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Volume One

12 May 2008 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 12 May 2008
  • Release Date: 12 May 2008
  • Label: Double Six Records
  • Copyright: 2008 Domino Recording Co Ltd
  • Total Length: 36:51
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B002PJCXZE
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 19,008 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful By anamatronic on 21 July 2008
Format: Audio CD
I have to say I was a bit sceptical when I heard M.Ward was going to be collaborating with an actress - Zooey Deschanel. His solo work is so amazing that I thought this would fall well short. How wrong I was - it's not his usual style, instead of the bluesy, slightly gothic folk that he usually produces, this is a more country tinged collection of songs, sung very ably by Deschanel. M. Ward takes a more understated role, demonstrating what an accomplished guitarist he is, but not overpowering the records, instead allowing Deschanel to shine through.

The standout tracks for me are 'Why do you let me stay here?' with great guitars, tambourines & a country rock feel, and 'I thought I saw your face today' which is just beautiul, sung in such a dreamy wistful way. There isn't a dud song on the album, ok so maybe the Beatles cover 'I Should Have Known Better' isn't that great, and M. Ward's backing vocals are a bit cheesy, but even so it's got a certain degree of charm.

This album is a throwback to classic 60s/70s pop, it reminds me at times of Dusty Springfield or even Doris Day...so it's never going to be called groundbreaking. However, what I would call it is a charming, uplifting, well produced album. It puts a smile on my face everytime I listen to it
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By IWFIcon VINE VOICE on 24 Sept. 2008
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Well if Scarlett Johannson can do it, why can't Zooey Deschanel, teaming up with singer-songwriter M. Ward, have a go as well? But whereas Scarlett went for an album largely based on cover versions, only three of the tracks on Volume 1 are covers (and one of those is the hidden track Swing Low, Sweet Chariot).

And, ahem, covering them first would give you a distorted view of the album as a whole. You Really Got a Hold on Me is superfluous at best and whilst the cover of the Beatles I Should've Known Better has some merit, it does come perilously close to pastiche and/or novelty. Luckily the majority of the self-penned tracks are a hell of a lot better.

The vibe is something akin to 60's pop (provided by Deschanel's melodies and lyrics) meets 50's Nashville (provided by Ward's arrangements) with a little bit of folk added in for good measure. Any notions that this is some form of vanity project from the actress is quickly dispelled by the realisation that she can sing (having already proved it to some degree in films, even if most people would remember her singing alongside Will "I'll say the name of my character over and over again because it's so hilarious" Ferrell in Elf) AND has a voice that can fit a number of styles. She can croon on Take It Back just as well as she can be playful on I Was Made For You. Mind you, would you expect anything less from an actress?
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jason Crumley on 9 July 2009
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I wached yes man and really liked Zoey Deschanel's voice, so I bought this. I have to say that I was expecting a 'side project' sound and production, but what I got was a polished end product. The album is a welcome throw back to late sixties pop folk but in a very relaxed style. I would highly recommend it!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Elle on 11 July 2012
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I bought volume two first, and i do this with a lot of artists i tend to buy their second albums first. I loved volume two but i bought volume one and i was a little dissapointed. the songs are sadder and less cheery which is different from the second album. its got good songs but if u want a good album buy volume two
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By j on 14 Sept. 2013
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I loved the style of the music and I have bought all the other albums due to listening to this.
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By Mr. D. Russell on 17 April 2012
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Unbelievable vocals from the beautiful and talented Zooey Deschanel, aided by Mark Ward. Reminiscent of the best female vocalists of the fifties and sixties. The clarity of the vocals and purity of tone make this must for real music lovers.
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By Yerrr on 10 May 2013
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Brilliant album. Such a 50s nostalgia to the music. Great lyrics, very nice music.
One of the best acts of this century.
CD and case are in brilliant condition.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mr T ZEE on 26 Feb. 2010
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I was dissapointed on my first and second hearing of She and Him. I loved her voice in Elf and the tunes she sang in the movie. The songs on the cd are mainly her songs so reflect her feelings and taste of music. Her wonderful voice is slightly lost in the mix/ effects and so does'nt shine through as I would have liked. On further listening she hits home with some nice retro sounds on I was made for you and Sweet Darlin. Not so sure with Black Hole mmm. Over all, it's okay but not a killer.
Also no photo's of her or the musicains on the cd or the sleeve notes. Oh well.
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