The Mystery of You

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All Music Guide - Campbell
Singer/songwriter Spencer Day's third album, The Mystery of You, is similar to his previously released albums in that the eclectic mix of jazz, pop, and cinematic themes is on display, but the overall tone is much darker. Calling this a concept album wouldn't be too far-fetched, as Day examines three years of his life involving a broken relationship and the extremes of love and loss. Thankfully for the listener, this isn't just a program of nothing but doom and gloom. One of Day's strong points as a songwriter is his avoidance of completely wallowing in heartbreak throughout. He examines the subject with similar stylistic flair as his heroes: Cole Porter, Joni Mitchell, John ...
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All Music Guide - Campbell
Singer/songwriter Spencer Day's third album, The Mystery of You, is similar to his previously released albums in that the eclectic mix of jazz, pop, and cinematic themes is on display, but the overall tone is much darker. Calling this a concept album wouldn't be too far-fetched, as Day examines three years of his life involving a broken relationship and the extremes of love and loss. Thankfully for the listener, this isn't just a program of nothing but doom and gloom. One of Day's strong points as a songwriter is his avoidance of completely wallowing in heartbreak throughout. He examines the subject with similar stylistic flair as his heroes: Cole Porter, Joni Mitchell, John Lennon, and Paul Simon. Musically, Day fluently shifts between soul, Latin jazz, the scores of Ennio Morricone, early-'60s pop, and film noir soundtracks. The release of this album confirms Spencer Day isn't afraid to examine his surroundings, for better or worse, and will not simply rest on his laurels.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/12/2013
  • Label: Concord Records
  • UPC: 888072334014
  • Catalog Number: 33401
  • Sales rank: 60,615

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Intro (0:27)
  2. 2 The Mystery of You (4:15)
  3. 3 Here I Go (2:46)
  4. 4 Love and War - Gaby Moreno (2:54)
  5. 5 Soul On Fire (3:22)
  6. 6 Something Wicked (4:50)
  7. 7 I Don't Want To Know - Gaby Moreno (4:13)
  8. 8 The Answer (4:23)
  9. 9 Shadow Man (2:40)
  10. 10 Somewhere On the Other Side (4:12)
  11. 11 A Long Way (Black Rock City) (4:41)
  12. 12 Nevermind (3:22)
  13. 13 I'm Going Home (3:58)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Spencer Day Primary Artist, Piano, Keyboards, Vocals
Larry Goldings Piano
Evan Rogers Background Vocals
Chris Bruce Guitar, Guitar (Baritone)
John Burk Guitar
George Doering Guitar
Sebastian Steinberg Bass
Carl Sturken Guitar
Jebin Bruni Piano, Keyboards
Davíd Garza Guitar, Background Vocals
Matt Ray Piano
Colin Hogan Hammond B3
Jared Schonig Drums
Gaby Moreno Vocals, Background Vocals
Matt Szemela Violin
Yair Evnine Guitar, Bongos, Cello, Tambourine, Slide Guitar, Shaker, Guitar (Baritone)
Michael Jerome Moore Drums
Paul Bryan Bass
John Storie Guitar
Michael Shiono Upright Bass
Matt Arnoff Acoustic Bass
Technical Credits
Larry Goldings Composer
Evan Rogers Composer, Producer
John Burk Producer, Executive Producer
Bud Harner Management
Craig Street Additional Production
Carl Sturken Composer, Producer, String Arrangements
Paul Blakemore Mastering
Bill DeMain Composer, Lyricist
Al Hemberger Engineer
Geoff Sanoff Engineer
Cliff Goldmacher Composer
Seth Presant Engineer
Rupert Christie Composer
Marc Jackson Burrows Composer
Spencer Day Composer, Lyricist, Producer, String Arrangements
Larissa Collins Art Direction
Yair Evnine Composer, Producer, Engineer, String Arrangements
Bryce Gonzales Engineer
Matthew Scott Noble Engineer
John Storie Guitar Arrangements
Steve Chapman Management
Jeffrey Scharf Composer, Lyricist
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