Insides Out

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All Music Guide - Mark Deming
Jordan Zevon is best known to music fans as Warren Zevon's son: he played on several of his dad's albums; helped produce Warren's final disc, The Wind; and has performed some of his father's songs on a pair of tribute albums. But Warren Zevon fans expecting Jordan's first album on his own to be a sonic chip off the old block are in for a surprise -- Insides Out is an accomplished and impressive debut, but it follows a musical path a great deal different than the trail Warren Zevon blazed. The Beatles are a far more recognizable influence on Insides Out than the elder Zevon, and Jordan's smart, energetic pop tunes suggest that Elvis Costello, XTC, and Fountains of Wayne get ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Mark Deming
Jordan Zevon is best known to music fans as Warren Zevon's son: he played on several of his dad's albums; helped produce Warren's final disc, The Wind; and has performed some of his father's songs on a pair of tribute albums. But Warren Zevon fans expecting Jordan's first album on his own to be a sonic chip off the old block are in for a surprise -- Insides Out is an accomplished and impressive debut, but it follows a musical path a great deal different than the trail Warren Zevon blazed. The Beatles are a far more recognizable influence on Insides Out than the elder Zevon, and Jordan's smart, energetic pop tunes suggest that Elvis Costello, XTC, and Fountains of Wayne get heavy rotation on his personal playlist; the tunes are well-crafted, hook-laden pop with rich, buoyant keyboards, sharp guitar accents, and lyrics that balance wit with a keen observational eye. While "American Standard" reflects a bit of the same cynicism that was Warren's trademark, the upbeat melody adds a joyful irony to the song that's smart and engaging, and his homage to the ultimate teenage girl "Camila Rhodes" and the romantic puzzlement of "Home" and "This Girl" show that Jordan has a voice that's very much his own. At the three-quarter mark, Jordan includes a performance of one of his father's lesser-known tunes, "Studebaker," and it's not until then that his vocal resemblance to Warren comes to the fore; elsewhere, Jordan wisely pursues a sound and approach that stand comfortably on their own, and his quick-witted, classicist's approach to pop reflects that the guy took his sweet time honing his talents before making his way to the recording studio. For fans of smart pop, Insides Out is an unexpected delight and the calling card of a major talent to watch.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/15/2008
  • Label: New West Records
  • UPC: 607396613823
  • Catalog Number: 6138
  • Sales rank: 376,197

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Joke's on Me (3:30)
  2. 2 This Girl (3:33)
  3. 3 Home (4:12)
  4. 4 Just Do That (3:38)
  5. 5 Camila Rhodes (3:30)
  6. 6 Insides Out (4:16)
  7. 7 American Standard (4:05)
  8. 8 Studebaker (4:02)
  9. 9 Payday (4:15)
  10. 10 Too Late to Be Saved (4:35)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jordan Zevon Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Piano, Vocals, Background Vocals
David Lindley Lap Steel Guitar
Jorge Calderon Bass Guitar
Jakob Dylan Background Vocals
Bruce Watson Guitar
Kim Shattuck Background Vocals
Waddy Wachtel Guitar
Elizabeth Anderson Background Vocals
Dan Rothchild Background Vocals
Warren Huart Guitar
Morty Coyle Background Vocals
Stan Frazier Background Vocals
Luke Adams Drums
Evan Frankfort Guitar, Percussion, Bass Guitar
Lori Denae Background Vocals
Noah Shain Drums
Jordan Summers Keyboards
Jay Gore Guitar
Josh Kramon Guitar
Simone Stevens Background Vocals
Andrea Coppola Percussion
Technical Credits
Bill Lane Engineer
Kevin Shirley Engineer
Warren Zevon Composer
Jordan Zevon Composer, Engineer
Mike Chapman Producer, Audio Production
Warren Huart Producer, Engineer
Morty Coyle Composer, Producer
Luke Adams Engineer
Rich Tosi Engineer
Evan Frankfort Producer, Engineer, Mastering, Audio Production
Noah Shain Producer, Engineer
Jordan Summers Composer, Producer
Johnny Whieldon Engineer
Josh Kramon Composer
Noah Shaye Audio Production
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Outstanding Debut

    Power-pop fans should snap up this amazing debut. Great vocals, smooth yet powerful catchy tunes and clever lyrics -- what more can you ask for? If you caught him on Letterman, you know he can deliver live, too. My fave: "The Joke's on Me."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Gotta Buy This

    Great Album, cannot wait to see what Jordan does next. This is a cd to get!

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