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The Little Garden


Download links and information about The Little Garden by Erin Bode. This album was released in 2008 and it belongs to Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Songwriter/Lyricist genres. It contains 13 tracks with total duration of 55:01 minutes.

Artist: Erin Bode
Release date: 2008
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Songwriter/Lyricist
Tracks: 13
Duration: 55:01
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No. Title Length
1. New England Friends 3:50
2. Chasing After You 3:39
3. Sweater Song 5:26
4. The Little Garden 6:00
5. Born At the Right Time 4:32
6. It's All Your Fault 4:07
7. Sydney Come Down 4:22
8. Two 3:48
9. The Cold Water 4:04
10. Out of Time 5:10
11. Fences 3:27
12. Goodnight 3:04
13. Hide Me (Bonus Track) 3:32



Like Norah Jones, Erin Bode is a sweet-voiced singer with a jazz background and a healthy disregard for musical boundaries. Also like Jones, she gravitates towards quiet, gentle, straightforwardly melodic fare. On The Little Garden she continues her songwriting collaboration with bandmember and multi-instrumentalist Adam Maness, and the result is a bit more mixed than their previous work has been. It may be the deepening of their skill and their musical relationship, but their songs are getting more and more subtle as time goes on — sometimes a bit too subtle. "New England Friends" is a charming and deeply felt song, but as it progresses you start to get the feeling that it's more about the words than the music (a tendency that we critics refer to as the Elvis Costello Disease); "Two" also feels a bit flat and uneventful, melodically speaking, and "Out of Time" spends way too much time on a two-chord vamp. But the rest of the album moves from strength to strength: "Sweater Song" is sad and heartrendingly lovely; "Sydney Come Down" rocks out gorgeously; "It's All Your Fault" is both witty and soulful, with a brilliant horn chart. And Bode's jazzy take on the Paul Simon song "Born at the Right Time" is a gem. Throughout the album, her voice is a complete joy, and redeems even the songs that are least interesting otherwise.