Weights & Wings

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Throughout the history of popular music, musicians have tried for commercial success by taking aim at the hearts of teenage girls. In essence, they have written and sung songs containing messages those girls wish they were receiving from the teenage boys surrounding them in high school, so the songs always have "I-you" lyrics, with the word "love" often in between. Matt Wertz is thus part of a long and noble pop tradition as he croons in his high tenor about how "Everything Will Be Alright," it "Feels So Right," it's "Gonna Be Good," and "Somebody's Gonna Love You." "I never said 'I love you' to any girl before," he confides in "Easier Tonight," elsewhere declaring ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Throughout the history of popular music, musicians have tried for commercial success by taking aim at the hearts of teenage girls. In essence, they have written and sung songs containing messages those girls wish they were receiving from the teenage boys surrounding them in high school, so the songs always have "I-you" lyrics, with the word "love" often in between. Matt Wertz is thus part of a long and noble pop tradition as he croons in his high tenor about how "Everything Will Be Alright," it "Feels So Right," it's "Gonna Be Good," and "Somebody's Gonna Love You." "I never said 'I love you' to any girl before," he confides in "Easier Tonight," elsewhere declaring that this is happening "For the First Time," that he needs "Someone Like You," that he's "Running Back to You," and that "Nobody's You." Wertz often sounds like he formed his musical sensibility listening to early Eagles albums, and there are sometimes specific references to teen idols of the past. "Nobody's You," for example, is at times so similar to Rick Springfield's "Jessie's Girl" that you can almost sing that song to its tune. It's all sweet and earnest and sensitive, just like teenage girls think they want teenage boys to be, though they usually aren't. That's why pop singers like Matt Wertz are needed, and with any luck he'll have his moment of vicariously answering the needs of the audience he seeks and selling some downloads by doing so.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/15/2011
  • Label: Nettwerk Records
  • UPC: 067003092029
  • Catalog Number: 30920

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Matt Wertz Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Background Vocals
John Catchings Cello
Mark Hagen Overdubs
Viktor Krauss Bass
Blair Masters Keyboards
Daniel Tashian Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Ukulele
Jason Lehning Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Piano, Electric Guitar, Keyboards, Mellotron, Loops, Wurlitzer
Dan Needham Percussion, Drums
Bryan Sutton Acoustic Guitar
Allen Parker Overdubs
John Deaderick Organ, Piano, Strings, Hammond Organ, Mellotron, Wurlitzer
Jill Phillips Background Vocals
Justin Cary Bass
Lex Price Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin, Guitar (Tenor)
Jonathan Trebing Electric Guitar, Slide Guitar
Ian Fitchuk Percussion, Drums, Tambourine
James Goforth Harmonica
Matt Campbell Bass
Dave Barnes Background Vocals
Brett Taylor Vocals, Background Vocals, Hand Clapping
Charlie Berry Vocals, Background Vocals, Hand Clapping
Rob Blackledge Background Vocals
Brian Barefoot Drums
Wes Willett Bass
Ben Rector Background Vocals
Nathan Dugger Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Mockingbird Sun Vocals, Background Vocals, Hand Clapping
Matt "Truck" Roley Vocals, Background Vocals, Hand Clapping
Brandon Hood Guitar, Mandolin, Percussion
Tucker Perry Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Greg Calbi Mastering
Greg Goodman Engineer
Mark Hagen Pro-Tools
Jason Lehning Programming, Producer, Engineer, Whistle
Jordan Lehning Engineer
Dave Barnes Composer
Matt Wertz Composer
Whitney Duncan Composer
Kate York Whistle
Trey Keller Pro-Tools
Chad Cates Composer
Ben Rector Composer
Brandon Hood Producer
Steven Moakler Composer
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