- Released: August 29, 2000
- Originally Released: 2000
- Label: Virgin Records Us
Rolling Stone - 10/12/00, p.943 stars out of 5
- "...[His] melodies penetrate slowly, but the finest of them linger....producer Joe Henry manages to find variety in [his] minimalist sound..."
Q - 1/01, p.1164 out of 5 stars
- "...This laidback, Joe Henry-produced debut album is certainly music to drive by, rather than slash wrists to....evoking the adjective 'breezy'."
CMJ - 9/18/00, p.31
"...Gorgeous....earthy, expressive vocals and meaningful songwriting."
Mojo (Publisher) - 3/01, p.100
"...Elegant, melodic country rock given just enough crunch..."
- 1.Wake Up
- 2.Love Her For That
- 3.Brink Of Love
- 4.So Easy
- 5.All I See
- 6.All We Said
- 7.Step Behind
- 8.Missing Children
- 9.Thanks A Lot
- 10.Days In The Park
Personnel includes: Teddy Thompson (vocals, acoustic guitar); Richard Thompson, Greg Leisz, Chris Bruce, Jon Brion, Randy Jacobs, Gregg Arreguin (guitar); Brian Swartz, Jacques Voyment (horns); Jamie Muhoberac (keyboards); Jennifer Condos (bass); Curt Bisquera (drums, percussion); Carla Azar (percussion); Sally Dworsky, Judith Owen, Rufus Wainwright, Emmylou Harris (background vocals).
Recorded at Sonora Recorders, Los Angeles, California.
Personnel: Teddy Thompson (vocals, acoustic guitar, harmonium); Greg Leisz (vocals, guitar, steel guitar); Randy Jacobs (vocals, guitar); Judith Owen, Sally Dworsky (vocals, background vocals); Chris Bruce, Gregg Arreguin, Jon Brion, Richard Thompson (guitar); Anatoly Rosinsky, Eric Gorfain, Andrew Picken, Richard Rintoul, Michele Nardone, Jane Scarpantoni, Richard Dodd, Sid Page, Bruce Dukov, Robert Peterson (strings); Jacques Voymant, Brian Swartz (horns); Jamie Muhoberac (keyboards); Curt Bisquera (drums, percussion); Carla Azar (percussion); Emmylou Harris, Rufus Wainwright (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Christine Sirois; Mike Zainer; Rick "Soldier" Will.
Recording information: Sonora Recorders, Los Angeles, CA (02/2000); The Village Recorder, Los Angeles, CA (02/2000); Village Recorder, Los Angeles, CA (02/2000).
Photographer: Justin Stevens.
When your parents are Richard and Linda Thompson, the pressure to release a classic debut album is unreasonably high. Although this set of engaging folk-pop tunes does not reach classic status, it demonstrates an undeniable ear for melody and strong arrangements, and displays Thompson's appealingly earnest vocals. Joe Henry proves a sympathetic producer, creating space and depth for Thompson's spare rocking.