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Brooke Fraser

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Almost everyone in New Zealand knows Brooke Fraser as a 19 year-old singer-songwriter from Wellington whose debut album 'What To Do With Daylight' catapulted her into the charts with four number one radio hits and sales exceeding seven times platinum.

Her second album 'Albertine' is the sound of Brooke Fraser three years on from that - and we're not afraid to say that you can hear the difference.

It's the sound of Brooke having toured the world with her songs, playing shows as far afield as Japan, the USA and UK as well as her newly adopted home of Australia, where she relocated in 2004. It's the sound of her blossoming love affair with Africa (the album is named for an orphan in Rwanda with whom Brooke has a special bond), of passion for justice, authenticity and faith, and of hanging at her down-under base camp absorbing, reading, watching, talking, mulling over these things.

And all this has been communicated through sound by Brooke and a group of skilled musicians doing what they really love - sitting in a room making great music.

2006 saw Brooke camped out in Los Angeles through a Californian summer, recording 'Albertine' at Track Record in North Hollywood. At the controls was producer Marshall Altman, a recording artist and former Columbia Records A&R director who recently hit success producing Marc Broussard. Engineer Joe Zook had gone from working alongside legendary producer Jack Joseph Puig to recording and mixing for everyone from Modest Mouse and Rufus Wainwright to Pink and Tricky. And on the other side of the glass with Brooke was her new studio band, a bunch of good-hearted and super-talented fellows who have played for stars including Jane's Addiction, Gwen Stefani, Alanis Morrisette, Lionel Richie, Jewel, John Mayer, Sarah McLachlan and more.

"Built by one of the greats, Emmylou Harris, Track Record had all the vibe and history we could have wanted and was the perfect place to record 'Albertine'," says Brooke. "It was void of the mechanical, commercial air that most studios reek of and matched the organic approach we took to making this record."

"One of things of which I'm most proud is that it would not be too much of a stretch to call this album 'live'. I'm thrilled at the way Marshall steered the process, letting the music be what it was meant to be whilst pushing us all as players and reining us in where needed. The tracks you'll hear are not numerous individual session parts being layered over the top of one another by some mouse-clicker in an editing suite - it's me and my friends sitting in a room, making music and meaning what we're playing. Something pretty special happened in that studio which I think all of us were grateful to be a part of. The most appropriate word to describe the experience is 'divine'."

'Deciphering Me' is the lead single picked from the album. This song has the hallmarks that will see 'Albertine' held up as remarkable album. Immaculately crafted pop that is going to stand the test of time for all the right reasons. We're happy to leave the rest to the music so take a listen now and whet your appetite for 'Albertine'.

Photo by Patrick Fraser

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go-te-tautiamu

Joined: 31/05/07
Posts: 2
Location: Bay of Plenty
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Shes aight
Posted: Sat Jun 9, 2007 8:03 pm
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I like her song um shadow feet Very Happy
 

polystylz

Joined: 28/03/04
Posts: 77
Location: Wellington
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RE: Nice Video Clip!
Posted: Sat Jan 1, 2005 12:48 am
Is this the new song 'Without you'? I am mad about that song, lol and shes a pretty kool chicksta...luvn hur! Very Happy
 

P.I Fabulous

Joined: 26/12/04
Posts: 20
Location: Auckland
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RE: Nice Video Clip!
Posted: Sat Jan 1, 2005 12:41 am
Ya Brooke is an awsome chick aye i reackon she'll be big.
 

P.I Fabulous

Joined: 26/12/04
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RE: Who saw her at Auckland town hall?
Posted: Sun Dec 26, 2004 3:49 pm
ya i was downstairs and up front she put on a really good performance aye (sorry for posting on such an old topic Mr Green )
 

polystylz

Joined: 28/03/04
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RE: brooke fraser is the shizzzzzzzzz :D
Posted: Fri Nov 5, 2004 10:30 pm
brooke fraser is cooler than cool....
shes ice!! Laughing
 

scribe_layne_conpsy

Joined: 24/10/03
Posts: 21
Location: Auckland
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Who saw her at Auckland town hall?
Posted: Thu Nov 4, 2004 8:13 pm
Brooke was playing liek the man there aye haha it was awesome!
Was anyone sitting upstairs or could see upstairs?? did ne1 see teh littel girl dancing and doing teh actions to sum songs? saving teh world especially? haha shite that was funny everyone upstairs was copying her haha aww she was so cute! hehe
 

