Love & War

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All Music Guide - David Jeffries
If you wanted to insult Daniel Merriweather's debut album, you could call it Back to Black without all the personality. Like Winehouse's game-changing album, Merriweather's is also drenched in Mark Ronson's nostalgic production with all its Sam Cooke spirit and '60s R&B sophistication. The big difference here is that the Australian, twenty-something Merriweather comes with no punkish attitude, and once you take away the appearance from rapper Wale, plus the slacker heartbreak number "Getting Out" "And now I can't get my ass off the couch because of you" you're left with a retro-soul effort that won't disrupt mom and dad's date night. This more traditional throwback ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - David Jeffries
If you wanted to insult Daniel Merriweather's debut album, you could call it Back to Black without all the personality. Like Winehouse's game-changing album, Merriweather's is also drenched in Mark Ronson's nostalgic production with all its Sam Cooke spirit and '60s R&B sophistication. The big difference here is that the Australian, twenty-something Merriweather comes with no punkish attitude, and once you take away the appearance from rapper Wale, plus the slacker heartbreak number "Getting Out" "And now I can't get my ass off the couch because of you" you're left with a retro-soul effort that won't disrupt mom and dad's date night. This more traditional throwback is more rewarding than it may seem, as Ronson's borrowing from the past is respectfully crafted here with warm strings and easy, swaying beats perfectly complementing this singer's full-bodied voice. The key track, "Impossible," is somewhere between a Bond theme and a deep cut from Terence Trent D'Arby, while the infectious "Change" gives the album just enough flash and punch with its easy hip-hop flavor. Big ballad "Red" sounds like the best number found on any given Hugh Grant rom-com soundtrack while "Not Giving Up" is a well-executed, uptempo fingersnapper that should make Jamiroquai jealous. If you're looking for a non-confessional alternative to Back to Black that won't take over the room, Love & War will serve that soulful purpose.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/23/2010
  • Label: J-Records
  • UPC: 886972513225
  • Catalog Number: 725132
  • Sales rank: 191,909

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 For Your Money (4:51)
  2. 2 Impossible (4:19)
  3. 3 Change (3:21)
  4. 4 Chainsaw (4:04)
  5. 5 Cigarettes (3:24)
  6. 6 Red (3:53)
  7. 7 Could You (3:35)
  8. 8 Not Giving Up (3:14)
  9. 9 Getting Out (3:16)
  10. 10 Water and a Flame - Adele (3:39)
  11. 11 Live By Night (2:54)
  12. 12 Giving Everything Away For Free (3:35)
  13. 13 The Children (3:29)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Daniel Merriweather Primary Artist, Drums
Jacqueline Brand Violin
Larry Corbett Cello, Celli
Jack Daley Bass
Armen Garabedian Violin
Alan Grunfeld Violin
James Poyser Piano
Josefina Vergara Violin
John Wittenberg Violin
Steve Wolf Drums
Sean Lennon Guitar, Clavinet
Sam Koppelman Percussion
Victor Axelrod Piano
Bosco Mann Bass
Sara Parkins Violin
Andrew Wyatt Piano, Synthesizer Strings
Harper Simon Guitar
Raymond Angry Organ
Neal Sugarman Tenor Saxophone
Fernando Velez Percussion
Eg White Synthesizer, Bass, Percussion, Piano, Drums, Electric Guitar, Background Vocals, Wurlitzer, Moog Bass, Synthesizer Strings, Guitar (Nylon String)
Gabriel Roth Bass
Alyssa Park Violin
Andrew Duckles Viola
Gerardo Hilera Violin
Nick Movshon Bass
Steve Richards Celli
Adam Scone Piano
Binky Griptite Guitar, Electric Sitar
Homer Steinweiss Drums
Thomas Brenneck Guitar
Toby Pazner Vibes
Matthew Funes Viola
Dave Guy Trumpet
Leon Michaels Organ
Ian Hendrixson-Smith Baritone Saxophone
Technical Credits
Kenny Rankin Composer
Cathy Dennis Composer
David Campbell String Arrangements, String Conductor
Alan Hawkshaw Composer
Bettie Ross Supervising Copyist
Tim Conklin Engineer
Ian Dench Composer
Erwin Gorostiza Art Direction
Amanda Ghost Composer
Andrew Wyatt Composer, Producer, Engineer, Vocal Arrangements
Harper Simon Composer
Derek Pacuk Engineer
Peter Edge Executive Producer
Eg White Producer, Engineer, Instrumentation
Matt Lawrence Engineer
Jordan Galland Composer
Gabriel Roth Engineer
Daniel Merriweather Composer, Vocal Arrangements
Phillip "Taj" Jackson Composer
DeJion Madison Composer, Producer
Ian Shea Engineer
Noah Goldstein Engineer
Maria P. Marulanda Art Direction
Olubowale Akintimehin Composer
Michelle G. Phillips Composer
John E. Phillips Composer
Francis White Composer
Dave Kutch Mastering
Scott McFarnon Composer
Rich Kleiman Executive Producer
Artie Smith Drum Technician
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