Eastmountainsouth

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All Music Guide - MacKenzie Wilson
Eastmountainsouth's debut album is a simple effort, but just because it's simple doesn't mean it lacks substance. Kat Maslich and Peter Adams have crafted a sweet set of songs for a springlike blend of classic folk and country. They carefully work with the basics when it comes to presentation; however, Maslich and Adams' talent lies in songwriting. Maslich and Adams pull from cherished literature, American culture, and family moments to compose their songbook. Each song arrives on its own thanks to the album's organic and earthy tones, while waves of passion are heavy without attack. Themes of love and heartbreak resonate throughout without being assuming, and if an ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - MacKenzie Wilson
Eastmountainsouth's debut album is a simple effort, but just because it's simple doesn't mean it lacks substance. Kat Maslich and Peter Adams have crafted a sweet set of songs for a springlike blend of classic folk and country. They carefully work with the basics when it comes to presentation; however, Maslich and Adams' talent lies in songwriting. Maslich and Adams pull from cherished literature, American culture, and family moments to compose their songbook. Each song arrives on its own thanks to the album's organic and earthy tones, while waves of passion are heavy without attack. Themes of love and heartbreak resonate throughout without being assuming, and if an artist is able to pull that off some 50 years after the dawn of rock & roll, it's pretty impressive. Eastmountainsouth does it and does it well. Stephen Foster's staple "Hard Times" is reworked for a bittersweet occasion, while banjos possess a darker mood on "Winter" and "The Ballad of Young Alban and Amandy." Breathy acoustic riffs carry the album as a whole, but Maslich and Adams also experiment with drum machines and electronics. "So You Are to Me" and "Rain Come Down" have lamb-like melodies and are much more full with Eastmountainsouth's informal work behind the sound board. One can only imagine that the country-rock duo will continue to work without conventional expectations for its second album. In the meantime, Eastmountainsouth is a great introduction to the band and solid enough to last until then.
Blender - Billy Altman
Maslich and Adams's gentle songs convey emotion without nagging sentimentality, evoking the Americana spirit their music builds on rather than merely borrows.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/17/2003
  • Label: Dreamworks
  • UPC: 600445041820
  • Catalog Number: 450418

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Hard Times (Come Again No More) (3:45)
  2. 2 Winter (3:39)
  3. 3 Ghost (4:20)
  4. 4 Interlude (0:37)
  5. 5 You Dance (3:57)
  6. 6 So Are You to Me (1:58)
  7. 7 Show Me the River (3:38)
  8. 8 Rain Come Down (4:05)
  9. 9 Still Running (2:34)
  10. 10 All the Stars (4:20)
  11. 11 Father (3:36)
  12. 12 Too Soon (4:24)
  13. 13 The Ballad of Young Alban and Amandy (3:44)
  14. 14 Mark's Song (4:19)
  15. 15 On Your Way (4:16)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Eastmountainsouth Primary Artist
Peter Adams Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Piano, Glockenspiel, Harmonium, Vocals, Moog Synthesizer, Wurlitzer, Hi String
Jennifer Condos Bass
Davey Faragher Bass
Shane Fontayne Electric Guitar
Mitchell Froom Piano, Harmonium, Keyboards, Voices, Indian Banjo, Dolceola
Greg Leisz Bouzouki, Mandolin, Pedal Steel Guitar, Electric Guitar, 12-string Guitar, Mandola, Guitar (Tenor), Weissenborn
Val McCallum Bouzouki, Electric Guitar, 12-string Guitar, Lap Steel Guitar, Hi String
Herb Pedersen Banjo
Pete Thomas Percussion, Drums
Joel Shearer Electric Guitar
Ben Peeler Lap Steel Guitar
Gabe Witcher Fiddle
Tim Gordine Bass
David Boucher Bass Clarinet, 12-string Guitar
Kat Maslich Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Bernie Locker Acoustic Guitar
Quinn Percussion, Drums
Rich Ragsdale Drums, Loops
Technical Credits
Robbie Robertson Executive Producer
Peter Adams Arranger, Producer
Mitchell Froom Producer
Bob Ludwig Mastering
Tim Gordine Programming, Producer
David Boucher Engineer
Natasha Calzatti Photo Manipulation
Scott Denton Cardew Art Direction
Peter Bradley Adams Producer
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Elyse

    I actually won this CD a few years ago off the radio. I had only hear one song before, but after listening to the whole CD, I fell in love with it. It has a smooth sound that is perfect for listening while working or just going for a drive.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Delicious!!!

    I came upon this treasure completely by chance... reading other reviews. It is so sophisticated and well produced... an amazing feat for a first release! The harmonies are INCREDIBLE, the sounds DELICIOUS!! If you listen with headphones the sounds sweep through your body in waves of pleasure... feels like it's harmonizing all of your cells!! Try it, I recommend it highly.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Excellent!

    Thanks to the Elizabethtown Soundtrack I was introduced to eastmountainsouth and I gotta say I LOVE their sound. It's relaxing, easy to sing along to and just an amazing mix of vocals and instrumentals. definatley check it out.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This music is just amazing!!

    This group is well on its way to stardom! The words are so deep and profound. I have definitely found a new favorite. I can hardly wait for the next album (I really hope there is one!).

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    captivating

    I recently heard "So are you to me" on a television series and immediately set out to find the artist and song. when I finally did, i was ecstatic. The words are so simple yet deeply profound and the vocals on this album are absolutely amazing. Maslich's voice is so light and airy, it's like inhaling perfection, while Adams soothes you with his sound--his vocals are strong yet still gentle. I loved this album and bought it for all my girlfriends.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Great Beginning!

    Stumbled across the CD in a store and bought it just for the name of the group. Love it! Isn't it fun to find a new favorite--when you least expect it? Great mix of folk and country sounds. She has a wonderful voice--and his is even stronger. Beautiful songs; especially cuts 10-14. Try it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great future ahead...

    We saw these talented musicians as the opening act for Tracy Chapman. Their seamless vocals and excellent instrumental work will attract a solid following.

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