Bright Eyes

LIFTED or The Story is in the Soil, Keep Your Ear to the Ground

CD (w/ MP3) LBJ-046-2 (8/13/2002) $11.00 add to cart
LP (w/ MP3) LBJ-046-1 (8/13/2002)
180g includes download card
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320 Kbps MP3 LBJ-046-3 (8/13/2002) $9.00 add to cart

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 Good Life).

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.

Individual Tracks

PreviewLengthMP3 $.99
1. The Big Picture preview » 8:42add to cart
2. Method Acting preview » 3:42add to cart
3. False Advertising preview » 5:52add to cart
4. You Will. You? Will. You? Will. You? Will. preview » 3:25add to cart
5. Lover I Don't Have to Love preview » 4:00add to cart
6. Bowl of Oranges preview » 4:48add to cart
7. Don't Know When But a Day Is Gonna Come preview » 6:31add to cart
8. Nothing Gets Crossed Out preview » 4:34add to cart
9. Make War preview » 6:16add to cart
10. Waste of Paint preview » 6:29add to cart
11. From a Balance Beam preview » 3:40add to cart
12. Laura Laurent preview » 4:56add to cart
13. Let's Not Shit Ourselves (to Love and to Be Loved) preview » 10:07add to cart

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