People and Things

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All Music Guide - Andrew Leahey
Stronger than The Glass Passenger and spottier than Everything in Transit, the third album by Jack's Mannequin finds frontman Andrew McMahon consolidating his strengths in a post-cancer world. He writes his best songs whenever he doesn't try to tackle big issues, meaning the heady ballads miss the mark while the zippy, happy-go-lucky numbers -- including "Amy, I" and the propulsive opener, "My Racing Thoughts" -- deliver the biggest melodic punch. McMahon's recovery from leukemia has left him introspective, but his roots are in Something Corporate's buoyant, punky pop, which leaves People and Things stuck between two extremes. Whenever the tempo picks up, the album ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andrew Leahey
Stronger than The Glass Passenger and spottier than Everything in Transit, the third album by Jack's Mannequin finds frontman Andrew McMahon consolidating his strengths in a post-cancer world. He writes his best songs whenever he doesn't try to tackle big issues, meaning the heady ballads miss the mark while the zippy, happy-go-lucky numbers -- including "Amy, I" and the propulsive opener, "My Racing Thoughts" -- deliver the biggest melodic punch. McMahon's recovery from leukemia has left him introspective, but his roots are in Something Corporate's buoyant, punky pop, which leaves People and Things stuck between two extremes. Whenever the tempo picks up, the album delivers an adult version of the West Coast pop anthems McMahon has been writing since his teens. Whenever it slows down, as it does on "Hey Hey Hey (We're All Gonna Die)," the breezy appeal flies out the window. If anyone deserves the right to ruminate a bit, though, it's McMahon, who spins his illness into rich, metaphor-heavy lyrics that rarely wallow. People and Things might not be as accessible as Everything in Transit, which contained some of the brightest pop songs of McMahon's career, but it's stronger than The Glass Passenger, indicating that McMahon has begun to move onward and upward.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/4/2011
  • Label: Sire / London/Rhino
  • UPC: 093624955023
  • Catalog Number: 528554
  • Sales rank: 14,376

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 My Racing Thoughts (4:19)
  2. 2 Release Me (3:16)
  3. 3 Television (3:37)
  4. 4 Amy, I (3:33)
  5. 5 Hey Hey Hey (We're All Gonna Die) (3:37)
  6. 6 People, Running (3:40)
  7. 7 Amelia Jean (2:54)
  8. 8 Platform Fire (3:31)
  9. 9 Hostage (4:27)
  10. 10 Restless Dream (3:55)
  11. 11 Casting Lines (3:41)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jack's Mannequin Primary Artist
Jamie Muhoberac Keyboards, Hammond B3
Phil Parlapiano Hammond B3
Tim Pierce Guitar
Jim Scott Anvil
Patrick Warren Keyboards
Jim Wirt Bass
Chris Chaney Bass
Andrew McMahon Percussion, Piano, Keyboards, Vocals
Marisa Kuney Violin
Brandi Carlile Background Vocals
Ginger Murphy Cello
Jeanie Lim Viola
Jay McMillan Percussion, Drums
Bobby "Raw" Anderson Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Guitar, Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Ted Jensen Mastering
Doug McKean Engineer
Jim Scott Producer, Engineer
Patrick Warren Arranger
Jim Wirt Additional Production
Rob Cavallo Producer
Nigel Lundemo Pro-Tools
Lars Fox Pro-Tools
Mike Fasano Drum Technician
Mitra Darab Marketing
Andrew McMahon Composer, Producer
Jaren Johnston Composer
R.J. Ronquillo Guitar Techician
Jay McMillan Producer
Spencer Guerra Engineer
Matt Thiessen Composer
Jeff Hannan Engineer
Kevin Dean Engineer
Patrick Concepcion Illustrations
Bobby "Raw" Anderson Producer, String Arrangements
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