Warehouse Stock Clearance Sale

Grab a bargain today!

Break Up [Digipak] *


Product Description
Product Details
Performer Notes
  • Personnel: Scarlett Johansson (vocals); Pete Yorn (vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, banjo, piano, tambourine); Robert Francis (electric guitar, slide guitar, pedal steel guitar, banjo); Max Goldblatt, Max Goldblatt (banjo, bass synthesizer, background vocals); Amir Yaghmai (strings, synthesizer); Sunny D. Levine (bass synthesizer, programming).
  • Audio Mixer: Sunny D. Levine.
  • Photographers: Max Goldblatt; James "Big Jim" Wright ; Jim Wright .
  • Pete Yorn recorded BREAK UPin 2006 on the heels of one, but it sat on the shelf until 2009, appearing just a matter of months after BACK & FORTH, and a year after his duet partner, Scarlett Johannson, cast as Brigitte Bardot to Yorn's Serge Gainsbourg, made an awkwardly arty splash with a Tom Waits covers album, but the album that really casts a shadow over this is VOL. 1, the 2008 record by She & Him, the teaming of M. Ward and indie actress Zooey Deschanel. Yorn and Johannson cut their album long before She & Him, but surfacing in its wake, they can't help but seem a bit like the polished, polite answer to the twee, precious charms of Zooey & M. Ward. BREAK UP does trump VOL. 1 conceptually, chronicling the dissolution of a romance as a series of duets, and Scarlett is a more-than-worthy foil to Yorn.
Professional Reviews
Entertainment Weekly (p.65) - "Johansson's throaty vocals fit BREAK UP's intimate vibe better than they did on her overly ambitious Tom Waits-covers album." -- Grade: B-

Alternative Press (p.115) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[Johansson] sounds more in her element on this one, starting off strong with the bittersweet bounce of 'Relator.'"

Billboard (p.28) - "Sunny Levine's production keeps the album ticking, with clean acoustic riffs and piano keys only enhancing both vocal performances."

Paste (magazine) (p.54) - "[T]he eight songs Yorn has written for this album are among his best -- the kind of thoughtful, catchy heartache pop at which he excels."
Ask a Question About this Product More...
Write your question below:
Look for similar items by category
Home » Music » Pop » Pop Rock
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 8% commission by selling Break Up [Digipak] * on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond World Ltd.
Back to top