Sharon Robinson | Everybody Knows

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Everybody Knows

by Sharon Robinson

Compelling lyrics wrapped inside a soulful vibe and electronica production from Grammy-winning songwriter and long-time Leonard Cohen collaborator
Genre: Urban/R&B: Smooth Soul
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Invisible Tattoo
4:26 album only
2. Party for the Lonely
3:40 album only
3. Everybody Knows
5:26 album only
4. The Train
3:45 album only
5. Secondhand
3:40 album only
6. Forever in a Kiss
4:04 album only
7. The High Road
4:09 album only
8. Sustenance
4:03 album only
9. Alexandra Leaving
5:06 album only
10. Summertime
3:51 album only


Album Notes
"✮✮✮✮." We're talking major talent here."
"Robinson is a sensuous singer, a real lights-down-low performer who picks up where Sade left off." -- Fred Dellar, Mojo (UK)

"✮✮✮✮✮(out of five). Packs a big emotional punch."
-- Andy Gill, The Independent (UK)

"Robinson's vocal powers are seductive...sensual and reflective."
--Neil Spencer, Uncut (UK)

"She blows us away...In a word: perfection."
-- Malcolm Carter, Pennyblack Music (UK)

“Robinson has a soulful, sensual voice that entices the listener."
"These are love songs for the educated, while simultaneously accessible to everyone literate as they are emotional; they are as intelligent as they are passionate."-- Al Kaufman, Atlanta Music Guide

"Classy, sophisticated adult soul."
"...evokes favourable comparison to Joni Mitchell's jazz moods, Sade and Roberta Flack." -- Mike Davies, Birmingham 101 (UK)

"A Knockout!...The best I've heard in a long time."
"Beautiful songs, great arrangements and a super voice." -- Alex Allan, Nevis Radio, Scotland

"An album that begs to be listened to on a pair of headphones. Fans of her production work on Cohen's past two releases (Ten New Songs and Dear Heather) will love Everybody Knows as it is steeped in the same provocative and seductive blend of easygoing electronic beats." -- Jason Gladu,

"In a word: Brilliant. A fantastic piece of work." -- Steve Burnett, Black Diamond 107.8FM, UK

"Everybody Knows is one of the sultriest albums of the year. Every once in a while an unknown voice hits you and won't let go. SHARON ROBINSON possesses one of those instruments. Turn the lights down low and let the melodies and lyrics from songs like Invisible Tattoo, Party for the Lonely put you in a special place." -- Bill Vaughn, Tasty Clips

"Everybody should know about Sharon Robinson."
"Endowed with a rich, soulful alto - landing somewhere between Roberta Flack, Cassandra Wilson, and Sade Adu - Robinson breathes immeasurable levels of misty-eyed longing and downhearted reflection into her songs, thus delivering far more than simply a gorgeous voice floating above subtle electronic textures. Fans of the lights-down-low atmospherics and mellow-soul of Zero 7 should find themselves similarly engrossed by this disc."
-- Todd Lavoie, San Francisco Bay Guardian

“Classy Stuff.”
“With a deliciously insinuating delivery, Robinson pours her voice atop a warm bed of sultry beats, tasteful backing vocals and a sensual, introspective groove.” – David Pulizzi, Jazziz

"✮✮✮ ½” (out of four). Well worth the playing.”
"You know one minute into the lead track (“Invisible Tattoo”) on Sharon Robinson's Everybody Knows that this album shines the spotlight on its poetry, and that the exquisite, varied musical arrangements are going to take a backseat to the lyrics. For the record, that entirely works in its favor.” – Bob Werner, Frontiers Magazine

"People have to wonder why they have not heard her played on commercial radio."
"Sharon Robinson's vocals are reminiscent of Sade. Her songs on Everybody Knows evoke feelings of optimism, sorrow and a will to survive all wrapped in a soothing cloth of love." -- Susan Francis, Abyss Jazz



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I can't stop listening
The lyrics are poems. As some are co-written with Leonard Cohen, this is not surprising. But Robinson's solo compositions are every bit as good. Her deep and rich, tone-perfect voice sings with a light, almost delicate touch giving authentic expression to the moving lyrics. The instrumentation is beautiful. This is my favorite CD right now and it blows me away. What a treat to discover something this wonderful thanks to CDBaby's newsletters!

Linda Keddington

Everybody Knows
I ordered this CD because I heard Invisible Tattoo on my local jazz station and loved it. I even ordered 2 copies so I could have one in the house and one in the car. The balance of the CD did not disappoint! Hope we hear much more from Sharon Robinson!

Rudolfo Arnao

You will not be disappointed!
This CD is perfect to sit and have a glass of wine or cruising in the car and just letting it play. thoughtful lyrics that take you back to a time and place. Teases the emotions and touches the soul. Everyone can relate to this CD in some way. A beautiful piece of work!!!!!

Edward Robert Dexter

Everybody Knows
Great CD: a physical reminder of the O2 fantastic concert. Played many times since it arrived. Right up there with my most frequent played. Well done Sharon & CD Baby!

Michael Hawthorne

Sharon Robinson's new creative phase
Robinson extends her tremendous contributions to Cohen's Ten New Songs by releasing her first
recording as a leader. Highly recommended.

Mark Watson

Everybody Knows
Sharon has a fantastic voice and this CD is great. It would be wrong to pick a favourite track but I like "Invisible Tattoo"! Sharon - thank you and all good wishes for the future from over here in the UK.

Mark Watson

Sharon has a fantastic voice and this CD is great. It would be wrong to pick a favourite track but I like "Invisible Tattoo"! Sharon - thank you and all good wishes for the future from over here in the UK.

Sven Hanselmann

a sip of wine, a cigarette...
hello sharon, I saw you in lucca & you were great! of course leonard & the whole band were brilliant, too. I like your cd & my personal favorite is SUMMERTIME, but all the songs flow in a nice way. it seems that the best things come out, when you collaborate with leonard (like SUMMERTIME, EVERYBODY KNOWS & ALEXANDRA LEAVING on your cd)and also on ten new songs - so I hope to hear lots of you on the new cohen album (hopefully out soon after the fall tour....) a big cheers & good luck from switzerland! ps: cd- baby is just great, fast delivery & nice e-mail contact, very personal; just go on like this!


After seeing Sharon accompany LC in London, knew I had to check this out.
Didn't disappoint-perfect for summer evening sitting out on the back porch, sipping wine.
Good work sister!

Sharon Robinson

Everybody Knows
I heard Sharon on LC's Live in London DVD and just had to do a web search to see if she had done an album on her own. This album met all my expectations. Great for winding down to. My 17 year old son has put it on his bedtime playlist on his ipod (but keeps playing it all day too).
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