scribe_layne_conpsy

Joined: 24/10/03
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RE: brooke fraser is the shizzzzzzzzz :D
Posted: Thu Nov 4, 2004 8:11 pm
Shite yea, that girls awesome, did teh mean gig in Auckland... not too fond of that first band that played tho, i guess it was just cos i didnt know them, haha yea man shes cool
 

dragonorchid

Joined: 25/02/03
Posts: 125
Location: Auckland
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RE: brooke fraser is the shizzzzzzzzz :D
Posted: Thu Nov 4, 2004 12:53 am
I totally agree! she is one of the nicest people in person too. I was stoked when i got to talk to her after a gig she did up here in Auckland. She was really friendly and lovely. GO GIRL!! your my hero Very Happy
 

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RE: I need a profile
Posted: Thu Oct 14, 2004 10:30 am
You will find all this information on the internet under Brooke's fan website http://www.brookefraser.tk/
 

foxxygurlee

Joined: 09/10/04
Posts: 4
Location: Southland
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I need a profile
Posted: Wed Oct 13, 2004 10:11 pm
Hey I'm doing a project at school and decided 2 do it on Brooke Fraser and was wondering if anyone could possibly give me a profile on her. Like age, date of birth, place of birth etc etc. Coz I can't find anything lyk tht on the net. Very Happy
 

marissa

Joined: 20/08/04
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Location: Auckland
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brooke fraser is the woman!
Posted: Fri Aug 20, 2004 10:21 pm
awesome as artist! the koolest song ever is Arithmetic!!!!!!!!!
 

polystylz

Joined: 28/03/04
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Location: Wellington
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RE: brooke fraser is the shizzzzzzzzz :D
Posted: Mon Jun 21, 2004 5:53 pm
ohhhh.... Embarassed

shux...fanx!!
 

dixie45

Joined: 21/06/04
Posts: 27
Location: Auckland
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RE: brooke fraser is the shizzzzzzzzz :D
Posted: Mon Jun 21, 2004 3:56 pm
i am in luv wif her (not liturally) she is a normal chic we luv her go u !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Cool Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Happy Mr Green Mr Green Wink

go polystylz
 

polystylz

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RE: brooke fraser is the shizzzzzzzzz :D
Posted: Tue May 25, 2004 10:36 pm
of couse bro, of course!!! Laughing
 

zorba the greek

Joined: 07/05/04
Posts: 2
Location: Canterbury
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RE: brooke fraser is the shizzzzzzzzz :D
Posted: Tue May 25, 2004 4:03 pm
Embarassed She sure is mate
 

Shade
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Brooke Fraser In Australia
Posted: Sun Apr 18, 2004 11:56 am
19 April - Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne Park, Melbourne

20 April - Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide

22 April - Belvoir Theatre, Perth
 

polystylz

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brooke fraser is the shizzzzzzzzz :D
Posted: Sun Apr 18, 2004 12:52 am
hey sup!!!!

i gotta hand it 2 her.....brooke fraser is da bomb Very Happy !!!! man she is sooooo the shizz and has the best voice a girl could ever have!!! man im jealous. and 2 top it all off she is like da kindest person in da world and she just reckons shes like any other nz'er and she doesnt consider herself famous. bro, its nice to see some pacific islanders out there in new zealand music. GO ALL DA WAY BROOKE...U RULE DA WORLD!!! Cool
 

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Brooke and Bowie
Posted: Tue Feb 10, 2004 8:19 pm
Rugby offspring Brooke Fraser has been confirmed as the support act for David Bowie’s only concert in New Zealand, this weekend at the Westpac Stadium in Wellington.

Marketing Manager Steven Thompson says, "At 20 years old, Brooke is already an incredible talent who writes beyond her years and is poised for a long and stellar career. The fact that she is one of Wellington’s own just puts the icing on what will be a magical event for the city."
 

.x2.

Joined: 27/12/03
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Nice Video Clip!
Posted: Sat Dec 27, 2003 2:19 am
Wow! When i first saw her Vid on T.v i thought i was a US made clip and thought she was from there too!! Nz muzic is so getting up there!
Shot Brooke
 

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