Wood

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All Music Guide - Aaron Schatz
After Moxy Fruvous built a Canadian audience with the novelty songs of their debut Bargainville, the fairly subdued and serious Wood came as a bit of a shock. The cover art, featuring a whimsical cartoon that has been replaced with a black-and-white photo of the band standing in the forest, illustrates the transition from quirky humor to earnest songs with a more rural sensibility. But while Wood may not be the best introduction to the "Fruvous sound," it is probably the most enjoyable album for the average music fan. While Wood does feature the four-part harmonies that made their debut so contagious, the songs are deeply influenced by Canadian singer-songwriters such as ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Aaron Schatz
After Moxy Fruvous built a Canadian audience with the novelty songs of their debut Bargainville, the fairly subdued and serious Wood came as a bit of a shock. The cover art, featuring a whimsical cartoon that has been replaced with a black-and-white photo of the band standing in the forest, illustrates the transition from quirky humor to earnest songs with a more rural sensibility. But while Wood may not be the best introduction to the "Fruvous sound," it is probably the most enjoyable album for the average music fan. While Wood does feature the four-part harmonies that made their debut so contagious, the songs are deeply influenced by Canadian singer-songwriters such as Joni Mitchell, Gordon Lightfoot, and particularly The Band. The latter's influence is particularly present in Wood's eclectic instrumentation, including fiddle, piano, accordion, and banjo. Highlights include the breakup tale "Horseshoes," the nostalgic "On Her Doorstep," and the French love song "Nuits de Reve."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/30/2009
  • Label: Bottom Line / Koch
  • UPC: 634404730821
  • Catalog Number: 47308

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Down from Above (4:34)
  2. 2 Horseshoes (3:57)
  3. 3 Fly (4:56)
  4. 4 The Present Tense Tureen (3:39)
  5. 5 Poor Mary Lane (3:26)
  6. 6 On Her Doorstep (3:21)
  7. 7 Misplaced (4:35)
  8. 8 It's Too Cold (3:25)
  9. 9 Bed and Breakfast (4:11)
  10. 10 Nuits de Rêve (6:04)
  11. 11 Sad Today (9:04)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Moxy Früvous Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Mike Ford Acoustic Guitar, Harmonica, Piano, Vocals
Murray Foster Bass, Electric Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
Jian Ghomeshi Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Percussion, Drums, Tambourine, Vocals, Melodion, Shaker, Wind Chimes, Lead, Meloion, Group Member
David Krakauer Clarinet
Danny Levin Violin
David Matheson Organ, Banjo, Guitar, Harmonica, Piano, Electric Guitar, Vocals, Mellotron
Lorin Sklamberg Vocals
Dave Matheson Organ, Banjo, Guitar, Harmonica, Piano, Electric Guitar, Vocals, Mellotron, Lead, Group Member
Technical Credits
Michael Koppelman Producer, Engineer
Stephen Marcussen Mastering
Moxy Früvous Producer
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