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Eighty Numbered Streets

by Sam Shaber

2003: The NEW release. Produced by Shawn Mullins. Edgy folk-influenced pop produced with grit and polish; tested and approved for road trips.
Genre: Pop: Folky Pop
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Eldorado
3:51 $0.99
2. Without You Again
2:59 $0.99
3. All of This
3:52 $0.99
4. Simon Says
3:39 $0.99
5. Intalood
1:08 $0.99
6. Rain and Sunshine
4:26 $0.99
7. Make It Up to You
3:45 $0.99
8. Tempting
2:50 $0.99
9. When the Roses Run Dry
4:18 $0.99
10. Bare
4:04 $0.99
11. Solitaire
4:55 $0.99
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Album Notes
After four years of continual touring across the US, UK, and Canada, Shaber is very excited to be working with pop star Shawn Mullins as the producer for her fourth album, titled "eighty numbered streets." Features 11 original songs fully arranged and powered by a slamming Atlanta-based band including Mr. Mullins himself, as well as other guests such as Kristen Hall, Trina Hamlin, Teddy Goldstein, Edie Carey, and Anne Heaton. The wait is over!

If you find yourself in a room where outbursts of laughter alternate with sudden mournful silence, you might well be at a Sam Shaber show. WXPN-fm in Philadelphia says Shaber is "Stark, raving, great!" Folkweb.com calls her "a riveting performer," and Femmusic.com voted her Top Female Performer.

Touring from her native New York City to Seattle and back again and again, Shaber has also won awards in the John Lennon, Billboard, and USA Songwriting Competitions for her driving melodies, smart lyrics, and soaring voice. Recently, she also won the ear of Columbia recording artist/producer Shawn Mullins ("Lullabye"), and the two set about making her latest album, eighty numbered streets, released in 2003. The first single, "All of This," about the simplicity and complexity of life in New York City, reached #1 on the Quiznos Subs National In-Store Playlist, ("Well, you never know what you're gonna get," quips Shaber,) and both singles have placed on FMQB and the Hot AC charts.

Daughter of late-screenwriter David Shaber (Warriors, Nighthawks) and artist Alice Shaber, Sam uses her observer's eye in songs like "Bare," about the crowded nature of being on the road, "Simon Says," about the importance of personal responsibility in the wake of September 11, and "Rain and Sunshine," about the loss of a close friend in a car accident on her first tour. Her sharp wit also resonates in songs such as "When the Roses Run Dry" ("A cynic's love song," Shaber explains on stage), "Tempting," about an apparently fabulous one-night stand, and the album's leading track, "Eldorado," a song about family and appreciating what you have: It's kinda silly/How something as big as New York City/Can be invisible when you're staring at your feet, Shaber sings in "a voice that can snap easily from a hoarse wail to a skyscraping falsetto" (Acoustic Guitar). And Shaber is never afraid of taking risks on stage, from an intimate song about the loss of her father called "Solitaire": Now I have your shoes/And every half-written page/And songs from fiddlers' rooves/For daughters who have come of age; to a hilarious anthem in the voice of a lovesick Scottish boy - complete with accent! - called "It's a Crying Shame": And it's a crying shame/That you don't even know my name...But Ah dunny ken how to begin when you're so far/From reality and me...

From dancing to Sgt.Pepper in her parent's living room when she was three to lip-synching to Hungry Like the Wolf in front of the mirror at age 12, Shaber has come a long way. And in her live show, she brings her audience right along with her!



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Jay Silverberg (Rock Nurse)

Her Best Yet
The lyrics have matured and sound like something I would love despite my endearing feelings about Sam. Her guitar playing always amazes me.

MS from Minneapolis

What can I say? This is an awsome album, chock full of great stuff!

Mary Post of Listening Post

The only thing better is a live performance by Sam!!
Within this set of songs - Sam puts herself on another level as a performing songwriter - after this CD the expectations are higher!! On this particular CD, I am impressed with her songwriting, her ability to take risks, and her phrasing. Sam Saber is able to convey that she is real and genuine in every note that comes from her lips.

Ripon College

Sam is FANTASTIC!!!!!
Sam recently played a show at Ripon College, Ripon WI, and I have to say that she is even better in person than on the CD. Eighty Numbered Streets is an amazing CD, and Sam now has an even more dedicated following here at Ripon College. She has been on our radio station for over a year and will continue to be a staple. If you haven't heard her yet...LISTEN NOW! You don't know what you are missing...

Troy Shadbolt

Raw Talent + Inspired Songs + Great Production = A Winner!
For those used to hearing Sam belt out her songs accompanied only by guitar, you are in for a serious treat with Eighty Numbered Streets. Shawn Mullins brings a plethora of ideas and quality engineering to Sam's great songs and wonderful voice. It's a treat to hear these songs fully orchestrated, and you won't be disappointed.

There are some seriously radio friendly pieces here, and we can only hope that this sultry little songbird gets the recognition she deserves! Enjoy this third full length release from the soul of New York folk.

Lynne Mowers

Awesome CD - a new favorite of mine
Phenomenal tunes, insightful and inspiring, deep but fun

Sheila Lane

an excellent album
I got this CD about a week ago and it has hardly left my CD player since. I love the lyrics and the guitar work, and Sam's voice is excellent. One of the best CD purchases I've made in the last few months.


Sam Shaber does it all
sam shaber shows off her immense range of talent on "eighty numbered streets." her lyrics hit every emotion. she is sweet [eldorado], touching [solitaire], honest [intalood & simon says], relative [all of this], personal [all tracks!], etc.... this cd is a lovely combination of smart words and well-chosen sounds executed with precision and care. well done, sam!


Sam is a real talent !
This is a truly enjoyable album. There's quite a variety of songs and each is great to listen to. I recently had the pleasure of seeing Sam in Seattle and her performance simply underscores her songwriting ability.

Phil Theigou

This Sam is no sham!
80 #'d Sts. is proof that this catepillar is growing into a butterfly. 0ne minute it sounds like a Greenwich Village coffee shop, next minute it sounds like she's cranking it up to 11 at Madison Square Garden. Her Father would be proud. Can you dig it? CAN Y0U DlG lllllllllT?!?!?
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