Long Time Coming [15 Tracks]

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Barnes & Noble - Roberta Penn
It’s been five years since the teenage blues guitarist and soul singer Johnny Lang released a CD. During that time, it seems that music took a backseat to growing up and turning toward a Christian lifestyle -- his new album, Long Time Coming, is Lang's hymn to the urban Christian life he now leads. The album finds Lang paired with songwriter/producer Marti Frederiksen (Aerosmith, Pink); the two wrote all the songs and played all the instruments on Long Time Coming, which moves out of the blues into the California sun. “Red Light” is the Beach Boys meet the Beatles. “Touch,” on which Lang sings like Justin Timberlake, is contemporary pop with electronic beats. The ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Roberta Penn
It’s been five years since the teenage blues guitarist and soul singer Johnny Lang released a CD. During that time, it seems that music took a backseat to growing up and turning toward a Christian lifestyle -- his new album, Long Time Coming, is Lang's hymn to the urban Christian life he now leads. The album finds Lang paired with songwriter/producer Marti Frederiksen (Aerosmith, Pink); the two wrote all the songs and played all the instruments on Long Time Coming, which moves out of the blues into the California sun. “Red Light” is the Beach Boys meet the Beatles. “Touch,” on which Lang sings like Justin Timberlake, is contemporary pop with electronic beats. The introspection and inspiration that Lang has experienced in his rebirth are reflected in “Red Light,” “If We Try,” and “Get What You Give.” Like a beacon in the storms of life, Lang’s keening guitar filters through the layers of pop on “If We Try.” “Red Light” has a folky and tender sound before bursting into a tortured rock ballad, while “Get What You Give” is funky throughout. Only the title cut has Lang’s former blues feel. Here, it’s just the guitarist singing and playing with soft drum brushes behind him as he reaches back to his roots. Blues, pop, and soul fans will all love the bonus live track, Lang’s reworking of Stevie Wonder’s “Livin’ for the City.” --Roberta Penn
All Music Guide - Hal Horowitz
Not content to be respected for his talents as an above average blues-rocker, Jonny Lang makes a rather abrupt change on his third album, to a religiously inspired, hard rocking singer/songwriter. Arriving nearly five years after his last release, there is no problem with Lang realigning himself and staking his claim as a more "adult" musician. The tracks are fattened up with multiple overdubs and Pro Tools-enhanced sweetening, and a closing "bonus live version" of Stevie Wonder's "Living for the City" is a standout.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/14/2003
  • Label: A&M
  • UPC: 602498608012
  • Catalog Number: 000114512
  • Sales rank: 36,732

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Give Me Up Again (4:04)
  2. 2 Red Light (3:44)
  3. 3 Get What You Give (3:11)
  4. 4 The One I Got (3:27)
  5. 5 Touch (3:40)
  6. 6 Beautiful One (3:23)
  7. 7 If We Try (4:23)
  8. 8 Goodbye Letter (3:57)
  9. 9 Save Yourself (3:40)
  10. 10 To Love Again (3:45)
  11. 11 Happiness and Misery (3:21)
  12. 12 Hide Your Love (4:51)
  13. 13 Dying to Live (4:16)
  14. 14 Long Time Coming (2:48)
  15. 15 Livin' for the City (4:45)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jonny Lang Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Percussion, Electric Guitar, Vocals, Synthesizer Guitar
John Beasley Piano
Bruce Dukov Violin
Alex Acuña Percussion
Alex Al Bass, Electric Bass
Michael Bearden Keyboards
Charlie Bisharat Violin
Jacqueline Brand Violin
Robbie Buchanan Keyboards
Lenny Castro Conga
Larry Corbett Cello
Jim Cox Piano, Hammond Organ, Wurlitzer
Brian Dembow Viola
Joel Derouin Violin
Stephen Erdody Cello
Ron Fair Bass, Conductor, Vibes
Marti Frederiksen Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Percussion, Piano, Drums, Electric Guitar, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Armen Garabedian Violin
Berj Garabedian Violin
Steve Gordon Viola
John Goux Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
Gary Grant Trumpet
Alan Grunfeld Violin
Clayton Haslop Violin
Jerry Hey Trumpet
Dan Higgins Woodwind
Paula Hochhalter Cello
David Low Cello
Miguel Martinez Cello
Bruce McCabe Clavinet
Robin Olson Violin
Simon Oswell Viola
Kayla Parker Background Vocals
Greg Poree Guitar
Katia Popov Violin
Barbara Porter Violin
Anatoly Rosinsky Violin
Harry Shirinian Viola
Tina Soule Cello
Cecilia Tsan Cello
Steven Tyler Harmonica
Josefina Vergara Violin
Joey Waronker Drums
Suzie Katayama Cello
Anthony Hamilton Background Vocals
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach Jr. Trombone
Natalie Leggett Violin
Nico Abondolo Bass
Sara Parkins Violin
Roberto Cani Violin
Liane Mautner Violin
Abe Laboriel Jr. Drums
Samuel Formicola Viola
Paul Santo Clavinet
Songa Lee Violin
Tiffany Yi Hu Violin
Victoria Miskolczy Viola
Phillip Levy Violin
Marlow Fisher Viola
Franklyn D'Antonio Violin
Mario de León Violin
Matthew Funes Viola
Technical Credits
John Beasley Arranger
Richard Chycki Engineer, Digital Editing
Edgar Winter Composer
Ron Fair Arranger, Producer, String Arrangements, String Conductor
Marti Frederiksen Composer, Producer, Engineer, Digital Editing
Jerry Hey Arranger
Stevie Wonder Composer
Johnny Hoyt Engineer
Jonny Lang Arranger, Composer, Producer
Anthony Hamilton Composer
Lawrence Azerrad Packaging
Eminem drum programming
Tal Herzberg Engineer, Digital Editing
Ashley Hamilton Composer
Brian Paturalski Engineer, Digital Editing
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Long Time Coming Worth the Wait

