We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things. We Deluxe Edition. Jason Mraz

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Label: Rhino Atlantic

Genre: Pop

Subgenre: Pop Rock

Artist: Jason Mraz

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  • 1Make It Mine (2023 Remaster)03:07
  • 2I'm Yours (2023 Remaster)04:01
  • 3Lucky (feat. Colbie Caillat) [2023 Remaster]03:09
  • 4Butterfly (2023 Remaster)04:58
  • 5Live High (2023 Remaster)04:12
  • 6Love for a Child (2023 Remaster)04:05
  • 7Details in the Fabric (feat. James Morrison) [2023 Remaster]05:45
  • 8Coyotes (2023 Remaster)03:38
  • 9Only Human (2023 Remaster)04:02
  • 10The Dynamo of Volition (2023 Remaster)03:36
  • 11If It Kills Me (2023 Remaster)04:33
  • 12A Beautiful Mess (2023 Remaster)05:37
  • 13Make It Mine (From the Casa Nova Sessions) [2023 Remaster]03:23
  • 14I'm Yours (Demo) [2023 Remaster]04:17
  • 15Lucky (Jason's First Draft)02:50
  • 16Butterfly (From the Casa Nova Sessions) [2023 Remaster]05:10
  • 17Live High (From an Avocado Salad Session) [2023 Remaster]04:02
  • 18Love for a Child (From the Casa Nova Sessions)03:50
  • 19Details in the Fabric (Demo)05:47
  • 20Coyotes (From the For a Girl In New York Sessions) [2023 Remaster]04:19
  • 21Only Human (From the Casa Nova Sessons) [2023 Remaster]04:46
  • 22The Dynamo of Volition (From an Up All Night Session) [2023 Remaster]04:23
  • 23If It Kills Me (From the Casa Nova Sessions) [2023 Remaster]05:00
  • 24A Beautiful Mess (From A Raining Jane Sessions) [2023 Remaster]05:14
  • 25Kickin' With You (2023 Remaster)03:22
  • 26Happy Endings04:15
  • Total Runtime01:51:21

Info for We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things. We Deluxe Edition.

To mark the 15th anniversary, the album is being expanded with never-before-heard tracks and demos. It has been 15 years since Jason Mraz released "We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things. an album that was to win him two Grammy awards, was internationally decorated with many precious metals (including 4x platinum in the USA, platinum in the UK and gold in Germany) and played a decisive role in him being awarded the prestigious Songwriters Hall of Fame Award in 2009. Now, the singer-songwriter has announced a remastered, expanded version of his album to mark the anniversary, with the tongue-in-cheek title "We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things. We Deluxe Edition." (Humour has always been a prominent feature of the incredibly likeable musician alongside his musical talent).

We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things. continued Mraz's laid-back pop polyglot style (blending folk, soul and more) and lighthearted lyricism. Opening track "Make It Mine" and the sweet "Lucky," a duet with fellow pop-folkie Colbie Caillat, were favorites - but the secret weapon was a song that hardcore fans knew quite well. The digital flipside to "Wordplay" was a demo called "I'm Yours," a simple, sincere love song with a lilting island rhythm. The album version's loose polish, courtesy of producer Martin Terefe, caught on with audiences in ways no one quite expected: it peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 but stayed there for 76 consecutive weeks, a distance record that would stand until 2014. "I'm Yours" would snag a Grammy nomination for Song of the Year, while "Make It Mine" and "Lucky" took home trophies for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance and Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals.

Jason Mraz

Please Note: We offer this album in its native sampling rate of 48 kHz, 24-bit. The provided 96 kHz version was up-sampled and offers no audible value!

We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things. comes six years after Jason Mraz saw his major label debut, “Waiting for My Rocket to Come” explode off the success of such hits as “Remedy (I Won’t Worry),” “You & I Both” and “Curbside Prophet.” Shortly thereafter, he returned with his Grammy-nominated, critically acclaimed Mr. A-Z, which continued his chart success with “Wordplay.” Throughout, his reputation as a tremendous live act soared.

We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things. earned three Grammy nominations, including Song of the Year and Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for “I’m Yours.” The album, Mraz’s most self-assured effort to date, is characterized by songs wrapped in clever, observant lyrics and strong, engaging pop melodies, all inspired by “gratitude.”

“I’m Yours” is a warm breeze of a song about generosity, surrender, and openness to life’s infinite possibilities set to a lilting island tempo. A demo of the song sneaked into the world a few years prior to the current release and developed a cult following. “I considered it my happy little hippy song and wanted to share it even when it was fresh and new. Over the years as we performed it live, it became the song people sang along to at the loudest volume. And they sang it to each other. That’s when I realized I needed to give it a home on this new record.”

