Second Gleam (2008)
|Artist: Avett Brothers|
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4. The Greatest Sum (acoustic)
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6. St. Joseph's
7. Souls Like the Wheels
8. The Greatest Sum (electric)
Album Notes and Credits
Notes & Personnel Info
|In 2006, North Carolina alt-country act the Avett Brothers released an EP called THE GLEAM featuring a considerably more stripped-down feel than their earlier records had. Recorded simply and quickly by Seth and Scott Avett (without bassist Bob Crawford, the third member of the band's official lineup), THE GLEAM felt closer to vintage country duos like the Louvin Brothers than to the sometimes manic punk-infused spirit of albums like A CAROLINA JUBILEE. Two years later, THE SECOND GLEAM is another EP's worth of stark acoustic tunes, and is even packaged in a similarly plain sleeve. Featuring little more than the brothers' plaintive close harmonies, acoustic guitar, and banjo, ballads such as "Murder in the City" and "Tear Down the House" have the plainspoken grace of traditional country favorites. THE SECOND GLEAM is available as a digital download, a standard CD, and a vinyl LP.|
|Chimes Of Freedom:songs Of Bob Dylan|
|My Favorite Gifts:christmas Album|
|Release Date : 07/22/2008|
|Original Release Date : 2008|
|Catalog ID : RR2724|
|Label : Ramseur Records|
|Number of Discs : 1|
|Studio/Live : Studio|
|Mono/Stereo : Stereo|
|SPAR Code : n/a|
|UPC : 00775020871120|
- "[T]he Avett Brothers scale down to an acoustic duo....Scott and Seth Avett deliver a half dozen sparsely produced, but heartfelt tunes."
BioThe Avett Brothers
"It costs nothing to be honest, loyal and true."
If you put your ear to the street, you can hear the rumble of the world in motion; people going to and from work, to school, to the grocery store. You may even hear the whisper of their living rooms, their conversation, their complaints, and if you're lucky, their laughter. If you're almost anywhere in America, you'll hear something different, something special, something you recognize but haven't heard in a long time. It is the sound of a real celebration.
It is not New Year's, and it is not a political convention. It is neither a prime time game-show, nor a music video countdown, bloated with fame and sponsorship. What you are hearing is the love for a music. It is the unbridled outcry of support for a song that sings to the heart, that dances with the soul. The jubilation is in the theaters, the bars, the music clubs, the festivals. The love is for a band.
The songs are honest: just chords with real voices singing real melodies. But, the heart and the energy with which they are sung, is really why people are talking, and why so many sing along.
They are a reality in a world of entertainment built with smoke and mirrors, and when they play, the common man can break the mirrors and blow the smoke away, so that all that's left behind is the unwavering beauty of the songs. That's the commotion, that's the celebration, and wherever The Avett Brothers are tonight, that's what you'll find.