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All Music Guide - James Wilkinson
On this fifth solo studio album, Virginia-born singer/songwriter Jason Mraz is joined by the established, L.A.-formed, folk-rock act Raining Jane. The quartet co-wrote the track "A Beautiful Mess," which appeared on his 2008 platinum-selling album We Sing, We Dance, We Steal Things. Yes! was recorded in summer 2013 and features the lead single "Love Someone."
All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
The exclamation point that punctuates its title suggests Jason Mraz may be a little enthusiastic on Yes! but that's a feint, hiding how this 2014 record is the next logical step on the singer/songwriter's ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Wilkinson
On this fifth solo studio album, Virginia-born singer/songwriter Jason Mraz is joined by the established, L.A.-formed, folk-rock act Raining Jane. The quartet co-wrote the track "A Beautiful Mess," which appeared on his 2008 platinum-selling album We Sing, We Dance, We Steal Things. Yes! was recorded in summer 2013 and features the lead single "Love Someone."
All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
The exclamation point that punctuates its title suggests Jason Mraz may be a little enthusiastic on Yes! but that's a feint, hiding how this 2014 record is the next logical step on the singer/songwriter's road of seduction. Gone is the celebrated wordplay, a self-conscious maturation that was perhaps inevitable, but also absent are the smooth soul flourishes of 2012's Love Is a Four Letter Word. Those slow grooves underscored how Mraz embraced his role as a middlebrow make-out king in the wake of the success of "I'm Yours," but Yes! feels like a truer follow-up to that 2009 hit than the 2012 LP because it emphasizes Jason Mraz the sensitive singer/songwriter with an acoustic guitar slung across his shoulders. He flirts with rhythms floating up from the Caribbean, he covers Boyz II Men's "It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday," he cops a bit of the Lumineers' big-beat folk stomp, and he strums a ukulele -- but these are all mild, complementary accents to a sun-kissed collection of romantic songs. Mraz doesn't avoid amorous clich├ęs so much as he shamelessly embraces each and every one, addressing songs to a lover who is also his best friend and a "beautiful thing," celebrating long drives and quiet times with the one he loves. Such subjects are a clear indication that Yes! is not a record fueled by the heady rush of love at first sight; it's an album designed to soundtrack a long getaway weekend for a couple already in love.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/15/2014
  • Label: Atlantic
  • UPC: 075678672538
  • Catalog Number: 543718
  • Sales rank: 733

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Rise (1:29)
  2. 2 Love Someone (4:16)
  3. 3 Hello, You Beautiful Thing (3:34)
  4. 4 Long Drive (3:50)
  5. 5 Everywhere (3:24)
  6. 6 Best Friend (3:19)
  7. 7 Quiet (4:18)
  8. 8 Out of My Hands (3:26)
  9. 9 It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday (2:58)
  10. 10 3 Things (2:54)
  11. 11 You Can Rely on Me (3:43)
  12. 12 Back to the Earth (3:46)
  13. 13 A World with You (4:39)
  14. 14 Shine (6:04)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jason Mraz Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Piano, Electric Guitar, Vocals, fender rhodes, Synthesizer Bass
John O'Reilly Drums
Stewart Myers Bass
Mike Mogis Banjo, Dobro, Pedal Steel Guitar, Electric Guitar, Mellotron, E-bow, Synthesizer Bass
Nate Walcott Organ, Piano, Wurlitzer
Chris Joyner Organ, Piano, Tanpura, Drones
Becky Gebhardt Bass, Sitar, Upright Bass
Mona Tavakoli Percussion, Drums, Vocals
Chaskh Potter Mandolin, Electric Guitar, Ukulele, Vocals
Ben Brodin Organ, Percussion, Piano, Drums
Brian Jones Drums
Andy Powers Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Dobro, Mandolin, Pedal Steel Guitar, Electric Guitar
Mai Bloomfield Cello, Glockenspiel, Marimbas, Vocals, Hi String, Papoose
Amber Elliot Hand Clapping
Ms. Tina Hand Clapping
Maryann Galewood Hand Clapping
Technical Credits
Chris Gehringer Mastering
David Kalish Engineer
Freddie Perren Composer
Stewart Myers Composer, Producer, Engineer, Additional Production
Mike Mogis Producer, Engineer
Jason Mraz Composer, Producer, Engineer
Chris Keup Composer, Producer, Engineer, Additional Production
Justin Hergett Engineer
Becky Gebhardt Composer
Mona Tavakoli Composer
Chaskh Potter Composer
Colin Killalea Vocal Arrangements, Inspiration
Mai Bloomfield Composer
Dan Omelio Composer
Ammar Malik Composer
Michael Natter Composer
Christine Yarian Perren Composer
Regan Sprenkle Vocal Arrangements
Nancy Natter Composer
Jen Rosenstein Band Photo
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