Sleep Through the Static

Sleep Through the Static

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by Jack Johnson
     
 

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For his fifth studio album, Jack Johnson makes some changes: Recording in Los Angeles for the first time instead of his native Hawaii, the album also promises prominent electric guitar -- a big shift from his acoustic-based sound. But fans can rest assured that Johnson will bring his sunny, laidback songwriting style and intimate lyrics.See more details below

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For his fifth studio album, Jack Johnson makes some changes: Recording in Los Angeles for the first time instead of his native Hawaii, the album also promises prominent electric guitar -- a big shift from his acoustic-based sound. But fans can rest assured that Johnson will bring his sunny, laidback songwriting style and intimate lyrics.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Jack Johnson claims that personal losses led the surfing singer/songwriter into darker territory for his fifth album. To a certain extent, all of that is true, as the album does open with an atypically moody number in "All at Once" and there are some darker sentiments lurking here, but it takes some close listening to find the sorrow flowing underneath Johnson's sand-brushed, gentle voice doesn't command attention. His voice lulls and soothes, perfect for his mellow moods. Johnson may use more electric guitar but he's strumming them like acoustics and his overall aesthetic has not changed at all: he's still a laid-back guy singing songs that roll so easy they glide into the background.
Entertainment Weekly - Simon Vozick-Levinson
...dark sentiments are balanced by warm melodies and gently rootsy arrangements. [B+]

Product Details

Release Date:
02/05/2008
Label:
Brushfire Records
UPC:
0602517560550
catalogNumber:
001058002
Rank:
28334

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jack Johnson   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
J.P. Plunier   Background Vocals,Hand Clapping
Merlo Podlewski   Bass,Bass Guitar
Adam Topol   Drums
Zach Gill   Keyboards,Vocals
Trent Johnson   Acoustic Guitar
Emmett Malloy   Hand Clapping
Josh Arroyo   Hand Clapping
Danny Riley   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Bernie Grundman   Mastering
J.P. Plunier   Producer,Audio Production
Robert Carranza   Engineer
Jeff Motch   Art Direction
Jack Johnson   Composer
Merlo Podlewski   Composer
Dave Lively   Art Direction
Zach Rogue   Composer
Laura Flippen   Photo Assistance

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