Limits of the Sky

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All Music Guide - Andrew Leahey
Had the girls in Eisley grown up listening to Fleetwood Mac and the Bangles instead of Belly and Radiohead, the result might have been similar to the Bridges' sturdy debut. Like Eisley, the Bridges make the most of their family connections, decorating their melodies with the sort of close, bleeding harmonies that sound so natural when sung by siblings -- or, in this case, by siblings and one first cousin. But while Eisley's Room Noises bounced between whimsical love songs and dark alterna-rock, Limits of the Sky is pure poppy sheen, with bright hooks and major-key progressions pushing them closer to the sunny songcraft of Rooney. Lead singer Brittany Painter boasts a ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andrew Leahey
Had the girls in Eisley grown up listening to Fleetwood Mac and the Bangles instead of Belly and Radiohead, the result might have been similar to the Bridges' sturdy debut. Like Eisley, the Bridges make the most of their family connections, decorating their melodies with the sort of close, bleeding harmonies that sound so natural when sung by siblings -- or, in this case, by siblings and one first cousin. But while Eisley's Room Noises bounced between whimsical love songs and dark alterna-rock, Limits of the Sky is pure poppy sheen, with bright hooks and major-key progressions pushing them closer to the sunny songcraft of Rooney. Lead singer Brittany Painter boasts a mature set of pipes, complete with slight vibrato and sexily rasped high notes, and the band's remaining vocalists Natalie, Stacey, and Isaaca Byrd pile their harmonies into thick stacks of sound. The sisters flank Painter's voice, cooing in unison and mirroring the way she stretches her vowels during lengthy notes. There's a boy involved, too -- brother Jeremy, who flits between guitar and drums -- but this is still the girls' show, a fact that Jeremy likely knows all too well. Like most family bands dominated by young, photogenic females, the Bridges have an uphill battle ahead of them, since it's difficult to convince audiences that such groups are anything more than surefire talent show winners or dynamic family-reunion entertainment. Even so, the young bandmates have the chops to break that perception, from the way they pair a banjo riff with a 1960s girl group-styled chorus "One Way" to the saucy, confident strut of "All the Words" and "One I Love." Toss in the approval of power pop veteran Matthew Sweet who produced, engineered, and housed the band during the recording sessions, and Limits of the Sky ultimately emerges as nothing short of a solid, engaging first effort.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/10/2008
  • Label: Verve Forecast
  • UPC: 602517643505
  • Catalog Number: 001093102
  • Sales rank: 320,235

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 All the Words (3:49)
  2. 2 One Way (3:33)
  3. 3 Pieces (2:50)
  4. 4 Runaway (3:15)
  5. 5 Unconditional (3:32)
  6. 6 One I Love (3:13)
  7. 7 Blue (3:50)
  8. 8 Echo (3:28)
  9. 9 Finding It Hard (4:18)
  10. 10 To Say the Least (3:37)
  11. 11 Under the Sun (4:49)
  12. 12 Happy in Love (4:19)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Bridges Primary Artist
Matthew Sweet Organ, Percussion
Greg Leisz Banjo, Guitar, Pedal Steel Guitar, Lap Steel Guitar, Guitar (Baritone)
Brittany Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Technical Credits
Matthew Sweet Producer, Engineer
Richard Dodd Mastering
Hollis King Art Direction
Russell Carter Executive Producer
Kazumi Matsumoto Graphic Design
The Bridges Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    If you like sunshine and soul in your music...

    ...this is a great new band that's perfect for you! I saw this band open for Rooney and they completely captivated me with every song they played. I bought the album right after the concert and I haven't stopped playing it!

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