Bright Eyes Lifted Or The Story Is In The Soil, Keep Your Ear To The Ground 180g 2LP
Bright Eyes - Lifted or The Story is in the Soil, Keep Your Ear to the Ground
- Reissued on high quality180 gram virgin vinyl!
Inherent in youth is a kinetic energy, vitality and passion that has the
potential to move masses. Every new generation picks a voice that will offer
them something to identify with -- something to prove to them that the crazy
things they’re feeling and the anger that they’re having and the disillusionment
that’s plaguing them is normal. Bright Eyes’ Conor Oberst is that voice.
Born 1980 in Omaha and recording since he was 13, Conor Oberst owns a voice that
quakes with the tumultuous energy that only youth can produce. Oberst's
incredible ability to tell stories with his songs and paint intricate pictures
with his words is reminiscent, without being derivative, of mid-period Dylan.
And his gift for composing and delivering those songs is pure poetry. As the
mastermind behind the acclaimed Bright Eyes collective, Oberst’s genius is found
in a pretense-free, orchestral approach to songwriting. His most recent, most
musically vigorous and rockin’ project, Desaparecidos, toured the nation and
released Read Music/Speak Spanish to enormous amounts of critical acclaim.
Lifted or The Story is in the Soil, Keep Your Ear to the Ground is the latest,
most significant release from Oberst and the notable cast of Bright Eyes
players. Oberst’s mainstay production team of Mike Mogis and Andy Lemaster (Now
It’s Overhead) lend performances on the record along with other noteworthy Omaha
musicians including Todd and Clark Baechle (The Faint), Orenda Fink and Maria
Taylor (Azure Ray), Matt Maginn and Clint Schnase (Cursive), and Jiha Lee (The
The Bright Eyes tour in spring of 2002 saw Oberst take the stage in a powder
blue suit, surrounded by six beautiful female musicians, his sense of bona fide
showmanship entrancing his audience. At his two sold-out Bowery Ballroom
performances in New York City, you could have heard a pin drop between songs as
hundreds of fans and new converts fell under his delicate spell -- proof of
Oberst’s virtuosity as the consummate performer.
1. The Big Picture
2. Method Acting
3. False Advertising
4. You Will. You? Will. You? Will. You? Will.
5. Lover I Don't Have to Love
6. Bowl Of Oranges
7. Don't Know When But A Day Is Gonna Come
8. Nothing Get's Crossed Out
9. Make War
10. Waste of Paint
11. From A Balance Beam
12. Laura Laurent
13. Let's Not Shit Ourselves (To Love and To Be Loved)