“I’m Yours” has since been certified 4x platinum and made history as the first song ever to top the charts at four pop radio formats: Hot AC, CHR/Top 40, Triple A, and AC. Propelled by the success of the song, We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things. has been a breakthrough album internationally for Mraz. More than 2.5 million albums have been sold worldwide. In addition to being certified platinum here in the U.S., the album has also received platinum certification awards in France, Canada, Singapore and Hong Kong, triple platinum status in Korea, double platinum in Australia, with gold records in the United Kingdom, Malaysia, Portugal, Norway, Sweden, New Zealand, The Netherlands, and Switzerland.

Another highlight on the album is “Lucky,” a simple, endearing duet with platinum singer-songwriter Colbie Caillat. “I got word that she was a fan and might consider working together, so I immediately demanded her phone number,” Mraz says with a laugh. He sent her segments of a love song that she and her guitarist Timothy Fagan completed.

Caillat then joined Mraz in a London studio where he recorded the album with producer Martin Terefe, best known for his work with Coldplay and James Morrison (who guests on the intricate “Details in the Fabric”).

Terefe, along with songwriter/pianist Sasha Skarbek (who co-wrote James Blunt’s “You’re Beautiful”), also played a hand in co-writing some of the tunes with Mraz, including “Love for a Child,” a searing autobiographical tale of Mraz’s parents’ split when he was five. “I don’t usually care to share the crafting of the lyrics,” Mraz confesses. “Sasha and Martin did a wonderful job introducing me to melodies and textures, while pushing me to sing my instincts. In the case of ‘Love for a Child,’ my instincts kept leading me back to getting complete with my parents. I was nervous about it as it isn’t your typical love song, but I think that’s why it resonates with so many. Whether or not you’re in a relationship, we all have one with our parents. And until you acknowledge them, it’s hard to practice unconditional love or act with integrity in the rest of your life.”

While Mraz and Terefe deliberately kept the music stripped down, they added flourishes that distinguish “We Sing” from standard pop fare, including a gospel choir on “Live High,” and operatic embellishments and a children’s chorale on “Coyotes.”

“Martin is an extraordinary artist,” Mraz says. “He holds space for whatever I choose or choose not to express. Putting his producer image aside, he supports the artist. So in my case, both fervency and humor get to be represented. A fine example is his willingness to bookend “Details in the Fabric” with the ridiculous voice mail messages left on my phone one afternoon by my good friend/writing partner Bushwalla.”

The album takes its title from a piece of art by Glasgow-based visual humorist David Shrigley that Mraz saw in Scotland while traveling.

“We are a language based species,” hums Mraz, “So anything that comes out of our mouths is our song. Our movement is our dance. And anything we might take for granted, well, consider it stolen moment.”

For an artist who is so well known for his clever, inspired way with words, it should come as no surprise that many of the songs for “We Sing” were born from a songwriting game he plays with a number of other artists, including noted Texas-based songwriters Billy Harvey & Bob Schneider. “Bob and company will give me a word or a phrase, and I’ll have to turn that info into a song and email it to everyone else who’s playing.” The impressive verbal torrent that spills forth on “Dynamo of Volition” that once again shows Mraz’s unmatched ability to sing at the speed of sound, came from being tasked to use the phrase “blind man’s bike.” Similarly, “Coyotes,” “Butterfly,” and “Lucky” all sprung to life after starting from songwriting challenges. “The game is like a support group. It’s a way for writers to encourage each other, to stay active in their craft and not get too heady and where their song might end up.”

Mraz’s songwriting talents were recently recognized when he received the Songwriters Hall of Fame’s esteemed “Hal David Starlight Award” at the organization’s 40th anniversary gala. The award—given to gifted songwriters who are making an impact in the music industry via their original songs—has previously gone to such artists as Rob Thomas, Alicia Keys, John Mayer, and John Legend.

“For me, music is the closest I may ever get to realizing what God is. (Music) is an awesome invisible force that gets under your skin, makes you dance and has the power to transform you. I’m the most at ease when I’m wrapped up in a song or deep inside the mania of the creative process. Success to me is the exploration of sound and vibrations and the freedom that exists when you dwell in those spaces. Awards and recognition are always encouraging and nice to receive, but they’re just a pageant show compared to the real reward that music gives. Therefore, I’ll be writing songs and setting stages for a long time to come. I’m hooked on it. And I’m grateful.”

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