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Over With You

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World-weary missive from Mississippi Flash:

The post pop-star road for Forbert, whose electrifying 1978 debut Alive On Arrival kept folk-rock on the map in the punk era, has been bumpy. Over With You, recorded with young hotshots including cellist Ben Sollee, is hardly the flashy comeback : insular, ambitious in mood and lyric, but shadowy, minimalist in execution, it's a prickly, restless look at the foibles and regrets of the over 50's. An entertainingly eccentric singer, Forbert's songwriting nonetheless crawls deep into the unsettling grit of decaying relationships and the melancholy of ageing. The existential spook of "That'd Be Alright" and piano carousel of "All I Need" - closest thing to a pop tune - highlight an obsessively dark record. (from Uncut 2012)

Over With You is a focused song cycle featuring an earnest account of the often-mixed emotions involved in personal relationships. The ten compositions combine the plainspoken honesty and insightful contemplations into this topic that perhaps only a man from Mississippi, the home state of both Jimmie Rodgers and Tennessee Williams, could provide. And these songs make the case that Forbert should be considered in the first rank of American songwriters.

Forbert's lengthy discography has established him as an American icon. His music was pure Americana before that genre was recognized. The road and the changing landscape are an integral part of the hard-working Forbert's life and songwriting. He was a truck driver before releasing his first album and says there's "romance" involved when he gets in the car after each show and drives to the next gig in another city.

Now, 34 years after his first album, Steve Forbert is releasing an exciting new one, Over With You. Its ten fresh but mature songs pinpoint a wide range of emotions that color personal relationships -- emotions that most listeners have undoubtedly felt and struggled to understand at some point in their lives. "This is an album that has taken a lifetime to make," explains Forbert.  "You don't just pull these songs out of thin air -- you have to live them."

1.  All I Asked Of You
2.  All I Need To Do
3.  In Love With You
4.  That'd Be Alright
5.  Baby, I Know
6.  Over With You
7.  Don't Look Down, Pollyanna
8.  Can't We Get Together
9.  Metal Marie
10.  Sugarcane Plum Fairy

Released September 11, 2012

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Steve Forbert Over With You EPK (02:45)
Steve Forbert's Electronic Press Kit (EPK) for "Over With You" -- his first new studio album in over three years.The album will be released on September 11, 2012 through Blue Corn Music
  • Steve Forbert Over With You EPK
    Steve Forbert's Electronic Press Kit (EPK) for "Over With You"...
  • Baby, I Know Preview: Over With You EPK
    Steve Forbert's Electronic Press Kit (EPK) for "Over With You"...
  • Don't Look Down, Pollyanna Preview: Over With You EPK
    Steve Forbert's Electronic Press Kit (EPK) for "Over With You"...

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