Back & Fourth

Back & Fourth

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by Pete Yorn
     
 

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Pete Yorn's Back and Fourth marks a new musical chapter for the acclaimed singer-songwriter, revealing a different approach to writing and recording with stunning results. Back and Fourth follows Yorn's first three albums -- which he considers a trilogy -- and is his first album in three years. Yorn wrote all ten songs on the album.

Overview

Pete Yorn's Back and Fourth marks a new musical chapter for the acclaimed singer-songwriter, revealing a different approach to writing and recording with stunning results. Back and Fourth follows Yorn's first three albums -- which he considers a trilogy -- and is his first album in three years. Yorn wrote all ten songs on the album.

  • "Intensely personal" - Billboard

-- From the Label

Editorial Reviews

Entertainment Weekly
Proves mixed feelings can be as haunting as concrete ones. [B+]
People Magazine
Delivers perfect music for the morning after.
Paste Magazine
The darkest, deepest songs of his career.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/23/2009
Label:
Imports
UPC:
0886973216224
catalogNumber:
5003274

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Pete Yorn   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Percussion,Electric Guitar,Vocals
Tom Hartig   Tenor Saxophone
Craig Fuller   Tuba
Joey Waronker   Percussion,Drums
Jonny Polonsky   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Bajo Sexto,Guitar (12 String Electric),Guitar (Nylon String)
Mike Mogis   Guitar,Mandolin,Percussion,Electric Guitar,Vibes,Hammered Dulcimer,E-bow,Wurlitzer,Guitar (Baritone),Bowed Vibes
Jay Wise   Trombone
Orenda Fink   Background Vocals
R. Walt Vincent   Synthesizer Bass,keyboard bass,Wurlitzer
Nate Walcott   Piano,Strings,Horn,Hammond Organ,Tack Piano,Hammond B3
Jason DeWater   French Horn
Anton Patzner   Violin
Leslie Fagan   Flute,Alto Flute
Louis Patzner   Cello
Darrin Pettit   Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Scott Quackenbush   Trumpet
Tom Hautig   Tenor Saxophone
Scott Quackenbush   Trumpet
Scott Gaeta   Drums
Joe Carnes   Electric Bass,Upright Bass
Jay Wise   Trombone
Jason DeWater   French Horn
Darrin Pettit   Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Ben Brodin   Piano,Vibes,Pump Organ,Wurlitzer,Bowed Vibes,Hammond B3

Technical Credits

Rick Rubin   Executive Producer,Audio Production
Kii Arens   Art Direction
Mike Mogis   Arranger,Producer,Engineer,String Arrangements,Audio Production
Pete Yorn   Composer
Nate Walcott   Arranger,Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Anton Patzner   Arranger,String Arrangements
Louis Patzner   Arranger,String Arrangements

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Back & Fourth 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
michjandCA More than 1 year ago
I have been following Pete's record releases since 2000's "Music For The Morning After" - his debut LP. "Back And Forth" is another quality effort from this very talented singer/songwriter who gets more popular with each new release. He still has yet to put out an album that equals or surpases his debut, but every album since that inital LP is compulsively listenable and well crafted. "Back And Forth" is no exception. Pete has an uncanny ability to put great hooks and melodies in each song that stick with you long after the album ends. Just listen to 'Paradise Cove' and the shimmering 'Last Summer' and you will see what a great pop craftsman Pete Yorn is. Another excellent piece of music from an artist who knows how to make ALBUMS.
war_time_novelty More than 1 year ago
i don't like pop albums, so this probably isn't the best critic. the editorial review made a point of mentioning pete yorn's use of an official band for this album; it doesn't make the tracks tie-in together any better. i don't really know this artist's past releases at all but though the lyrics keep to a theme, the band refuses to sound the same from track to track. songs seem to jump from an r.e.m-like buzz to a very hushed drone like blue october; but despite some of the songs sound like they have good influence behind them, nothing about this album is original. the underlying theme is to write pointless songs that whine alot in a 'im trying to get on the billboard charts' kind of way. thanks pete yorn for condoning the soul-sucking traditions of the music industry.
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