Bring Me Your Love

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Bring Me Your Love
Studio album by City and Colour
Released February 12, 2008
December 2, 2008 (special limited edition)
Recorded Catherine North Studios
Hamilton, Ontario
Genre Folk, acoustic, alternative country
Length 48:19
1:50:47 (special limited edition)
Label Dine Alone, Vagrant, Shock
Producer Dan Achen, Dallas Green
City and Colour chronology
Live
(2007)
Bring Me Your Love
(2008)
Live Session EP (iTunes Exclusive)
(2008)
Alternative cover
Special Limited Edition cover
Singles from Bring Me Your Love
  1. "Waiting..."
    Released: January 1, 2008[1]
  2. "Sleeping Sickness"
    Released: June 6, 2008[2]
  3. "The Girl"
    Released: December 3, 2008
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AbsolutePunk.net (83%) [3]
Allmusic 4/5 stars [4]
Kerrang 4/5 stars
PunkTV.ca 9/10 stars [5]
TheStar.com 7/10 stars [6]
Unglued Reviews (Positive) [7]

Bring Me Your Love is the second album by City and Colour, released on February 12, 2008. According to Billboard, the album debuted at #11 of the Top Heatseekers chart in March 2008.[8]

The songs on this album are more folk-oriented with occasional harmonica, bass, drums, banjo and mandolin as opposed to the previous releases which only consisted of acoustic guitar and piano.

On February 8, the complete album was made available for listening on City and Colour's official MySpace profile.

The music video for the first single, "Waiting...", was released on January 24, 2008 and was listed for 9 weeks on the Canadian Hot 100.[9]

In October, 2008, Dine Alone Records announced a special 2-disc limited edition of Bring Me Your Love to be released on December 2, 2008. Only 6000 copies were made available.[10] In Canada, when the record label put up the album on pre-sale on November 20, 2008, so many fans tried to pre-order it that they crashed the store's website.

Gordon Downie, of The Tragically Hip makes an appearance on the album, lending his vocals to the third verse on the second single, "Sleeping Sickness" which was listed for 9 weeks on the Canadian Hot 100.[11] The video for "Sleeping Sickness", directed by Montreal-based director Vincent Morisset, was released on June 27, 2008, with an interactive version being available on the group's official website.[2][12][13]

The album is named after a short story by Charles Bukowski. It is also a line sung in the closing track, "As Much as I Ever Could".

When interviewed by Alter the Press![14] in October 2009, Dallas revealed Bring Me Your Love will see a vinyl release with no release date scheduled yet.

Track list[edit]

As well as the standard edition, a 2-disc limited edition of Bring Me Your Love was released on December 2, 2008. This edition was limited to 5000 copies for North America and to 1000 copies for Australia. It also included a new cover artwork, the original CD, a second disc with 14 demo versions, 2 unreleased songs from the BMYL studio sessions and a handwritten booklet with behind-the-scenes photographs from Vanessa Heins.[10] A bundle including the new version of Bring Me Your Love and a special t-shirt, limited to 100 copies, was sold in Canada. Within a few hours, they were sold out.

All songs written and composed by Dallas Green

Standard edition
No. Title Length
1. "Forgive Me"   2:08
2. "Confessions"   3:46
3. "The Death of Me"   3:10
4. "Body in a Box"   4:12
5. "Sleeping Sickness" (featuring Gordon Downie of The Tragically Hip) 4:08
6. "What Makes a Man?"   3:26
7. "Waiting..."   4:54
8. "Constant Knot"   4:03
9. "Against the Grain"   3:46
10. "The Girl"   6:00
11. "Sensible Heart"   3:21
12. "As Much as I Ever Could"   5:25
13. "I Don't Need to Know (Rough Mix)" (iTunes pre-order bonus track) 2:59

Personnel[edit]

  • Dallas Green - vocals (all tracks), acoustic guitar (tracks 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12), percussion (tracks 2, 5, 7, 8), national guitar (tracks 1, 2, 11), harmonica (tracks 4, 10), banjo (tracks 6, 10), electric guitar (tracks 7, 12), bells (track 2), baritone guitar (track 6), piano (track 7), bass (track 12)
  • Daniel Romano - acoustic guitar (tracks 7, 8, 9, 10, 12), pedal steel (tracks 2, 8), percussion (tracks 2, 5), drums (tracks 3, 12), bass guitar (tracks 3, 7), organ (tracks 4, 7), slide guitar (track 2), mandolin (track 3), electric guitar (track 5), piano (track 11), vocals (track 12)
  • Gordon Downie - vocals (track 5)
  • Zander Lamothe - bass drum (track 5)
  • Jordan Mitchell - vocals (track 8)
  • Spencer Burton - vocals (track 10)
  • Dan Under - vocals (track 12)
  • David, Daniel, Ian and Joni Romano, Katie Parsons, Jordan Mitchell, Dan Achen - group vocals (track 8)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dine Alone Records". DineAloneRecords.com. 2010-08-28. Archived from the original on 2010-08-28. Retrieved 2012-06-17. 
  2. ^ a b "Dine Alone Records". DineAloneRecords.com. Archived from the original on 2009-03-02. Retrieved 2012-06-17. 
  3. ^ "City and Colour - Bring Me Your Love - Album Review". AbsolutePunk.net. 2008-02-12. Retrieved 2012-02-08. 
  4. ^ Fulton, Katherine (2008-02-11). "Bring Me Your Love - City and Colour : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-06-17. 
  5. ^ "PunkTV.ca". PunkTV.ca. Archived from the original on 2008-09-16. Retrieved 2012-02-08. 
  6. ^ "City and Colour: Bring Me Your Love". thestar.com. 2008-02-19. Retrieved 2012-02-08. 
  7. ^ "Unglued Reviews » Blog Archive » CITY & COLOUR – Bring Me Your Love (Dine Alone / Vagrant)". Unglued.24hourcynic.com. 2008-02-12. Retrieved 2012-02-08. 
  8. ^ Visakowitz, Susan. "City And Colour" at the Wayback Machine (archived March 19, 2008). Billboard. March 14, 2008.
  9. ^ "City and Colour - Waiting - Music Charts". Acharts.us. Retrieved 2012-02-08. 
  10. ^ a b "Dine Alone Records". DineAloneRecords.com. Archived from the original on 2009-02-01. Retrieved 2012-06-17. 
  11. ^ "City and Colour - Sleeping Sickness - Music Charts". Acharts.us. Retrieved 2012-02-08. 
  12. ^ Official Sleeping Sickness Music Video on Dine Alone Records channel on YouTube[dead link]
  13. ^ "Sleeping Sickness by City and Colour - Interactive". CityandColour.ca. 2011-02-09. Archived from the original on 2011-02-09. Retrieved 2012-06-17. 
  14. ^ Ableson, Jon (2009-08-20). "Interview: Dallas Green - 09/10/2009". Alter The Press!. Retrieved 2012-06-17. 

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