Let's Get Out of This Country

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All Music Guide - Tim Sendra
If this review could be one word long, that word would be "enchanting." Camera Obscura has always been lovely but they've made the jump to truly enchanting with their third album, Let's Get Out of This Country. Stepping fully out of the shadow of their onetime patrons Belle & Sebastian, the group has composed and performed an album that is comparable to B&S' best and ranks with the best indie pop albums ever. More importantly, they've released an album that pierces straight through the heart. Head Camera Tracyanne Campbell writes amazingly intimate and tender ballads that can break your heart with the slightest lyrical twist, swell of strings, or vocal harmony. That ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Tim Sendra
If this review could be one word long, that word would be "enchanting." Camera Obscura has always been lovely but they've made the jump to truly enchanting with their third album, Let's Get Out of This Country. Stepping fully out of the shadow of their onetime patrons Belle & Sebastian, the group has composed and performed an album that is comparable to B&S' best and ranks with the best indie pop albums ever. More importantly, they've released an album that pierces straight through the heart. Head Camera Tracyanne Campbell writes amazingly intimate and tender ballads that can break your heart with the slightest lyrical twist, swell of strings, or vocal harmony. That she sings these songs in a voice so sweet and direct adds an extra level of feeling to songs like the wrenching "Country Mile" and the almost unbearably melancholy "Tears for Affairs." The band's gentle and restrained playing and the expansive production courtesy of Jari Haapalainen are note perfect as well. Whether rocking out in a Motown manner or lying back with some mellow country-rock, the combination of music, lyrics, melodies, and vocals is, well, enchanting. Picking out highlights is like picking your favorite among your children, but you might find yourself drawn to the witty "Lloyd, I'm Ready to Be Heartbroken" a 22-years-late response to Lloyd Cole's classic "Are You Ready to Be Heartbroken?", the aforementioned "Country Mile," the musically relaxed, lyrically bitter "I Need All the Friends I Can Get," or the country tearjerker "Dory Previn," which references the singer/songwriter who had her husband stolen by a very young Mia Farrow and in response wrote the classic breakup song "Beware of Young Girls." Here Campbell turns Previn "up to 11 for the band's ears to bleed" in order to help put her ex out of her mind and delivers her most affecting vocal on the album, which is no small feat on a record as suffused in heartache as Let's Get Out of This Country. You might not find heartache as enchanting as this anywhere else.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/6/2006
  • Label: Merge Records
  • UPC: 673855027623
  • Catalog Number: 276
  • Sales rank: 34,718

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Camera Obscura Primary Artist
Tomas Hallonsten Accordion, Track Performer
Jari Haapalainen Percussion, Track Performer
Andreas Forsman Violin, Track Performer
Victoria Bergsman Choir, Chorus
Nigel Baillie Group Member
Tracyanne Campbell Group Member
Gavin Dunbar Group Member
Kenny McKeeve Group Member
Lena Bergström Cello, Track Performer
Carey Lander Group Member
Lee Thomson Group Member
Sibille Attar Choir, Chorus
Isak Klasson Choir, Chorus
Marcella Svensson Choir, Chorus
Britta Persson Background Vocals
Erik Arvinder Violin
Markus Krunegård Choir, Chorus
Erik Holm Violin
Technical Credits
Petra Cover Star
Francis MacDonald Management
Henrik Jonsson Mastering
Stefan Boman Engineer
Jari Haapalainen Producer, Audio Production
Björn Yttling String Arrangements
Christopher Roth Engineer
Tracyanne Campbell Composer
Fredik Ottosson Cover Photo
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