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See You On The Moon

Tift MerrittAudio CD
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“I’ve always had a taste for traveling alone,” Tift Merritt sings in the title track of her fifth album. This time around, she got to prove it, “calling the shots myself and letting myself go wherever I needed to go” at a point in time when she was a free agent without label or manager. But the song does also conclude that “Everybody here is traveling ... Read more in Amazon's Tift Merritt Store

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  • Audio CD (June 1, 2010)
  • Original Release Date: 2010
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Fantasy
  • ASIN: B003FBNJ5O
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #47,865 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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2010 album from the singer/songwriter. See You On The Moon was produced, recorded and mixed by Tucker Martine, the Grammy nominated record producer, musician and composer who has worked with Mudhoney, Bill Frisell, The Decemberists, Sufjan Stevens, Laura Veirs and Spoon, among others. See You On The Moon was recorded to 2-inch analog tape in North Carolina with Tift's longtime band at Overdub Lane Studio. The recording party then headed west to finish up in Seattle at Avast Recording Company.

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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Why Isn't She A First-Magnitude Star Yet?! June 5, 2010
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How is it that, after four brilliant studio albums and one live one recorded in England in late 2008 (BUCKINGHAM SOLO), Tift Merritt is still not a star of the first magnitude?

While pop radio is still obsessed with overproduced divas, and country radio is over-infatuated with the bland, inoffensive hits of Carrie Underwood and Taylor Swift, Tift has quietly made a name for herself during the last eight years as a singer/songwriter of intelligence and heart that was a mandatory thing back in the 1970s. That trend continues with SEE YOU ON THE MOON, a gorgeous bit of rootsy, often folk-influenced, country and rock recorded with producer Tucker Martine in Tift's home state of North Carolina with longtime backing musician friends Zeke Hutchins and Jay Brown, along with pedal steel master Greg Leisz (now one of the most wanted session guys of the last twenty years). Save for "Live Till You Die" (written by Emmit Rhodes of the 1960s pop group Merry-Go-Round) and "Danny's Song" (an acoustic folk/country take on the Kenny Loggins composition that was a Top 10 country/pop hit for Anne Murray in the spring of 1973), the songs on this album are all from Tift's pen, all of them rendered in her own quiet, breezy, but highly incisive fashion. And as usual, Tift's musical eclecticism covers social commentary ("After Today"), R&B ("Mixtape"; "Papercut"), modern folk ("The Things That Everybody Does"; the title cut) and Linda Ronstadt/Emmylou Harris-influenced country-rock ("Six More Days Of Rain"; "All The Reasons We Don't Have To Fight").

With all this, on top of this album's predecessors, Tift should be up there on that exalted plain occupied by her spiritual mentors Linda and Emmylou, or at least alongside Sheryl Crow (to whom she has also been compared in the past).
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22 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My introduction to the artist June 1, 2010
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I had only vaguely heard of Tift Merritt in the past, and I picked this album up on a whim. I knew that it was a good choice from the first song. I skipped ahead to the title track, because I like songs about the moon (it's weird, I know, but it got me to pick up the album in the first place). "See You on the Moon" is so haunting, and lyrically beautiful, that I had to listen to it a few times before I could move on. When I had gone through the entire album, I had to go to Tift Merritt's website and read the little stories about how she wrote each song. The stories, while not necessary, give an amazing additional depth to each track.

I'm not going to do a song-by-song review. But songs like Engine to Turn, Six More Days of Rain, and After Today are staggering in their depth. Hopefully this album will increase Tift Merritt's presence so that people won't have to discover her the way I did. Talent like this deserves to be recognized.

This was my first experience with Tift Merritt, but it's definitely not going to be my last. I look forward to going back and exploring her past releases while waiting for her next album.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Adding the wisdom of age to the beauty of youth June 3, 2010
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You wouldn't know it by looking at her, but Tift Merritt has been doing this music thing for some time now. She already had been honing her skills for several years by the time her first recordings with the Two-Dollar Pistols surfaced in 1999.

It was the first album under her own name, 2002's Bramble Rose, that generated "The Buzz," and she's had some version of that acclaim ever since. This background is necessary only to underscore the fact that Tift never has settled for a formulaic approach to her music. She could have chosen to stick to an "alt-country" groove, or made her name as a soulful rocker, or channeled the '70s singer-songwriter vibe into a series of well-received albums.

Instead she has decided to follow her muse wherever it leads. And on See You On The Moon, her fourth album of original material, that muse leads in different directions, with pleasing results. Others will focus on the inspiration for particular tracks -- and the stories behind the songs are good, to be sure -- but most people exposed to these songs won't bother to read about the lost friends and relatives, roller-skating hijinks, and '70s rock-and-roll recluses who helped spark the flame in the recording studio.

