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Barenaked Ladies Are Me (Enh) - 43247

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Barenaked Ladies Are Me, their most melodic and accessible album since Stunt, is also the band's most cohesive and holistic set of songs. More than ever, they wrote together, jammed together and lived together, raising each other's standards and blurring the lines of who wrote what.

Although some of the material had been kicking around, in various forms, for a while, Steven Page and Ed Robertson met up at Page's house in the spring of 2005 to begin writing songs specifically for the new album. While admittedly, they didn't write many songs in this initial session, the two did manage to come away with three of their personal favorites from Barenaked Ladies Are Me: "Home," "Rule the World With Love" and "Wind It Up".

After a summer life break, the two reunited in the fall, this time at Robertson's cottage, for another concentrated writing session.

Secluded in what he calls a "little cabin" deep in the forests of Northern Ontario, Kevin Hearn was indeed enjoying a rather prolific period. Beside the songs he brings to Barenaked Ladies Are Me, Hearn completed a whole other solo work to be released separately.

By the time the band reconvened at a Toronto rehearsal hall in the fall of 2005, they had around 35 songs to learn, arrange and rehearse, which they eventually pared down to only 29.

In showing their new songs to the group, Page and Robertson abandoned their previous method of making elaborate multi-track demos, a process which Page admits was sometimes a little limiting to the other guys.

As a result, Barenaked Ladies Are Me more accurately represents a group dynamic where everyone workshopped each other's ideas into full Barenaked Ladies songs.

Having come full circle from the days of their homemade indie cassette, the little indie band that could have returned to self-rule with Desperation Records...albeit on a grander scale.

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Manufacturer Desperation Records
Mfg Part# 43247
SKU 203941769
UPC 093624324720
UPC 14 00093624324720
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