Musicforthemorningafter

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All Music Guide - MacKenzie Wilson
On his debut for Columbia Records, Pete Yorn wears his heart on his sleeve like Ryan Adams, sings in a husky croon similar to Jakob Dylan, and earnestly plays into passion and emotion like Jeff Buckley. The year 2001 belonged to Yorn, and his critical praise was not unwarranted, with Musicforthemorningafter marking the stunning beginning of a long, varied career. It's a raw selection of heartland and American trad rock, yet Yorn's love for Brit-pop is also quite evident, with several breezy acoustic-based songs ("Sense," "Simonize") resembling threads of the Smiths. Yorn's voice may crack at points, but it contributes to the dusty feeling of the entire album, which is ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - MacKenzie Wilson
On his debut for Columbia Records, Pete Yorn wears his heart on his sleeve like Ryan Adams, sings in a husky croon similar to Jakob Dylan, and earnestly plays into passion and emotion like Jeff Buckley. The year 2001 belonged to Yorn, and his critical praise was not unwarranted, with Musicforthemorningafter marking the stunning beginning of a long, varied career. It's a raw selection of heartland and American trad rock, yet Yorn's love for Brit-pop is also quite evident, with several breezy acoustic-based songs ("Sense," "Simonize") resembling threads of the Smiths. Yorn's voice may crack at points, but it contributes to the dusty feeling of the entire album, which is leanly orchestrated with a mix of guitar, harmonica, and a standard rhythm section. The debut single, "Life on a Chain," kicks things off with appropriate twang, featuring a slightly slurred melody that helped earned the song a spot on modern rock radio, while songs like "Just Another" prove that Yorn can also work his way around a ballad. Musicforthemorningafter arrived when modern rock was looking for an outlet to escape alternative metal's popularity, but the album's success wasn't a calculated thing. With a poppy core and some rough-around-the-edges wrapping paper, Pete Yorn turned his debut into the perfect cure for those who were sick of the previous decade's music. [Ten years later, the album was reissued with remastered tracks and a bonus disc. Most of the material is taken from a 2001 performance on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic, where Yorn and a small band played acoustic songs on the very morning of the album's release. Also included is a demo of "Closet," a remix of "Life on a Chain," and two B-sides.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/29/2011
  • Label: Sony Legacy
  • UPC: 886978302625
  • Catalog Number: 783026
  • Sales rank: 143,397

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Life On a Chain (3:47)
  2. 2 Strange Condition (3:57)
  3. 3 Just Another (3:13)
  4. 4 Black (4:10)
  5. 5 Lose You (4:36)
  6. 6 For Nancy ('Cos It Already is) (3:28)
  7. 7 Murray (3:45)
  8. 8 June (2:34)
  9. 9 Sense (3:54)
  10. 10 Closet (3:04)
  11. 11 On Your Side (5:02)
  12. 12 Sleep Better (4:29)
  13. 13 Ez (4:41)
  14. 14 Simonize (2:54)
  15. 15 A Girl Like You (2:19)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Intro (0:26)
  2. 2 Life On a Chain (3:54)
  3. 3 Strange Condition (4:43)
  4. 4 Sense (4:17)
  5. 5 For Nancy ('Cos It Already is) (3:24)
  6. 6 Pete Yorn Interview Segment (7:04)
  7. 7 Panic (3:12)
  8. 8 On Your Side (5:11)
  9. 9 Just Another (3:21)
  10. 10 Murray (4:13)
  11. 11 Outro (1:57)
  12. 12 Closet (3:05)
  13. 13 The Barber - R. Walt Vincent (3:17)
  14. 14 Knew Enough To Know Nothing At All (3:24)
  15. 15 Life On a Chain (5:53)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Pete Yorn Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Guitar, Harmonica, Percussion, Piano, Drums, Electric Guitar, Tambourine, Vocals, Voices, Hand Clapping, E-bow, finger cymbals, Synthesizer Strings, Analogue Synthesizer, Guitar (12 String Acoustic), Guitar (Baritone)
Brad Wood Organ, Synthesizer, Percussion, Piano, Drums, Electric Guitar, Background Vocals, Melodica, Hand Clapping, finger cymbals, Drum Loop, Jaw Harp, Analogue Synthesizer
Ken Andrews Electric Guitar
Marc Dauer Violin, Electric Guitar
Scott Coogan Percussion, Bongos
Waz Acoustic Guitar
R. Walt Vincent Organ, Synthesizer, Banjo, Bass, Harmonica, Piano, Electric Guitar, Keyboards, Background Vocals, Hand Clapping, Mellotron, Shaker, Acoustic Bass, Egg Shaker, Hammond B3
Joe Kennedy Piano, Electric Guitar
Technical Credits
Don Fleming Producer
Bob Ludwig Mastering
Stephen Marcussen Mastering
Johnny Marr Composer
Morrissey Composer
Brad Wood Producer, Remixing, drum programming, Additional Production
Mike Joyce Art Direction
Bill Emmons Engineer
David Fricke Liner Notes
Ken Andrews Producer, Engineer, Rhythm Programming
Mike Kull Tape Research
Brandy Flower Art Direction
Pete Yorn Composer, Lyricist, Producer, Engineer
Darren Salmieri Producer
R. Walt Vincent Programming, Producer, Engineer, Horn Arrangements, Rhythm Programming
Ariana Morgenstern Producer
Jason Johnson Engineer
JC Swiatek Engineer
Joe Marrapodi Cover Photo
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