Tonight, Not Again: Jason Mraz Live [CD & DVD]

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Barnes & Noble - David Sprague
While it might seem a little early in his career for Jason Mraz to be releasing a live disc, he manages to do it right with Tonight, Not Again, a package that offers up five previously unreleased tunes and showcases singer-songwriter's ability to tweak his preexisting material enough to make it seem fresh. Recorded live in Milwaukee, the CD/DVD package showcases Mraz's flair for both low-key musings (a deliberate take on the title track) and crowd-inciters (like the hit "The Remedy"). The newer tracks are split fairly evenly between those two camps: The softly surging "No Doubling Back" swathes Mraz's jazzy vocal phrasing in a caressing blanket of instruments -- a ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - David Sprague
While it might seem a little early in his career for Jason Mraz to be releasing a live disc, he manages to do it right with Tonight, Not Again, a package that offers up five previously unreleased tunes and showcases singer-songwriter's ability to tweak his preexisting material enough to make it seem fresh. Recorded live in Milwaukee, the CD/DVD package showcases Mraz's flair for both low-key musings (a deliberate take on the title track) and crowd-inciters (like the hit "The Remedy"). The newer tracks are split fairly evenly between those two camps: The softly surging "No Doubling Back" swathes Mraz's jazzy vocal phrasing in a caressing blanket of instruments -- a fitting juxtaposition, given the tune's love-hate message. On the other hand, the Paul Simon–ish "After an Afternoon" lets Mraz take wing all but unaccompanied, his guitar offering the barest accompaniment to his swoony tenor. The DVD component of the packages replicates the same show, with the addition of "The Right Kind" and a smattering of behind-the-scenes footage.
All Music Guide - Johnny Loftus
Jason Mraz made quite an impression in 2003 -- the anti-John Mayer even as he was his peer. Mraz built a nationwide coffeehouse on the strength of singles like "The Remedy I Won't Worry" and "You and I Both," and those tracks anchor this pleasant live set. Tonight, Not Again finds Mraz to be an engaging performer, able to flutter his voice up and down through registers with incredible ease. He's performing music tailor-made for the Aware Records crowd -- Midwestern college students, open-mike hosts, and guys with beards. Mraz's twittering following eats up every morsel of Tonight, from the soft tones of the title track opener through the drifting "Sleeping to Dream" his own "Wonderland" and the rousing, smartly lyrical "Too Much Food." Mraz is also shown to have a classic rock flair in his songwriting. "Absolutely Zero" references Pink Floyd's "Us and Them," "Common Pleasure" and "Curbside Prophet" stretch into scat and percussion-filled jams, and he does a nice cover of Elton John's "Rocket Man." John Popper guests, the horn section is a nice touch, and pretty soon Tonight, Not Again becomes a fan-friendly breeze. [Some editions of Tonight, Not Again included a DVD portion with behind-the-scenes footage.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/24/2004
  • Label: Elektra / Wea
  • UPC: 075596293624
  • Catalog Number: 62936
  • Sales rank: 13,473

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Tonight, Not Again
  2. 2 Not So Usual
  3. 3 Dialogue
  4. 4 No Doubling Back
  5. 5 You and I Both
  6. 6 Absolutely Zero
  7. 7 1000 Things
  8. 8 Common Pleasure
  9. 9 Curbside Prophet
  10. 10 Sleeping To Dream
  11. 11 Unfold
  12. 12 No Stopping Us
  13. 13 The Remedy (I Won't Worry)
  14. 14 After An Afternoon
  15. 15 Too Much Food
Disc 2
  1. 1 Tonight, Not Again
  2. 2 Not So Usual
  3. 3 No Doubling Back
  4. 4 You and I Both
  5. 5 Absolutely Zero
  6. 6 1000 Things
  7. 7 Common Pleasure
  8. 8 Curbside Prophet
  9. 9 Sleeping To Dream
  10. 10 Unfold
  11. 11 The Right Kind
  12. 12 No Stopping Us
  13. 13 The Remedy (I Won't Worry)
  14. 14 After An Afternoon
  15. 15 Too Much Food
  16. 16 Sleep All Day
  17. 17 Dream Life Of Rand McNally
  18. 18 0% Interest
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jason Mraz Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
Ohio Players Guest Appearance
Kenny Anderson Trumpet, Group Member
Bill Bell Guitar
Johnny Cotton Trombone, Group Member
John Popper Harmonica, Guest Appearance
JoWestly Boston Saxophone, Group Member
Chicago Storm Guest Appearance
Eric Hinojosa Banjo, Keyboards
Ian Sheridan Bass Guitar, Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Elton John Composer
Lauren Christy Composer
Stephen Marcussen Mastering
Eric Schermerhorn Composer
Bernie Taupin Composer
Nick Terzo Engineer
James "Diamond" Williams Horn Arrangements
Graham Edwards Composer
Nigel Dick Direction
Peter Stuart Composer
Peter Zizzo Composer
Bill Silva Executive Producer
Martin Terefe Composer
Pete Novak Engineer
Jason Mraz Composer
Scott Spock Composer
Chris Keup Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    THE BEST Jason Mraz CD!

    I have been a Mraz fan for a long time, and even while I have all of his newer music that has been released since this album, this one still remains my go-to Jason CD - If not just one of my overall go-to CD's. In my opinion all of the jams we already love sound even better, and are more jazzy and fun. It's Perfect for road trips as well. I love love love it. And I'm not just partial because I've actually seen him at the Eagles Ballroom!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This man is amazing

    I first appreciated Jason through Waiting for My Rocket to Come (like most of us unfortunate souls who don't live on the So. California coast). His songwriting demonstrated uncommon depth, and his voice was both lyrical and versatile. I was hooked. After obtaining Live at Java Joes and imbibing his tasty coffe house roots, I snapped up his latest release--Tonight, Not Again--on preorder, in order to whet my appetite for an upcoming concert. How an artist performs live is the true litmus test for his or her talent, and Jason passed with flying colors. Luckily for the average listener, there's no need to wait for Jason to come to your town, for the same commanding show can be enjoyed on this set. An added bonus are the guest artists John Popper and the Chicago Storm/Ohio Players. Prepare to be dazzled.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Mraz Rocks the House

    This cd is a wonderful reflection of Mraz's music. Each song has a new fresh vibe to that fans will dig even if they love the original. The sound is steller and Mraz's voice fluxuates just as smoothly. The cd is something to get lost in and to have a good time with. You feel as though you're actually in that music hall.

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