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We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things. comes six years after Jason Mraz saw his major label debut, Waiting for My Rocket to Come explode off the success of such hits as “Remedy (I Won’t Worry),” “You & I Both” and “Curbside Prophet.” Shortly thereafter, he returned with his Grammy-nominated, critically acclaimed Mr. A-Z, which continued his chart ... Read more in Amazon's Jason Mraz Store

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  • Audio CD (January 1, 2001)
  • Original Release Date: 2001
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: none
  • ASIN: B000225PZG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (71 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #29,767 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Jason Mraz left his Virginia hometown right after high school and struck out for New York City to find his fame and fortune. Honing his skills by busking on the streets in the Big Apple, Jason decided that perhaps this line of work could be performed in a nicer climate. Next stop: San Diego, and soon Jason moved from the outdoor beachside stages to inside a local hot spot called Java Joe's. It was there he met percussionist/vocalist Toca Rivera and the two made a name for themselves all along the California coast. With the help and encouragement of manager Bill Silva and producer Jerry Lindahl, Jason recorded this CD in front of a live audience at Java Joe's. This led to his recording contract with Elektra/Atlantic and the subsequent releases Waiting For My Rocket To Come (2003), Mr. A-Z (2006) and We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things (2008).

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Jason has an amazing vocal range.
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I swear I fall in love with a different song on the CD every time I listen - I can never pick a favorite.
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This is a must-have album for Jason Mraz fans.
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34 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Exploding Gopher on December 27, 2004
Format: Audio CD
It's really hard to find a good album from a young artist these days. If you don't know what you're looking for, you can find a lot of popular crap. You never have to worry about that with Mraz.

Live at Java Joe's is a real treasure. Mraz is a brilliant songwriter and you can really relate to him on this album. He's not (yet) my favorite artist of all time, but he's certainly the best live performer out there. No, his sets don't sound like his studio recordings-they're worlds better. On Java Joe's, you get that flavor without audience interference. I don't know how he got such a perfect recording, but he did.

Mraz's talent shines through on old favorites like "You and I Both." The live version is energized and free, unlike the studio recording. "Sleep All Day" with the "At Last" intro is absolutely brilliant. By far, my favorite track on this album is "0% Interest," but that's just because I have a personal bias toward that song. His guitar playing is brilliant as always, and his talent and love for vocal jazz music also graces this CD.

It doesn't matter if you're an old Mraz fan or if you only know him by his radio hits; you've got to own this album.

Best lyric: "There's something in the way you laugh that makes me feel like a child." (After an Afternoon)
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Sabrina Aziz on June 11, 2005
Format: Audio CD
...but i'll settle for giving it a 5 seeing that's as high as they'll let me..

This is the best, the very best, album that you could ever hope for. Jason Mraz fans are not complete without this album. It could so easily convert a John Mayer fan into one of me, Jason's. That has a nice ring to it. I definitely do not mind being a Mrs. Mraz. In fact, i dream of it every night before his voice lulls me to sleep.. Don't get me wrong, please. He is NOT dull and is not prone to getting yawns in turn of the songs he belt out. He could really wake you right up. It depends on the songs, and this album has a song for every occassion, every mood.

Here's the thing about Jason's vocals: it is so smooth, oh-so-like butter, it melts into you, and it stays. His vocal range is astoundingly large and it will take u to the highest place in heaven and swoop you down gently in a matter of seconds.

His live performances are not even flawed with any mistakes be it in his vocals or the music; it's energetic, it's cheeky, it's witty, it's beautiful, it's perfect. His words are not always so serious; he's a really funny joker that can get you giggling into the night and out, and that really shows in this album, yet in between the lines there's a depth that you could delve into.

Everything is so precise, natural, breath-taking. The best part is that it does not sound manufactured at all. It makes you feel like he is in the flesh, next to you, with a guitar in hand; you are the only one he is singing to and the only one he's ever sung to.

You all know that most singers sound amazing on their studio productions.. What defines them as a real singer, a true performer, is their ability to rock it out live, too.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By A. Landless on July 19, 2005
Format: Audio CD
I am going to say straight out that I am a true Mraz junkie, so I just didn't feel my library of his gems was complete without this particular recording. Wow, I was so right about that. Java Joes is where it all started out for Jason Mraz. Recorded in 2001 at Java Joes, a coffeehouse in California, this live acoustic CD features Jason on guitar and Toca Rivera on percussion. I love the intimacy of this recording. The banter that goes on between songs makes me feel like I am right there and that he is singing to me. I especially enjoy this version of "Sleep All Day" (my favorite song) where he starts off by singing the classic "At Last" and then smoothly moves on into "Sleep All Day."

If you are a Mraz fan, I consider this an imperative part of your collection. For those of you just delving into Mraz, get Waiting For My Rocket to Come and Tonight Not Again-Live at Eagles Ballroom first. These two discs, but especially the Eagles Ballroom one, will give you a good idea of just how amazingly talented and versatile this guy is. I bet you will soon be ordering Java Joes after that!
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on August 25, 2004
Format: Audio CD
I ordered this from jason's website after wearing out my copy of "waiting for my rocket" and needing a jason fix before the new live cd/dvd came out. as with "waiting for my rocket", i cannot get enough of the tracks on this cd. i commute from orange county to san diego, and i listen to this cd each way both times, with a few listens in between on my computer at work.

jason could sing the san diego county phone book and i'd buy the cd (and play it over and over...) after hearing "waiting for my rocket...", this cd seems raw, but in a good way. jason's vocal range and strength really hit deep; he sings with great emotion (but not in a sappy way). at the same time, you can tell he is a riot to hang with.

whereas several songs on "waiting for my rocket..." have more of a hip-hop feel, "live at java joe's" is acoustic, with more primitive african beats (akin to those in paul simon's "you can call me 'al'"), and also has a touch of something that vaguely reminds me of david gray.

like They Might Be Giants, jason has a way of crafting songs that imprint "audio tattoos" on my brain and stay with me even in my sleeping hours. lots of people write about his wonderful songwriting, and i agree. however, i'm surprisingly drawn to a lot of the songs where he is just vocalizing but not singing anything in particular. normally, that stuff annoys me, but he does it so well.

buy this cd now!
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