World from the Side of the Moon [Delxue Edition]

World from the Side of the Moon [Delxue Edition]

by Phillip Phillips
     
 

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Winner of the 11th season of American Idol -- aka, the last season to feature Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez as judges -- Phillip Phillips doesn't strictly seem like a pop star, probably because he doesn't sing pop music. Phillips is in thrall to his idol Dave Matthews, patterning every little

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Winner of the 11th season of American Idol -- aka, the last season to feature Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez as judges -- Phillip Phillips doesn't strictly seem like a pop star, probably because he doesn't sing pop music. Phillips is in thrall to his idol Dave Matthews, patterning every little detail of his style after the jam band icon, borrowing the stuttering acoustic strums and elastic vocal phrasing, letting his folk-rock wander into jazz and smooth soul. So many elements of Phillips' 2012 post-Idol debut The World from the Side of the Moon are taken from early Dave Matthews Band albums it could easily be mistaken for a forgotten DMB record from 1997. Phillips favors both the loverman croon of Matthews ("Wanted Is Love," "A Fool's Dance") and DMB's raucous party tunes ("Get Up Get Down," written in the style of "Ants Marching") and, it has to be said, he nails his impression, getting each minor inflection precisely right. Consequently, The World from the Side of the Moon delivers upon Phillips' promise: it is a streamlined, smoothed-out Dave Matthews Band album, stripped of any of DMB's idiosyncratic quirks and instrumental virtuosity. [A Deluxe Edition included three bonus live tracks.]

Product Details

Release Date:
11/15/2013
Label:
Interscope Records
UPC:
0602537580835
catalogNumber:
001942402
Rank:
14418

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Tracks

  1. Man on the Moon
  2. Home
  3. Gone, Gone, Gone
  4. Hold On
  5. Tell Me a Story
  6. Get Up Get Down
  7. Where We Came From
  8. Drive Me
  9. Wanted Is Love
  10. Can't Go Wrong
  11. A Fool's Dance
  12. So Easy
  13. Gone, Gone, Gone
  14. Man on the Moon
  15. Where We Came From

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