Me and You and the World

Me and You and the World

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by Dave Barnes
     
 

Following a pair of fairly ordinary contemporary singer/songwriter albums released on his own dime, Nashville-based singer/songwriter Dave Barnes signed with the small but respected indie Razor & Tie and released 2008's unexpected genre shift Me and You and the World. From the spirited opening track "Brothers & Sisters" onward, Barnes appears to have beenSee more details below

Overview

Following a pair of fairly ordinary contemporary singer/songwriter albums released on his own dime, Nashville-based singer/songwriter Dave Barnes signed with the small but respected indie Razor & Tie and released 2008's unexpected genre shift Me and You and the World. From the spirited opening track "Brothers & Sisters" onward, Barnes appears to have been listening to a nearly nonstop diet of '70s California rockers: echoes of Jackson Browne, Andrew Gold, Fleetwood Mac, the Eagles, and pretty much everyone who ever recorded for Asylum Records percolate through the glossy old-school pop of these 12 mellow tunes. Even the two songs re-recorded from Barnes' earlier D.I.Y. albums, the haunting piano ballad "On a Night Like This" and first single "Until You," share in this new Laurel Canyon mindset -- to good effect -- and the stylistic experiments also fit the time and place evoked. (For example, the gospel-infused "Carry Me Through" is strongly reminiscent of similar tunes by Paul Simon or James Taylor.) Tuneful, inventive, and unfailingly catchy, Me and You and the World is the sound of an artist reaching back to the past to find his voice.

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Product Details

Release Date:
04/01/2008
Label:
Razor & Tie
UPC:
0793018297622
catalogNumber:
82976
Rank:
62692

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dave Barnes   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Soloist
Jeff Coffin   Saxophone
David Davidson   Strings
Gabe Dixon   Keyboards,Background Vocals
Barry Green   Trombone
Jerry McPherson   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Steve Patrick   Trumpet
Dan Needham   Drums
Akil Thompson   Electric Guitar
LeAnne Palmore   Background Vocals
Ed Cash   Electric Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Background Vocals,Acoustic Bass
Shannon Sanders   Background Vocals
Justin Rosolino   Rhythm Guitar
Jason Eskridge   Background Vocals
Matt Mangano   Bass Guitar
Calvin Turner   Bass Guitar
Ben Shive   Keyboards
Matt Wertz   Background Vocals
Brooke Fraser   Background Vocals
Josh Robinson   Drums

Technical Credits

Stephen Marcussen   Mastering
Ed Cash   Producer,Engineer
Dave Barnes   Producer

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