- Released: August 3, 1999
- Label: Warner Bros Mod Afw
Entertainment Weekly - 9/10/99, p.152
"...when Hart lets loose...she unleashes a seductive torrent of hurt and hope." - Rating: B
Q - 6/00, p.1064 stars out of 5
- "...An extended confessional: sometimes up, sometimes down, but always convincing. Lyrically, she's funny; moving...and feisty. Add to this a sympathetic production...[and] the sum total is part Sheryl Crow, part Aimee Mann, but still very much herself."
- 1.Just A Little Hole
- 2.Delicious Surprise
- 3.L.A. Song
- 4.Is That Too Much To Ask
- 5.By Her
- 6.Get Your Shit Together
- 10.Girls Say
- 11.Sky Is Falling
- 13.Favorite Things
Personnel includes: Beth Hart (vocals, acoustic & Fender Rhodes pianos, keyboards); Oliver Lieber (guitar, programming); Jimmy Khoury, John Shanks, Tristan Avakian (guitar); Kirsten Fife, Gina Kronstadt, Novi Novog, Stephanie Fife (strings); Chris Smith (harmonica); Patrick Warren (accordion, harmonium, chamberlain); Benmont Tench (piano, Hammond B-3 Organ, keyboards); Jeff Lorber (keyboards); Luis Conte (percussion).
Producers: Beth Hart, Tal Herzberg, Oliver Lieber.
Engineers include: Tal Herzberg, Barry Rudolph, Joe Barresi.
Personnel: Beth Hart (vocals, piano, Fender Rhodes piano, keyboards); Oliver Leiber (guitar, programming, drum programming); Jimmy Khoury, John Shanks, Tristan Avakian (guitar); Kristin Fife, Gina Kronstadt, Kirstin Fife, Novi Novog, Stefanie Fife (strings); Chris Hammer Smith (harmonica); Patrick Warren (accordion, harmonium, chamberlin); Benmont Tench (piano, keyboards); Jeff Lorber (keyboards); Matt Laug, David Raven, Rocco Bidlovski (drums); Aaron Gross, Luis Conte (percussion); Tal Herzberg (programming); ELaine Gibbs, Yolanda Adams (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Chris Lord-Alge; Dave Reitzas; Nick Marshall; Tal Herzberg.
Recording information: 'Ollywood Studios; The Sound Chamber.
Directors: Jaymes Foster-Levy; Larry Frazin.
Photographer: Andrew Southam.
Arrangers: Patrick Seymour; Beth Hart.
Beth Hart's follow-up to her 1996 debut, IMMORTAL, was almost four-years-in-the-making. SCREAMIN' FOR MY SUPPER finds the brass-voiced singer moving closer to the commercial mainstream. On IMMORTAL, she sounded like an alt-rock Janis Joplin fronting a grungier AC/DC. On SCREAMIN', Hart retains her tough-mama blues-rock growl, but the album's sound is bigger and lusher, featuring strings, and sampled drums, layers of keyboards from the ubiquitous Benmont Tench. Hart's new songs mostly tend towards conventional-albeit melodically interesting-singer-songwriter confessional plaints.