Love and Theft

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Three years after their 2009 debut World Wide Open, Love and Theft is now a duo of Stephen Barker Liles and Eric Gunderson, having lost Brian Bandas sometime in 2011. The departure of Bandas -- who was placed prominently on the cover of World Wide Open, giving the impression that Liles and Gunderson are stepping out of the shadows and into the spotlight -- doesn't markedly change the sound of the group, who still specialize in sweet, soft country-pop. Unlike Rascal Flatts -- an early and not inaccurate comparison and not just because they used to share a label, Lyric Street -- Love and Theft never aim for arena bombast, not even when they try to rock & roll ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Three years after their 2009 debut World Wide Open, Love and Theft is now a duo of Stephen Barker Liles and Eric Gunderson, having lost Brian Bandas sometime in 2011. The departure of Bandas -- who was placed prominently on the cover of World Wide Open, giving the impression that Liles and Gunderson are stepping out of the shadows and into the spotlight -- doesn't markedly change the sound of the group, who still specialize in sweet, soft country-pop. Unlike Rascal Flatts -- an early and not inaccurate comparison and not just because they used to share a label, Lyric Street -- Love and Theft never aim for arena bombast, not even when they try to rock & roll a little on "Girls Love to Shake It." They keep things crisp and clean, even finding a way to work in a whistling hook on "Inside Out," one of the sprightlier tunes here, and that cheerful, well-scrubbed persona is endearing even if it's never quite compelling. Then again, Love and Theft never attempt to be gripping: they rely on easy charm, slowly working their way into a listener's good graces, and this eponymous album functions similarly, seeming pleasant enough on first encounter, but with repeated exposure, all the amiability is ingratiating.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/24/2012
  • Label: Rca
  • UPC: 886919016123
  • Catalog Number: 190161
  • Sales rank: 54,403

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Love and Theft Primary Artist
Eric Darken Percussion
John Catchings Cello
Smith Curry Dobro, Steel Guitar, Lap Steel Guitar
Dan Dugmore Steel Guitar
Shannon Forrest Drums
Larry Franklin Fiddle
Tony Harrell Strings, Keyboards
Josh Leo Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Lap Steel Guitar
Michael Rhodes Bass
Tom Bukovac Electric Guitar
Nir Z. Drums
Eric Gunderson Group Member
Stephen Barker Liles Group Member
Ilya Toshinskiy Acoustic Guitar, Mandolin
Technical Credits
John Waite Composer
Bryan White Composer
Ben Fowler Engineer, Digital Editing
Derek George Composer
Natalie Hemby Composer
Josh Leo Composer, Producer, Engineer, Digital Editing
Daniel Tashian Composer
Neil Thrasher Composer
Jeff Coplan Composer
Tony Castle Digital Editing
Rivers Rutherford Composer
Jason Sellers Composer
Lisa Drew Composer
Michael Dulaney Composer
Kyle Cook Composer
Shane McAnally Composer
Brad Warren Composer
Brett Warren Composer
Steven Dale Jones Composer
Adam Ayan Mastering
Eric Gunderson Composer
James T. Slater Composer
Rodney Clawson Composer
Stephen Barker Liles Composer
Busbee Composer
Cory Batten Composer
Josh Osborne Composer
Eric Paslay Composer
Chris Tompkins Composer
Matt Jenkins Composer
Jamie Vickers grooming
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