What Kind of World (Brendan Benson album)

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What Kind of World
Album cover for Brendan Benson's 2012 studio album What Kind of World..jpg
Studio album by Brendan Benson
Released April 21, 2012
Recorded Welcome to 1979 Studios
Genre Rock, Alternative country
Label Readymade Records (US), Lojinx (Europe)
Producer Brendan Benson
Brendan Benson chronology
My Old, Familiar Friend
(2009)My Old, Familiar Friend2009
What Kind of World
(2012)
You Were Right
(2013)You Were Right2013

What Kind of World is the fifth album by American singer-songwriter Brendan Benson. The album's release on April 21, 2012 coincided with his son's second birthday. The album was released on Benson's own Readymade Records in the US[1] and British indie label Lojinx in Europe.[2][3] It peaked at number 7 on the UK Indie album chart in the week of release.[4]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Brendan Benson unless otherwise stated.

  1. "What Kind of World" - 4:07
  2. "Bad for Me" - 4:05
  3. "Light of Day" - 3:33
  4. "Happy Most of the Time" - 3:40
  5. "Keep Me" - 2:14 (Benson/Hines)
  6. "Pretty Baby" - 3:24
  7. "Here in the Deadlights" - 3:09
  8. "Met Your Match" - 2:38
  9. "Thru the Ceiling" - 3:03 (Benson/Joyce)
  10. "No One Else but You" - 3:46 (Benson/Joyce/Monroe)
  11. "Come On" - 2:51
  12. "On the Fence" - 3:54 (Benson/Monroe)

Personnel[edit]

  • Brendan Benson - Lead Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards
  • Max Abrams - Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
  • Sam Farrar - Bass, Guitar, Ambience
  • Brad Pemberton - Drums, Percussion
  • Jay Joyce - Guitar
  • Jon Auer - Guitar, Bass
  • Mark Watrous - Guitar, Bass, Keyboards
  • Andrew Higley - Keyboards
  • Bill Livsley - Keyboards
  • Ken Stringfellow - Keyboards, Bass
  • Pete Finney - Pedal Steel Guitar
  • Mitch Reilley - Tenor Saxophone
  • Jon-Paul Frappier - Trumpet
  • Ashley Monroe, Luke Skidmore, Neil O'Neil, Tyler Jones, Young Hines - Vocals

Credits[edit]

  • Recorded and Mixed in Nashville, Tennessee at Welcome To 1979 Studios
  • Engineered by Greg Thompson and Joe Costa
  • Mastered by Tommy Wiggins
  • Mixed by Brendan Benson and Chris Mara
  • Photography by Jo McCaughey
  • Artwork by They Make It In The Basement

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.amazon.com/What-Kind-World-Brendan-Benson/dp/B007IX39JQ
  2. ^ http://www.lojinx.com/artists/brendan-benson
  3. ^ http://www.amazon.co.uk/What-Kind-World-Brendan-Benson/dp/B0076L9UXY
  4. ^ http://go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?id=GALE%7CA324758225&v=2.1&u=gale&it=r&p=GPS&sw=w