BN.com Gift Guide

Long Player Late Bloomer

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Mark Deming
Ron Sexsmith has been writing great pop songs for so long it's hard to say why the man hasn't managed to make a great pop album; or, more accurately, one that would communicate his many virtues to listeners outside his cult of mostly Canadian admirers. Sexsmith has admirably refused to stay in one place stylistically, but the downside to this is a body of work that's impressive but not consistent enough in its vision to land him on the charts, and it didn't help at all that Sexsmith was clearly growing up in public as a performer on his first few records, which were full of marvelous tunes sung by a man who sounded as if he was afraid of the microphone. On Long Player Late ...
See more details below
CD (Digi-Pak)
$12.02
BN.com price
(Save 7%)$12.99 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (CD)
  • All (4) from $9.32   
  • New (4) from $9.32   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Mark Deming
Ron Sexsmith has been writing great pop songs for so long it's hard to say why the man hasn't managed to make a great pop album; or, more accurately, one that would communicate his many virtues to listeners outside his cult of mostly Canadian admirers. Sexsmith has admirably refused to stay in one place stylistically, but the downside to this is a body of work that's impressive but not consistent enough in its vision to land him on the charts, and it didn't help at all that Sexsmith was clearly growing up in public as a performer on his first few records, which were full of marvelous tunes sung by a man who sounded as if he was afraid of the microphone. On Long Player Late Bloomer, Sexsmith seems to have finally made an album that's consistently strong and thoroughly user friendly; Bob Rock, the producer who helped bring Metallica and Motley Crue to the masses, wouldn't seem like a good choice to work with the guy who wrote "Strawberry Blonde," but Rock and Sexsmith prove to be an inspired pairing. Rock has assembled a crack band of session musicians to back Sexsmith, and the players which include the great rock drummer Josh Freese and Travis Good of the Sadies on guitar bring out the melodic strength of the songs and let them shine without burying them in gingerbread; the result is an album that sounds smart, engaging, and thoroughly approachable. Sexsmith sounds fully confident and at ease as a vocalist on these 13 songs, never overplaying but revealing the warmth and subtle strength he's gained as a singer over the years. And as usual, Sexsmith has written a handful of great songs for these sessions, sadly sweet meditations on life and love that reflect life's ups and downs without sounding dour or gloomy a state that Sexsmith's voice can reflect if he's not careful. Sexsmith doesn't do anything on Long Player Late Bloomer that he hasn't done before, but this time out, he's had the right help in the studio to make an album that will sound as good to casual observers as his dedicated fans, and that's what sets this apart: if you've ever wanted to introduce yourself to the work of one of the finest songwriters in North America, Long Player Late Bloomer is just the album to get.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/1/2011
  • Label: Thirty Tigers
  • UPC: 626570611929
  • Catalog Number: 706119
  • Sales rank: 124,455

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Get In Line (2:27)
  2. 2 The Reason Why (3:13)
  3. 3 Believe It When I See It (3:45)
  4. 4 Miracles (2:31)
  5. 5 No Help At All (3:30)
  6. 6 Late Bloomer (4:08)
  7. 7 Heavenly (2:31)
  8. 8 Michael and His Dad (3:50)
  9. 9 Middle of Love (3:04)
  10. 10 Every Time I Follow (3:24)
  11. 11 Eye Candy (3:45)
  12. 12 Love Shines (4:28)
  13. 13 Nowadays (3:00)
Read More Show Less

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ron Sexsmith Primary Artist, Guitar, Piano, Vocals, Background Vocals
Paul Hyde Background Vocals
Rusty Anderson Guitar
Paul Bushnell Bass
Josh Freese Drums
Bob Rock Guitar, Percussion, Background Vocals
John Webster Keyboards, Hammond Organ, Mellotron
Keith Bennett Harmonica
Joel Shearer Guitar
Pete Finney Dobro, Pedal Steel Guitar
Kurt Swinghammer Acoustic Guitar
Kevin Hearn Accordion, Keyboards
Jamie Edwards Keyboards
Travis Good Guitar
Colleen Hixenbaugh Background Vocals
Brendan Canning Background Vocals
Dana Gee Background Vocals
Technical Credits
George Marino Mastering
Bob Rock Producer, Engineer
Zach Blackstone Engineer
Jamey Koch Engineer
Eric Helmkamp Engineer, Digital Editing
Ronald Eldon Sexsmith Composer
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously