Following a pair of fairly ordinary contemporary singer/songwriter albums released on his own dime, Nashville-based singer/songwriter Dave Barnes signed with the small but respected indie Razor & Tie and released 2008's unexpected genre shift Me and You and the World. From the spirited opening track "Brothers & Sisters" onward, Barnes appears to have been listening to a nearly nonstop diet of '70s California rockers: echoes of Jackson Browne, Andrew Gold, Fleetwood Mac, the Eagles, and pretty much everyone who ever recorded for Asylum Records percolate through the glossy old-school pop of these 12 mellow tunes. Even the two songs re-recorded from Barnes' earlier D.I.Y. albums, the haunting piano ballad "On a Night Like This" and first single "Until You," share in this new Laurel Canyon mindset -- to good effect -- and the stylistic experiments also fit the time and place evoked. (For example, the gospel-infused "Carry Me Through" is strongly reminiscent of similar tunes by Paul Simon or James Taylor.) Tuneful, inventive, and unfailingly catchy, Me and You and the World is the sound of an artist reaching back to the past to find his voice.
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Performance CreditsDave Barnes Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Soloist
Jeff Coffin Saxophone
David Davidson Strings
Gabe Dixon Keyboards,Background Vocals
Barry Green Trombone
Jerry McPherson Guitar,Electric Guitar
Steve Patrick Trumpet
Dan Needham Drums
Akil Thompson Electric Guitar
LeAnne Palmore Background Vocals
Ed Cash Electric Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Background Vocals,Acoustic Bass
Shannon Sanders Background Vocals
Justin Rosolino Rhythm Guitar
Jason Eskridge Background Vocals
Matt Mangano Bass Guitar
Calvin Turner Bass Guitar
Ben Shive Keyboards
Matt Wertz Background Vocals
Brooke Fraser Background Vocals
Josh Robinson Drums
Technical CreditsEd Cash Producer,Engineer
Dave Barnes Producer
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Me and You and the World based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
This cd is wonderful. There is so much energy and love behind this album. Barnes did a great job. Some tracks to check out would be, "Since you Said I do", and "Carry me Through". "Since you said I do" is a sweet song with lyrics like, "If we ain't got it, I'll make it Don't worry bout your heart, I won't break it I'll do anything you ask me to Since you said "I do" "Carry me Through" is his gospel song on the album. It's absolutely beautiful. I would definitely say this album is worth buying. : )
Dave has outdone himself once again on his newest album, Me and You and the World. This is an awesome album that I would recommend to anyone, no matter their music taste. Dave covers it all in this CD: from everyday life to love to encouraging us to be the change this world needs. Me and You and the World is such a fun and upbeat album, you'll find yourself listening to it more than any other CD. I highly recommend buying this album, you won't regret it!
this is by far my favorite cd ever!!! i listen to every song on this album like every day!!!
I am so proud of Dave Barnes releasing an album as a signed artist. He continues to make himself known and loved by all. You will be more than excited to own this amazing album and share it with the world.
i have been a fan of dave for awhile so i have been eagerly anticipating this new album. he did not dissapoint at all. on this album he was able to come across as a down to earth guy who has concerns for this world along with those he loves. his lyrics are beautiful and the music ain't so bad either )
This is the CD that will provide the soundtrack for your summer. It's got the perfect mix of everything- upbeat, catchy pop songs like "Until You," feel-good toe-tappers like "Brothers & Sisters," and sweet love songs to woo that someone special like "On a Night Like This." It's definitely worth picking this CD up.
Dave Barnes’ new album, “Me, You, and the World”, is awesome. He has truly outdone himself by adding a lot of new flare to his music as well as taking some old songs like “On A Night Like This” and “Until You” and re-vamping them to sound even more awesome. The new album catches the essence of Dave Barnes’ music and acoustic rock sound. The lyrics to all of the songs are amazing and will touch your heart as you listen to them. I highly recommend this album to anyone- old and new DB fans!
If you want to hear someone who really has soul, and is incredibly musically talented/gifted, then you'll want to add this to your collection. Absouletly amazing cd!
Dave's new album is beyond awesome. I just love it. The variety of genres on this album never leaves you bored. Every song is great, absolutely no skippers!! Dave has a way with words that not many can match. His lyrics are beautiful. His voice is soothing and soulful. The whole thing is amazing.Buy it!!