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All Music Guide - Erik Hage
Janas Hoyt is a little bit Chrissie Hynde, a little bit Lou Reed, and a little bit Lucinda Williams. The Mary Janes are a little bit folk, a little bit country, a little bit Velvet Underground, and a whole lot alternative -- and, as this album attests, this is a great thing. "Telescope" is highly reminiscent of the John Cale-era Velvets, and doesn't try to hide its derivative nature (especially with the sawing and moaning viola). But with Hoyt's sweet voice spread all over the noisy fuss, it's easy to forgive the obvious tribute (especially because the Mary Janes attack the song with the earnest fervor of recent converts). This album shows Hoyt to be a vocalist of many moods ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Erik Hage
Janas Hoyt is a little bit Chrissie Hynde, a little bit Lou Reed, and a little bit Lucinda Williams. The Mary Janes are a little bit folk, a little bit country, a little bit Velvet Underground, and a whole lot alternative -- and, as this album attests, this is a great thing. "Telescope" is highly reminiscent of the John Cale-era Velvets, and doesn't try to hide its derivative nature (especially with the sawing and moaning viola). But with Hoyt's sweet voice spread all over the noisy fuss, it's easy to forgive the obvious tribute (especially because the Mary Janes attack the song with the earnest fervor of recent converts). This album shows Hoyt to be a vocalist of many moods and styles and, more intriguingly, a delightful oddball in the spirit of Maria McKee. Hoyt has chops too -- big time. Just listen to her rend a heart in two with her dynamics on "Lucky Stars." Other highlights include the title track, "Bruises and Breaks," "Junie Moon," and the delightfully upbeat roots pop of "Better Way." This Bloomington, IN, band continues to take Americana in a fascinating direction on this sophomore effort.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/14/2003
  • Label: FLAT EARTH
  • UPC: 707824012324
  • Catalog Number: 123

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Junie Moon (3:49)
  2. 2 Flame (4:18)
  3. 3 Better Way (3:53)
  4. 4 Be Careful (3:09)
  5. 5 Telescope (3:58)
  6. 6 All I Want (5:22)
  7. 7 Lucky Stars (3:48)
  8. 8 Downtown (5:02)
  9. 9 Bruises and Breaks (4:29)
  10. 10 Subtract the Night (6:05)
  11. 11 Say It Two Times (3:19)
  12. 12 Vertigo (4:18)
  13. 13 Travellers (5:08)
  14. 14 Free Girl Now (3:07)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Mary Janes Primary Artist
Toby Myers Lap Steel Guitar
Jamey Reid Drums
Mark Robinson Slide Guitar
Jason Wilber Slide Guitar
Kathy Kolata Violin, Viola
Matt Speake Guitar, Slide Guitar
Jim Roll Banjo
Janas Hoyt Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Vocals
Kurt Squire Harmonica
Mark Minnick Drums
Megan Weeder Violin
Dan Dolan Bass
Heather Craig Violin
Sophia Travis Accordion
Technical Credits
Roger Seibel Mastering
Janas Hoyt Producer, Engineer
Jacob Belser Producer
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