Magpie & The Dandelion [Deluxe Edition]

Magpie & The Dandelion [Deluxe Edition]

by The Avett Brothers
     
 

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Recorded at the same sessions that produced 2012's The Carpenter, 2013's Magpie and the Dandelion doesn't play like leftovers, which is to the credit of both the Avett Brothers and their producer Rick Rubin. Magpie and the Dandelion consciously evokes past Americana, stretching back beyond theSee more details below

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Recorded at the same sessions that produced 2012's The Carpenter, 2013's Magpie and the Dandelion doesn't play like leftovers, which is to the credit of both the Avett Brothers and their producer Rick Rubin. Magpie and the Dandelion consciously evokes past Americana, stretching back beyond the Band but anchored there, often incorporating a harder-rocking edge reminiscent of former Rubin patrons Black Crowes. The key to appreciating the Avett Brothers is to realize they see themselves as heirs to this tradition, happy to accentuate their rustic roots with banjos and weary harmonies because they suggest authenticity. Where their real strength lies is not in instrumental virtuosity or song (although many of the tunes here are sturdy enough) but rather in feel: they capture an indistinct past where guitars are an enduring virtue. Perhaps the Avetts are best when they run a little bit loose and ragged, letting the tempos push a little bit hard, allowing their harmonies to clash and happy to have their loose ends remain untied. Often, this means that the ballads are just a shade too tidy -- they're mannered in a way almost none of the rest of the record is -- but still Magpie and the Dandelion underscores how the appeal of the Avett Brothers remains in their indebtedness to the past without being bogged down by its legacy. [A A Deluxe Edition added four bonus tracks.]

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/15/2013
Label:
American Recordings
UPC:
0602537535644
catalogNumber:
001922302

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Tracks

  1. Open-Ended Life  -  Avett Brothers
  2. Morning Song  -  Avett Brothers
  3. Never Been Alive  -  Avett Brothers
  4. Another Is Waiting  -  Avett Brothers
  5. Bring Your Love to Me  -  Avett Brothers
  6. Good to You  -  Avett Brothers
  7. Part from Me  -  Avett Brothers
  8. Skin and Bones  -  Avett Brothers
  9. Souls Like the Wheels  -  Avett Brothers
  10. Vanity  -  Avett Brothers
  11. The Clearness Is Gone  -  Avett Brothers
  12. Vanity  -  Avett Brothers
  13. Every Morning Song  -  Avett Brothers
  14. Another Is Waiting  -  Avett Brothers
  15. Bring Your Love  -  Avett Brothers

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Avett Brothers   Primary Artist
Benmont Tench   Organ
Lenny Castro   Percussion
Chad Smith   Drums
G. Love   Harmonica
Tania Elizabeth   Fiddle
Aaron Wood   Vocals
Steve Nistor   Drums
Jim Avett   Vocals
Scott Avett   Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Piano,Vocals,Background Vocals
Seth Avett   Organ,Acoustic Guitar,Piano,Celeste,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Bob Crawford   Electric Bass,Vocals,Background Vocals,Upright Bass
Jessica Lea Mayfield   Vocals
Hattie Webb   Vocals
Jacob Edwards   Drums,Vocals
Timothy Seth Avett   Group Member
Mary Ellen Bush   Vocals
Scott Yancey Avett   Group Member
Robert William Crawford   Group Member
Joseph Kwon   Cello
Stephanie Mirabelli   Vocals
Charlotte Webb   Vocals
Sarah Avett   Vocals
Haas Family   Vocals
Susan Kay Avett   Vocals

Technical Credits

Rick Rubin   Producer
Dave Collins   Mastering
Ryan Hewitt   Engineer
Tucker Martine   Engineer
Craig Welsch   Engineer
Avett Brothers   Composer
Scott Avett   Concept
Seth Avett   Concept
Martin Kvamme   Graphic Design,Layout
Buckley Miller   Engineer
Douglas Williams   Engineer
Darren Heelis   Engineer
Timothy Seth Avett   Composer
Scott Yancey Avett   Composer
Robert William Crawford   Composer

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