Prime Music
Qty:1
& FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
Only 16 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
Used: Good | Details
Sold by junterb8
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: CD is in good playable shape.
Sell yours for a Gift Card
We'll buy it for up to $1.10
Learn More
Trade in now
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Color:
  • Ways Not to Lose
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
  • To view this video download Flash Player
      

Ways Not to Lose


See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Listen Instantly with Prime Music Album
Other Formats & Versions Amazon Price New from Used from
Audio CD, March 7, 2006
"Please retry"
$11.49
$7.48 $3.53
Includes FREE MP3 version of this album.
Provided by Amazon Digital Services, Inc. Terms and Conditions. Does not apply to gift orders.
Complete your purchase to save the MP3 version to your music library.

Listen to Samples and Buy MP3s

Songs from this album are available to purchase as MP3s. Click on "Buy MP3" or view the MP3 Album.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Samples
Song Title Time Price
listen  1. One More Day 3:06$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Tried and Tempted 3:33$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Luckiest Man 3:53$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Glad 3:42$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Chocolate On My Tongue 2:49$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Atlas 3:20$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Time to Stand Still 4:32$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. The Truth Is The Light 2:40$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Spirit 4:18$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. Angel Band 4:44$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen11. Where My Baby Might Be 4:16$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen12. That's What Angels Can Do 3:11$1.29  Buy MP3 

Amazon's The Wood Brothers Store

Visit Amazon's The Wood Brothers Store
for all the music, discussions, and more.


Frequently Bought Together

Ways Not to Lose + The Muse + Loaded
Price for all three: $33.16

Buy the selected items together

Product Details

  • Audio CD (March 7, 2006)
  • Original Release Date: 2006
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Blue Note Records
  • ASIN: B000E6UK4G
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,010 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

Product Description

Way's Not To Lose a stunning debut album of original songs from Oliver and Chris Wood (Medeski Martin & Wood). Like the work of Leon Russell, early Tom Waits, or Dr. John, the songs of The Wood Brothers possess a timeless quality; their bedrock melodies and astutely observed stories sound instantly archetypal. The songs are arranged just as the brothers conceived them expressive yet economical, letting Oliver's coarse, impressionistic guitar work and Chris' nimble, note-bending bass playing speak volumes. Blue Note. 2006.

Amazon.com

Modern folk and blues rarely sounds as inventive and colorful as the Wood Brothers' spare, soothing studio debut. Currents of jazz, pop, and country also ripple through these 12 lovely arrangements built around Chris Wood's upright bass (previously heard in Medeski, Martin & Wood) and Oliver Wood's gentle acoustic and electric guitars. It's not simply that the brothers' sweet, high voices have the genetic gift of close harmony: they're in absolute synch creatively, too. So when one's singing lingers over a lazy phrase in a number like the languid ode to living "Chocolate on My Tongue," the other hangs back on his instrument until just the right, complementary moment. Drummer Kenny Wollesen, who plays on a handful of tracks, is on the same wavelength--never rushing or pushing the Woods' behind-the-beat sensibility. And the rich dark tones of the bass and, in particular, slide guitars perfectly illuminate their unhurried stories about spiritual discovery and the trials of life. All of which makes Ways Not to Lose a delightful, relaxed listening experience. --Ted Drozdowski

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
5 star
33
4 star
13
3 star
1
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 47 customer reviews
The lyrics are incredible.
C. Bower
I am confident that this will become one of those monolithic albums people talk about for a long time.
Jeremy J. Sprague
You can tell these guys have played together a lot.
ndn_bkr

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

28 of 28 people found the following review helpful By F. Cribiore on March 7, 2006
Format: Audio CD
This record in my opinion is truly as good as you could ever want it. Highly inventive songs that play on and willingly reveal their roots, while maintaining complete originality. Oliver Wood's voice with Chris singing harmonies accompanied by old school steel guitar and Chris' distinctive style of upright bass. Hard to choose which songs are the best as in my humble opinion they all are quite wonderful. Luckiest Man, The Truth is the Light, That's What Angels can Do and Chocolate are probably my absolute favorites - but I think One More Day can be a hymn for the February Funk. HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY recommended. For me this is the most interesting singer/songwriter record to come out in a LONG TIME.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
26 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Jeremy J. Sprague on April 26, 2006
Format: Audio CD
I typically listen to music that is so raw that I'm afraid to let my dates listen to it. I end up putting on some kind of Coldplay or Ben Harper or something else that I can only half-way enjoy. But I tell you what ('cause people from Indiana tell people what)--this CD is a piece of work. There is a rawness that comes from musical innovation that doesn't leave its roots hanging in the air like a tree blown over by the wind. Each song is wonderfully written. There is nothing lacking on this album. I am confident that this will become one of those monolithic albums people talk about for a long time. I've been listening to this album non-stop for the past couple of weeks, and it's defining this time in my life. I can count about three albums that have done that for me since high school, some 14 years ago.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Albert on March 20, 2006
Format: Audio CD
I had a feeling about this album, and boy was I right. It's hard to really classify the genre, but blues/folk is the best I can come up with. Oliver Wood's voice is is very intriguing, and his guitar playing is just the right touch on this album - not too many notes to plug up the songs, somewhat of a "less is more" concept. Chris Wood from the under-appreciated Medeski, Martin, & Wood holds his own on the low end. So many times in studio albums, the bass is lost in the background somewhere for the listener to find. Not the case here. The bass is so prominent in the mix (which it should be on this album), I'll find myself humming to the bass lines more often than the strumming of Oliver's guitar chords. The entire album "brings it" from start to finish; not one track remotely makes you think of skipping it. It seems as if Chris and Oliver have both had the idea of making this album in their heads since growing up together and have finally gotten around to doing it. Forget about the genre this may be labeled under. If you're a true fan of good music, you'll want to pick this up. It's early in the year, but this could be the best release I've heard up to this point, and I'm sure will be for quite some time.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By C. Bower on August 6, 2006
Format: Audio CD
A local radio station was playing "Atlas" and "One More Day". I bought this CD expecting to be at least a little dissapointed. Boy was I wrong. There is not a bad track on this CD. My favorite is "Luckiest Man" but they are all good. The lyrics are incredible. From the thought inducing "Tried and Tempted" and "The Truth is the Light" to the light hearted "Chocolate on my Tongue". The last three tracks have a gospel feel but don't let that scare you off if you aren't in to that. They all have a light feel. This CD needs to be heard to be appreciated. I can tell you all day how good it is but you NEED to hear it.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Jeff Madlock on March 10, 2006
Format: Audio CD
This is what music sounds like when real musicians play. I think the album is a beautiful visit to music that takes everyone to a certain place and time. Chris Wood is a phenomenal bass player and his time with Medeski, Martin & Wood not only enhanced that group, but prepared him to back his brother on this remarkable album. Oliver is truly an amazing blues/rock man, and anyone who has ever heard King Johnson would agree that he has unbelievable talent and craftsmanship. I highly recommend this album.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By W. Gray on July 28, 2006
Format: Audio CD
This is one of the best cd's I've bought in a long time. I saw them in concert at Bonnaroo this year and loved them, but assumed their cd wouldn't be nearly as good as they are live. I promise it's just as good. I love how the style of each song varies. Some are a little more bluegrass while others have a lot a jazz. I would definitely recommend this cd to anyone who enjoys singing and dancing in the car, shower, or anywhere else for that matter.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By J. Scott Moore on November 6, 2006
Format: Audio CD
This music is deceptively simple and that is probably what makes it so brilliant. So don't let the initial impression fool you into thinking this isn't an amazing effort. Oliver Wood's guitar playing is straight-forward and direct, and it is the bass playing of Chris Wood that lays down a subtle and almost sneaky sophistication that elevates these songs musically. That's not to say that Oliver doesn't make an important contribution, his vocal and guitar timing and the space he leaves is impeccable, as are his smoky vocals. Add great lyrics to the mix and there isn't a dud on this CD. That's rare these days. Top it all off with production that walks a fine line, retaining a front porch feel while offering clean, crisp sound with out that over used, modern sound that sounds so manufactured. This is a fantastic effort, don't miss it!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews


Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?