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Sea Change

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Beck has always been known for his ever-changing moods -- particularly since they often arrived one after another on one album, sometimes within one song -- yet the shift between the neon glitz of Midnite Vultures and the lush, somber Sea Change is startling, and not just because it finds him in full-on singer/songwriter mode, abandoning all of the postmodern pranksterism of its predecessor. What's startling about Sea Change is how it brings everything that's run beneath the surface of Beck's music to the forefront, as if he's unafraid to not just reveal emotions, but to elliptically examine them in this wonderfully melancholy song cycle. If, on most albums prior to this, Beck's music was a sonic kaleidoscope -- each song shifting familiar and forgotten sounds into colorful, unpredictable combinations -- this discards genre-hopping in favor of focus, and the concentration pays off gloriously, resulting in not just his best album, but one of the greatest late-night, brokenhearted albums in pop. This, as many reviews and promotional interviews have noted, is indeed a breakup album, but it's not a bitter listen; it has a wearily beautiful sound, a comforting, consoling sadness. His words are often evocative, but not nearly as evocative as the music itself, which is rooted equally in country-rock (not alt-country), early-'70s singer/songwriterism, and baroque British psychedelia. With producer Nigel Godrich, Beck has created a warm, enveloping sound, with his acoustic guitar supported by grand string arrangements straight out of Paul Buckmaster, eerie harmonies, and gentle keyboards among other subtler touches that give this record a richness that unveils more with each listen. Surely, some may bemoan the absence of the careening, free-form experimentalism of Odelay, but Beck's gifts as a songwriter, singer, and musician have never been as brilliant as they are here. As Sea Change is playing, it feels as if Beck singing to you alone, revealing painful, intimate secrets that mirror your own. It's a genuine masterpiece in an era with too damn few of them.
© Stephen Thomas Erlewine /TiVo

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1
The Golden Age Album Version
00:04:37

Justin Meldal-Johnsen, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Beck Hansen, ComposerLyricist - Joey Waronker, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Bob Ludwig, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Beck, Acoustic Guitar, Synthesizer, Vocalist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - NIGEL GODRICH, Producer, Recording Engineer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Smokey Hormel, Electric Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Roger Manning Jr., Synthesizer, AssociatedPerformer - Darrel Thorpe, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2002 Geffen Records

2
Paper Tiger Album Version
00:04:35

Justin Meldal-Johnsen, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Beck Hansen, ComposerLyricist - David Campbell, String Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Joey Waronker, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Bob Ludwig, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - JAMES GADSON, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Beck, Vocalist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - NIGEL GODRICH, Producer, Keyboards, Percussion, Recording Engineer, Mix Engineer, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Jason Faulkner, Electric Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Darrel Thorpe, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2002 Geffen Records

3
Guess I'm Doing Fine Album Version
00:04:49

Justin Meldal-Johnsen, Bass Guitar, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Beck Hansen, ComposerLyricist - Joey Waronker, Drums, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Bob Ludwig, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Beck, Acoustic Guitar, Synthesizer, Harmonica, Vocalist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - NIGEL GODRICH, Producer, Recording Engineer, Synthesizer, Mix Engineer, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Smokey Hormel, Electric Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Roger Manning Jr., Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Darrel Thorpe, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2002 Geffen Records

4
Lonesome Tears Album Version
00:05:37

Justin Meldal-Johnsen, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Beck Hansen, ComposerLyricist - David Campbell, String Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Joey Waronker, Drums, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Bob Ludwig, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - JAMES GADSON, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Beck, Keyboards, Vocalist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - NIGEL GODRICH, Producer, Keyboards, Recording Engineer, Mix Engineer, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Smokey Hormel, Electric Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Roger Manning Jr., Piano, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Darrel Thorpe, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2002 Geffen Records

5
Lost Cause Album Version
00:03:47

Justin Meldal-Johnsen, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Beck Hansen, ComposerLyricist - Joey Waronker, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Bob Ludwig, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Beck, Acoustic Guitar, Synthesizer, Harmonica, Vocalist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - NIGEL GODRICH, Producer, Recording Engineer, Synthesizer, Mix Engineer, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Smokey Hormel, Electric Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Roger Manning Jr., Synthesizer, AssociatedPerformer - Darrel Thorpe, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2002 Geffen Records

6
End Of The Day Album Version
00:05:03

Justin Meldal-Johnsen, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Beck Hansen, ComposerLyricist - Joey Waronker, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Bob Ludwig, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - JAMES GADSON, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Beck, Acoustic Guitar, Vocalist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - NIGEL GODRICH, Producer, Keyboards, Recording Engineer, Mix Engineer, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Smokey Hormel, Acoustic Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Roger Manning Jr., Keyboards, AssociatedPerformer - Darrel Thorpe, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2002 Geffen Records

