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|Lee DeWyze||Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Guitar, Piano, Cello, Drums, Vocals, Bells, Hammond B3|
|Matthew Wilder||Bass, Guitar, Piano|
|Phil Allen||Bass, Guitar, Mandolin, Drums, Electric Guitar|
|Jim Scott||Tambourine, Marxophone|
|Jonathan Flaugher||Bass, Electric Bass, Upright Bass|
|Julian Emery||Electric Guitar|
|Jordan Katz||Banjo, Trumpet|
|Rick Seibold||Banjo, Guitar, Percussion|
|Drew Pearson||Bass, Piano, Keyboards, Slide Guitar|
|Jessi Collins||Background Vocals|
|Jim Irvin||Background Vocals|
|Marco Meneghin||Percussion, Drums, Background Vocals|
|Matthew Wilder||Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer|
|Phil Allen||Producer, MIDI Production, Additional Production|
|Paul Cartwright||String Arrangements|
|Julian Emery||Composer, Programming, Producer|
|Jordan Katz||Horn Arrangements|
|Toby Gad||Composer, Programming, Producer, Instrumentation|
|Philip Dizack||Horn Arrangements|
|Carrie Smith||Art Direction|
|Lee DeWyze||Composer, Producer, Additional Production|
|Rick Seibold||Composer, Programming, Producer|
|Drew Pearson||Composer, Producer|
|Dr Zero||Producer, Additional Production|
Posted September 2, 2013
WIthout being so presumptuous as to think I know what was in the artist's head, respectfully, I have a completely different take on this Album as a whole than the reviewer. What makes it different to me is the artist's ability to weave a diverse blend of sounds and influences into a body of work where the sum is greater than the parts. Each track stands alone beautifully, but the music of this album want to be heard as a whole, crafting the stories and sounds into an emotional journey. I hear influences of Simon & Garfunkel, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, and other musical icons whose legacies were affecting songwriting like this long before any of Mumford & Sons were even born. For a young artist, generations removed from this music, to channel influences like these, yet create a distinct sound of his own, is truly unique in this day and age.
There are beautiful lyrics that tell stories, layers of harmonies, instrumentation shifts and tone shifts to deepen the emotions. There's foot-stompin, dark & edgy, haunting, highs & lows, word play and mic play. How often do you hear mics used as instruments anymore? Each track feeds off the others, and together they create an experience that takes you right down into the heart of this artist, or perhaps your own memories. The maturity in the depth and complexity of this album really surprised me. If you love folk-rock, singer-songwriters, or just a great musical experience, this is worth a listen. See what you think.
Posted August 23, 2013
Has the editorial reviewer ever listened to any of Mr. DeWyze's pre Idol music? If so then you know that this album is more of that sound than his post Idol album was. Personally I really like this album. For me it runs the gamut of several sounds. Some songs are anthem like, some sad, some are lovesongs. I hear several different types on hear a little Simon and Garfunkle, a little Beatles (You Don't Know Me) a little Roy Orbison and, yes, some Enya (Open Your Eyes). I also enjoyed very much the more toned down Lee on the acoustic version. All in all this is a very good album and well worth a listen.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 20, 2013
This CD is amazing! I have been waiting forever for this. Not one CD, but two CDs done in the amazing style of Lee DeWyze with the voice that just melts me. I highly recommend the Deluxe version because there is nothing like acoustic Lee DeWyze. Nothing! I can't pick a favorite track, because this CD is just pure Lee, so they are all amazing!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.