Day I Forgotby Pete Yorn
L.A. songwriter Pete Yorn juggles the roles of pop dreamboat and slacker iconoclast with surprising ease, mixing sensually crooned choruses and lazy melodic shuffles that recall nothing so much as Paul McCartney after a transfusion from Ryan Adams's bloodstream. On his sophomore outing, Yorn mostly sticks to his introspective one-man band formula, breaking out only to wag his head, Jimmy Pagestyle, on the boogie-fest "Carlos (Don't Let It Go to Your Head)." The haze that envelops many of Day I Forgot's songs isn't thick enough to obscure what's going on in Yorn's universe, but it is sufficient -- particularly on "Long Way Down" and "Pass Me By" -- to cut off contact with what's going on in the world outside. Several tunes are decidedly more crisp and succinct than anything that appeared on his breakthrough album, Musicforthemorningafter: "When You See the Light" has a chiming, Badfinger-like vibe to it, while "Burrito" is as smart and sunny a tribute to dining at a 7-Eleven as rock has ever produced. A fine soundtrack to a season where the livin' is easy.
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Performance CreditsPete Yorn Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Percussion,Drums,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Snare Drums,Guitar (Baritone)
Joe Kennedy Electric Guitar
Peter Buck Mandolin
Josh Freese Drums
Scott Litt Glockenspiel,cowbell
Brad Wood Percussion,Background Vocals,Putney
Ken Andrews Synthesizer,Bass,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals,E-bow
Tim Dow Drums
Jeff Garber Slide Guitar
R. Walt Vincent Organ,Bass,Guitar,Harmonica,Piano,Electric Guitar,Xylophone,Melodica,Mellotron,Beat Box,fender rhodes,Wurlitzer,String Machine,Prophet 5
Charlotte Martin Piano
Technical CreditsScott Litt Producer
Brad Wood Programming,Producer
Ken Andrews Programming,Producer,Engineer
Josh Turner Engineer
Brandy Flower Art Direction
Pete Yorn Producer
R. Walt Vincent Producer,Engineer
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Pete Yorn left himself with a tough task of outdoing his first album, Musicforthemorningafter. While this album may not compete with the first in the minds of some, it definitely holds its own. Once again, what I love most about Pete Yorn's music, is how he establishes a solid mixture of up tempo songs with his amazing easy-listening style. The album gets you going with songs such as "Come back home" and "Burrito," but then it lets you chill out with "Turn of the century" and "So much work." Overall, although a tough choice to make, my personal favorite has to be "All at once." So, if you liked Musicforthemorningafter, give this album a shot and you won't be disappointed.
Loved the CD! It has been in my car for the past 3 weeks! Pete is the BEST!!! Can't wait to see him at the Taste of Chicago-July 4th!
Just when you thought he could not outdo his first album, he gives us this second masterpiece. This one is even more amazing that the first one. If you like the first album this one is a must. The man is a musical genius.
Pete Yorn is a very talented musician in his youth. If you have never listened to his lyrics, you have no idea what you are missing out on. He truly is one in million. Have to love him!