Broken Down Figure

Broken Down Figure

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by David Saw
     
 

The reason Carly Simon gushes adoringly over David Saw in a bio she wrote for him can that be found on his MySpace is obvious: back in 1974, she gave birth to him in England and put him up for adoption. Not really. But so pure and pretty and mellow and real is Broken Down Figure, his first release on Simon's son See more details below

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The reason Carly Simon gushes adoringly over David Saw in a bio she wrote for him can that be found on his MySpace is obvious: back in 1974, she gave birth to him in England and put him up for adoption. Not really. But so pure and pretty and mellow and real is Broken Down Figure, his first release on Simon's son Ben Taylor's label, Iris Records, that it sounds very much the product of a mingling of Simon and Taylor DNA. It's not just the playing, which is unpretentious, unhurried, and often understated, it's the words to these songs: "Some love sticks like glue, some love falls apart/Some love seems so cruel, when it keeps you in the dark/And some love breaks the rules, but some love breaks your heart," he sings on "Some Love," one of several tracks in this batch of ten that pulls at heartstrings with genuine force. Vocally, Saw can sound like a mashup of Jack Johnson and Josh Rouse, but artistically he belongs to the school of '70s strummers and singers who interpreted the rules of their own hearts while ignoring the whoosh of the broader world. Still, there's nothing retro about sincerity: Saw's simple songs are timeless in the Taylor tradition. As long as hearts break, swell, or otherwise sink down in chests, these songs will resonate.

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/04/2008
Label:
Iris Records Label
UPC:
0020286100324
catalogNumber:
1003
Rank:
323452

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

David Saw   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Patrick Warren   Piano,Pump Organ
Larry Ciancia   Drums
Christopher Thomas   Bass,Bass Guitar
Jonathan Quarmby   Keyboards
Mike Rowe   Piano,Hammond Organ
Bethany Porter   Cello,Soloist
Kevin Bacon   Bass
Ben Taylor   Background Vocals
Aram Sarkissian   String Quartet

Technical Credits

Paul Muggleton   Engineer
Doug Schwartz   Mastering
Judie Tzuke   Composer
Patrick Warren   String Arrangements
Larry Ciancia   Producer,Engineer
Eric Bibb   Composer
Jonathan Quarmby   Producer,Engineer
Kevin Bacon   Producer,Engineer
Richard Woodcraft   Engineer
Ben Taylor   Producer,Engineer
David Saw   Composer,Producer
Gary Go   Composer
Scarlett Raven   Artwork

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