Amanda Leigh (2009)
by Mandy Moore
Storefront Recordings - 76692994632 - 26/05/2009

Amanda Leigh is the sixth studio album by American singer Mandy Moore, released by Storefront Recordings in May and June 2009. Marketed and distributed by Sony Music Entertainment, the album consists of eleven songs and five bonus tracks. Most are contemporary folk style songs withcountry and pop influences.

In October 2008, Moore posted live videos of three new songs she had been working on with singer-songwriter, pianist and guitarist Mike Viola on her blog. Fans speculated about a possible album featuring both artists.

Recording sessions for the album took place around December 2008 in BostonMassachusetts.

It was announced in February 2009 that the new album was to be released in May by Storefront Recordings, a new label founded by Moore's longtime manager John Leshay. Moore again worked with Lori McKenna, who co-wrote three songs on her 2007 album, Wild Hope.

The album's music variously channels Todd RundgrenJoni Mitchell, and Paul McCartney. According to Moore, "The music is all a reflection of me now, not somebody else's choices."

The name of the last song of the record "Bug" came from Moore's nickname given by her husband, the singer Ryan Adams, and she describes it as "something acoustic and simple to fall at the end of the record".

[from Wikipedia]


1Indian Summer (written by Mandy Moore, Inara George, Mike Viola)2:23


Performance statistics

TitleTimes playedDebutLast played
Indian SummerNever played live


Mandy Moore performs Merrimack River from her album Amanda Leigh at Walmart Soundcheck April 9, 2009.

Mandy Moore "Amanda Leigh" album receptions