You don't need to know the stories to feel the power of the music. Whether hard groovin' ("Mixtape"), rockin' out ("Engine To Turn"), turning introspective ("Never Talk About It"), or getting snthemic ("Feel Of The World"), Tift shows that the woman who inhabits that pint-sized frame knows more about what she's doing than the girl who started on the musical journey more than a decade ago.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Another Plateau For Merritt June 14, 2010
By Randy
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Tify Merritt seems to get better with each release. I loved ANOTHER COUNTRY and really didn't think that she could top it, but she has. Tift's voice is warm and comforting, and her songs speak to the vagaries of life and love as only the best songwriters are able to do. This is pop music at its best, and Tift Merritt has become one of the better singer-songwriters around.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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If there is one thing that can be said about Tift Merritt, it's that she has never made a bad album. Starting with her 2002 debut "Bramble Rose", her body of work has been nothing short of consistent. She has garnered widespread critical acclaim- even if the promotion was lacking. She seemed to be destined for stardom with her sophomore album "Tambourine" getting a Grammy nomination and the first single "Good Hearted Man" receiving a little airplay on Country Music Television. Unfortunately, her then label Lost Highway Records dropped the ball, which caused her to defect to the recently reactivated Fantasy Records for the release of the 2008 concept album "Another Country".

George Drakoulias- who produced "Tambourine" and the criminally overlooked "Another Country"- has been replaced by indie-rock producer Tucker Martine (Spoon, The Decemberists, Surfjan Stevens), who builds on the sound that Drakoulias crafted for her on her previous efforts. Tift, much like her fellow alt-country peer Shelby Lynne, walks the fine line between country and R&B on the songs "Papercut" and the lead off track "Mixtape". Jim James of My Morning Jacket provides background vocals on the ballad "Feel Of The World". The songs "The Things That Everybody Does", "Never Talk About It" and the title track "See You On The Moon" have a largely acoustic backing. She tackles a couple of covers, such as Emitt Rhodes' "Live Till You Die" and her slightly different take on the Loggins & Messina classic "Danny's Song". The album ends with the somber piano driven ballad "After Today". In short, "See You On The Moon" is another wonderful addition to Tift's catalog and hopefully, she will get that long overdue recognition.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Tiff Merrit is at her best
This young lady is a great singer and song writer. My only concern is that on occasion she sings with someone else and although
I understand this I would prefer her by... Read more
Published 23 days ago by C. T. Fetscher
4.0 out of 5 stars Who knows, it might be love
I find that Tift's albums grow on you. Time & again I like her music on my initial listenings, only to find I love them the more I listen. Read more
Published 12 months ago by V. Flynt
3.0 out of 5 stars Mary Chapin Carpenter Wanna Be
I bought the album based on my daughter's recommendation. She is ok and occasionally has the MCC sound, but not as good, yet!
Published 12 months ago by W. Doherty
3.0 out of 5 stars Tift Merritt - See You on the Moon
Ya' know, it's really easy to criticize, and not something that I like to do in general, preferring to keep my mouth shut and let people dig something they like, and not pointing... Read more
Published 16 months ago by R. Kesler
4.0 out of 5 stars Moon Dreams
I really love Tift Merritt's voice. It vaguely reminds me of Maria McKee, the lead singer of Lone Justice, with a dash of Dusty Springfield thrown in for good measure. Read more
Published 23 months ago by Donald E. Gilliland
5.0 out of 5 stars A five star sequel to Another Country
This is one of those albums in which the beauty and complexity of the music and lyrics has to sort of...grow on you (if, like me, you are a slow learner). Read more
Published on July 21, 2011 by BookLover59
5.0 out of 5 stars Better and better
For purely selfish reasons, I'm glad Tift isn't a big star. Yet. We just saw her at the Tractor Tavern in Seattle and I love the intimacy of that space. Read more
Published on November 23, 2010 by A. Wheeler
5.0 out of 5 stars Best work yet !!!!
I own all of Tift's albums and this seems to be a departure from her previous work. She seems to have moved on - the lyrics seem even more personal and the music seems more... Read more
Published on September 22, 2010 by James Peters
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
I've read a couple of reviews that describe this album as "brilliant". They're wrong. It's MUCH better than that. Read more
Published on August 8, 2010 by Rob. Charlton
3.0 out of 5 stars Won't make it
Too much like harpie Lucinda, not enough like chantuse Neko and no where close to earth goddess Sheryl.
Published on July 25, 2010 by monkeytot
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