Qobuz Store wallpaper
Categories:
Cart 0

Your cart is empty

John Mayer|Inside Wants Out

Inside Wants Out

John Mayer

Available in
16-Bit CD Quality 44.1 kHz - Stereo

Unlimited Streaming

Listen to this album in high quality now on our apps

Start my trial period and start listening to this album

Enjoy this album on Qobuz apps with your subscription

Subscribe

Enjoy this album on Qobuz apps with your subscription

Digital Download

Purchase and download this album in a wide variety of formats depending on your needs.

After John Mayer hooked up with producer John Alagia (who had previously worked with Dave Matthews) to record Room for Squares, a lot of people thought of him as a second Matthews. But taking a listen to Mayer's first relase, Inside Wants Out, half of which turned up in re-recorded form on Room for Squares, is liable to remind the listener more of an earlier antecedent, 1970s folk-jazz performer Michael Franks of "Popsicle Toes" fame. Like Franks, Mayer has a wheezy, phlegmatic tenor -- and though the arrangements focus on his acoustic guitar, even when a few other instruments are brought in, he doesn't restrict himself to folk chords, instead throwing in some jazzy elements. His material is better when he cuts through the affectations, however. The best songs, neither of which were repeated on Room for Squares, are "Love Soon" and "Comfortable." In the latter, he sings to a former flame about his current girlfriend, illuminating how different one love interest can be from another. "Life of the party, and she swears that she's arty," he notes of the new girl, "but you could distinguish Miles from Coltrane," which is clearly more of an attribute for him. The attention paid to detail in his lyrics (as well as an ear for a well-turned phrase, such as his observation that the new girl "poses for pictures that aren't being taken") marks Mayer as an original songwriter, if sometimes a precious one. [For the 2002 reissue that appeared Columbia Records, Vlado Miller re-sequenced this EP, placing the four songs that also appeared on Room for Squares up front. But new fans should listen to the rest of the disc as well, since they may hear Mayer in a more direct and honest way.]
© William Ruhlmann /TiVo

More info

Inside Wants Out

John Mayer

launch qobuz app I already downloaded Qobuz for Windows / MacOS Open

download qobuz app I have not downloaded Qobuz for Windows / MacOS yet Download the Qobuz app

You are currently listening to samples.

Listen to over 70 million songs with an unlimited streaming plan.

Listen to this album and more than 70 million songs with your unlimited streaming plans.

1
Back To You (EP Version)
John Mayer
00:03:57

John Mayer, Arranger, Associated Performer, Composer, Guitar, Lyricist, Main Artist, Producer - Glenn Matullo, Mastering Engineer, Producer, Recording Engineer - David LaBruyere, Bass, Producer - Sigurdur Birkis, Drums - Russ Fowler, Mixing Engineer - Clay Cook, Arranger

(P) 1999 Mayer Music LLC

2
No Such Thing (Demo Version)
John Mayer
00:03:49

John Mayer, Arranger, Associated Performer, Composer, Guitar, Lyricist, Main Artist, Producer - Glenn Matullo, Mastering Engineer, Producer, Recording Engineer - Clay Cook, Arranger, Composer, Lyricist - Russ Fowler, Mixing Engineer

(P) 1999 Mayer Music LLC

3
My Stupid Mouth (Demo Version)
John Mayer
00:04:15

John Mayer, Arranger, Associated Performer, Composer, Guitar, Lyricist, Main Artist, Producer - Glenn Matullo, Mastering Engineer, Producer, Recording Engineer - Russ Fowler, Mixing Engineer - Clay Cook, Arranger

(P) 1999 Mayer Music LLC

4
Neon (EP Version)
John Mayer
00:03:53

John Mayer, Arranger, Associated Performer, Composer, Guitar, Lyricist, Main Artist, Producer - Glenn Matullo, Mastering Engineer, Producer, Recording Engineer - Clay Cook, Arranger, Composer, Lyricist - Russ Fowler, Mixing Engineer

(P) 1999 Mayer Music LLC

5
Victoria (EP Version)
John Mayer
00:03:47

John Mayer, Arranger, Associated Performer, Composer, Guitar, Lyricist, Main Artist, Producer - Glenn Matullo, Mastering Engineer, Producer, Recording Engineer - Russ Fowler, Mixing Engineer - Clay Cook, Arranger - David LaBruyere, Bass

(P) 1999 Mayer Music LLC

6
Love Soon (EP Version)
John Mayer
00:03:38

John Mayer, Arranger, Associated Performer, Composer, Guitar, Lyricist, Main Artist, Producer - Glenn Matullo, Mastering Engineer, Producer, Recording Engineer - Clay Cook, Arranger, Composer, Lyricist - Russ Fowler, Mixing Engineer

