Last Days At The Lodge [+digital booklet]
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Last Days At The Lodge [+digital booklet]

June 24, 2008

Song Title
Won't Let Me Go
Baby I Want You
What's Been Going On
Street Corner Preacher
It Started To Rain
Jails & Bombs
Ease Back
Better Days
Digital Booklet: Last Days At The Lodge

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: June 24, 2008
  • Release Date: June 24, 2008
  • Label: Blue Note Records
  • Copyright: (C) 2008 The Blue Note Label Group
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  • Total Length: 37:51
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  • ASIN: B001ANJKX4
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,978 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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23 of 26 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
I would give this a 5 star, except that I gave his first CD a 5 star, and this one doesn't quite measure up. In some ways, I agree with the first reviewer, Amos has grown up. Some of his vocals and overall sound are unbelievable. He is so unique and classic at the same time.

Strangely, I enjoyed EVERY song on the CD except his first single 'Listen'. It is an alright song. The real treasures here are; Street Corner Preacher; Ease Back; Won't Let Me Go. Those are my three favorites from the CD, though there are a few others I absolutely loved as well.

Here are the tracks and how I would rate them (1-5):

1 Listen - 2.5 stars - it's alright. kind of grown on me
2 Won't Let Me Go - 4.5 stars - I love his high vocals in this one
3 Baby I Want You - 4 stars - loved this one also, very soft
4 Truth - 4 stars - this is classic Amos
5 What's Been Going On - 3.5 stars
6 Street Corner Preacher - 5 stars - might be the best track on the album
7 It Started to Rain - 4.5 stars - a very soft gem
8 Jails and Bombs - 4.5 stars - his most meaningful song, lyrically
9 Kid - 4.5 stars - another wonderful song, deep lyrics
10 Ease Back - 5 stars - super mellow
11 Better Days - 3.5 stars

Lots of 4.5's and a few 5's! This is really a wonderful CD that I would recommend to anyone, whether you are an Amos Lee fan or have never heard him before. I am sure many will consider this his best CD, but I would definitely tell anyone looking at Amos for the first time to get his first CD. There were so many amazing songs on that album, I don't know if he will ever top it. This CD, Last Days at the Lodge, is a huge improvement over his sophmore album, though. Overall, 4.5 stars and highly recommended!
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amos has GROWN! By far his best. June 24, 2008
Format:Audio CD
I previewed the album and could tell immediately that it was a 5-star production. I've always like Amos, but this jumps from the "aural background" category to a full-sensory experience. Lyrically extraordinary and musically magnificent. I'm excited. (I rarely write reviews.)
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sweet & gentle music December 5, 2008
Format:Audio CD
After trying out Lee Alexander and Barrie Maguire on his first and second albums respectively, Amos Lee turns to yet another producer, Don Was, for his third. It lives up to all expectations: no screaming, no shouting, no sudden loud noises. And though the bass lines are rich and deep, there are definitely no floor-shaking beats. This is sweet & gentle music. Just the way this old man likes it.

I love the man's voice and it's so good, so spiritually nourishing, to hear a singer who actually SINGS and clearly puts his heart and soul into doing so. It's also good to listen to songs that speak about other things beside the usual, the predictable and the tired. I could be mistaken but I could swear I hear Bob Dylan influences.

All songs are Lee compositions and he also plays guitars. His core rhythm section is made up of Doyle Bramhall, Jr on guitar, Spooner Oldham on keyboards, Pino Palladino on bass and James Gadson on drums but also making appearances are Greg Liesz on pedal steel, Rami Jafee on keys, Jamie Muhoberac on additional keys, Justin Stanley on keys, bass, drums, percussion, Don Was on keys and Patrick Leonard on harmonium & b-3. String arrangements are by the legendary Larry Gold.

It doesn't quite reach the dizzy heights of sweetness and angst that his self-titled debut Amos Lee did but I definitely prefer this to its follow up, Supply and Demand. Four very solid stars.
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11 of 15 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Amos Lee's latest release..... October 31, 2008
Format:Audio CD
Well, I went to the Amos Lee Show last night with my wife, here in Philadelphia and felt compelled to write a review of Last Days at the Lodge.

There are many gems on this LP and for the most part, singer songwriter fans will be happy with the purchase. "Listen" starts the LP out, giving fans what they know and love about Amos: smart, caring lyrics, tight vocals and a nice rhythmic jam. "What's Been Going On", another track with much airplay, will have you hitting the repeat button on your ipod over and over as well!

However, I need to mention there seems to be a few filler songs here too. Amos seems to have tried the Maxwell falsetto-RB-thing with songs like "Baby I want You." And although I applaud him for mixing it up, it just doesn't play up to his strengths as a singer. As with many singer songwriters, the record executives seem to push them for more material `while they're hot', often before they're ready (this I feel is the case also with Ray Lamontagne latest LP). Sometimes, it take years for a really good song to brew and that is why, first time fans would be happier with the LP Supply and Demand. Long time fans and music lover looking for something a little different will still enjoy Last Days at the Lodge. Oh and also, It is an absolute must to see Amos Lee live!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars By far my favorite Amos Lee cd yet! LOVE it!! March 1, 2009
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I'm relatively new to Amos Lee's music and I like every song I've heard so far but this cd is by far my favorite. I use music as a backdrop while I work on my art as well as for motivation while exercising and this cd has great slow tunes for my calm working moods and a couple really fun faster-pace songs for when you want to move!

My favorite tracks are LISTEN, TRUTH, and STREET CORNER PREACHER.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Quality
I can't deny the talent of Amos Lee. This is my 3rd album but I might recommend it as your first if you are thinking about trying this cat out. Read more
Published 20 days ago by Craig E. Michaud
5.0 out of 5 stars Great ALbum
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Amos Lee! This is one of his best albums in my opinion. Very soulful voice. He is also great in concert!
Published 2 months ago by Angelofmrcy
5.0 out of 5 stars A whole new experience
Finally an artist who writes and sings. I have four of his albums and each is superb. I have also seen interviews of him and like his modest manner.
Published 3 months ago by Carolyn Macmonagle
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow! One amazing record!
From the first track, Listen, I was hooked! He is an excellent song writer. There is a sincerity and depth in his lyrics and the music that leaves you wanting more. Read more
Published 6 months ago by lgmalways
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!
I haven't found anything by Amos Lee that I didn't love. I'm always waiting for something new by him to come out.
Published 6 months ago by debe
5.0 out of 5 stars amos
what else is there to say. classic AMOS is the bomb! This is int he car and i listen to it all the time. it never get's old.
Published 6 months ago by niartseoj
5.0 out of 5 stars Love Amos Lee
I like the different tempos of the songs. I have most of Amos' albums and can't wait for his next one to come out. Hopefully, that will be soon.
Published 9 months ago by Tysgram
3.0 out of 5 stars Amos Lee
I should have listened to the whole CD before purchasing this one. Sometimes you love a few songs and getting the CD is worth it... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Two Twiggs
5.0 out of 5 stars Voice is like 'butta'!
I love this album!! Amos Lee's soulful, folky sound gives me LIVE!!! If you like one song you will do well by getting all of his albums because they all sound amazing and truely... Read more
Published 14 months ago by Janice M. Williams
4.0 out of 5 stars some upbeat some more relaxing
another artist i could just listen to all day because of his soothing voice. its another unique voice to listen to.
Published 16 months ago by Christine Sewell
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