A Flower in Your Head

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
With a voice and pop sensibility that fall somewhere in between Rufus Wainwright, Josh Ritter, and Ron Sexsmith, Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter John Gold's third outing offers up a nice bit of Harry Nilsson-esque AM pop, wrapped up in a quirky indie rock candy coating. A little too beholden to the verse/chorus/verse/chorus template of his radio heroes, Gold's easy voice and penchant for simple, effective melodies work best when he lets the song wander out into the street. Stand-out cuts like "Skyscraper" and "The Loop" -- the latter of which is pure road-trip pop goodness wrapped in a miniature stadium-anthem package -- are as energizing as they are sticky...
See more details below
CD (Digi-Pak)
$7.93
BN.com price
(Save 20%)$9.99 List Price
Other sellers (CD)
  • All (4) from $6.79   
  • New (4) from $6.79   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
With a voice and pop sensibility that fall somewhere in between Rufus Wainwright, Josh Ritter, and Ron Sexsmith, Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter John Gold's third outing offers up a nice bit of Harry Nilsson-esque AM pop, wrapped up in a quirky indie rock candy coating. A little too beholden to the verse/chorus/verse/chorus template of his radio heroes, Gold's easy voice and penchant for simple, effective melodies work best when he lets the song wander out into the street. Stand-out cuts like "Skyscraper" and "The Loop" -- the latter of which is pure road-trip pop goodness wrapped in a miniature stadium-anthem package -- are as energizing as they are sticky sweet, and the sneaky "Baby It's Your Life" paces about before unleashing a terrific ELO-inspired chorus. In truth, there's not a bad song to be found on Flower in Your Head, as each moment is lovingly crafted and subtly detailed with the care of a true pop connoisseur, but Gold's audio palette seems so caked in primary colors, that it may never have even occurred to him to mix them up, which is shame, as there are moments here that could have benefitted from a few gray skies.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/2/2011
  • Label: Vagrant Records
  • UPC: 601091066120
  • Catalog Number: 661
  • Sales rank: 189,739

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Skyscraper (2:32)
  2. 2 Thursday (3:47)
  3. 3 Baby, It's Your Life (3:12)
  4. 4 Honeymade (5:00)
  5. 5 The Loop (3:49)
  6. 6 Interlude (1:36)
  7. 7 We Get High (4:12)
  8. 8 Augusta Vail (3:58)
  9. 9 The Flower in My Head (3:00)
  10. 10 Vampire's Kiss (4:26)
Read More Show Less

Album Credits

Performance Credits
John Gold Primary Artist, Guitar, Piano, Electric Bass, Keyboards, Vocals
David Ralicke Horn
Tim Young Guitar
Petra Haden Violin
John Kimbrough Guitar
Ben Peeler Pedal Steel Guitar
Inara George Vocals
Bryon Atkinson Vocals
Amir Yaghmai Violin
Keefus Piano, Keyboards
Josh Lopez Guitar
Kaveh Rastegar Upright Bass
Evan Slamka Vocals
Morgan Nagler Vocals
Scott Seiver Guitar, Drums, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Benji Hughes Vocals
John Kirby Piano
Michael Jerome Moore Drums
Technical Credits
David Ralicke Composer
Keefus Composer
John Gold Composer, Producer
Sam Music Additional Production
Scott Seiver Producer
Benji Hughes Composer
Reuben Cohen Mastering
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously