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Better Book Ends

by The Littlest Man Band

Scott Klopfenstein (Reel Big Fish) sets a new course with a talented ensemble. Succulent swirls of piano, rhodes, guitars, and horns that bring the songwriter back into your cd player.
Genre: Pop: Beatles-pop
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1. The Preface
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2. Always Sayin'
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3. Stayed Away Too Long
3:43 $0.99
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4. Bad That is Beautiful
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5. Happened Again
4:09 $0.99
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6. Maybe I
4:39 $0.99
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7. Sunshine
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8. Wrong Bed
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9. Better Man
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10. It's You
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
An amalgamation of years of playing together in various forms, The Littlest Man Band was created by Scott Klopfenstein as a release for frantic home recording sessions that had left him with a multitude of songs. Scott hand-picked his bandmates from friends he had played with throughtout the years in many different genres, resulting in a melting pot of sounds that is refreshingly versatile. The music created thus far has proven to be an unclassifiable mix of jazz, singer-songwriter, tounge in cheek, experimental cocktail that has a truly unique quality. Armed with three piece horn section, a fender rhodes, an upright bass, guitar, drums, and vocals all over the place The Littlest Man's debut album "Better Book Ends" will prove to be a truly outstanding first stab.

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Heather

Fans of Reel Big Fish won't be disappointed with Scott's "solo" outing
So Scott wanted to see if he could make it on his own, and "Better Book Ends" proves he can. This collection of intensely personal songs will not disappoint old and new fans alike. Full of thoughtful, brooding tracks (think "Drunk Again" from RBF's last CD) and still the CD is not without a few fun, upbeat numbers.

Not your average singer-songwriter fare, Scott and his bandmates remain true to their roots and the resulting CD is one that defies definition. (Just listen to "Happened Again" and you'll understand why.)

Stand outs are:

"Always Sayin", a scathing indictment of a guy who's lying to himself and everyone else. The disillusionment with the music industry is palpable here. It sets the stage for the rest of the issues raised on the album. Catchy horns, organ, and Scott's all over the vocals.

"Stayed Away" is a throwback to the torch songs of the 50s. Fabulous lyrics and mood captured as Scott's voice and mad piano skillz powers through this one. You'll be singing it hours later. Catchy as hell.

"Bad That Is Beautiful" is gorgeous, period.

"Sunshine" feels like a 70s standard with its sweeping horn movements, sparse drums, and tinkling piano. Lyrically it cuts to the heart of the matter (something "Better Man" attempts but "Sunshine" does better): "Please believe me when I tell you that there's something broken inside."

"It's You", while too touchy feely to be a RBF song, captures what Scott does so well with the other band. A perfect ending to the lyrical journey of the CD: Finally finding faith in ones self. A happily ever after, if you will.

Also in the tradition of RBF is a hidden track/outtake of "Better Man" reggae-style.

Overall, I had hoped for a few more upbeat numbers, but the lyrical content of the slower songs more than makes up for the slower pace and the witty lyrics make the love and loss theme more original than most. And how can you not love a band with a horn section?

Rock on, Littlest Man, we love you.
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Heather

Fans of Reel Big Fish won't be disappointed with Scott's "solo" outing
So Scott wanted to see if he could make it on his own, and "Better Book Ends" proves he can. This collection of intensely personal songs will not disappoint old and new fans alike. Full of thoughtful, brooding tracks (think "Drunk Again" from RBF's last CD) and still the CD is not without a few fun, upbeat numbers.

Not your average singer-songwriter fare, Scott and his bandmates remain true to their roots and the resulting CD is one that defies definition. (Just listen to "Happened Again" and you'll understand why.)

Stand outs are:

"Always Sayin", a scathing indictment of a guy who's lying to himself and everyone else. The disillusionment with the music industry is palpable here. It sets the stage for the rest of the issues raised on the album. Catchy horns, organ, and Scott's all over the vocals.

"Stayed Away" is a throwback to the torch songs of the 50s. Fabulous lyrics and mood captured as Scott's voice and mad piano skillz powers through this one. You'll be singing it hours later. Catchy as hell.

"Bad That Is Beautiful" is gorgeous, period.

"Sunshine" feels like a 70s standard with its sweeping horn movements, sparse drums, and tinkling piano. Lyrically it cuts to the heart of the matter (something "Better Man" attempts but "Sunshine" does better): "Please believe me when I tell you that there's something broken inside."

"It's You", while too touchy feely to be a RBF song, captures what Scott does so well with the other band. A perfect ending to the lyrical journey of the CD: Finally finding faith in ones self. A happily ever after, if you will.

Also in the tradition of RBF is a hidden track/outtake of "Better Man" reggae-style.

Overall, I had hoped for a few more upbeat numbers, but the lyrical content of the slower songs more than makes up for the slower pace and the witty lyrics make the love and loss theme more original than most. And how can you not love a band with a horn section?

Rock on, Littlest Man, we love you.
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Michael

A Wonderfull medley of musical perfection...
Scott has been a success in the business for a long time with Reel Big Fish, but as the back up vocalist. Now, for the first time, we get to hear his voice as the lead, which is fantastic. He has tremendous tonal quality and an enormous range. His unique sound is quite refreshing, and it is something that you can mellow out to. The style does not resemble Reel Big Fish at all, but, as an RBF fan, I can say that this is just as good. I only wish Scott had done this earlier. I plan on seeing them live if they ever get the time to tour. A GREAT BUY... WELL WORTH IT.
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