Musicforthemorningafter

Musicforthemorningafter

by Pete Yorn
     
 

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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,…  See more details below

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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:
03/29/2011
Label:
Sony Legacy
UPC:
0886978302625
catalogNumber:
783026

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Pete Yorn   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Bass,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
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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