The Lone Bellow
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The Lone Bellow

January 22, 2013

  Song Title
Green Eyes And A Heart Of Gold
Tree To Grow
Two Sides Of Lonely
You Never Need Nobody
You Can Be All Kinds of Emotional
You Don't Love Me Like You Used To
Fire Red Horse
Bleeding Out
Looking For You
Teach Me to Know
The One You Should've Let Go
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: January 22, 2013
  • Release Date: January 22, 2013
  • Label: Descendant Records
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  • Total Length: 46:45
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  • ASIN: B00B0EODJ4
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (140 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,299 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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64 of 68 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars DEAR MUSIC APPRECIATORS January 22, 2013
Format:Audio CD
Dear Music Appreciators,

Just when I was starting to wonder if I would ever find another band to get excited about, I found The Lone Bellow.

This is simply a great record from a passionate, up-and-coming group that many, many music fans will feel lucky to discover this year.

Even with more than eleven months to go, I feel lucky to have discovered what I believe will continue to be one of my favorite musical moments of the year - the intense dynamic shift at the 3:39 mark on the gorgeous track "Tree to Grow." Listen loud on your best headphones please.

You'll find this harmony and acoustic-infused full length debut album is a little bit country and a little bit rock and roll, but it's also a little bit folk, pop, and singer-songwriter, with both an independent streak and just the right amount of popular appeal - for fans of earnest American music, this porridge should taste not too hot and not too cold, but just right.

The Lone Bellow do sound a little like a lot of bands that are popular now, but there's a reason for that. It's because they are approaching their listeners from a place of authenticity, where systems of genre and classification matter less, a place where country meets city, old meets new, and independent artistic effort meets widespread popular appeal. There is a certain portion of pop culture that continues to embrace that whole old timey as new timey approach, and if it means that bands like The Lone Bellow find success, then yay for pop culture.

The internet is a wonderful place for discovering great music. I found these guys on NPR, and then followed a trail from Amazon to the band's website to YouTube, where a trio of videos convinced me to buy their album.
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars In the death of music comes a GREAT BAND! February 11, 2013
Format:Audio CD
What a great band. Went to the worst venue downtown Atlanta at The Roxy and had a fabulous time. The Roxy has nothing to offer on sound acoustics and it literally sounded like garbage. However, watching Zach belch out the tunes you could see the guy had something; well, everything. He is very talented, more original than Mumford and Sons. His tunes really sound like something never heard before. Not by many anyway. His stuff is genuine and heartfelt. He had a 5 song album he released and it was crazy good. In fact it is still in my car today.

This album is really a soothing listen. Not exactly intended for a workout but if you want to get away and just do some work or brainstorm or just go on a mini vacation, this is it. It really is a great combination of music. Congratulations guys! And,......The 1st review I have ever left on ANY band. You better send me and Katie some tickets to the Grammmy Awards next year 2014!
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20 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Better with Each Listen January 22, 2013
Format:Audio CD
I'm digging this new release.

I first heard of Lone Bellow from a friend who saw them open for The Civil Wars: "We liked the opening band at least as much as we liked The Civil Wars!" That was notable. But, remarkably, that opening band didn't yet have an album for sale.

Later in 2012, I saw Twitter buzz about a Lone Bellow music video - "Two Sides of Lonely." I was entranced. A simple set (for a music video), simple production, and powerful, passionate music that was stinkin' catchy. Musicians singing and playing their hearts out.

But could a whole album maintain that level of passion and skill?

NPR's streaming of this debut album helped me answer that question: Yes. I enjoyed each song in the set right from the start...and I looped through them several times. Like the best music, my enjoyment of the songs - the clear vocals, the lovely harmonies, the catchy choruses, the skillful instrumentation - increased with each listen.

There's a sense of familiarity in their style - you'll hear hints of other bands you like. And blends of different musical genres. But - all in all - Lone Bellow delivers a style of their own, and the result is beautiful and fun.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Download Immediately. April 10, 2013
By Michal
Format:MP3 Music|Verified Purchase
This is a terrific set of ten songs that features anything a person would want out of a country-rock album: soaring harmonies, desperate lyrics, fast-paced build-ups and cool come-downs. The vocalists have a wonderful rapport with one another and the musicianship is strong. "Green Eyes and a Heart of Gold", "You Never Need Nobody", and "You Can Be All Kinds of Emotional" have a really nice build-up to them and a great sustain throughout.

The only odd thing about these songs is that they seem oddly tempo'd in particular places: it was as if the lead singer and lyricist, Zach Williams, decided in the middle of writing a song, "Hey, I really want this one to move faster. A lot faster. With more guitar and less piano," and instead of just rewriting the whole song, continued without a hitch. In most places, it works really well, but it's also somewhat unusual: half of the songs on the album begin as these soft ballads and end as room-filling rockers. Really, really fun but takes a bit to get used to.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great sound... original and grat vocals November 15, 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Love this CD. I'm not a country music lover but Lone Bellow only injects a little country sound while maintaining a very pleasant folk sound with fantastic vocals... these guys are very original and the lyrics are very good, I love the whole CD... enjoy every track.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Bellow Perfectly!
Saw this group first online - Newport Folk Festival 2013. Great presence, wonderful songs and can't get them out of your mind.
Published 19 hours ago by Rudy T.
5.0 out of 5 stars The more you listen the more you like it
I bought this on whim from my suggested listening list. At first listen, it was a little too folksy-bluegrass, but upon successive run-throughs I am falling in love with what each... Read more
Published 19 days ago by E. Stamm
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this song~
everything is awesome !!!! lyrics and the melody goes so well... song is perfect when you're walking in NYC and makes you think about the struggles that you are facing is all... Read more
Published 21 days ago by Johan Bae
5.0 out of 5 stars just what I've been looking for
This is what music sounds like (my opinion/ taste). This CD is in heavy rotation at my house & I hope future releases by this trio will match the quality of this one.
Published 26 days ago by Terry B
4.0 out of 5 stars Great first release
Strong vocals, great melody's and wonderful studio musicians. If you like the samples, you will love the album. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Michael Blazak
2.0 out of 5 stars A little too country
Not exactly my cup of tea, I had been expecting more of a bluegrass feel after seeing and hearing them in a show on PBS.
A bit too much twang! Read more
Published 1 month ago by D. Gage
4.0 out of 5 stars This band is a "must check out"
This band is amazing. Only reason it's four instead of five is that I would like to hear a few more tracks with more energy. Love this guys voice.
Published 1 month ago by joe denges
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Band and music
I really like The Lone Bellow you can tell they put so much feeling into the lyrics and music on this CD. Read more
Published 1 month ago by racmac
5.0 out of 5 stars New band to me
Love this band, their harmonies and only had heard a couple of their songs before coming across this while looking at another artist. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Lynne ES
3.0 out of 5 stars expected more
I heard them on tv, but this recording doesn't live up to what I heard. will listen again to see if it gets any better on second listen.
Published 1 month ago by sandra reed
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