John Mayer - Heavier Things

180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl LP Record Remaster

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Heavier Things is the second studio album by American musician, singer-songwriter John Mayer, released in September 2003 by Columbia Records.

Don't take the Heavier Things title literally. Mayer offers nothing heavy, either in the music or the lyrics. Mayer is smooth, slick, and streamlined, playing things straight and following the blueprint his big radio hit, "Your Body Is A Wonderland" provided.

The title Heavier Things does reflect his new directness, that extends through the album. The humor and interesting wordplay have been toned down, leaving very little ambiguity. He's kept things simple, concentrating on how the record sounds and feels.

In addition to being strong from a musical perspective, this album showed maturation in terms of lyrical content. Somehow, Mayer managed to write lines that made sense in 2003 and hit so much harder now. “Something’s Missing” is a downtempo personal anthem, while “Daughters” draws subtly witty social commentary and “Split Screen Sadness” expresses everything felt by anyone experiencing a long-distance relationship or breakup. As the final moments of “Wheel” play out, the acapella statement of the line “I believe that my life’s gonna see the love I give returned to me” is particularly moving and remains for a long time, at once a promise to live passionately and an expectation that everything will be alright. It closes an album full of worry on the perfect note of calm and contentedness.

Albums like this aren’t written every day, and they can’t ever truly be recreated, nor should they be. One of the best things about John Mayer’s records is that none of them sound quite like any other. 

Heavier Things lives up to its name. It moves past earlier releases to focus on topics that are universally real. From the opening lines of “Clarity” to the final moments of “Wheel”, it’s clear that this is the point in his career that Mayer went from being any number of pop acts to becoming a seriously respectable musician.

Check out the tracks: “Bigger Than My Body”; “Clarity” and “Daughters”. 

This LP record is a Music On Vinyl reissue on 180 gram audiophile vinyl with remastered audio and printed inner sleeve, pressed in Europe.

(8713748980771)

Tracklisting:

 

 

Title

Time

A1

Clarity

4:28

A2

Bigger Than My Body

4:26

A3

Something’s Missing

5:04

A4

New Deep

4:07

A5

Come Back To Bed

5:23

B1

Home Life

4:14

B2

Split Screen Sadness

5:06

B3

Daughters

3:58

B4

Only Heart

3:52

B5

Wheel

5:33

SKU 8713748980771
Record Label Columbia Records
Label / Model # Music On Vinyl
Catalogue Number MOVLP206
Country EU - Europe
Release Date (Year) 07 April 2011
Original Release Date (Year) 09 September 2003
Barcode # 8713748980771
Shipping Weight 0.2850kg
Shipping Width 0.005m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000493000m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition LP Record, 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl, Printed Inner Sleeve, Reissue, Remastered Audio
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Rock
Genre Pop Rock
Genre Blues Rock
Format VINYL LP

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