Classics is the fifth studio album by She & Him, a collaboration between M. Ward and actress Zooey Deschanel. It was released by Columbia Records on December 2, 2014. The album features 13 covers of classic songs, recorded live and accompanied by a 20-piece orchestra. Classics was released for a First Listen on NPR on November 23, 2014
To celebrate the 10-year anniversary of our debut album, we are excited to announce a very limited repressing on speckled daffodil yellow peak vinyl.
She & Him - 'Classics'. This is the fifth album from New Girl star Zooey Deschanel and Portland M Ward. Classics’ sees them covering 13 timeless standards and includes a classy version of ‘Stay Awhile’, made famous by Dusty Springfield. That song, and renditions of The Righteous Brothers’ ‘Unchained Melody’ and the Burt Bacharach and Hal David-penned ‘This Girl’s In Love With You’ are stunning in isolation. But a whole album of Deschanel’s wholesome, ops voice and M Ward’s tasteful instrumentation is cloying. Record label: Columbia Release date: 15 Dec, 2014.
She & Him - Classics. By Emma Smith, 08 December 2014, 09:30 GMT. Classics. She & Him. 5. Release date: 08 December 2014. Country: United States.
2011 holiday release. A Very She & Him Christmas is a wonderful collection of holiday tunes from two of music's most impressive artists Zooey Deschanel (She) & M. Ward (Him). With each purchase, a portion of proceeds from this album will be donated to 826National.
She & Him is an American musical duo consisting of Zooey Deschanel (vocals, piano, ukulele) and M. Ward (guitar, production). The band's first album, Volume One, was released on Merge Records in March 2008. The duo is augmented by session musicians Scott McPherson (drums), Paul Brainard (pedal steel guitar) and Mike Coykendall (bass, guitar). Deschanel and Ward met on the set of the film The Go-Getter, in which Deschanel had a starring role.
She & Him – Classics. Shifting from the sunny sixties to the forties and fifties pop duo She & Him (Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward) have produced an album of covers previously done by Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra. The result is a change from upbeat pop music to a very loungy sound. It is still retro-kitsch but of a different variety. They turn more to jazz and soul to convey songs like Unchained Melody and It’s Not For Me to Say. Though these are mostly all well-known songs She & Him bring their own sensibilities to them
Artist: She & Him. Label: Columbia. Genre: Singer, Songwriter. M Ward and Zooey Deschanel are no stranger to covers, having taken on the odd famous tune in their time. Their fifth is album composed entirely of other peoples’ songs, spanning most of the 20th century and recorded live with a 20-piece orchestra. Most are distinctly Bacharachesque, from the lush sweep of Johnny Mathis’s It’s Not for Me to Say to the sultry, sexy Teach Me Tonight.
|1||Stars Fell On Alabama
Bass – Tyler TornfeltDrums – Jim KeltnerVocals – Zooey DeschanelVocals, Guitar – M. WardWritten-By – Frank Perkins, Mitchell Parish
|2||Oh No, Not My Baby
Bass – Tyler TornfeltDrums, Percussion – Jim KeltnerGuitar, Bells, Percussion – M. WardTenor Saxophone, Flute – Doug WieselmanTrombone – Art Baron, Curtis HasselbringTrumpet – Steven BernsteinVocals – Zooey DeschanelWritten-By – Carole King, Gerry Goffin*
|3||It's Not For Me To Say
Bass – Tyler TornfeltBass Clarinet – Doug WieselmanDrums – Jim KeltnerGuitar, Bells – M. WardOboe – Charlie Pillow*Piano – Nate WalcottTrombone – Art Baron, Curtis Hasselbring, Trombone ShortyTrumpet – Steven BernsteinVocals – Zooey DeschanelWritten-By – Al Stillman, Robert Allen
Alto Saxophone, Flute – Charlie Pillow*Drums, Bass – Pierre De Reeder*Tenor Saxophone, Flute – Doug WieselmanTrombone – Art Baron, Curtis HasselbringTrumpet – Steven BernsteinVocals, Guitar – M. WardVocals, Piano – Zooey DeschanelWritten-By – Ivor Raymonde, Mike Hawker
|5||This Girl's In Love With You
Alto Saxophone, Flute – Charlie Pillow*Bass – Tyler TornfeltDrums – Jim KeltnerGuitar – M. WardTenor Saxophone, Flute – Doug WieselmanTrombone – Art BaronTrumpet – Steven BernsteinVocals, Organ [Wurlitzer] – Zooey DeschanelWritten-By – Burt Bacharach, Hal David*
|6||Time After Time
Bass – Tyler TornfeltDrums – Jim KeltnerTrombone – Trombone ShortyVocals – Zooey DeschanelVocals, Guitar – M. WardWritten-By – Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne*
Backing Vocals – Zooey DeschanelBass – Tim LuntzelLead Vocals, Guitar, Bells, Percussion – M. WardPercussion – Pierre De Reeder*Written-By – Charles Aznavour, Herbert Kretzmer
|8||Teach Me Tonight
Bass – Tyler TornfeltClarinet – Doug WieselmanCornet – Steven BernsteinDrums – Jim KeltnerGuitar – M. WardTrombone – Art BaronVocals – Zooey DeschanelWritten-By – Gene De Paul*, Sammy Cahn
|9||It's Always You
Bass – Tyler TornfeltClarinet – Doug WieselmanDrums – Jim KeltnerFlute – Charlie Pillow*Guitar – M. WardTrombone – Art Baron, Curtis HasselbringTrumpet – Steven BernsteinVocals – Zooey DeschanelWritten-By – James Van Heusen, Johnny Burke*
Featuring – The Chapin SistersGuitar – M. WardVocals – Abigail Chapin, Lily Chapin, Zooey DeschanelWritten-By – Alex North, Hy Zaret
|11||I'll Never Be Free
Banjo – Boo ReinersBaritone Saxophone – Doug WieselmanBass – Tyler TornfeltDrums – Jim KeltnerFlute – Charlie Pillow*Guitar, Bells – M. WardTrombone – Art Baron, Curtis Hasselbring, Trombone ShortyTrumpet – Steven BernsteinVocals – Zooey DeschanelWritten-By – Bennie Benjamin, George David Weiss
|12||Would You Like To Take A Walk?
Bass – Tyler TornfeltViola – Amanda LawrenceViolin – Tom HagermanVocals – Zooey DeschanelVocals, Guitar – M. WardWritten-By – Billy Rose, Harry Warren , Mort Dixon
|13||We'll Meet Again
Backing Vocals – Art Baron, Charlie Pillow*, Doug Wieselman, Steven BernsteinTrombone – Art BaronVocals – Zooey DeschanelVocals, Guitar – M. WardWritten-By – Hugh Charles*, Ross Parker
|88875 01599 1||She & Him||Classics (LP, Album)||Columbia||88875 01599 1||US||2014|
|88875046082||She & Him||Classics (CD, Album)||Columbia, Sony Music||88875046082||Europe||2014|
|88875046082||She & Him||Classics (CD, Album)||Columbia, Sony Music||88875046082||Argentina||2014|
|88875 01599 1||She & Him||Classics (LP, Album)||Columbia||88875 01599 1||Europe||2014|
|88875 01599 2||She & Him||Classics (CD, Album, Dig)||Columbia||88875 01599 2||US||2014|