Mission Bell

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All Music Guide - Matt Collar
Recorded in Arizona with Calexico's Joey Burns producing, Amos Lee's fourth studio album, 2011's Mission Bell, finds the singer/songwriter in a thoughtful mood and once again wrapping his soulful folk numbers in country, blues, and soft rock. A ruminative, lazy summer day of an album, Mission Bell is not dissimilar to Lee's last effort, 2008's Last Days at the Lodge, but lacks the more contemporary R&B tracks that made Last Days a bit of a departure from Lee's more granola leanings. Here listeners get the introspective leadoff track "El Camino" and the airy Steve Winwood-sounding ballad "Violin." Similarly engaging is the jaunty mid-album anthem "Flower," which is equal...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Matt Collar
Recorded in Arizona with Calexico's Joey Burns producing, Amos Lee's fourth studio album, 2011's Mission Bell, finds the singer/songwriter in a thoughtful mood and once again wrapping his soulful folk numbers in country, blues, and soft rock. A ruminative, lazy summer day of an album, Mission Bell is not dissimilar to Lee's last effort, 2008's Last Days at the Lodge, but lacks the more contemporary R&B tracks that made Last Days a bit of a departure from Lee's more granola leanings. Here listeners get the introspective leadoff track "El Camino" and the airy Steve Winwood-sounding ballad "Violin." Similarly engaging is the jaunty mid-album anthem "Flower," which is equal parts the Commodores' "Easy" and Hall & Oates' "She's Gone." Lee is a talented songwriter with a distinctive pop voice who is becoming recognized as an heir to the American singer/songwriter throne -- a notion given weight by the addition of several well-known guest artists here, including roots rocker Lucinda Williams and country legend Willie Nelson.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/25/2011
  • Label: Blue Note Records
  • EAN: 5099962976626
  • Catalog Number: 29766
  • Sales rank: 4,946

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 El Camino (4:02)
  2. 2 Windows Are Rolled Down (3:57)
  3. 3 Violin (5:18)
  4. 4 Flower (3:41)
  5. 5 Stay With Me (3:13)
  6. 6 Out of the Cold (3:03)
  7. 7 Jesus (3:21)
  8. 8 Hello Again (4:09)
  9. 9 Learned a Lot (4:30)
  10. 10 Cup of Sorrow - Silver Thread Trio (3:51)
  11. 11 Clear Blue Eyes (3:02)
  12. 12 Behind Me Now/El Camino (Reprise) (9:11)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Amos Lee Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Vocals, Vibes
Willie Nelson Vocals, Guitar (Nylon String)
Lucinda Williams Vocals
Mickey Raphael Harmonica
Joey Burns Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Electric Bass, Electric Guitar, Background Vocals, 12-string Guitar, Bowed Bass, Vibes, Upright Bass, Wurlitzer, Guitar (Nylon String), Guitar (Tenor), Guitar (Baritone)
James Gadson Drums, Tambourine, Background Vocals
Greg Leisz Mandolin, Pedal Steel Guitar, Electric Guitar, Slide Guitar, Lap Steel Guitar, Weissenborn
John Convertino Drums
Craig Schumacher Harmonica, Synthesizer Bass
Johnny O'Halloran Bowed Saw
Pieta Brown Background Vocals
Sam Beam Background Vocals
Jacob Valenzuela Trumpet
Jaron Olevsky Organ, Synthesizer, Banjo, Percussion, Piano, Electric Bass, Electric Guitar, Background Vocals, Bowed Bass, Shaker, fender rhodes, Upright Bass, Wurlitzer
Priscilla Ahn Background Vocals
Zach Djanikian Background Vocals
Brian Lopez Background Vocals
Laura Kepner-Adney Background Vocals
Gabrielle Pietrangelo Background Vocals
Caroline Isaacs Background Vocals
Mutlu Onaral Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Joey Burns Producer
Eric Liljestrand Engineer
Chris Schultz Engineer
Amos Lee Composer
Jake Blanton Engineer
JJ Golden Mastering
Jen Mussari Illustrations
John Svek Engineer
Burton Young Art Direction
Halemanu Villiarimo Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2012

    Outstanding album. Great combination of song and instruments

    Amos Lee has a unique style with both his songs and the combination of multiple musicians. We look forward to obtaining more Amos Lee albums.

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    Posted February 17, 2011

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