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Every Step's a Yes

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All Music Guide - John Bush
Every Step's a Yes has an enchanting drift to it. The Bees' fourth record, it begins as a vibrant set of acoustic love songs, with a wry look at the process of love balladry "Don't want to put my feelings into another song for you," from the opener "I Really Need Love". Gradually, it turns to rosy but slightly morose rock built on the structure of early-'70s Pink Floyd think post-Barrett but pre-The Dark Side of the Moon, both musically and temperamentally. In between, more of the band's inspirations come through, in various strengths: autumnal Simon & Garfunkel harmonies, a hint of charged blue-eyed soul, a little bit of Jamaican lovers rock or is it electrified West ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
Every Step's a Yes has an enchanting drift to it. The Bees' fourth record, it begins as a vibrant set of acoustic love songs, with a wry look at the process of love balladry "Don't want to put my feelings into another song for you," from the opener "I Really Need Love". Gradually, it turns to rosy but slightly morose rock built on the structure of early-'70s Pink Floyd think post-Barrett but pre-The Dark Side of the Moon, both musically and temperamentally. In between, more of the band's inspirations come through, in various strengths: autumnal Simon & Garfunkel harmonies, a hint of charged blue-eyed soul, a little bit of Jamaican lovers rock or is it electrified West African pop?. This may make it sound exactly like the blueprint for every other Bees album, but Every Step's a Yes presents not just another strong set of songs, but a slightly more challenging obstacle overcome; there aren't many kitchen-sink productions here. As the band peels away more pages from its production workbook, the songs become very powerful, more intimate and reflective, culminating in the beautiful "Island Love Letter." Please note, this comes four tracks before the actual end of the record, a furious fourth-world love jam with Devendra Banhart titled "Gaia."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/8/2011
  • Label: Ato Records
  • UPC: 880882177225
  • Catalog Number: 217722
  • Sales rank: 15,717

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I Really Need Love (5:39)
  2. 2 Winter Rose (5:03)
  3. 3 Silver Line (3:39)
  4. 4 No More Excuses (4:09)
  5. 5 Tired of Loving (3:18)
  6. 6 Change Can Happen (3:04)
  7. 7 Island Love Letter (3:40)
  8. 8 Skill of the Man (5:37)
  9. 9 Pressure Makes Me Lazy (3:32)
  10. 10 Gaia (4:25)
  11. 11 Go Where You Wanna Go (2:24)
  12. 12 The Dink (3:17)
  13. 13 The Rip (4:37)
  14. 14 I Really Need Love (4:26)
  15. 15 Winter Rose (4:56)
  16. 16 Island Love Letter (Reprise) (2:15)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Bees Primary Artist
A Band of Bees Indexed Contributor
Devendra Banhart Vocals
Gregory Rogove Vocals
Tim Parkin Acoustic Guitar, Percussion, Trumpet, Drums, Rhythm Guitar, Background Vocals, Double Bass, Group Member
Tom Gardner Group Member
Kris Birkin Electric Guitar, Group Member
Warren Hampshire Hammond Organ, Group Member
Paul Butler Synthesizer, Acoustic Guitar, Percussion, Piano, Trumpet, Violin, Cello, Drums, Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar, Harp, Hammond Organ, Recorder, Baritone Saxophone, Sitar, Vocals, Background Vocals, Melodica, Double Bass, Charango, fender rhodes, Group Member
Andy Parkin Violin, Group Member
Richard Parkin Group Member
Aaron Fletcher Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Percussion, Bass Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals, Double Bass, Group Member
Technical Credits
Guy Davie Mastering
Tim Parkin Composer
Kris Birkin Composer
Paul Butler Composer, Producer
Jo Hillier Management
Aaron Fletcher Composer
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