Album Review:: Dean And Britta "Back Numbers"

Two years on from the last Luna LP “Rendezvous” and four years from the couple’s debut album “L’ AvventuraDean Wareham and Britta Phillips follows up with the excellent “Back Numbers” (Zoe Records). The record floats in with the atmospheric simplicity of intro track “Singer Sing”, giving way to the albums first single and video “Words You Used To Say” – a beautifully crafted song which picks up where Luna left off – complete with Wareham’s signature lead guitar sound. Throughout the LP swirls of casio keyboards, Electribe (provided by former Spacemen 3 Sonic Boom) vibraphone – set the tone for the 11 songs featured. Britta Phillips is featured more prominently this time out – the very 60’s elegant pop of “You Turned Around”, “White Horses”, and “Say Goodnight” are perfect vehicles for Phillips honey sweet vox. Dean and Britta duet on several tracks, highlighted by the sing along of “The Sun Is Still Sunny.” Nice soothing sounds – already a choice for best of 2007.

Dean and Britta “Words You Used To Say” VIDEO


03-08 Philadelphia, PA – World Café Live
03-09 Boston, MA – Museum of Fine Arts
03-10 Montreal, Quebec – Main Hall
03-12 Toronto, Ontario – Mod Club Theatre
03-13 Pittsburgh, PA – Dowe’s
03-14 Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom
03-15 Chicago, IL – Schubas
03-16 Chicago, IL – Schubas
03-17 Minneapolis, MN – Cedar Cultural Center
03-19 Madison, WI – High Noon
03-20 Indianapolis, IN – The Music Mill
03-22 Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge
03-23 Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
03-24 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
03-29 Washinton, DC – The Black Cat
03-30 New York, NY – Hiro Ballroom
04-06 Los Angeles, CA – Getty Museum
04-08 San Francisco, CA – The Independent
04-10 Portland, OR – Aladdin Theater
04-11 Seattle, WA – The Triple Door

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