(P) 1999 Mayer Music LLC

7
Comfortable (EP Version)
Clay Cook
00:04:59

John Mayer, Arranger, Associated Performer, Composer, Guitar, Lyricist, Main Artist, Producer - Glenn Matullo, Mastering Engineer, Producer - Clay Cook, Arranger, Composer, Guitar, Lyricist - Russ Fowler, Mixing Engineer - Matt Mangano, Bass, Recording Engineer

(P) 1999 Mayer Music LLC

8
Quiet (EP Version)
John Mayer
00:03:21

John Mayer, Arranger, Associated Performer, Composer, Guitar, Lyricist, Main Artist, Producer - Glenn Matullo, Mastering Engineer, Producer, Recording Engineer - Russ Fowler, Mixing Engineer - Clay Cook, Arranger - David LaBruyere, Bass

(P) 1999 Mayer Music LLC

Album Description

After John Mayer hooked up with producer John Alagia (who had previously worked with Dave Matthews) to record Room for Squares, a lot of people thought of him as a second Matthews. But taking a listen to Mayer's first relase, Inside Wants Out, half of which turned up in re-recorded form on Room for Squares, is liable to remind the listener more of an earlier antecedent, 1970s folk-jazz performer Michael Franks of "Popsicle Toes" fame. Like Franks, Mayer has a wheezy, phlegmatic tenor -- and though the arrangements focus on his acoustic guitar, even when a few other instruments are brought in, he doesn't restrict himself to folk chords, instead throwing in some jazzy elements. His material is better when he cuts through the affectations, however. The best songs, neither of which were repeated on Room for Squares, are "Love Soon" and "Comfortable." In the latter, he sings to a former flame about his current girlfriend, illuminating how different one love interest can be from another. "Life of the party, and she swears that she's arty," he notes of the new girl, "but you could distinguish Miles from Coltrane," which is clearly more of an attribute for him. The attention paid to detail in his lyrics (as well as an ear for a well-turned phrase, such as his observation that the new girl "poses for pictures that aren't being taken") marks Mayer as an original songwriter, if sometimes a precious one. [For the 2002 reissue that appeared Columbia Records, Vlado Miller re-sequenced this EP, placing the four songs that also appeared on Room for Squares up front. But new fans should listen to the rest of the disc as well, since they may hear Mayer in a more direct and honest way.]
© William Ruhlmann /TiVo

About the album

Improve this page

Qobuz logo Why buy on Qobuz...

On sale now...

In Utero - 20th Anniversary Remaster

Nirvana

Lust For Life

Lana Del Rey

Lust For Life Lana Del Rey

Nevermind

Nirvana

Nevermind Nirvana

Back To Black

Amy Winehouse

Back To Black Amy Winehouse
More on Qobuz
By John Mayer

Last Train Home

John Mayer

Last Train Home John Mayer

Sob Rock

John Mayer

Sob Rock John Mayer

Continuum

John Mayer

Continuum John Mayer

Where the Light Is: John Mayer Live In Los Angeles

John Mayer

Paradise Valley

John Mayer

Paradise Valley John Mayer

Playlists

You may also like...

Flying Dream 1

Elbow

Happier Than Ever (Explicit)

Billie Eilish

My Universe

Coldplay

My Universe Coldplay

Blue Banisters

Lana Del Rey

Blue Banisters Lana Del Rey

Music Of The Spheres

Coldplay

In your panoramas...
J.J. Cale: Big Brother o' Blues

More than eight years after his death, there is still no getting away from the vital wellspring of music that is the works of J.J. Cale. With his unique alloy of blues, folk, country and jazz, the man worshipped by Clapton, who lived for a while in a trailer, is still one of rock's most influential hermits.

Nordic Electronic in 11 Artists

The musicians of Northern Europe have always brought their personal Arctic twist to all genres of music, and the world of electronic music is no exception. Here’s an overview of 11 Danish, Swedish, Norwegian and Finnish artists who have taken techno, house, disco and dub towards new horizons.

Nordic Jazz in 10 Albums

Snowy scenes, big expanses, beautiful nature everywhere… Scandinavia is often described by the same old clichés. Jazz is no exception. We tend to talk about Scandi jazz like it’s one big genre. However, each country has its own distinct style; Denmark’s scene rivals traditional North American jazz, Norway tends to get experimental and Sweden treads the line between the two. Nordic musicians have been adding their own unique touch to the genre since the 70s and the younger generation continue to sculpt its future. Here, we zoom in on Scandinavian jazz in 10 albums, offering a glimpse into a discography that’s as wide as a fjord.

In the news...