Beneath These Fireworks

October 14, 2003 | Format: MP3

$7.99
Song Title
Time
Popularity  
30
1
1:32
30
2
3:09
30
3
3:53
30
4
3:53
30
5
3:05
30
6
2:38
30
7
3:07
30
8
3:29
30
9
3:51
30
10
4:10
30
11
3:13
30
12
4:06

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought


Product Details

  • Original Release Date: October 14, 2003
  • Release Date: October 14, 2003
  • Label: Universal (UC)
  • Copyright: (C) 2003 Universal Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
  • Record Company Required Metadata: Music file metadata contains unique purchase identifier. Learn more.
  • Total Length: 40:06
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B000W1U7K0
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (95 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #32,412 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
5 star
82
4 star
6
3 star
4
2 star
0
1 star
3
See all 95 customer reviews
His lyrics are amazing and his voice is...perfect!!
Tanya L. Huey
It is one of the best CDs I have ever heard, and has yet to leave my CD player.
a big fan
If you know how to appreciate good music you will enjoy this album.
Amazon Customer

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

24 of 26 people found the following review helpful By A. Kulcsar on October 14, 2003
Format: Audio CD
Matt has been on the scene for a while, making records since 1993. *Beneath These Fireworks* is Matt's first major-label release, and it is excellent. There is not a weak song on this album.
*Beneath These Fireworks* gathers a few songs from his earlier independent releases and adds seven songs' worth of never-before-released material. The songs on this release are diverse and the sound is rich. I particularly like "Sad Songs" from his new material. Matt has a great voice and his talent is noticeable in every song on this release.
Those who enjoy music by Howie Day, John Mayer, Jason Mraz, Dave Matthews Band, and David Gray likely will enjoy Matt's music. If he plays a show near you, go see it. Not only is he an extremely talented singer-songwriter, but he is an extremely funny person. Go for good music, a good deal of laughing, and at least one good belly laugh. :-)
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By J. Blackman on October 15, 2003
Format: Audio CD
I stumbled upon a live show of his a little over a year ago and was completely captivated by his performance. He was one of the funniest people I've ever seen and you just instantly wanted to be friends with this guy. When I listened to the CD's I bought at the show, I really liked them but they didn't quite capture the power that he brings to the stage. You have to see him live to truly appreciate him, but once you do you'll quickly fall in love with the CD's. Each time I see him I come away with a new favorite song. With this new CD he re-records a lot of great old songs and adds some real gems to the pack. His new producer and great cast of guests (Emm Gryner and Glen Phillips) really add a great touch and I think he shines through better than he has before. It's still not as great as his live shows which will leave you laughing hysterically (watch for Prince cover of Starfish and Coffee!), but I really enjoy this new disc. I highly recommend anything by Matt, but this is a great one for those just learning who this incredible guy is.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Random Reviewer on January 19, 2006
Format: Audio CD
I have to say, Matt Nathanson is an amazing artist, almost magical. I find myself listening to this CD over and over again, humming the songs throughout the day. I first hear Matt on Yahoo's LaunchCast radio, where a user enters a few artists they enjoy, rates songs, and so on, and Yahoo makes music reccomendations for you. I have to say, Matt was definitely a good reccomendation. I love his voice insanley, and his lyrics are so sweet and heartfelt, and I find I can relate bits and pieces of each song to some emotion that I'm feeling at the time.Matt plays most of his songs on a 12-string guitar, something not very common among a lot of artists today. I find it impossible to choose favorites when speaking of this album, because I'm in love with so many parts of each of his songs. The tracks "Suspended", "I Saw", "Pretty The World", and "Curve Of The Earth" are stuck in my head the most, but that doesn't mean the remaining songs are lacking at all. I've heard many, many times that Matt is so much better live than from a studio, which frightens me (in a good way) because his studio album has kept me happy for so long. I'm desperate to see him live, now.Please, don't pass this album up. Matt has been recording his own albums since college and isn't very well known, and he certainly deserves to be, considering how much crap there is in the mainstream radio. I think the music world deserves a little bit more Matt Nathanson. :-)
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By "interphase_fish" on October 30, 2003
Format: Audio CD
I don't really think the sound clips do justice to this album, nor the album to the artist -- which is not to say the album's a dud by any means. On the contrary, it contains some of Matt's finest work, albeit with a heavy layer of studio production that sometimes detracts from the songs, especially if you've never heard the stripped-down acoustic versions before (particularly the case for I Saw and Lucky Boy).
Give a listen to Suspended, Sad Songs, and Little Victories, then dig up some of his live stuff, which is not hard to find (legally) on the internet. Matt's at his best when he's on stage.
About the inevitable John Mayer comparisons: yes, they're both Guys With Guitars. John Mayer does the smooth bluesy jazzy thing, Matt's more of an average-Joe type, sings what he feels, mostly good-natured with a healthy cynical streak. The fact that Matt was finally signed by a major label in the wake of John Mayer's success was probably no coincidence, but that doesn't mean that either of them aren't talented artists in their own right.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
20 of 26 people found the following review helpful By J. Jenkins on November 18, 2003
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
If you're tired of the "products" on today's music scene like Britney, Mariah, and Jessica and want something deeper and more substantial, then pick up Matt Nathanson's latest CD. He's quite possibly the most brilliant artist you don't know about and shouldn't miss! I bought this CD when I purchased Glen Phillip's LIVE AT LARGO just because I heard three sound clips and now I cannot get this CD oout of my car! Nathanson knows how to create a lovely and haunting pop melody and throws in some captivating lyrics. "The Curve of the Earth" is perhaps a masterpiece of modern music and it's a melody that will stay in your head long after you hear it! There are very few new artists that genuinely reach beyond the multimillion dollar packaging to truly connect with a listener, but Nathanson's one of those who can do it, and so you should click NOW and buy this amazing effort! And for that matter, just go ahead and buy three to five copies like I did because you'll want to share this CD with someone so that you're not the only one who knows about this guy!
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Customer Images

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Search

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?