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Format: CD
Sku: 217059412
UPC: 886977731228
UPC 14: 00886977731228
Release Date: 10/5/2010
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Heartbreak Warfare ~ John Mayer (Adult Alternative)
2. All We Ever Do is Say Goodbye ~ John Mayer (Adult Alternative)
3. Half of My Heart - (featuring Taylor Swift) ~ John Mayer (Adult Alternative)
4. Who Says ~ John Mayer (Adult Alternative)
5. Perfectly Lonely ~ John Mayer (Adult Alternative)
6. Assassin ~ John Mayer (Adult Alternative)
7. Crossroads ~ John Mayer (Adult Alternative)
8. War of My Life ~ John Mayer (Adult Alternative)
9. Edge of Desire ~ John Mayer (Adult Alternative)
10. Do You Know Me ~ John Mayer (Adult Alternative)
11. Friends, Lovers or Nothing ~ John Mayer (Adult Alternative)

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Recording information: Avatar Studios, New York, NY (05/12/2010); Battle Studios, Calabasas, CA (05/12/2010); Capitol Studios, Hollywood, CA (05/12/2010); Steiner Studios, Brooklyn, NY (05/12/2010); The Village Studios, West Los Angeles, CA (05/12/2010); Tokyo, Japan (05/12/2010); Avatar Studios, New York, NY (12/10/2009); Battle Studios, Calabasas, CA (12/10/2009); Capitol Studios, Hollywood, CA (12/10/2009); Steiner Studios, Brooklyn, NY (12/10/2009); The Village Studios, West Los Angeles, CA (12/10/2009); Tokyo, Japan (12/10/2009).
Muze PNote Photographers: Albert Watson ; Gari Askew.
Muze PNote It's no secret that John Mayer is a 21st Century Fox, wining and dining women all through tabloid headlines, so it's about time he delivered an album that traded upon his loverman persona -- and Battle Studies is that record in spades. Retaining more than a modicum of the slick, soul-blues undertones of Continuum, Mayer fashions a modern groove album, a record that maintains a smooth seductive vibe so thoroughly it spills into a one-man band cover of "Crossroads." Mayer remains somewhat of a disciple of Slowhand, but he shows an unusual interest in the big AOR stylings of Journeyman, along with Stevie Ray Vaughan's In Step, creating a coolly clean blend of synths and Strats, one that's as much about texture as it is about song.something perfectly appropriate for a make-out album like this. Sometimes, Mayer dips too heavily toward the texture, but he can't resist a good, tight melody and builds the bulk of Battle Studies upon them: the elegant "Half of My Heart," the softly soulful "Perfectly Lonely." Here, Mayer is effortlessly seductive and somewhat irresistible, and it's easy to see why the ladies love cool John. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Producer: Steve Jordan; John Mayer

Engineer: Chad Franscoviak

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Taylor Swift

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Associated Artists and Works

Harriott, Joe
On, Pickin'

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 10/05/2010
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2009
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 53087
Music Label Name Label : Columbia (USA)
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 2
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00886977731228

Professional Reviews

Rolling Stone (p.116)
- 3 stars out of 5 -- "BATTLE STUDIES is a real study in craftsmanship and understated guitar ninja-dom, and musos will thrill to Mayer's deconstruction of Robert Johnson's 'Crossroads.'"

Entertainment Weekly (p.84)
- "[A]n expertly calibrated study in soft-pedal confessionals, searching lyricism, and mildly groovy guitar licks."

Billboard (p.32)
- "[H]e marches into fresh stylistic terrain by sampling an anthemic U2 ambience on 'Heartbreak Warfare'..."

Q (Magazine)
- 3 stars out of 5 -- "'Heartbreak Warfare' and 'War Of My Life' chug pleasantly along in their Police-lite way..."

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Mayer,John
Product attributeLabel:   Cbs/epic/wtg Records
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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