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Joseph Arthur & The Lonely Astronauts — Let's Just Be [2007]

 Joseph Arthur & The Lonely Astronauts — Let's Just Be [April 17th, 2007]

Joseph Arthur & The Lonely Astronauts — Let's Just Be
Location: Brooklyn, United States
Album release: April 17, (US)/September 3, 2007 (UK)
Recorded: October-November 2006, Donner & Blitzen Studios, Arcadia, California
Record Label: Lonely Astronaut Records/14th Floor Records
Duration:     78:41
Tracks:
01. Diamond Ring (Arthur, Kraig Jarret Johnson)      (3:26)
02. Good Life      (4:24)
03. Precious One      (3:29)
04. Spaceman      (4:33)
05. Take Me Home (Arthur, Johnson)      (4:41)
06. Chicago      (5:01)
07. Cockteeze (Arthur, Johnson)      (1:46)
08. Lonely Astronaut      (20:33)
09. Cocaine Feet      (3:44)
10. Let's Just Be (Arthur, Johnson)      (2:31)
11. Shake It Off      (1:32)
12. Lack A Vision      (4:46)
13. Gimmie Some Company (Jennifer Turner)      (3:02)
14. I Will Carry You (Arthur, Johnson)      (3:55)
15. Yer The Reason (Arthur, Johnson)       (2:20)
16. Star Song      (8:58)
•  All other songs written by Arthur
Album credits:
The Lonely Astronauts are:
•  Joseph Arthur — vocals, guitar, electric sitar on "Star Song"
•  Kraig Jarret Johnsonguitar, keyboards, vocals, lead vocals on "I Will Carry You"
•  Jennifer Turner — guitar, vocals, lead vocals on "Gimmie Some Company"
•  Sibyl Buck — bass, backing vocals
•  Greg Wieczorek — drums, backing vocals
•  Produced by Joseph Arthur with The Lonely Astronauts.
•  Mixed by Joseph Arthur.
•  Recorded and engineered by Mathias Schneeberger at Donner & Blitzen Studios, Arcadia, California.
•  All songs mastered by Fred Kevorkian at Kevorkian Mastering, Inc.
•  Original artwork (ink and charcoal on arches watercolor paper) by Davies.
•  Photos by Cerise Leang, Joseph Arthur and Lauren Pattenaude.
•  Copy help by Karen Karibian.
•  Art direction and design by Judith Salavetz and Spencer Drate.
Description:
•  "It's hard to resist the urge to rock out once in awhile. Let's Just Be is proof that even the most smooth-voiced and pop-minded singer-songsters must get their ya-yas out now and again. On some songs, Arthur conjures the early '70s spirit of Mick Jagger while on others he seems to be shooting for Marc Bolan. His most ragged-sounding and strictly rock and roll album to date, the record has a very loosely hewn feel which reaches an apex during the 20 minute (plus) "Lonely Astronaut." That song starts out as a pleasant enough country warble then mutates into a sloppy rave-up before dissolving into a bizarre mantra of the word "I" chanted atop an acoustic guitar and what sounds like a cement mixer, before slipping back into the warble bit. This disc is charming in its own way, and clearly was a blast for all involved — but a tad more editing might have been nice."
Demos:
•  In December 2006, 14 new songs (recorded with the Lonely Astronauts) were placed on Joseph's website, available for free download or with a donation. The 14 tracks comprised the original tracklisting for Let's Just Be in this order:
01 "Baby's Got a New Friend" — 5:59
02 "Cockteezzze" — 1:44
03 "Famous Friends Along the Coast" — 5:28
04 "Love" — 6:34
05 "Skull Kiss" — 3:53
06 "Cocaine Feet" — 4:14
07 "Bust Me" — 3:05
08 "Breadhead" — 4:29
09 "Precious One" — 4:27
10 "Take Me Home" — 4:41
11 "Here Come the Spacemen" — 3:49
12 "Let's Just Be" — 2:36
13 "Diamond Ring" — 3:42
14 "The Good Life" — 4:28
•  The song "Breadhead" was conceived at the House of Blues side stage in San Diego, California during Arthur's tour for Nuclear Daydream. Near the end of the concert, he began strumming a song, and told the band to play along. A few minutes later, "Breadhead" had been written and played for the first time, and Arthur said it would appear on the next album.
Website: http://www.josepharthur.com
Joseph Arthur interviews: http://www.crackerjackbox.altervista.org/interviews2007.htm#5
MySpace: https://myspace.com/josepharthur
Twitter: https://twitter.com/josepharthur
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/josepharthur
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Josepharthurpage
Museum Modern: http://museumofmodernarthur.com
Tumblr: http://josepharthur.tumblr.com/
YouTube: http://youtube.com/josepharthurofficial
Instagram: http://instagram.com/joseph_arthur
SIBYL BUCK
•  Sibyl Buck (born May 27, 1972) is an American musician, and former fashion model.
•  Born in Versailles, France, Buck started her modeling career in 1992 and has worked for Yves Saint-Laurent, Chanel, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Alexander McQueen, and many other fashion houses.
•  After quitting the modeling industry in 1998, Buck became a mother and began playing rock music in bands. She played bass and sang in Champions of Sound with Chris Traynor of Orange 9mm and Helmet, and with Sergio Vega of Quicksand. In 2007 she recorded and performed with Joseph Arthur as a member of his backing band The Lonely Astronauts, and is credited as a musician on his Let's Just Be album. Buck currently plays bass guitar for Bush, filling in for Corey Britz on tour. She also acted, playing the personal assistant of Zorg in the 1997 film, The Fifth Element.
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