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Give Up [Deluxe] *
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Album: Give Up [Deluxe] *
# Song Title   Time
1)    District Sleeps Alone Tonight, The
2)    Such Great Heights
3)    Sleeping In
4)    Nothing Better
5)    Reclycled Air
6)    Clark Gable
7)    We Will Become Silhouettes
8)    This Place is a Prison
9)    Brand New Colony
10)    Natural Anthem
1)    Turn Around - (previously unreleased)
2)    Tattered Line of String, A - (previously unreleased)
3)    Be Still My Heart
4)    There's Never Enough Time
5)    Suddenly Everything Has Changed
6)    Against All Odds (Take a Look At Me Now)
7)    Grow Old With Me
8)    Such Great Heights [John Tejada Remix] - (remix)
9)    District Sleeps Alone Tonight [DJ Downfall Persistent Beat Mix], The - (remix)
10)    Be Still My Heart [Nobody Remix] - (remix)
11)    We Will Become Silhouettes [Mathew Dear's Not Scared Remix] - (remix)
12)    Nothing Better [Styrofoam Remix] - (remix)
13)    Recycled Air [Live On Kexp] - (live)
14)    We Will Become Silhouettes
15)    Such Great Heights
 
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Performer Notes
  • The Postal Service: Ben Gibbard (guitar, electric piano, keyboards, drums); Jimmy Tamborello (programming).
  • Additional personnel: Jen Wood (vocals); Chris Walls (piano); Jenny Lewis (background vocals).
  • Personnel: Jimmy Tamborello (programming).
  • Audio Mixer: The Postal Service.
  • Recording information: Computerworld, Seattle, WA (11/2002); Corktown, Detroit, MI (11/2002); Dying Songs, Los Angeles, CA (11/2002); Hall of Justice (11/2002); Miami, FL (11/2002); Portland, OR (11/2002); Computerworld, Seattle, WA (12/2002); Corktown, Detroit, MI (12/2002); Dying Songs, Los Angeles, CA (12/2002); Hall of Justice (12/2002); Miami, FL (12/2002); Portland, OR (12/2002); Computerworld, Seattle, WA (2002); Corktown, Detroit, MI (2002); Dying Songs, Los Angeles, CA (2002); Hall of Justice (2002); Miami, FL (2002); Portland, OR (2002).
  • Photographers: Brian Tamborello; Tony Kiewel; Autumn de Wilde; Seth Smoot; Jimmy Tamborello; Aaron Ruell; Ben Gibbard; Jenny Lewis.
  • A side project from Death Cab For Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard and Jimmy Tamborello, who formerly played with synth-poppers Figurine but now records as Dntel, the Postal Service creates bedroom electronica with surprising emotional pull on GIVE UP. Ten tracks lyrically convey both a youthful ennui and the nostalgic ache of longing. Tamborello creates a tense sonic space that allows Gibbard's spare yet careful guitar to occasionally chime in and cut the tension.
  • While Tamborello's sculpted electronics hearken back to the minimalism of early Depeche Mode, Gibbard's expressively fey vocals and emotional sentiments lend a warm, comforting contrast to the machine-age chilliness (as do the occasional backing vocals from Jen Wood and Rilo Kiley's Jenny Lewis). This contrast is best illustrated on "We Will Become Silhouettes," when Gibbard sings "[A]nd we become silhouettes when our bodies finally go," only to be followed by a string of optimistic bleeps that are the sonic equivalent of a miniature sky full of twinkling stars.
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (12/25/03, p.109) - Included in Rolling Stone's "50 Best Albums of 2003"

Rolling Stone (4/17/03, p.102) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...A cuddly little new wave reverie..."

Uncut (6/03, p.92) - "...Gibbard's refined, feather-light vocals waft delicately over Tamborello's indie electronica, creating a wide-eyed world out of bittersweet love songs and autobiographical daydreams..."

CMJ (12/29/03, p.4) - Ranked #2 in CMJ's "Top 10 of 2003"

Mojo (Publisher) (5/03, p.98) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...GIVE UP is anything but a pop oddity - it's the real thing..."
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