Broken Down Figure

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All Music Guide - Tammy La Gorce
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, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Tammy La Gorce
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: 3/4/2008
  • Label: Iris Records Label
  • UPC: 020286100324
  • Catalog Number: 1003
  • Sales rank: 289,514

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Don't Call (3:28)
  2. 2 Simple Song (2:37)
  3. 3 Broken Down Figure (3:39)
  4. 4 Buy My Record (2:40)
  5. 5 Savannah's World (2:10)
  6. 6 All at Sea (2:45)
  7. 7 Some Love (4:16)
  8. 8 We Don't (3:32)
  9. 9 Someone's Gonna Love You (2:47)
  10. 10 Come Down (2:53)
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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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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Love IT

    Great Cd, could not wait for it to come out. Nice writing and good voice!! HAd fun seeing in person over the summer.

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