Leaving Eden

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All Music Guide - Jared Johnson
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jared Johnson
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: 1/18/2011
  • Label: Reunion
  • UPC: 602341015127
  • Catalog Number: 10151
  • Sales rank: 108,075

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Leaving Eden (5:14)
  2. 2 Your Love (3:37)
  3. 3 The Light In Me (4:25)
  4. 4 Only Water (3:57)
  5. 5 Stolen (3:43)
  6. 6 Might Just Save Your Life (2:56)
  7. 7 It's Alright (3:40)
  8. 8 It's No Good To Be Alone (3:29)
  9. 9 Now More Than Ever (4:03)
  10. 10 The One (4:15)
  11. 11 As Long As I'm Here (4:22)
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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, Guitar, 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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