Down Here

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Down Here
Tracy Bonham - Down Here.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedApril 18, 2000
GenreAlternative Rock, post-grunge
Length42:03
LabelIsland
ProducerTracy Bonham, Tchad Blake, Mitchell Froom[1]
Tracy Bonham chronology
The Burdens of Being Upright
(1996)
Down Here
(2000)
Blink the Brightest
(2005)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[2]
The Encyclopedia of Popular Music4/5 stars[1]
Entertainment WeeklyA-[3]
Spin5/10[4]

Down Here is the second album by American singer-songwriter Tracy Bonham.[5][6] It was released in 2000, after being delayed several times due to record label issues.[7]

Reception[edit]

Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic wrote: "Though it occasionally sounds a little out of time -- it's a record that would have made more sense in 1997 than in 2000 -- Down Here is a record that reveals much of its strengths only with repeated listens, and that's part of the problem. Apart from the hardcore fans that have stuck with her for five years, not many people will give it a chance. If they do, they'll find that it's a smart, assured, and distinctive second effort that is a quantum leap past her debut."[2] The New Zealand Herald wrote that the "trouble is perhaps, that for all Bonham's musical craftiness (and her violin-playing which saws through a few tracks) and attitude, she's not that memorable, especially melodically."[8] The Los Angeles Times thought that the album "collects music that is even richer and more distinctive" than the debut.[9]

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Tracy Bonham

  1. "Freed" – 4:25
  2. "Behind Every Good Woman" – 3:44
  3. "You Don't Know Me" – 3:24
  4. "Fake It" – 3:33
  5. "Cold Day in Hell" – 3:41
  6. "Jumping Bean" – 3:45
  7. "Oasis Hotel" – 0:47
  8. "Second Wind" – 3:01
  9. "Thumbelina" – 4:14
  10. "Meathook" – 3:07
  11. "You Can't Always Not Get What You Don't Want" – 3:53
  12. "Give Us Something To Feel" – 4:29

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Producers: Tracy Bonham, Tchad Blake, Mitchell Froom
  • Engineer: Tchad Blake
  • Assistants: Doug Boehm, David Bryant, Robert Carranza, Juan Garcia, Evan Hollander, S. "Husky" Hoskulds, James Murray
  • Mixing: Tchad Blake, Mark Endert, Tom Lord
  • String arrangements: Tracy Bonham
  • Pitch adjustment: Tracy Bonham
  • Design: Ondine Bue, Steve Slingeneyer
  • Art direction: Ondine Bue, Steve Slingeneyer
  • Photography: Valerie Phillips, Norman Jean Roy

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Larkin, Colin (2006). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music. Volume 1: MUZE. p. 747.CS1 maint: location (link)
  2. ^ a b Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Down Here, AllMusic, retrieved 2010-12-11 CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Down Here". EW.com.
  4. ^ "Reviews". SPIN. SPIN Media LLC. June 16, 2000 – via Google Books.
  5. ^ "Tracy Bonham | Biography & History". AllMusic.
  6. ^ "Tracy Bonham Returns From Hiatus with 'Down Here'". CMJ New Music Report. CMJ Network, Inc. April 10, 2000 – via Google Books.
  7. ^ "Tracy Bonham Makes A Fresh Start". Billboard.
  8. ^ "Tracy Bonham: Down Here". NZ Herald.
  9. ^ "Catherine Wheel, Tracy Bonham Demonstrate the Power of Rock". Los Angeles Times. August 2, 2000.

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