Punch (album)

Punch (album)

Infobox Album
Name = Punch
Type = Studio album
Artist = Punch Brothers


Released = February 26, 2008
Recorded = 2007
Genre = Progressive bluegrass
Length =
Label = Nonesuch Records
Producer = Steven Epstein
Reviews =
* "Allmusic" Rating|4|5 [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:gjfuxzlhldte link]
* "Burlington Free Press" (feature) [http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080213/LIVING/802130322/1004 link]
* "CanadaEast" (positive) [http://telegraphjournal.canadaeast.com/magazine/article/269197 link]
* "Chicago Tribune" (feature) [http://www.geocities.com/davidroyko/ThilePunchTribFeb2008.html link]
* "Daily Gazette" (feature) [http://www.dailygazette.com/news/2008/feb/15/0215_Punch/ link]
* "Denver Westword" (mixed) [http://www.westword.com/2008-04-10/music/mini-reviews link]
* "The Guardian" Rating|4|5 [http://arts.guardian.co.uk/filmandmusic/story/0,,2260708,00.html link]
* "Time Out New York" Rating|4|5 [http://www.timeout.com/newyork/articles/music/26421/punch-brothers link] |
Last album = "How to Grow a Woman from the Ground"
(2006)
This album = "Punch"
(2008)
Next album =

"Punch" is the debut album by Punch Brothers. It was released by Nonesuch Records on February 26, 2008.

The centerpiece of the album is mandolinist Chris Thile's ambitious four movement suite, "The Blind Leaving the Blind." Thile says the piece was written in part to deal with his divorce of 2004. It was composed over the course of a year and a half using Finale composition software. About 30% of the composition involves some improvisation, "like a jazz lead sheet or a written out fiddle tune." Chris Thile has said that his goal was "to fuse the formal disciplines of jazz or classical composition with the vibrancy of bluegrass or folk music song writing." [ [http://www.thebluegrassblog.com/interview-chris-thile-chris-eldridge/ The Bluegrass Blog » Interview: Chris Thile & Chris Eldridge: bluegrass music news ] ] The remainder of the album was co-written by the entire band. [ [http://www.thebluegrassblog.com/interview-chris-thile-chris-eldridge-part-2/ The Bluegrass Blog » Interview: Chris Thile & Chris Eldridge Part 2: bluegrass music news] ]

This album, like the group's previous effort "How to Grow a Woman from the Ground", was recorded live, with only minimal use of multi-track. [ [http://www.thebluegrassblog.com/interview-chris-thile-chris-eldridge-part-3/ The Bluegrass Blog » Interview: Chris Thile & Chris Eldridge Part 3: bluegrass music news ] ]

Track listing

#"Punch Bowl" (Punch Brothers) - 3:34
#"The Blind Leaving the Blind: First Movement" (Chris Thile) - 12:13
#"The Blind Leaving the Blind: Second Movement" (Thile) - 9:21
#"The Blind Leaving the Blind: Third Movement" (Thile) - 11:58
#"The Blind Leaving the Blind: Fourth Movement" (Thile) - 8:38
#"Sometimes" (Punch Brothers) - 4:45
#"Nothing, Then" (Punch Brothers) - 3:02
#"It’ll Happen" (Punch Brothers) - 3:06
#Bonus Track Bailey (Punch Brothers) - 2:07 (Nonesuch online download)
#Bonus Track I Know You Know (Punch Brothers) (iTunes exclusive)

Personnel

Punch Brothers

*Chris Thile - vocals, mandolin
*Gabe Witcher - vocals, fiddle
*Noam Pikelny - vocals, banjo
*Chris Eldridge - vocals, guitar
*Greg Garrison - vocals, bass

Credits

*Producer: Steven Epstein
*Engineer: Richard King
*Assistant engineers: Hyomin Kang, Don Goodrick
*Mixing: Steven Epstein, Richard King
*Mastering: Steven Epstein, Richard King
*Cover photography: Autumn de Wilde
*Wardrobe: Shirley Kurata
*Studio photography: John Peets
*Design: Loren Witcher
*Executive producer: Robert Hurwitz

References

External links

* [http://www.punchbrothers.com Punch Brothers official website]


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