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Bringing In The Darlings [EP]

Josh Ritter Audio CD
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Josh Ritter is from Moscow, Idaho. The son of two neuroscientists, he was on his way to follow in their footsteps when he discovered Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan's "Girl from the North Country" in high school. He has since released five studio albums and has been recently named one of the 100 greatest living songwriters by Paste Magazine, alongside Dylan, Springsteen, and Neil ... Read more in Amazon's Josh Ritter Store

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  • Audio CD (20 Feb 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: EP
  • Label: Tummy Touch
  • ASIN: B0074FUT50
  • Other Editions: Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 111,379 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  2. Love Is Making Its Way Back Home 3:43£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Darlin' 3:20£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Make Me Down 4:14£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. See Me Through 4:22£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Can't Go To Sleep (Without You) 3:17£0.69  Buy MP3 

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Bringing In the Darlings is a stand-alone EP that features six new songs. It was recorded and mixed over the course of four days at Homeward Sound Studios in Ritter s current hometown of Brooklyn, New York. As Ritter says, I knew I wasn t making my next album here, but something smaller, and that smallness felt really good. I was listening to a lot of early Buddy Holly, Ricky Nelson, and the Everly Brothers, and the mood struck me one day to sit down and put to tape some songs that felt graceful and uncomplicated. Simplicity was what I wanted, musically and lyrically. During the winter months, simpler fare sticks to the ribs, but hopefully it tastes just as good. This EP is the first studio recording in some time that does not feature Josh s touring group, the Royal City Band. The only other person in the studio with Josh was Brooklyn-based producer Josh Kaufman, who contributed most of the other instruments. I ve always loved hanging out with Kaufman, Ritter says. Working with these songs, just the two of us, was the change of pace I d been craving.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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I personally spoke to Josh in Belfast last year about this EP and how it was a lighter affair than the previous album. He surprised me with his honesty of how his life was in a bad place with the recording of" so Runs Away The World" intimating the breakdown of his marriage. This EP was a little bit of relaxation and letting off steam.

I hear some echoes of a failed relationship in the EP and the astute listener will be able to pick this up quite quickly too, if you ignore the upbeat musical tones and listen to the lyrics. Josh leaves a breadcrumb trail of deeper meaning throughout.

A little treasure to tide you over until the release of "The Beast in its Tracks".

By the way his new single also reflects his marriage collapse, but from the other side. It has a positive slant as to why it happened and what good came from it. He met someone else and now has a little baby girl! The dude wears his heart on his sleeve.

More to this than meets the eye. Hope you found my little review interesting.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Cosy Indeed 23 Feb 2012
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This is a lovely little EP that reminds me of 'old skool' Josh Ritter and I like it! The songs are warm and cosy indeed and have a very intimate feel.

I wonder why he didn't save them for his next album? Maybe he has something else up his sleeve!

Anyway, this is certainly one to buy if you're a Josh Ritter fan and one to buy if you've never heard of him too I guess.

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3.0 out of 5 stars A little too old fashioned. 24 Mar 2012
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This is a very light acoustic album. I've listened to it a few times now, the last time I listened to "Hello Starling", his 2004 mostly acoustic album straight after. This ep really suffers in comparison. It's a quickly recorded set, and also sounds quickly written. It lacks the lyrical sophistication and wit of his albums.
I do enjoy it, but from this artist it is a disappointing set.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bringing in the five stars 22 Feb 2012
By Knopfler720 - Published on Amazon.com
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This 6-song EP is a real delight, and for any Josh Ritter fans out there, you too will find this to be quite the gem. You can almost hear older melodies, but with a fresh coat of paint the Josh Ritter way. Don't forget to view the great stop-motion animation video of Love Is Making Its Way Back Home. A+
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5.0 out of 5 stars I'm just sooo happy! 26 Feb 2012
By jediian7 - Published on Amazon.com
Thank you Josh! Up there with his best (my favorite album is still the Animal Years). I think the low-key instrumentation here is perfect for showcasing his talent as a singer/songwriter.

No losers here, but "Why", "Love is Making Its Way Back Home", and "See Me Through" are real gems. Check out the construction paper video for "Love" - awesome.

If you're a Josh fan, more to love. If not (yet) - this EP should get you hooked. Check out Animal Years, Historical Conquests, and Hello Starling next.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A delight for any fan... 29 Jun 2012
By Leftcoastpunk - Published on Amazon.com
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Josh Ritter's music has always been a joy to listen to...and it still is with his new EP, "Brining in the Darlings". His songs can lighten any mood, and this is EP is just perfect to sing along to while driving. Any fan of of Josh Ritter will surely enjoy this EP. The songs are not as story driven as the songs are in his previous albums, but they certainly are still well written and memorable.

My personal favorite in this EP is "Darling".
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4.0 out of 5 stars Colossal & Bronzed 7 Oct 2012
By Lee Armstrong - Published on Amazon.com
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Josh Ritter's new EP is a delight. On this set, he's not producing epic records, just rendering some of his tunes with simple acoustic backing. Ritter's voice is so gentle and warm as on the lovely "Darlin'." Josh's talent for finding a hook and a catchy tune shines on "Love Is Making Its Way Back Home," "Just because it's gone, don't mean it's gone for long." "See Me Through" sways sweetly with warm supporting vocals, "Where are the statues, colossal and bronzed, that stood at the gates of our great love and kept watch?" This EP may be all too brief, but it holds some lovely moments that should not be missed. Enjoy!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Oh Josh :) 24 Aug 2012
By Upsidedownsmile - Published on Amazon.com
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This man is an underrated lyrical and musical genius. This album is no exception. He is able to compose a very relaxed and calming sound. I love his lyrics and his songs are just beautiful. I won't go into detail about the songs as I don't think that it is really necessary when you can buy it for yourself and listen to it forever. Do it now.
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