Years before "Detroit"_x009d_ was the first word on the lips of taste-fakers, hype-stokers, scene-stealers and fame-lords the world over, Brendan Benson"™s sheep-in-wolves"™ clothing debut album "One Mississippi"_x009d_ was the unassuming first shot fired from the city and players that would soon become feted beyond their wildest imagination.

From the gallant album-opener "Tea"_x009d_ (a song which particularly resonated with Japanese fans, of whom hundreds excitedly sent him fan mail containing tea bags) through the propulsive swell of "Sittin"™ Pretty"_x009d_ and the undeniable "hit"_x009d_ of "Crosseyed"_x009d_ to the quirky "Insects Rule"_x009d_ (which was jammed on live by Foo Fighters?!?!?)"¦Benson"™s craft is fully on display here. With half the songs here cowritten by the estimable Jason Falkner (Jellyfish, Beck), the end result is an unabashed pop album, accentuated by Brendan"™s brilliant turn of phrase and preternatural ear for a melody. The album also stands out as the first full-length project helmed by venerated super-producer Ethan Johns (Paul McCartney, Kings of Leon) with "One Mississippi"_x009d_ serving as a unifying point in the careers of Johns, Benson and Falkner that found them all mutually ascendant.

Twenty-three years after its initial release, the Third Man Records reissue of "One Mississippi"_x009d_ is the FIRST-EVER vinyl pressing of this seminal album.

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Brendan Benson

One Mississippi

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Years before "Detroit"_x009d_ was the first word on the lips of taste-fakers, hype-stokers, scene-stealers and fame-lords the world over, Brendan Benson"™s sheep-in-wolves"™ clothing debut album "One Mississippi"_x009d_ was the unassuming first shot fired from the city and players that would soon become feted beyond their wildest imagination.

From the gallant album-opener "Tea"_x009d_ (a song which particularly resonated with Japanese fans, of whom hundreds excitedly sent him fan mail containing tea bags) through the propulsive swell of "Sittin"™ Pretty"_x009d_ and the undeniable "hit"_x009d_ of "Crosseyed"_x009d_ to the quirky "Insects Rule"_x009d_ (which was jammed on live by Foo Fighters?!?!?)"¦Benson"™s craft is fully on display here. With half the songs here cowritten by the estimable Jason Falkner (Jellyfish, Beck), the end result is an unabashed pop album, accentuated by Brendan"™s brilliant turn of phrase and preternatural ear for a melody. The album also stands out as the first full-length project helmed by venerated super-producer Ethan Johns (Paul McCartney, Kings of Leon) with "One Mississippi"_x009d_ serving as a unifying point in the careers of Johns, Benson and Falkner that found them all mutually ascendant.

Twenty-three years after its initial release, the Third Man Records reissue of "One Mississippi"_x009d_ is the FIRST-EVER vinyl pressing of this seminal album.

Tracklist

  1. 1. Tea
  2. 2. Bird's Eye View
  3. 3. Sittin' Pretty
  4. 4. I'm Blessed
  5. 5. Crosseyed
  6. 6. Me Just Purely
  7. 7. Got No Secrets
  8. 8. How 'Bout You
  9. 9. Emma J
  10. 10. Insects Rule
  11. 11. Maginary Girl
  12. 12. House in Virginia
  13. 13. Cherries