- Released: January 24, 2011
- Label: Blue Note Records
Rolling Stone - p.743 stars out of 5
-- "[T]he standouts on his chart-topping fourth album -- cut with Joey Burns of Western-mystic indie rockers Calexico providing moody backup -- are the cameo tracks."
Entertainment Weekly - p.83
"[H]is soulful singing charms throughout." -- Grade: B-
Billboard (p.28) - "It's the new sounds that really give this gentle genius a genuine 'Bell' ringer of a fourth album."
Mojo (Publisher) - p.964 stars out of 5
-- "His lyrics sweat with detail and nervy experience....He's moved house from well-made folk-country to heartfelt soul..."
Paste (magazine) - "['Violin'] is unsurprisingly, the album's clear highlight: a swelling, sweeping slow-burner with wide-screen atmosphere, angelic harmonies and pedal steel aching over modest acoustic strums."
- 1.Camino, El
- 2.Windows Are Rolled Down
- 5.Stay with Me
- 6.Out of the Cold
- 8.Hello Again
- 9.Learned a Lot
- 10.Cup of Sorrow
- 11.Clear Blue Eyes
- 12.Behind Me Now / El Camino (Reprise)
Audio Mixer: Craig Schumacher.
Recording information: Capitol Studios, Hollywood, CA; Sound LIke Hale Recording Studios, Kahului, HI; WaveLab Studio, Tucson, AZ.
Illustrator: Jen Mussari.
Photographer: Harper Smith.
After cracking the Top 40 with Last Days at the Lodge, Amos Lee enlisted some of his most famous fans to appear on a follow-up effort. The resulting Mission Bell features appearances by the likes of Willie Nelson, Lucinda Williams, and Iron & Wine's Sam Beam, all of whom contribute to the album's blend of folk, acoustic soul, and jazz.