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The Second Gleam (CD)

The Avett Brothers Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (12 May 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Ramseur Records/Thirty Tigers
  • ASIN: B001AZI20Y
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 117,929 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song Title Time Price
Listen  1. Tear Down the House 3:030.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Murder in the City 3:140.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Bella Donna 3:050.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. The Greatest Sum (Acoustic) (Acoustic) 3:230.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Black, Blue 4:280.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. St. Joseph's 3:260.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Souls Like the Wheels 4:380.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. The Greatest Sum (Electric) (Electric) 3:110.99  Buy MP3 

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The Avett Brothers release "The Second Gleam," six new songs offered with the natural lyrical clarity and honest delivery that has become synonymous with their name. With this addition to their growing body of work, Scott and Seth Avett establish a series, while further separating their writing from the modern landscape of music, popular or otherwise. Following in the initial footsteps of the first "Gleam" recording, this second instalment sings to the uncommon senses of the common man. The record walks calmly and powerfully among fragile and hard-learned themes of life and song, passing through loss, change, hope, death, dedication to family, late nights in the hospital, love as always, and much more. At once plain and poetic, simple and complicated as those who will give their time to hear it, we find: "The Second Gleam."

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
It's brilliant to see the Felice brothers properly recognised for producing truly wonderful albums. Perhaps some of this success may rub off on North Carolina's The Avett Brothers. From Concord, the two brothers are Seth and Scott both with excellent voices, strong song writing skills and fabulous harmonies. In the States this band play to huge crowds and have a fanatical following and it is easy to see why. Captured initially by the label "New grass" the brothers have a punk edge particularly in their earlier albums like "Country Was". Their songwriting has however deepened in recent years reaching its zenith in their latest "Emotionalism" and this EP. The latter is my personal favourite.

This second EP "The Gleam II" released in 2008 follows their first EP outing 2006's "Gleam". It highlights their growing prowess in song writing but is underpinned by country roots and stronger songs. "Tear down the house", "Greatest sum", "Murder in the City" and the sad but beautiful "St Joseph's" are fine examples. I understand that Rick Rubin is to produce their next album which will hopefully catapult them beyond the USA where they have a massive live following for what are reported to be stunning and raucous live gigs.

If you wanted an instant "best of" of Avett Brothers to this point use Amazon or I tunes and download the 4 songs above plus

The weight of lies (Emotionalism)
Salina (Emotionalism)
Pretty girl from chile (Emotionalism)
If it's the beaches (Gleam)
Famous flower of Manhattan (Four thieves gone)
Left on Laura, left on lisa (Four thieves gone)
Colorshow (Four thieves gone)
Please Pardon yourself (Migonette)
November blue (Country Was)
Swept Away (Migonette)

A "starter for ten" which you will grow to love and which hopefully will be the beginning of a long and enduring relationship with this fine band.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Pared down beauty 9 Jan 2011
By Tommy Dooley TOP 50 REVIEWER
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This is a follow on to Gleam and is essentially more of the same. Simple but beautiful in its execution and delivery, this is just Scott and Seth Avett performing everything. It is laid back but crystal clear with beautiful harmonies throughout. Whilst it is only six songs they are all superior to most of their contemporaries and I only give 4 stars using some of their other work as yard sticks such as 'Emotionalism' and 'I and love and you'.

As a new convert I am probably over eager in my praise of this great band, but feel if you are new to them to go for one of the other two albums first as they are more varied in their music and definitely show off more of the sides to this incredibly versatile and talented duo/band.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful 24 Dec 2012
Format:MP3 Download|Verified Purchase
I love their sound and it's a good little EP full of good songs to listen to or just to put in the background.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Gleam II 28 April 2010
Format:Audio CD
Nice and simple acoustic album, not too tweed or corney. Nice banjo and Guitar throughout the album, Tear down the house is a great track, worth checking out for sure.
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Amazon.com: 4.6 out of 5 stars  36 reviews
16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars +1/2 - Low-key, stripped-down acoustic country-folk 22 Aug 2008
By hyperbolium - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
As the Avett Brothers pack their bags for the big time of American Recordings and Rick Rubin, they've left this six-song EP as a capstone to their five years on the indie Ramseur label. Unlike the fuller, rock-inflected country-folk productions of last year's "Emotionalism," their latest is pared back to just the brothers, their guitars and a banjo. Bassist Bob Crawford is absent, the vocals are mostly solo and the lyrics are pushed up front, with instruments providing a setting rather than active elements of the songs. The result is more like a songwriter's circle than a studio recording, leaning more heavily on the tunes than the performances. The six songs (clocking in at just under 21 minutes) are thoughtful, direct and personal, covering themes of growing up and letting go, romantic desire, brotherly considerations of family, and some philosophical wonderings. The brothers finger-picking is particularly fetching on "Bella Donna," a song of innocent teenage longing that winningly brings to mind Alex Chilton's "Thirteen." The Avett's capture a frankness, in their writing, singing, playing and production that's startling in its quiet power. 4-1/2 stars, if allowed fractional ratings. [2008 hyperbolium dot com]
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Gleam P2 11 Aug 2008
By S. Finefrock - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
As a rule I avoid sequels. I can name only a handful of movies, books or albums that have succeeded artistically as a "sequel". While THE GLEAM PTII, does not rate as high in my opinion as the original, it's still a pretty strong piece of work. The concepts of both albums are the same, Scott and Seth Avett, minus bassist Bob Crawford facing off solo with spare, acoustic ballads. The original GLEAM gets the nod mostly due to IF IT'S THE BEACHES; perhaps the Avett's shining moment on record. Still, PART II does deliver some first class material, especially the opener TEAR DOWN THE HOUSE.

The quiet tunes featured on both GLEAM sets are a far cry from the raucous intensity of the Avett's live shows, but these guys are such great songwriters that it's still some essential listening. It will be interesting to see where they go on their next album that will be produced by fellow bearded Svengali, Rick Rubin. In the meantime it will be fine with me to enjoy these amazing, honest, heartfelt performances.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars so good 17 Mar 2011
By soundofthinking - Published on Amazon.com
The Avett Brothers take it down a notch with this one, with a more acoustic sound. Excellent listen though, my personal favorite. Headlining Suwannee Springfest this year, along with many other fantastic artists.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another jem from the brother Avett 10 Jun 2010
By K. Markley - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I am a big fan, and this is more along the lines of the first Gleam album, than Emotionalism. The Greatest Sum is probably my favorite song, but lyrically they all are superb. if you are a fan of these guys, this is another must have. if you ever get the chance to see them live, do not pass it up.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Solid Album 18 Aug 2009
By Joseph L. Hall - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
The Avett Brothers are a great band, and this is a solid album. Probably not their very best, but definitely a good purchase. Murder in the City is a worth the cost of the album.
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