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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 popularity 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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/16/2001
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 074646221648
  • Catalog Number: 62216

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Life on a Chain (3:47)
  2. 2 Strange Condition (3:57)
  3. 3 Just Another (3:14)
  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 (4:30)
  13. 13 EZ (4:42)
  14. 14 Simonize (9:20)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Pete Yorn Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Guitar, Harmonica, Percussion, Piano, Drums, Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar, Keyboards, Tambourine, Vocals, Hand Clapping, Vibes, Vox Organ, Synthesizer Strings, Analogue Synthesizer, Guitar (12 String Acoustic), Guitar (Baritone)
Joe Kennedy Jr. Piano
Scott McCaughey Piano
Peter Buck Electric Guitar
Brad Wood Organ, Synthesizer, Percussion, Piano, Electric Guitar, Background Vocals, Melodica, Hand Clapping, finger cymbals, Wurlitzer, Drum Loop, Jaw Harp, Synthesizer Strings, Analogue Synthesizer
Ken Andrews Synthesizer, Electric Guitar
Terry Borden Bass
Marc Dauer Electric Guitar
Luke Adams Drums
R. Walt Vincent Bass, Harmonica, Electric Guitar, Keyboards, Vibes, Wurlitzer
Technical Credits
Don Fleming Producer
Stephen Marcussen Mastering
Brad Wood Producer, drum programming
Bill Emmons Engineer
Sam Bayer Sleeve Photo
Danny Clinch Sleeve Photo
Ken Andrews Programming, Producer, Engineer
Brandy Flower Art Direction
Pete Yorn Producer, Sleeve Photo
R. Walt Vincent Programming, Producer, Horn Arrangements
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Expose yourself to Pete Yorn

    One of my top 5 favorite CDs ever. I've probably listened to "Strange Condition" about a million times and never get sick of it. The lyrics are introspective yet effortless, as is the music. A modern day poet with a laid back, ultimately cool attitude. This is the kind of CD you can play all the way through over and over again. As you listen to it more and more, you can relate to every emotion in every song. After awhile, you will think Pete Yorn read your mind and wrote the entire CD just for you. Ultimately, a very clever, fresh artist.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Favorite Album....Ever

    From beginning to end, this album is complete, 100% perfection. From an artist with so many influences, he packs them all onto this album. The first half of the album is more or less radio friendly, but the real fun comes later with "On your side", "Sense", and "EZ". Buy it for the front half, which you will love immediately, love it forever thanks to stunningly beautiful songs on the back half.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Chills...

    I've never been this moved before..."Just another" is absolutely amazing...and of course "strange condition" will make the skin on your body tingle..."on your side" was heart-stoppingly beautiful...really the entire album is stunning. No one impresses me like he does...I'm entirely taken.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    One Of My Favorite CD's Ever

    This CD is truly amazing. Not only is Pete an amazing songwriter and musician, the songs have a great hook that make you want to listen to them on repeat. I love that the CD is so unique, and not made for the sole purpose of getting radio airplay. My favorite tracks are "Life On A Chain", "For Nancy (Cos It Already Is)" and "Murray". I would definitely recommend this CD to anyone, no matter what your music tastes are.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Nothing compares to you

    That's fantastic,emotional,sensititive.I'd like to wear his songs inside my head. On your side is truly divine.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    His First And His Best

    Mark my words when i tell you that this is going to be the best material Yorn ever puts out. I wouldn't believe it if i liked his next album more.It's simply amazing. You are quickly overtaken by the first several songs on the album and over time you grow to love the second half of the album (which i think is better). Makes for great movie songs. Great lyrics, great everything. Favorites: Strange Condition, Murray, June, Closet, On Your Side.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    PETE IS SO HOT

    When I was in Barnes & Nole listening to Musicforthemorningafter I was so sad when I had to go. I love this CD!!!!!I got it yesterday and have listened to it at leadt 25 time since then. I love his voice, and i LOVE the lyrics and the music itself! 10 stars to Pete!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    One of the Best of 2001

    Pete Yorn's ''musicforthemorningafter'' is definitely at the top of 2001's best music. All of the songs play together perfectly . . . no tracks skipped . . . play throughout. Simply an amazing piece. Brings back memories of the relationship that could have been . . .

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Most Amazing!

    Pete Yorn has captivated the heats of me and several of my friends. He has amazing songs that make you want to keep listening even after the album is over. The lyrics are outstanding! Strang Condition, Sleep Better, Closet, Lose You, Just Another, Simonize as well as all the others are simply put amazing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    (Close to the) Best Album of the Year

    This album finished in second in my list of favorite CDs of this year. Nonetheless, this is the album that, over time, will find itself into my CD player just as often as it is now. His music evokes emotions in the listener, either to smile or think or reflect or whatever. Not only that, I convinced my metalhead/Eminem fan friend to listen to this CD, and he actually liked it. Frightening, but it only proves Pete's talents.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Not many singles, but a great whole album!!!

    Pete Yorn has gone against the grain with this album. Instead of throwing a few hit singles in this debut and jumping into the ring of fame, he has made a strong album, with few hits but an overall feeling of wholeness. After listening to this album, you feel as if you have been taken on a little trip, not to an particular place, but simply for the ride. When you put the cd in, you don't immediately go to one track. You simply sit back and go on the journey. Together every song is great. Look for the hidden track (A Girl Like You)! Buy it if you want a nice little excursion into musicical enlightenment!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    PETE IS HOT

    and this is a great album too.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Yorn Over Einstein

    The definition of today's pop:processed cheese ruled by corporate monsters and gobbled up by cheese-lovin' young persons. They think pretty faces and jumping around makes the music. While Pete isn't very good-looking, his tunes are actually MUSIC to the ear. His music sounds sensitive though his lyrics are cynical. Songs like ''Closet'', ''For Nancy ('Cos It Already Is)'', and ''Strange Condition'' will make you push the play button again and again. There is even a hidden track (''A Girl Like You'') in ''Simonize''.This singer/songwriter is definitely not one to be overlooked.

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    Posted October 28, 2008

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    Posted April 9, 2010

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