For Him and the Girls

( 1 )

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stanton Swihart
For Him & the Girls is an incredibly self-assured debut, precisely what makes it so auspicious and part of what makes it flawed. The collection is wildly diverse and exciting, produced by a 24-year-old wunderkind entirely at his home studio and on which he plays almost all the instruments himself. Hawksley Workman's scope of imagination alone is remarkable for its outrageous and acrobatic eccentricities. Even the weaker moments are loaded with ideas and queer paths that he didn't feel the need to follow up on. But Workman can sound like daydreamer one minute, an undiluted genius the next. Or he can simply sound too cute for his own good. Workman's ambitions ...
See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (CD)
  • All (1) from $5.56   
  • New (1) from $5.56   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$5.56
Seller since 2009

Feedback rating:

(2444)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
2001-03-06 Audio CD New 600197002629 Ships Within 24 Hours. Tracking Number available for all USA orders. Excellent Customer Service. Upto 15 Days 100% Money Back Gurantee. Try ... Our Fast! ! ! ! Shipping With Tracking Number. Read more Show Less

Ships from: Bensalem, PA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stanton Swihart
For Him & the Girls is an incredibly self-assured debut, precisely what makes it so auspicious and part of what makes it flawed. The collection is wildly diverse and exciting, produced by a 24-year-old wunderkind entirely at his home studio and on which he plays almost all the instruments himself. Hawksley Workman's scope of imagination alone is remarkable for its outrageous and acrobatic eccentricities. Even the weaker moments are loaded with ideas and queer paths that he didn't feel the need to follow up on. But Workman can sound like daydreamer one minute, an undiluted genius the next. Or he can simply sound too cute for his own good. Workman's ambitions occasionally get the best of his editing process. This is particularly the case with some of his words. He definitely knows how to turn a nifty phrase. His lyrics frequently come off literate, loopy, and even poetic, sometimes all three in the same line "You've got pies in the oven all across the sea," he sings on "Bullets," a bewitching ode written about a World War II-era photograph of his grandparents. He is capable of tossed-off epiphanies of surprising poignancy, but he also throws in a few that simply sound tossed-off, such as the chorus on the opening "Maniacs," otherwise a vehicle for Workman's astounding flights of falsetto. Indeed, he proves himself a virtuoso vocalist, perhaps the most staggeringly gifted singer since Jeff Buckley, a frequent comparison. And his musical intuitions are often just as on-target. The album is the work of a chameleon, jumping from jerky declarations of nerd love "No Sissies" to brooding boho dirges à la Tom Waits "Tarantulove," "No More Named Johnny" to theatrical glam ditties "Paper Shoes" that recall that king of magpies, David Bowie. But sweet romantic songs like "Stop Joking Around," "Safe and Sound," and "Baby This Night" sound as if they could only be originating directly from the singer's heart. It is when he strikes such heartrending, naïve notes that the album is at its most moving, as when, like Harry Nilsson and fellow Canadian Rufus Wainwright, he dives into delightfully histrionic music hall tendencies or alluring, if maudlin, Tin Pan Alley balladry "Sweet Hallelujah". The reference to Nilsson is most apt. Like that artist's Pandemonium Shadow Show, For Him & the Girls is a showy, extravagant first effort. And although the album is not as good as that landmark, it holds the same sort of dizzying promise. You cannot help but get caught up in the thrill of Workman's flamboyance. It's like watching a brash and quirky magician who only gets his tricks to work some of the time. And as good as this already is, Workman has brilliant albums in him.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/6/2001
  • Label: Ba Da Bing
  • UPC: 600197002629
  • Catalog Number: 26

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Maniacs (5:26)
  2. 2 No Sissies (2:32)
  3. 3 Sad House Daddy (4:01)
  4. 4 Tarantulove (3:46)
  5. 5 Sweet Hallelujah (3:08)
  6. 6 Bullets (3:46)
  7. 7 Don't Be Crushed (3:45)
  8. 8 Stop Joking Around (2:53)
  9. 9 All of Us Kids (6:24)
  10. 10 Safe and Sound (3:58)
  11. 11 Paper Shoes (4:46)
  12. 12 Baby This Night (4:05)
  13. 13 No More Named Johnny (4:07)
  14. 14 Beautiful and Natural (4:34)
Read More Show Less

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Hawksley Workman Primary Artist, Bass, Guitar, Piano, Drums, Multi Instruments
Sarah McElcheran Trumpet
Lenni Jabour Background Vocals
John Southworth Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Carl Barry Engineer
Joao Carvalho Mastering
John Southworth Arranger
Hawksley Workman Producer
Mark Connors Illustrations
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 1 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(1)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great Album

    Hawksley Workman is a pretty unknown group to the US...This and their other album are both great!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews