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The Weight of Being


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  • Audio CD (March 1, 2002)
  • Original Release Date: February 18, 2002
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • ASIN: B000063CDX
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,249,338 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Stereo
2. December
3. Break This Heart
4. Kinsman Redeemer
5. where I am
6. Kingdom come
7. Paradise
8. when we're down
9. Winter girls
10. two hands
11. Mercy

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Product Description

Drawing from various stylistic backgrounds, the new CD from Ezra Thomas slips between genres, with its strong foundation in acoustic/roots rock and mature musicianship to settle comfortably within the popular AAA format. Ezra Thomas takes a chance in this age of "techno trickery" to create The Weight of Being, a CD supported by a mix of progressive grooves, profound weighty lyrics and timeless melodies. These qualities are best illustrated by the fifth cut on the record "Where I Am". The strong electric arrangements on The Weight of Being range from the reserved alt-pop sounds of "December" to the hymn-like qualities of "Kinsman Redeemer" to bring the record to life. This is an adventurous recording filled with inference, a fusion of all the musical forms Ezra Thomas absorbed on their journey. Their torrent sound,highlighted by deep-seated drums, grousing guitars, and entrancing vocals, moves beyond the walls of projects past to authenticate a bolder proclamation. Comparable to the music of: Duncan Sheik, Dave Matthews, Ben Harper, Chris Whitely, Daniel Lanois, Mark Knopfler

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..."though they can and do contain this "weight" at moments as the album is titled, ezra's songs lift me up!".. -- au contraire* e-zine March 1, 2002

It's not often that the words "lush" and "folk" land together in the same sentence.... -- the Ft.Worth Weekly 04.04.02

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Scott McCormick on April 5, 2002
Format: Audio CD
Good songs are hard, almost impossible, to find these days in the mainstream. "Good" means strong songwriting, creative musicianship, and production that doesn't overwhelm the artist. Ezra Thomas gives you all of that and more: songwriting with lyrics of substance. You will not be disappointed with the purchase of this CD (unless you are looking for reptitive, unoriginal, vacuous music). This is music that is compelling, intelligent and draws on a wide range of influences. I would rarely pass out 5 stars but this CD from ET deserves it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By charlie H. on March 8, 2002
Format: Audio CD
There have only been a few artist that I have listened to, and knew that I would follow there work for many years to come, and this is one of them (others would be Indigo girls & Ben Harper). I found them on IUMA and fell in love with the songs, "Where I am" and "Stereo"! I bought the CD and was surprised to find that almost every song grabbed me and took me to the same place these songs did.
The only reason I gave a 4, instead of a 5, is because there is one song, I won't point out, that sounds like it was put on the album, just because someone thought it was "commercial"!.. If I know these guys from the quality of the rest of the CD, this track was most likely voted on by a manager, producer or Label ...I don't know ...but, the rest of the CD is definitely a 5!
Charlie, CA
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By "kodaktech" on March 20, 2002
Format: Audio CD
Great album. Their best yet! Smooth Vocals and addictive melodies combine to create a CD that will become a permanent part of your collection once you listen to it. I have followed these guys's music for years and they never cease to amaze me with the quality of music they make. It just gets better every album unlike other one-hit wonders out there. There seems to be a shortage of quality musicians nowdays but these guys will endure for years to come with music this great.
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