Leaving Eden

Leaving Eden

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by Brandon Heath
     
 

Contemporary Christian fan favorite Brandon Heath inches closer to becoming a crossover pop artist on Leaving Eden. The evolution on his third disc is not a large departure from the plainspoken appeal that vaulted him to the top of critics' and fans' lists alike. Yet it effectively harnesses his strength as a storyteller, and once again takes advantage ofSee more details below

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Contemporary Christian fan favorite Brandon Heath inches closer to becoming a crossover pop artist on Leaving Eden. The evolution on his third disc is not a large departure from the plainspoken appeal that vaulted him to the top of critics' and fans' lists alike. Yet it effectively harnesses his strength as a storyteller, and once again takes advantage of producer Dan Muckala's ear for contemporary midtempo beats as a backdrop. The tales of the former GMA Male Vocalist of the Year hint at innocence lost, but to borrow the artist's own expression, Heath tries to say "I'm not who I was" when, in reality, he makes only modest strides from the summer camp singalongs of his debut to more mature songwriting and subject matter. The title track leads off the album with a poignant laundry list of headlines that paint a picture of a fallen world. But it doesn't take long before Heath returns to safer themes of comfort and hope. The thematic limits are subtle, however, and are revealed by Heath's warm vocals. The album is a step in the right direction with the songwriter taking more chances on the Jason Mraz-like reggae beat of "It's No Good to Be Alone" and "Might Just Save Your Life." Similar to the pleas for understanding of Mat Kearney's City of Black & White, Leaving Eden dives a little deeper and comes up with some of the most well-crafted artistry of Heath's career.

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Product Details

Release Date:
01/18/2011
Label:
Reunion
UPC:
0602341015127
catalogNumber:
10151
Rank:
94234

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Brandon Heath   Primary Artist
Byron House   Bass
Brent Milligan   Bass
Dan Muckala   Keyboards,Vocoder
Matt Slocum   Guitar,Cello
Chuck Butler   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Electric Guitar
Paul Mabury   Drums
Jeremy Lutito   Drums
Nate Campany   Acoustic Guitar
Adam Lester   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Dave Davidson   Strings
Daniel Carson   Guitar
Joe Moralez   Trumpet
Carlos Butler   Acoustic Guitar,Bass
Tom Carpenter   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Beth Lee   Art Direction
Terry Hemmings   Executive Producer
Dan Muckala   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer,drum programming
Tim Parker   Art Direction
Thad Cockrell   Composer
Andrew Mendelson   Mastering
Jason Ingram   Composer
Ross Copperman   Composer
Lee Thomas Miller   Composer
Brandon Heath   Composer
Nate Campany   Composer
Michael Logan   Composer
Kelly Henderson   grooming

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