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All Music Guide - J. Poet
"Weepies" used to be a derogatory term, a synonym for chick flicks, movies that -- at least in the masculine mind -- traded on cheap sentiment to get a tearful reaction. It's a term the songwriting duo known as the Weepies -- Deb Talan and Steve Tannen -- want to reinvent. They wear their hearts on their sleeves and they're not ashamed of it. Their music is poignant without being sappy, built on the foundation of their fluid acoustic guitar work and Talan's understated vocals. There are bass, drums, and keyboards accents, but they play backup to Talan's poignant lead vocals and Tannen's euphoric harmonies. On this, the Weepies' third album, the duo is bluer and deeper than ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - J. Poet
"Weepies" used to be a derogatory term, a synonym for chick flicks, movies that -- at least in the masculine mind -- traded on cheap sentiment to get a tearful reaction. It's a term the songwriting duo known as the Weepies -- Deb Talan and Steve Tannen -- want to reinvent. They wear their hearts on their sleeves and they're not ashamed of it. Their music is poignant without being sappy, built on the foundation of their fluid acoustic guitar work and Talan's understated vocals. There are bass, drums, and keyboards accents, but they play backup to Talan's poignant lead vocals and Tannen's euphoric harmonies. On this, the Weepies' third album, the duo is bluer and deeper than before. The songs deal with lost or unattainable love, loss of innocence, and general romantic disillusionment. "Antarctica" is typical, a gentle song about numbing out your feeling with booze, escaping into a Never Never Land where all is white, cold, and blank. Talan's warm vocal and the track's uptempo rhythm play off neatly against the song's bleak outlook. "How You Survived the War" is another tale of emotional collapse, likening lost love to a lost battle. This time the ripping rainy-day guitars complement the sadness of the lyric and Talan sounds positively, er, weepie. Most of the tunes are variations on the same theme, but the melodies are so sparkling and the singing so heartfelt that it's hard to get bummed out. Even the saddest tunes offer hope with their luminous vocals and affecting melodies. But all is not totally lost. Tannen sings lead on "Can't Go Back Now," a song that laments the loss of childhood innocence while celebrating the freedom of being an adult making your way through the world with the support of a lover who always walks beside you. "All This Beauty" closes the album; it's a big, bright love song that commemorates life's small, perfect moments. Sunshine, a floating feather, chocolate cake, and a good Weepie song all create moments so luminous you have to shut your eyes to keep from being blinded by the light.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/22/2008
  • Label: Nettwerk Records
  • UPC: 067003077729
  • Catalog Number: 30777
  • Sales rank: 43,765

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Can't Go Back Now (2:17)
  2. 2 Orbiting (2:55)
  3. 3 Hideaway (2:46)
  4. 4 Wish I Could Forget (2:56)
  5. 5 All Good Things (2:55)
  6. 6 Little Bird (3:33)
  7. 7 Antarctica (3:14)
  8. 8 How You Survived the War (3:35)
  9. 9 Not Dead Yet (3:19)
  10. 10 Old Coyote (3:38)
  11. 11 Just Blue (4:04)
  12. 12 Lighting Candles (3:07)
  13. 13 Takes So Long (3:06)
  14. 14 All This Beauty (3:19)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Weepies Primary Artist
Oliver Kraus Strings
Frank Lenz Drums, Keyboards
Steve Tannen Acoustic Guitar, Percussion, Electric Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
Deb Talan Acoustic Guitar, Percussion, Electric Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
WhyNot Jansveld Bass, Electric Guitar
John Deley Keyboards
Brad Gordon Horn, Keyboards
Technical Credits
George Marino Mastering
Mandy Moore Composer
Steve Tannen Composer, Producer, Engineer
Deb Talan Composer, Producer, Engineer, Illustrations
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Journey into the stars with Hideaway...

    Undeniably one of the best records to be released in the past few years. It's moving in subtle and unexpected ways. The lyrics are unforgettable - be prepared to be blown away. The Weepies have pefected music for a breezy summer night under the stars.

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