New American Language

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New American Language
New American Language.jpg
Studio album by Dan Bern
Released October 9, 2001
Genre Folk rock
Length 59:19
Label Messenger, Cooking Vinyl
Producer Wil Masisak, Chuck Plotkin, Colin Mahoney, Brian Schey (uncredited)
Dan Bern chronology
Smartie Mine
(1999)
New American Language
(2001)
World Cup
(2002)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau (1-star Honorable Mention)[2]

New American Language (2001) is Iowa native singer/songwriter Dan Bern's first release with Messenger Records.

Track listing[edit]

Unless otherwise noted, all tracks by Dan Bern

  1. "Sweetness" – 3:53
  2. "New American Language" (Bern, Lisa Donnelly) – 5:12
  3. "Alaska Highway" – 4:05
  4. "God Said No" – 5:31
  5. "Turning Over" – 5:10
  6. "Black Tornado" (Bern, Randy Kaplan) – 5:24
  7. "Albuquerque Lullaby" – 3:54
  8. "Tape" – 3:37
  9. "Honeydoo!" – 2:14
  10. "Toledo" – 5:22
  11. "Rice" (Bern, Brent Berry, Clark Jamison) – 5:30
  12. "Thanksgiving Day Parade" (Bern, Scott Watson) – 10:27

Personnel[edit]

  • Dan Bern – Organ, Guitar, Harmonica, Cello, Vocals, Illustrations, Paintings
  • Wil Masisak - Piano, Bass, Organ, Wurlitzer, Mellotron, Guitar, Clarinet, Glockenspiel, Vocals
  • Eben Grace - Guitar, Banjo
  • Brian Schey - Bass, Guitar, Vocals
  • Spanky Mahoney - Drums
  • Jake Coffin - Drums, Vocals
  • Paul Kuhn - Cellocaster
  • Lisa Donnelly - Vocals
  • Randy Kaplan - Vocals

References[edit]

  1. ^ New American Language at AllMusic
  2. ^ "Robert Christgau: CG: Dan Bern". www.robertchristgau.com. Retrieved 2017-11-11.