Personnel: Poe (vocals, programming); Samantha Rogers, Melissa Rogers, Madison Rubel, Priscilla Loeb, Mark Z. Danielewski (vocals); David Campbell (arrranger, viola); Daris Adkins (guitar); Charlie Bisherat (violin); John O'Brien (fiddle, programming); Larry Corbett (cello); Brandon Fields (saxophone); Gary Grant, Jerry Hey (trumpet); Bill Reichenbach (trombone); Kenneth Burgomaster, Jamie Muhoberac (keyboards); Mike "La Bomba" Elizondo (bass); Josh Freese, Trevor Lawrence, Jr., Michael Urbano, Joey Waronker (drums); Olle Romo (programming).
Producers: Poe, Olle Romo, Matt Wilder, Matt Wallace, Mike Urbano.
Engineers: Kirk Fyvie, Phil Kaffel, Chad Bamford.
Personnel: Poe (vocals).
Audio Mixers: David Thoener; Olle Romo; Paul Leary.
HAUNTED, Poe's second release, is a concept album inspired by some recordings she found of her late father's speaking voice. Poe sampled those recordings and incorporated them into a narrative that's ostensibly about her feelings for and relationship with her father. The more you listen, though, the clearer it becomes that HAUNTED is an album about the big issues that affect all of humanity (life, death, family). The effect of the dead man's voice framed by Poe's eclectic arrangements (rock, hip-hop, electronica and more) is an eerie one, but there's enough thematic consistency and solid songwriting here to make the album a powerful statement rather than just an exercise in nostalgic melancholy.
Entertainment Weekly (11/3/00, pp.82-3) - "...Evocative sound collages...broadening standard notions of 'song'....her talents turn most cuts into notable Poe-etry." - Rating: B
Q (9/01, p.115) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...Some good songs and more cohesive, melodic structures augur well for this damaged daughter's future..."
CMJ (9/11/00, p.25) - "...A pop near masterpiece...Well worth the wait."
NME (Magazine) (8/18/01, p.46) - 6 out of 10 - "...This is the goth slot at Lilith Fair...like Sheryl Crow in a ski mask..."