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Second Gleam EP


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  • Audio CD (July 22 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: EP
  • Label: Sony Music Canada
  • ASIN: B001AZI20Y
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #21,843 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Product Description

2008 release, the second in the American Folk rockers' series of Gleam EPs - entitled (appropriately enough) The Second Gleam. There are echoes of influence from the Band, the Burritos, the Everlys, early Beatles and beyond, but the music of this North Carolina family band refuses to be pigeonholed.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Tommy Dooley TOP 50 REVIEWER on May 15 2011
Format: Audio CD
This is a follow on to Gleam and is essentially more of the same. Simple but beautiful in its execution and delivery, this is just Scott and Seth Avett performing everything. It is laid back but crystal clear with beautiful harmonies throughout. Whilst it is only six songs they are all superior to most of their contemporaries and I only give 4 stars using some of their other work as yard sticks such as 'Emotionalism' and 'I and love and you'.

As a new convert I am probably over eager in my praise of this great band, but feel if you are new to them to go for one of the other two albums first as they are more varied in their music and definitely show off more of the sides to this incredibly versatile and talented band.
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By Col on July 21 2014
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Great album. Great artists. Cd came in time given.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
+1/2 - Low-key, stripped-down acoustic country-folk Aug. 21 2008
By hyperbolium - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
As the Avett Brothers pack their bags for the big time of American Recordings and Rick Rubin, they've left this six-song EP as a capstone to their five years on the indie Ramseur label. Unlike the fuller, rock-inflected country-folk productions of last year's "Emotionalism," their latest is pared back to just the brothers, their guitars and a banjo. Bassist Bob Crawford is absent, the vocals are mostly solo and the lyrics are pushed up front, with instruments providing a setting rather than active elements of the songs. The result is more like a songwriter's circle than a studio recording, leaning more heavily on the tunes than the performances. The six songs (clocking in at just under 21 minutes) are thoughtful, direct and personal, covering themes of growing up and letting go, romantic desire, brotherly considerations of family, and some philosophical wonderings. The brothers finger-picking is particularly fetching on "Bella Donna," a song of innocent teenage longing that winningly brings to mind Alex Chilton's "Thirteen." The Avett's capture a frankness, in their writing, singing, playing and production that's startling in its quiet power. 4-1/2 stars, if allowed fractional ratings. [©2008 hyperbolium dot com]
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
The Gleam P2 Aug. 11 2008
By S. Finefrock - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
As a rule I avoid sequels. I can name only a handful of movies, books or albums that have succeeded artistically as a "sequel". While THE GLEAM PTII, does not rate as high in my opinion as the original, it's still a pretty strong piece of work. The concepts of both albums are the same, Scott and Seth Avett, minus bassist Bob Crawford facing off solo with spare, acoustic ballads. The original GLEAM gets the nod mostly due to IF IT'S THE BEACHES; perhaps the Avett's shining moment on record. Still, PART II does deliver some first class material, especially the opener TEAR DOWN THE HOUSE.

The quiet tunes featured on both GLEAM sets are a far cry from the raucous intensity of the Avett's live shows, but these guys are such great songwriters that it's still some essential listening. It will be interesting to see where they go on their next album that will be produced by fellow bearded Svengali, Rick Rubin. In the meantime it will be fine with me to enjoy these amazing, honest, heartfelt performances.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
so good March 17 2011
By soundofthinking - Published on Amazon.com
The Avett Brothers take it down a notch with this one, with a more acoustic sound. Excellent listen though, my personal favorite. Headlining Suwannee Springfest this year, along with many other fantastic artists.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Another jem from the brother Avett June 10 2010
By K. Markley - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I am a big fan, and this is more along the lines of the first Gleam album, than Emotionalism. The Greatest Sum is probably my favorite song, but lyrically they all are superb. if you are a fan of these guys, this is another must have. if you ever get the chance to see them live, do not pass it up.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Very Solid Album Aug. 18 2009
By Joseph L. Hall - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
The Avett Brothers are a great band, and this is a solid album. Probably not their very best, but definitely a good purchase. Murder in the City is a worth the cost of the album.


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