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  • Audio CD (4 Aug. 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Mpress Records
  • ASIN: B000059M5S
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 302,665 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Cyanide & Cinnamon
2. Satellite
3. Better From Mars
4. Pictures They Took
5. Among All Of God's Creatures
6. Painting Of A Painting
7. Seraphim Smile
8. Undertow
9. Footsteps
10. Apology
11. Precious
12. Grace
13. I Guess
14. Bonus Track 1

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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful By "ijanric" on 9 July 2002
Format: Audio CD
With her piercing piano and guitar melodies that run surprisingly well next to her cutting voice(in that it cut through the backing music), Sage's songs are captivating and relaxing. I would liken her to Alanis Morissette, with her nasal crooning, although her voice is far less rounded and less mature.
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Amazon.com: 5 reviews
8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
More gorgeousness than a gallery of paintings 4 April 2001
By Jenna - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This even, effervescent album (Rachael's third) sparkles; it's creative, contagious, colorful, and complex enough to perfectly backdrop nearly every setting or situation. And, right from the soaring, infectious, bittersweet opening single "Cyanide and Cinnamon," the album is nuanced and balanced enough to suit moods ranging from sheer dejection to utter elation.
Rachael's intricate, imaginative, energetic folky pop, enhanced by her own sprightly piano stylings, reflects a diversity of musical influences; it's catchy stuff with lyrical and melodic hooks and choruses that will stick with you, yet it never disintegrates into the vapid or overly repetitive. Similar to Ani DiFranco, Rachael's vocal capacities are incredibly broad-ranging and versatile; her voice, which has a unique vibrato, is generally higher, sweetly pretty, lilting, and sometimes gravelly or whispery, yet she oftens wields it more fiercely and strongly as well.
Both lyrically (she's a fabulous lyricist) and vocally as well as musically, she resembles the offspring of Ani and Tori Amos, with a dash of Joni Michell (especially on the last four songs and the hidden 14th track); however, she's definitely "her own thing." A certain delicate subtlety prevents her songs from becoming overblown: she doesn't kill a fly with a laser when a flyswatter would suffice, and she roots her poetic and philosophical musings in concrete, earthly details. Above all, unlike many artists, Rachael can be tough, passionate, angry, and sorrowful, yet remains strong and hopeful throughout, never succumbing to cynicism, bitterness, or victimhood.
Rachael explores our relationship and responsibilities to one another, from the vicissitudes of romance to our status as neighbors on a troubled planet. "Among All of G-d's Creatures" is a hauntingly powerful political song that calls mankind (and divinity-kind) on its less attractive tendencies. "Pictures They Took" and "Apology" rock out while honestly delving into those contradictory love/hate pre-or post-breakup feelings, while "I Guess," "Painting of a Painting" and the moving "Footsteps" are intelligent love songs dealing with the puzzling tightrope-walk of attempting to preserve self-integrity and independence while involved in a close relationship.
The value of life, even in its unpleasant or unappreciated aspects or during its rough transitions, is another theme. In the lovely "Seraphim Smile," Rachael realizes in an inspiring, building chorus that the answer to our fear and solitude lies in reaching out to others. The beautiful "Satellite" is a character sketch exploring the alienation between the youthful and the aged and the resulting senses of loneliness and loss on both sides. "Undertow" is about being unwillingly mired in the "linoleum castle" of paralyzing self-pity, depression and doubt, but in general, her outlook is positive: she's a strong person unafraid of the messiness of life--in fact, she embraces it, and motivates listeners to do the same.
In short, this is a totally uplifting, affirming, empowering, engaging and transcendent album that manages to be all about peace and love while remaining smart, grounded, and not sugarcoated. And it's not just intellectually and emotionally stimulating, it just plain sounds gorgeous! Overall, a truly original gem that makes other recordings seem flat. I highly recommend this to anyone, for yourself or as a gift.
Cyanide and Cinnamon is a classic song 4 Jan. 2007
By CaptainGirlie - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
The whole record is just one amazingly good song after the next. You can't go wrong with any of Rachael's CD's - but this one happens to contain some extra incredible songs.
1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Mixed breed of first two CDs 30 Nov. 2001
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Painting of a Painting was basically a combination of "Smashing the Serene(still her best CD)--and Morbid Romantic. The lyrics were ok, none particularly moving, or worth remembering. I did not hum to the tunes like I did for the 1st album. I like Rachael Sage, and her quirkiness is still in her lyrics, but she needs some work done for her next album. I still enjoy Smashing the Serene--which is by far her best album, and I listen to that over and over...
Anyone wanting a new voice to listen to, and can't find one, I highly recommend Smashing the Serene.
1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
An amazing collection of songs... 30 Aug. 2004
By Matt. - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
"Painting of a Painting" is Rachael's third album. With this album, she continued to develop her artistic creativity and etch a unique niche in the music world. Highlights include "Satellite," "Painting of a Painting," and "Pictures They Took," which won top honors in the pop category of the 2001 John Lennon Songwriting Contest.
0 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Great CD 31 Mar. 2001
By R E. - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This is an amazing CD with great lyrics! Own one!
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