    There isn't a song on this collection that I didn't like. Thought-provoking lyrics, stellar musicianship, what's not to like?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Get Over It

    Jonny isn't 15 anymore and he has never claimed to be a straight blues man. He is 21 now, married, with child and born again, and his music is going to reflect that change. Why is it that his "fans" can like many styles of music, but require that he only be able to play one? This is by far the best cd he has ever put out, and I own all of his releases and have seen him live 3 times. If you want him to sound just like he did when he was 15, don't buy this cd.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Not a blues album

    Well, it isn't a blues album. If you like pop music it's fine. Fortunately there is a market for used CD's.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    another one bites the dust??????

    Reminds me of Rod Stewart changing from the Blues roots with Jeff Beck and turning into the bubble gum kid. I really hope this is just an experiment for Johnny, and he returns to the Blues circuit!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great blues and rock!

    I really enjoyed this album!!! A great mix of tempos and sounds. His voice is amazing! This is the best album I own.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    WHAT A BIG DISSAPOINTMENT!!!

    Bought this CD a week ago in hope for a great blues / blues-rock songs like three of his previous albums (which I love so much). What I found was a bunch of arena / pop rock songs. I love ROCK (All TYPES) & BLUES since the first day I knew music, but to see a young great bluesman turned to something else (for maybe more popularity) is a shame. I used to think that this guy will stick to blues judging from his 3 earlier albums, but I was wrong!!! For me only 2 songs worth to listen to in this album i.e. Edgar Winter "Dying to Live" & the title track "Long Time Coming", the rest only melodic simple pop song, nothing special. For blues lovers, you should take this album out of your list. Hope this talented man will be back to his root on the next album.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A new angle from Lang

    I think that this is a very good album. While Jonny's signature guitar chops are sorely missed on this outing, as well as his blues roots, he makes up for it with powerful lyrics and a wide varieties of styles, from R&B to early '70's rock. Let's hope that all his fans do not abandon him for he is truly one of the few young talents in the music industry today.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Was Disappointed, It's not like him

    I was disappointed with this cd. I thought that it would be very similar to his other three, but it's not at all. I only like 3 of his songs. I was hoping that he'd go back to his roots and he has freaking awsome guitar solos but we don't hear it. It doesn't even sound like him in my opinion, at least not all of him.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    OH YEA!

    i thought his CD was amazing. all those who don't like it quit!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Kid Is Back

    Having waited 3 long years for this CD, I must say that it was worth it. This is Jonny's best work since "Lie To Me". I have been a fan of Jonny's since seeing him 8 years ago on the Conan O'Brien show and I hope he continues to put out good albums like this for a long time.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Why Jonny? Why?

    Out of 15 tracks I can find only one song "Give me up again" truly enjoyable. Oh Jonny, tell me why have you change to such drastic direction? Your blue style in the past was outstanding, by far exceeding other blue artists! Your past CD's were awesome, so why throwing away such talent? I had hope for this CD with style to be more like "Ground hog day",an excellent track. Truly disappointed,

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Disapointing Effort

    Having enjoyed Jonny's previous CD's we have found this effort very disapointing. None of his well known quitar licks are present. Sounds more like a "I sold out for the money" pop/rock effort than a blues album.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Truly Jonny!

    I have heard the new single "Red Light". It is truly Jonny. His traditinal soultry vocals and crisp clear guitaring are all there. You can go to the candy store early and hear this song on Apple's iTunes Music Store. It's only available to Mac users. You will love this song. I can't wait until the album is available.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Kid Rules

    One of the best guitar players around. Rolling Stone 100 great Guitar players has Joan Jet but not Lang....Who wrote that list?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    More soul than the Beatles or the Beach Boys

    The Barnes & Noble review says that "Red Light" is "the Beach Boys meet the Beatles." I very much disagree; this album shows deep blues roots, not the light sandy-candy surface of so many of Beach Boys' and some of the Beatles' songs. Lang's "Red Light" is more like a mix of Dobie Gray and Eric Clapton.

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