire album I pick out more things I like about it. Compared to 'Spirit Room' I felt there were a lot less aggressive numbers in the style of 'Everytime' and 'All I Wanted'; a lot more mellow and thought provoking on the whole.

If you're looking to purchase this on the strength of 'Spirit Room', you'd be making a wise decision. If you're new to Michelle Branch, think along the lines of Avril Lavigne without the weird, attention seeking public statements or Natalie Imbruglia with more teen appeal. The album wouldn't look out of place next to Sheryl Crow either, who incidentally appears on a track here.

Long before Taylor Swift was Michelle Branch, and she will always be the original teen singer/songwriter in my eyes.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Brilliant! 14 Dec 2003
Format:Audio CD
This album is amazing and even better than The Spirit Room! Michelle has out performed herself and the album was worth the wait because it is brilliant! My particular favourites are:
Are You Happy Now?
Love Me Like That ft Sheryl Crow
Can't wait for the next one now or a tour would be even better!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Meech does it again! 28 Aug 2003
Format:Audio CD
Michelle has managed to do it again! create and even better album than the previous one! if you liked Broken Bracelet and the Spirit room then you will love Hotel Paper.
Branch has proved she has grown greatly as an artist since her first release Broken Bracelet.
this is a rare album that grabs you on the first listen and you find the more you listen the more you discover and enjoy the album.
Its not a cheery as The Spirit Room and shows a darker, maturer side of Michelle.
songs such as finding my way back,love me like that, where are you now and it's you have a feel good feeling but songs such as empty handed,tuesday morning,desperately and 'til i get over you show a confused and some what hurt teen. and tracks such as Hotel Paper just never cease to amaze and surprise you.
as a Michelle Branch fan i have been waiting for this album and was hoping i wouldnt be disapointed, but thankfully i wasnt.
Amazing! a must have in your CD collection like all of her albums! Michelle is truly a lyrical genius!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Second great album from Michelle Branch! 25 July 2003
By "dumpw33d" VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
Ever since I heard Everywhere, Michelle's first single, I was hooked. After seeing the video I became even more excited about the fresh and genuine talent I was witnessing. As far as I could see Michelle Branch was the perfect artist: good-looking, young, full of energy and life with a great talent for singing, songwriting and playing the guitar. What more could you ask for? The only question was how long it would last for.
Well, here she is on her second internationally-released album and her third album in total and she's still the best of her kind around. Hotel Paper sounds more mature compared to The Spirit Room and has a lot more to offer in terms of number of tracks and genres of music. Michelle manages to flow easily from style to style, from the bluesy Desperately to the country-style Love Me Like That - a duet with the great Sheryl Crow. Other highlights include The first single Are You Happy Now, the catchy, breezy Breathe - surely the second single, the rocky melody of Find Your Way Back and the haunting vocals on It's You. And as a bonus for the UK they even throw in Everywhere and The Game of Love with Santana!
As a big fan, I was slightly worried about how Hotel Paper would compare to her last album but I shouldn't have bothered. Michelle's voice and songwriting have noticeably improved and her songs still pack a punch. She's back and better than before. I'd recomend it to everyone who hasn't heard her yet and fans of the likes of Alanis, Sheryl Crow, Avril Lavigne and Lene Marlin.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Nice enough sounding guitar pop but hampered by very, very...
This review comes from an internet game. You buy an album you've never heard of from a shop. Then you write your impression of it before and after listening to it for the first... Read more
Published 14 months ago by BS on parade
4.0 out of 5 stars Michele Branch - Hotel Paper
I just love her music. I first came across Michele Branch on a video connection with Santana with a track called 'Game of Love'. Read more
Published on 3 Jun 2009 by Colin Gibson
4.0 out of 5 stars An amazing second album
After seeing Michelle Branch perform the amazing track Goodbye to You on the season six episode "Tabula Rasa" of Buffy, the Vampire Slayer I was an immediate fan. Read more
Published on 23 Feb 2009 by D.J. Graham
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album.
The intro left me slightly confused: what was happening? What would the next song be like? Then it came into Are You Happy Now, and I realised. Read more
Published on 5 Jan 2008 by Trixy
5.0 out of 5 stars Move over Avril Lavigne...
... make room for a superior talent. Much as I love Avril, "Hotel Paper" is in a different league altogether. Read more
Published on 19 Aug 2006 by BigJules
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 star hotel
I took a chance on this album after hearing "Everywhere" in the film "Legally Blonde", and I'm so glad I did. Read more
Published on 11 April 2006 by Sarah Taylor
5.0 out of 5 stars michelle rox
i love this album more than the spirit room, who ever disagrees needs a brain transplant, its full of catchy singable songs for the car and is a wonderful cd to own. Read more
Published on 15 May 2005
5.0 out of 5 stars WOW! MINT ALBUM
What can i say about Michelle Branch except that she has one of the best voices around and has 2 fantastic albums. This album is so addictive and rightly so. Read more
Published on 21 Jan 2005
3.0 out of 5 stars are you happy now?
primarily, yes... after a few listens, not so much. too rushed, too many fillers, very little to look for. even "breathe" is sickly... Read more
Published on 21 Jan 2005
4.0 out of 5 stars Annoyingly underrated
Before Ashlee Simpson, Hilary Duff, Lindsay Lohan and even Avril Lavigne, there was Michelle Branch. Read more
Published on 9 Jan 2005 by L. Omelasz
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