Great Book Of John, The / Great Book Of John, The
Album: Great Book Of John, The   Collection:General
Artist:Great Book Of John, The   Added:Jul 2011
Label:Communicating Vessels  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2012-01-08 Pull Date: 2012-03-11
Week Ending: Mar 4 Feb 26 Feb 19 Feb 12 Feb 5 Jan 22
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 2 2

Recent Airplay
1. Mar 02, 2012: There and Back Again
Ashes Over Manhattan
4. Feb 10, 2012: There and Back Again
Ashes Over Manhattan
2. Feb 24, 2012: There and Back Again
Brown Frown
5. Feb 03, 2012: InAcrossAwayFromMe
Ashes Over Manhattan
3. Feb 17, 2012: There and Back Again
Let Me Slide
6. Feb 03, 2012: There and Back Again
Brown Frown

Album Review
Kyle Vandenberg
Reviewed 2011-12-23
The Great Book of John: The Great Book of John: Straight out of Birmingham, Alabama, this band has been called “the American Radiohead.” Alt rock with just a dash of country sound, replete with emotional male vocals, beautiful guitar riffs, and thick & full background instrumentals. Like a less sing-songy Travis, and less intense Radiohead. Fairly similar to Wilco. Good stuff for any indie or rock show! FCC clean. Try 5, 2, 3, 9.
1) 3:52 Both acoustic and electric guitar, background distortion, calm vocals.
2) 4:33 Upbeat! Bouncy piano chords and lively percussion, with slightly echo-y vocals. Smoother chorus, with strummed guitar.
3) 5:23 Very Radiohead feel to this track, with acoustic guitar, thick background sound, and wide-ranging vocals. Long instrumental outro.
4) 4:24 Strummed acoustic guitar, violin, and male vocals (sounding almost like Bob Dylan style at times). Simple and beautiful.
5) 4:33 Slow piano and strummed guitar, with lyrical vocals. Gorgeous melody, with a violin section toward the end.
6) 4:27 Heavy rock n’ roll guitar riff, but with light percussion, and distant male vocals. Long guitar solo outro.
7) 4:01 Thick, creamy vocals, guitar, drums, and background synths.
8) 3:44 Airy background, vocals wandering up high in the clouds, plucked acoustic guitar.
9) 5:03 Deep, resounding piano chords, lightly strummed guitar, vocals all over the place.
10) 1:51 Echo-y vocals and acoustic guitar. Very Fleet Foxes.
11) 16:12 First four minutes is pretty standard alt rock sound, then a two minute ambient fade-out. Wait for 7 minutes, and there’s a hidden track starting at 12:52. It’s like track 10; just acoustic guitar and echo-y vocals. Nice, though.
Kyle Vandenberg

Track Listing
1. Robin Hood   6. Black Heart
2. Brown Frown   7. Cover My Eyes
3. Let Me Slide   8. 10,000 Miles
4. Wise Blood   9. On And On
5. Ashes Over Manhattan   10. Foreign Currency
  11. Simple Things