Under Summer Sun

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Matt Collar
The fourth full-length album from singer/songwriter Matt Wertz, 2008's Under Summer Sun features more of the laid-back, heartfelt, adult alternative pop the Missouri native is known for. Oddly, just under half of the songs included here are carry-over tracks from Wertz' 2007 effort Everything in Between. In that sense, Under Summer Sun comes off as more of a relaunch for Wertz rather than a fully realized album unto itself. That said, tracks like "Everything's Right," "5:19," and "Carolina" do evince a kind of rootsy, soul-inflected folk-rock not dissimilar to artists like John Mayer, Jason Mraz, and others. Similarly, such mid-album moments like the slow ballad "I Will Not...
See more details below
CD
$10.82
BN.com price
(Save 1%)$10.99 List Price
Other sellers (CD)
  • All (4) from $5.10   
  • New (2) from $5.10   
  • Used (2) from $17.34   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Matt Collar
The fourth full-length album from singer/songwriter Matt Wertz, 2008's Under Summer Sun features more of the laid-back, heartfelt, adult alternative pop the Missouri native is known for. Oddly, just under half of the songs included here are carry-over tracks from Wertz' 2007 effort Everything in Between. In that sense, Under Summer Sun comes off as more of a relaunch for Wertz rather than a fully realized album unto itself. That said, tracks like "Everything's Right," "5:19," and "Carolina" do evince a kind of rootsy, soul-inflected folk-rock not dissimilar to artists like John Mayer, Jason Mraz, and others. Similarly, such mid-album moments like the slow ballad "I Will Not Take My Love Away" and the rousing and bluesy "Keep Faith" find Wertz revisiting his Christian-rock base and should please longtime fans. And despite its misguided electronica intro, the power pop infused "With You, Tonight" is a fittingly uplifting rocker that pleasantly brings to mind the Goo Goo Dolls. However, it's the blissed-out, '70s-centric midtempo title track "Summer Sun" that really grounds the album and brings to mind a perfect mix of Hall & Oates blue-eyed soul and America soft rock. Also, as it comes near the end of the album, if you glossed over the first half it just might be good enough to get you to spend a little more time under the sun.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/16/2008
  • Label: Republic
  • UPC: 602517788299
  • Catalog Number: 001162902

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Everything's Right (2:46)
  2. 2 The Way I Feel (3:28)
  3. 3 5:19 (3:04)
  4. 4 Red Meets Blue (3:53)
  5. 5 Carolina (3:06)
  6. 6 I Will Not Take My Love Away (2:25)
  7. 7 Keep Faith (4:08)
  8. 8 Marianne (3:04)
  9. 9 Waiting (3:02)
  10. 10 With You, Tonight (3:56)
  11. 11 Summer Sun (2:30)
  12. 12 Back in June (3:29)
Read More Show Less

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Matt Wertz Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals
Eric Robinson Mandolin, Hammond Organ, fender rhodes, Tack Piano
Jackie Street Bass Guitar
Sean Hurley Bass
Joel Shearer Electric Guitar
Dan Needham Drums
Marshall Altman Percussion, Background Vocals
Ed Cash Acoustic Guitar, Percussion, Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar, Keyboards
Marc Broussard Vocals
Calvin Turner Bass Guitar
Ben Shive Keyboards
Chad Gilmore Drums
Dave Barnes Background Vocals
Brandon Heath Vocals
Aaron Sterling Drums
Rob Blackledge Vocals
Josh Robinson Drums
Jessie Baylin Background Vocals
Alex Beh Hand Clapping
Kristopher Pooley Keyboards
Matt Pierson Bass Guitar
Technical Credits
Bob Ludwig Mastering
Eric Robinson Engineer
Marshall Altman Producer
Ed Cash Producer, Engineer
Joe Spix Art Direction
Laurianne Cates Composer
Trent Dabbs Composer
Dave Barnes Composer, Producer
Matt Wertz Composer
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously