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Ways Not to Lose

The Wood BrothersAudio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)

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listen  2. Tried and Tempted 3:33$1.29  Buy MP3 
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listen  8. The Truth Is The Light 2:40$1.29  Buy MP3 
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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 (46 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,271 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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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.

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
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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars As Good As You Could Ever Want It.... 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.
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful
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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.
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4.0 out of 5 stars It's good to breathe some fresh air... March 20, 2006
By Albert
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.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow, Better than expected. August 6, 2006
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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.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars True Musicians March 10, 2006
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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.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A favorite by far! July 28, 2006
By W. Gray
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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.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Front Porch Sophistication 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!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great album! Love the groove
Great album! Love the groove, and the down to earth feel.
Published 3 months ago by Travis Frazer
5.0 out of 5 stars Good stuff
My son turned me on to the Wood Brothers about 2 months ago. I have down loaded mp3's of both this album and The Muse. Love this album and listen to it several times a week.
Published 7 months ago by Karlozg
5.0 out of 5 stars Great CD
This CD has some really great songs on it. I had not listened to this band before and this CD was on sale, so I listened to the samples and liked it, so I bought it. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Joanna Damons
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Band
I have enjoyed every album from The Wood Brothers. So happy I found them and if I were you I would definitely check out The Muse!
Published 9 months ago by Braden
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice Record
Never heard of these guys until a few days ago. Nice laid back feel. Obviously talented guys. Looking for more of their stuff.
Published 10 months ago by Florida Brewer
4.0 out of 5 stars Can't go wrong with anything from The Wood Brothers
You can't go wrong with anything from The Wood Brothers! Music has a great feel to it, will appeal to fans of all genres
Published 10 months ago by Chief Points
5.0 out of 5 stars Good juju.
I heard "Luckiest Man" on the radio and had to find more, so I borrowed this CD from my local library. After listening to it once I knew I had to own it. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Yvonne Kester
5.0 out of 5 stars More good tunes
More of the same great tunes & lyrics by the Wood brothers. I've been listening to it for a month now, & not tired of them yet.
Published 15 months ago by kz design
5.0 out of 5 stars My God this music is spectacular!
These guys are flying so far under the radar. I had a chance to see them in Syracuse, NY and they surpassed all my expectations.
Published 17 months ago by JDT
4.0 out of 5 stars Great brother harmony with a groove
So I guess I'm a little late to the party, but I'm happy to have finally found my way to the Wood Brothers. Read more
Published 18 months ago by BJH in CT
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