Days of the New II

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Barnes & Noble - Jon Dolan
Let's just say that 20-year-old, Midwest-bred Travis Meeks, a.k.a. Days of the New, likes grand gestures. Not only are both of his two albums titled DAYS OF THE NEW, but their covers -- one of which is green, the other yellow -- feature the same withering, ominous tree on a barren landscape. Put them in your Discman and you'll hear Meeks lift his grungy voice skyward with the trance-like intensity of a Sufi Eddie Vedder. Throw in allusions to modern classical music, world music, asides to hip-hop, and sampledelics, and you've got some of the most ambitious post-Seattle rock in years. Yet while cuts like the Steve Reich-influenced "Skeleton Key" and the Eastern ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Jon Dolan
Let's just say that 20-year-old, Midwest-bred Travis Meeks, a.k.a. Days of the New, likes grand gestures. Not only are both of his two albums titled DAYS OF THE NEW, but their covers -- one of which is green, the other yellow -- feature the same withering, ominous tree on a barren landscape. Put them in your Discman and you'll hear Meeks lift his grungy voice skyward with the trance-like intensity of a Sufi Eddie Vedder. Throw in allusions to modern classical music, world music, asides to hip-hop, and sampledelics, and you've got some of the most ambitious post-Seattle rock in years. Yet while cuts like the Steve Reich-influenced "Skeleton Key" and the Eastern European-tinged folk dirge "Longfellow" may seem like shots out of left field to the kids who embraced his conventional 1997 hit "Touch, Peel, Stand," they shouldn't let the newfangled stylistic accoutrements fool them. Days of the New is a rock band, plain and simple. The strident folk-rock of album openers "Fight Response" and "The Real" suggest a more contemplative Live, while the string-soaked "Weapon and the Wound" brings back memories of Temple of the Dog. Meeks's sensibility may have shifted a bit since his debut hit, but the songs, for the most part, remain the same.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/31/1999
  • Label: Outpost Records
  • UPC: 607703003743
  • Catalog Number: 30037

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Flight Response (5:55)
  2. 2 The Real (4:18)
  3. 3 Enemy (5:11)
  4. 4 Weapon & the Wound (5:44)
  5. 5 Skeleton Key (3:02)
  6. 6 Take Me Back Then (4:16)
  7. 7 Bring Yourself (5:55)
  8. 8 I Think (5:51)
  9. 9 Longfellow (1:56)
  10. 10 [Untitled Track] (1:42)
  11. 11 Phobics Of Tragedy (3:26)
  12. 12 Not The Same (4:24)
  13. 13 Provider (5:53)
  14. 14 Last One (4:37)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Days of the New Primary Artist
Rick Baptist Performing Ensemble
Jon Clarke Performing Ensemble
Larry Corbett Performing Ensemble
Joel Derouin Performing Ensemble
Linda Harmon Choir, Chorus
Luana Jackman Choir, Chorus
Ronald Janelli Performing Ensemble
John Thomas Johnson Performing Ensemble
Jon Joyce Choir, Chorus
David Stone Performing Ensemble
Oren Waters Choir, Chorus
John Wittenberg Performing Ensemble
Daniel Smith Performing Ensemble
Renita Koven Performing Ensemble
Suzie Katayama Conductor, Choir, Chorus
Bob Joyce Choir, Chorus
Victor Janacua Choir, Chorus
Peter Rhee Violin
Clark Hagan Vocals
Travis Meeks Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Guitar, Drums, Vocals
Matt Taul Drums
Eve Butler Performing Ensemble
Virginia Frazier Performing Ensemble
Ray Rizzo Percussion
Nicole Scherzinger Background Vocals
Phillip Yao Performing Ensemble
Gerardo Hilera Performing Ensemble
Rich Logan Choir, Chorus
Steven Holtman Performing Ensemble
Mario de León Performing Ensemble
Matthew Funes Performing Ensemble
Charles Boito Performing Ensemble
Max Maxwell Drums
Technical Credits
Clark Germain Engineer
Bob Ludwig Mastering
Bill McCord Engineer
Suzie Katayama Orchestral Arrangements
Mike Baker Engineer
Pete Peterson Arranger
Al Sanderson Engineer
Chip Dumstorf Artwork, Graphic Design
Victor Janacua Engineer
Clark Hagan Engineer
Travis Meeks Producer, Graphic Design
Mike Baker Engineer
Todd Smith Producer, Engineer
E. Smith Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    ONCE AGAIN TRAVIS MEEKS PULLS OFF GREAT SOUNDS

    Travis,this time alone,once again proved his ability. He is a great acoustic guitar player and has such a great sounding voice that they blend together. This is a must get CD. His ideas and his life are written in the music he once again proves that even at such a young age he is a genious.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A CLASSIC

    This release is one of my all time favorites. I love the harmonies that Travis Meeks has recorded. He is a musical genuis. This CD should have been on the critics' best of '99 list.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Truly a work of art !!!

    Great song writing, excellent harmonies, and just an all around great discs from the first to the last.

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