Person to Person

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All Music Guide - Ned Raggett
That Foreign Born love all shades of things bright, open, and at least partially U.K.-inspired, can be heard from the opening song on Person to Person -- "Blood Oranges" has soaring guitar, emotional vocals courtesy of Matt Popieluch, a thick and swooning charge, and a sense that the band's record collection -- or digital playlist, depending -- contains a fair amount of familiar suspects past and present, like U2, the Chameleons, James, Interpol, Snow Patrol, and more besides. But Foreign Born aren't simply a cover act for Post-Punk Tribute night, and whether it's other borrowings -- such as the clattering drums by Garrett Ray on "That Old Sun" that recall the equally ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ned Raggett
That Foreign Born love all shades of things bright, open, and at least partially U.K.-inspired, can be heard from the opening song on Person to Person -- "Blood Oranges" has soaring guitar, emotional vocals courtesy of Matt Popieluch, a thick and swooning charge, and a sense that the band's record collection -- or digital playlist, depending -- contains a fair amount of familiar suspects past and present, like U2, the Chameleons, James, Interpol, Snow Patrol, and more besides. But Foreign Born aren't simply a cover act for Post-Punk Tribute night, and whether it's other borrowings -- such as the clattering drums by Garrett Ray on "That Old Sun" that recall the equally compelling start of the Beach Boys' "Do It Again" -- or a general spirit of élan on the peppier numbers like the slickly charging "Can't Keep Time," there's a lot of spirit evident throughout Person to Person. Its high point might be the mantra/hoedown of "Winter Games," giving Ray in particular another chance to shine with a strong performance that carries the song as a whole. This all said, Person to Person is a pleasant enough listen rather than a gripping one, somewhere between enjoyable inspiration and careful exercise, a flavoring in the general indie rock milieu of the early 21st century that, for the moment, can have no greater impact. Another album might be able to provide their breakthrough, but for now, Foreign Born are in a holding pattern, and looking good while doing so.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/23/2009
  • Label: Secretly Canadian
  • UPC: 656605018225
  • Catalog Number: 50182
  • Sales rank: 383,684

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Blood Oranges (4:08)
  2. 2 That Old Sun (3:41)
  3. 3 Vacationing People (4:46)
  4. 4 Winter Games (4:32)
  5. 5 Early Warnings (3:14)
  6. 6 Can't Keep Time (3:48)
  7. 7 Lion's Share (3:49)
  8. 8 It Grew on You (4:40)
  9. 9 See Us Home (4:07)
  10. 10 Wait in This Chair (2:45)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Foreign Born Primary Artist
Richard Dodd Cello, Musician
Chris Porter Bassoon, Musician
Brian Walsh Clarinet
Ariel Rechtshaid Bass, Percussion, Bass Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
Eric Gorfain Violin, Musician
Daphne Chen Violin, Musician
Isaac Smith Bass Trombone, Musician
Serafin Aguilar Trumpet, Musician
Luke Top Background Vocals, Musician
Leah Katz Viola, Musician
Kamasi Washington Tenor Saxophone, Musician
Garrett Ray Percussion, Drums, Vocals, Group Member
Jumaane Smith Trumpet, Musician
Brett Banducci Viola
Salvador Placencia Percussion
Mark Breitenbach Double Bass
Cameron Mesirow Background Vocals
Amir Kenan Background Vocals
Erin Breene Flute
Ryan Porter Trombone
Lewis Nicolas Pesacov Percussion, Keyboards, Vocals
Matt W. Popieluch Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
Technical Credits
Louie Teran Mastering
Sergie Loobkoff Cover Design
Ariel Rechtshaid Engineer, Fader Engineer
Dan Monick Cover Photo
Adam Levin Cover Design
Foreign Born Arranger, Composer, Audio Production
Lewis Nicolas Pesacov Arranger
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