Love Has Come for You

( 6 )

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Everyone should realize by now that Steve Martin is more than just a comedian who started off his career in the comedy clubs with an arrow through his head and a five-string banjo as a prop. He's written short stories, novels, plays, and who knows how many film scripts. He's an actor and a serious art collector, and his work, however funny it may be at times, really arcs closer to human philosophy than it does standup or slapstick, although Martin knows how to do a pratfall with the best of the Saturday Night Live crew. But for the record, and for the sake of the matter at hand, Martin is a fine and accomplished banjo player, good enough to play with the likes of Vince ...
See more details below
CD
$12.79
BN.com price
(Save 20%)$15.99 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (CD)
  • All (5) from $7.99   
  • New (4) from $10.20   
  • Used (1) from $7.99   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Everyone should realize by now that Steve Martin is more than just a comedian who started off his career in the comedy clubs with an arrow through his head and a five-string banjo as a prop. He's written short stories, novels, plays, and who knows how many film scripts. He's an actor and a serious art collector, and his work, however funny it may be at times, really arcs closer to human philosophy than it does standup or slapstick, although Martin knows how to do a pratfall with the best of the Saturday Night Live crew. But for the record, and for the sake of the matter at hand, Martin is a fine and accomplished banjo player, good enough to play with the likes of Vince Gill, Tim O'Brien, Tony Trischka, John McKuen, and Pete Wernick, and, oh yeah, he's played with Earl Scruggs too, which alone should state the case. Yep, Martin can play the banjo, and better yet, he composes on it, and his gentle, lilting, and chiming banjo lines have easy, natural melodies embedded in them. This is where Edie Brickell enters the picture. On Love Has Come for You, Martin's third album for Rounder Records, Brickell's lyrics bring those gracefully easy melodies to life, stretching them into likewise graceful songs with a sparse, whimsical, and artfully open-aired narrative style. Her singing sounds relaxed and unpressured, just like Martin's easy-rolling banjo lines, and the two of them together are no novelty act. This is a true collaboration, and songs like the opener, "When You Get to Asheville," which features a muted chamber string section that wraps around Martin's banjo like a bright, warm blanket the album was produced by Peter Asher, the odd, compelling "Sarah Jane and the Iron Mountain Baby" about a baby thrown off a train in a suitcase, it could almost be called an Appalachian murder ballad, except no one dies, and the song is delivered with a sort of slightly bemused warmth, and "Shawnee," a simple, lovely, and gentle song about missing someone, all make it clear that Martin and Brickell are no accidental tourists. This is a sweet-sounding album with subtle depths, not really bluegrass, but a precisely gentle folk album that grows more graceful and revealing with each listen.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/23/2013
  • Label: Rounder / Umgd
  • UPC: 011661915022
  • Catalog Number: 619150
  • Sales rank: 487

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Steve Martin Primary Artist, Vocals, 5-string Banjo
Edie Brickell Vocals
Matt Rollings Piano, Accordion, Hand Clapping, fender rhodes, Wurlitzer
Peter Asher Acoustic Guitar, Percussion, Bass Guitar, Background Vocals, Hand Clapping
Kate Musker Viola
Anthony Pleeth Cello
Scott Price Choir Director
Ian Walker Bass, Double Bass
Waddy Wachtel Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Graham Sharp Background Vocals
Patrick Kiernan Violin
Geoff Zanelli Hand Clapping, Dulcitone
Stephen Hilton Synthesizer, electronic percussion
Sara Watkins Fiddle
Sean Watkins Acoustic Guitar
Sean Hill Choir, Chorus
Esperanza Spalding Bass, Double Bass
Stacey Watton Double Bass
Mike Guggino Mandolin, Background Vocals
Aaron Sterling Percussion, Drums, Hand Clapping, Cajon
Perry Montague-Mason Violin
Webb Sisters Background Vocals
Woody Platt Acoustic Guitar, Background Vocals
Nicky Sanders Fiddle
Jeff Alan Ross Electric Guitar
Schola Cantorum Choir, Chorus
Thomas Fetherstonhaugh Choir, Chorus
Charles Humphrey Double Bass
Boys' Choir of the Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School Choir, Chorus
Noah Scoffield Choir, Chorus
Joseph Outtrim Choir, Chorus
Technical Credits
Steve Martin Composer
Martin Mull Cover Painting
Peter Asher Producer
Edie Brickell Composer, Lyricist
Frank Filipetti Engineer
Isobel Griffiths String Contractor
Nathaniel Kunkel Engineer, Mastering
Bob Stark Engineer
Geoff Zanelli Arranger, String Arrangements
Wesley Seidman Engineer
Larissa Collins Art Direction
Dom Boucher Engineer
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3
( 6 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(2)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(1)

2 Star

(2)

1 Star

(1)

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
Sort by: Showing all of 6 Customer Reviews
  • Posted April 24, 2013

    beautifully played music but gawd is this a depressing album. s

    beautifully played music but gawd is this a depressing album. superb music, wonderful singing. sad sad lyrics.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2014

    I Love Steve Martin's music.  It is varied and creative.  I'm no

    I Love Steve Martin's music.  It is varied and creative.  I'm not a fan of Edie Brickell or her lyrics. Her style is redundant and predictable.  I would have preferred an acoustic version of the music more. 

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2013

    Is there an acoustic-only version? Or one with just Steve Martin

    Is there an acoustic-only version? Or one with just Steve Martin performing on it?
    Steve Martin is a fantastic banjo player and singer though I haven't thought the same for his comedy. 
    Unfortunately, his album partner choice this time is a great tragedy, which is the only thing wrong with this cd -
    and is his worst pratfall yet. I hope his next album teams with someone who compliments, not distracts, from him. 

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2013

    Addictive! Fantastic music! I'm a big fan of Steve Martin and th

    Addictive! Fantastic music! I'm a big fan of Steve Martin and this is my favorite album so far. At first I was leery when I saw that Edie Brickell was doing the vocals,as I did not know who she was. Now I am hooked on her too! The lyrics are simple yet straightforward. I just can't stop listening to this album!! Steve Martin is a Master banjo player.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2013

    Great piece of contemporary Americana! Great lyrics, subdued yet

    Great piece of contemporary Americana! Great lyrics, subdued yet stately picking by Steve, and Edie may never have sounded better. If any complaint it's that the album is too short!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2013

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 6 Customer Reviews