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Supply And Demand

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Supply and Demand, the second studio album from Philadelphia native Amos Lee, illuminates his growth from emerging singer-songwriter to established recording artist. From the sparse, powerful, family elegy Long Line of Pain, to the country-r&b flavored title track, Supply and Demand, this album is rich with big league songwriting, compelling musicianship and captivating vocals.

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Born to be mild? Amos Lee's sophomore effort for Blue Note follows firmly in the gentle guitar strums of his well-received 2005 debut and opening slots for Norah Jones and Bob Dylan. Little has changed the second time around, which will come as a relief to those enthralled by his first release. He remains a sensitive sort, mixing his insightful, reflective lyrics with lovely, unforced melodies played by backing musicians that stay on low boil. These tunes go down as smoothly as hot chocolate on a cold day, yet Lee brings an unassuming sincerity to the proceedings with his cozy, amiable voice. Comparisons to Bill Withers and James Taylor are accurate if inevitable, but when the gospel organ quivers into "Skipping Stone," it's clear Lee isn't stuck in a folk-pop rut.

Lee's approach is similar to the way Keb' Mo' treats the blues--he injects his cushy personality into an established genre, writes good if somewhat casual songs, and doesn't push the envelope too far. The final third of the album is perhaps too mellow, and a few midtempo tracks could have perked things up. But adult-contemporary fans looking for dependable Sunday morning music will welcome Supply and Demand as a quality follow-up brimming with subtle soul, style, and sophistication. --Hal Horowitz

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Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Shout Out Loud
  2. Sympathize
  3. Freedom
  4. Careless
  5. Skipping Stone
  6. Supply and Demand
  7. Sweet Pea
  8. Night Train
  9. Southern Girl
  10. The Wind
  11. Long Line of Pain


Product Details

  • Audio CD (January 2, 2007)
  • Original Release Date: January 2, 2007
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Blue Note
  • ASIN: B000HKDEA6
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (115 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #17,195 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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I have to be honest: I enjoyed his debut album so much I was half hoping Amos Lee would 'do a Norah Jones' and give us Amos Lee Part 2, or, in other words, more of the same.

But he hasn't. He's gone for a different producer this time around, leaving Lee Alexander for Barrie Maguire and thus, for a different sound.

He's turned it up in musical terms; his voice is bolder and whereas I always felt that he could've climbed on stage and performed the majority of the songs on "Amos Lee" armed with just his guitar, here he relies more on a full band. There are more background vocals here was well, though all performed by Lee himself.

Where I think he's turned things down a notch is on the angst, melancholy, the overall raw emotion he gave me on "Amos Lee". On that CD I felt a sense of identity and intimacy with the singer that I don't feel on this one. In fact where the first CD made me feel a range of emotions, this one makes me feel nothing. (Well, there was slight alarm at the totally unexpected mention of cocaine use on "Night Train" and one significant highlight was Lizz Wright popping up on background vocals on the anti-war song "Freedom" but that was about it).

That said, upon reflection I guess I have to hand it to the man for trying to progress and expand his sound. Most of what I've grown to like about Amos Lee (his voice, his songs) are all here and his personality still comes across pretty well. There's still good music here and it all makes for very pleasant, reflective listening. I'm still a fan. I just prefer his former CD to this one.
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Amos Lee has a the knack for lovely lyrics and colorful melodies, and continues to reveal his talent on "Supply and Demand," the follow-up to his rightfully acclaimed self-titled debut.

The singer/songwriter might seem to exude a cliched coffeehouse quality, but he never drifts into self-indulgence or monotony; a rarity among his peers. The soul that consumes his music is indicative of his hometown of Philadelphia, yet he has developed such a laid-back, churchy sound that he may as well as hail from Biloxi, Miss.

The fast-moving collection jets off with the folksy lead single "Shout Out Loud," which finds Lee waxing on his finite existence in the scope of all the people he sees on a busy street. With a winning melody and refreshingly informal lyrics, it is a fine indicator of the rest of the disc.

"Careless" provides a unique look at how friendships can dissolve when romantic intentions interrupt, as both Lee and his pal take a liking to the same woman. Similarly, "Skipping Stone" laments the fickle heart of a former flame while conceding that letting one's guard down is the only way true love can be fostered. A near-perfect role reversal occurs later with the sunny "Southern Girl."

"Freedom," which finds jazz artist Lizz Wright providing backup vocals, is another surefire highlight with its powerful words: "Don't want to blame the rich for what they got/Or point a finger at the poor for what they have not/Freedom is seldom found/By beatin' someone to the ground."

The title track is perhaps the most introspective on the album, yet it maintains a strong universal quality. Growing restless in the systematic way of life, Lee realizes after a night of jogging that he needs "a plan to understand that life ain't only supply and demand.
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What a superb album! I am trying to praise him when I say that I here a little bit of Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, Paul Simon and James Taylor is his clear and beautiful singing.

Could it be that we are hearing the early works of another great ballad singer?

The songs are very laid back and the unhurried. They are romantic and heartfelt, sounding somewhat bluesy, somewhat country and absolutely genuine.

I purchased this CD based on Amazon recommendations and I am very pleased with the result. I look forward to listening to his self titled album.
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I wasn't sure that I believed Amos Lee could make a sophmore album to compete with his debut. However, he has made a believer out of me. Poetic, haunting, yet with a bit more punch and playfulness, Supply and Demand is an elegant progression of a deeply soul-connected artist.
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I really like the depth of Amos Lee's music. This is my first purchase of his music. There is plenty of variety in the tunes, from the darker Careless to the lighthearted and tender Sweet Pea. Everyone can relate to Shout Out Loud- a song about walking down a street at night, seeing into houses and wondering about the people inside and it is a good commentary on how isolated we often are. I will definitely acquire more of his music
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Amos Lee is one of those artist's that I discovered thanks to Amazon's "if you like this" feature, which takes you to other artists that are similar to those you've already bought. I don't listen to the radio and my exposure to new artists is limited, not that Amos Lee is new, but new to me. I love this feature, and I've found others I would otherwise never have heard of. This album is just a joy to listen to, I like it even better than the first one I bought, "Amos Lee". I don't know how to decribe his style, folk/rock/blues/country, but I love it.
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