Volume Two

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andrew Leahey
Being half of She & Him allows Zooey Deschanel to do what she does best as a film star: act utterly adorable alongside a quiet, talented male character. Her co-star in this case is M. Ward, who produces the band's second album and frames Deschanel's voice with a Phil Spector-sized pile of instruments. Whether they're copping the Brill Building sound or tackling '70s AM pop, the two always have nostalgia on the mind, and these 13 tracks seem to hail from an imaginary, sepia-toned world in which Richard Carpenter is king and Ron Burgundy is on the tube.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andrew Leahey
Being half of She & Him allows Zooey Deschanel to do what she does best as a film star: act utterly adorable alongside a quiet, talented male character. Her co-star in this case is M. Ward, who produces the band's second album and frames Deschanel's voice with a Phil Spector-sized pile of instruments. Whether they're copping the Brill Building sound or tackling '70s AM pop, the two always have nostalgia on the mind, and these 13 tracks seem to hail from an imaginary, sepia-toned world in which Richard Carpenter is king and Ron Burgundy is on the tube.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/23/2010
  • Label: Merge Records
  • UPC: 673855035420
  • Catalog Number: 50354
  • Sales rank: 31,240

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Thieves (4:07)
  2. 2 In the Sun (2:50)
  3. 3 Don't Look Back (3:23)
  4. 4 Ridin' in My Car (3:15)
  5. 5 Lingering Still (3:01)
  6. 6 Me and You (3:19)
  7. 7 Gonna Get Along Without You Now (2:31)
  8. 8 Home (4:41)
  9. 9 I'm Gonna Make It Better (3:31)
  10. 10 Sing (3:13)
  11. 11 Over It Over Again (3:29)
  12. 12 Brand New Shoes (3:04)
  13. 13 If You Can't Sleep (2:48)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
She & Him Primary Artist
Paul Brainard Pedal Steel Guitar
Mike Mogis Synthesizer, Mandolin, Percussion
M. Ward Synthesizer, Guitar, Mandolin, Piano, Voices, Group Member
Scott McPherson Percussion, Drums
Mike Coykendall Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Voices, Guest Appearance
Tom Hagerman Strings
Tilly and the Wall Voices, Guest Appearance
Zooey Deschanel Piano, Voices, Group Member
Amanda Lawrence Strings
Peter Broderick Strings
Technical Credits
Bob Ludwig Mastering
Mike Mogis Engineer
M. Ward Producer, String Arrangements
Mike Coykendall Engineer
Zooey Deschanel Composer
Kendra Lynn Engineer
Alan G. Anderson Composer
Milton Kellem Composer
Kate Quinby Artwork
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted February 21, 2011

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    Beautiful and inspiring

    Really enjoyable and has helped motivate me to get through some mundane days. The music is so simple it is beautiful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Even better than Volume One

    I'm so happy CDs don't wear out!!! I have listened to this so many times and I never tire of it. I hope there will be many more Volumes to come.If you liked the first one, you will love this and if you never heard either, make yourself smile and get this!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Dig it.

    She and Him are back. I couldn't get enough of Vol 1 and now I can't get enough of Vol 2. Zooey's voice is SO infectious, and her song-writing catchy. M. Ward and Zooey are a unique pairing - a pair who stand out from the crowd, and stay true to themselves. They equally contribute for a classic and playful sound. A couple of my favourites are Lingering Still and Theives. If you like something off the beaten, this is one you should add to your collection.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Incredible easy listening

    I stumbled upon the first She & Him CD by mistake. The gentleman working in the music dept. was helping me look for something else. He suggested the She & Him CD and I loved it. I was eagerly awaiting album #2.
    I enjoy this as much as the first. It is by far one of the best CDs that I have purchased in years. Zooey Deschanel has a beautiful voice. I first heard her sing in the movie ELF. I wondered at that time if she would ever record. I am so glad that she did. Her music is the perfect compliment to end a lovely day.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    She&Him is a new classic!

    Love She&Him. I must admit I bought this album because I really like Zoey Deschanel. I stumbled upon this CD at B&N and listened to the first song and really liked it. I love finding new music so I took it home without another thought. The other songs weren't quite as good as the first, but I have to admit after listening to them a couple of times the album really grew on me! I listen to it at least once a day now on my IPOD. Something about this album is very reminiscent of the old days. Very vintage feeling, in a good way! Zoey's voice is so smooth and relaxing that even a sad song has an up beat twist to it. I'm so glad I found this CD. :)

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Amazing!

    She & Him have that perfectly modern-retro sound, and it gets so much better on Volume 2. The overall melodies are more sophisticated, as well as the production.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    She and Him new Album a MUST!!!

    She and Him's Volume II is a complete hit. I love it. I just went to see them in concert last month, and got to hear the songs before I bought the album, and by the end of the night I was singing them on the way home. Absolutely a great album for any real music lover. From their toe tapping "sixty" beats, to the soulful voice of Zooey Deschanel, Volume II is a wonderful collection of musical talent. If you're thinking who are She and Him, you need to be introduced to this wonderful group!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Beautiful but nothing new

    Another delightful album by the duo, antiquated though it may seem at times. It is clearly genuine and sincere in its attempt to entertain, however lulling it tends to become.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Enchantment of Deschanel and Ward

    There's an old axiom in the entertainment business. That musicians don't make good actors and actors don't make good musicians. Zooey Deschanel proves to be the exception to the rule. Her voice could melt the hardest of hearts and her piano playing reminds me of Rod Argent (Zombies) at times. In particular on "Don't Look Back". She could sing the phone book and make it sound like it came from the gods. On this new album by She & Him, Deschanel writes all the songs except two (tracks 4 & 7). And the result is a much stronger consistent effort when compared with their first exceptional outing. M.Ward's production work is reminiscent of Brian Wilson in a number of instances on this album. Trying to categorize this album is hard. It mixes so many genres. The best I can do is say it's a mix of the best 50s/60s/70s pop, rock, country with a dash of indie smarts. If you liked their first album, you're gonna love this one!

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