7
It's All In Your Mind Album Version
00:03:05

Justin Meldal-Johnsen, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Beck Hansen, ComposerLyricist - Suzie Katayama, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Joey Waronker, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Bob Ludwig, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Beck, Acoustic Guitar, Synthesizer, Vocalist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - NIGEL GODRICH, Producer, Recording Engineer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Smokey Hormel, Electric Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Roger Manning Jr., Synthesizer, AssociatedPerformer - Darrel Thorpe, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2002 Geffen Records

8
Round The Bend Album Version
00:05:15

Justin Meldal-Johnsen, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Beck Hansen, ComposerLyricist - David Campbell, String Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Bob Ludwig, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Beck, String Arranger, Acoustic Guitar, Vocalist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - NIGEL GODRICH, Producer, String Arranger, Recording Engineer, Mix Engineer, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Darrel Thorpe, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2002 Geffen Records

9
Already Dead Album Version
00:02:58

Justin Meldal-Johnsen, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Beck Hansen, ComposerLyricist - Bob Ludwig, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - JAMES GADSON, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Beck, Acoustic Guitar, Vocalist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - NIGEL GODRICH, Producer, Recording Engineer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Smokey Hormel, Acoustic Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Darrel Thorpe, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2002 Geffen Records

10
Sunday Sun Album Version
00:04:44

Justin Meldal-Johnsen, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Beck Hansen, ComposerLyricist - Joey Waronker, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Bob Ludwig, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Beck, Acoustic Guitar, Percussion, Piano, Vocalist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - NIGEL GODRICH, Producer, Recording Engineer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Smokey Hormel, Acoustic Guitar, Percussion, Piano, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Roger Manning Jr., Banjo, Keyboards, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Darrel Thorpe, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2002 Geffen Records

11
Little One Album Version
00:04:26

Justin Meldal-Johnsen, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Beck Hansen, ComposerLyricist - Joey Waronker, Drums, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Bob Ludwig, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Beck, Acoustic Guitar, Percussion, Vocalist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - NIGEL GODRICH, Producer, Recording Engineer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Roger Manning Jr., Percussion, Piano, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Jason Faulkner, Electric Guitar, Percussion, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Darrel Thorpe, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2002 Geffen Records

12
Side Of The Road Album Version
00:03:23

Justin Meldal-Johnsen, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Beck Hansen, ComposerLyricist - Joey Waronker, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Bob Ludwig, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Beck, Acoustic Guitar, Vocalist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - NIGEL GODRICH, Producer, Recording Engineer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Smokey Hormel, Electric Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Roger Manning Jr., Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Darrel Thorpe, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2002 Geffen Records

Album Description

Beck has always been known for his ever-changing moods -- particularly since they often arrived one after another on one album, sometimes within one song -- yet the shift between the neon glitz of Midnite Vultures and the lush, somber Sea Change is startling, and not just because it finds him in full-on singer/songwriter mode, abandoning all of the postmodern pranksterism of its predecessor. What's startling about Sea Change is how it brings everything that's run beneath the surface of Beck's music to the forefront, as if he's unafraid to not just reveal emotions, but to elliptically examine them in this wonderfully melancholy song cycle. If, on most albums prior to this, Beck's music was a sonic kaleidoscope -- each song shifting familiar and forgotten sounds into colorful, unpredictable combinations -- this discards genre-hopping in favor of focus, and the concentration pays off gloriously, resulting in not just his best album, but one of the greatest late-night, brokenhearted albums in pop. This, as many reviews and promotional interviews have noted, is indeed a breakup album, but it's not a bitter listen; it has a wearily beautiful sound, a comforting, consoling sadness. His words are often evocative, but not nearly as evocative as the music itself, which is rooted equally in country-rock (not alt-country), early-'70s singer/songwriterism, and baroque British psychedelia. With producer Nigel Godrich, Beck has created a warm, enveloping sound, with his acoustic guitar supported by grand string arrangements straight out of Paul Buckmaster, eerie harmonies, and gentle keyboards among other subtler touches that give this record a richness that unveils more with each listen. Surely, some may bemoan the absence of the careening, free-form experimentalism of Odelay, but Beck's gifts as a songwriter, singer, and musician have never been as brilliant as they are here. As Sea Change is playing, it feels as if Beck singing to you alone, revealing painful, intimate secrets that mirror your own. It's a genuine masterpiece in an era with too damn few of them.
© Stephen Thomas Erlewine /TiVo

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