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A Little Bit Longer
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Manufacturer: Hollywood Records
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Binding: Audio CD
EAN: 0050087121587
Format: Enhanced
Label: Hollywood Records
Manufacturer: Hollywood Records
Number Of Discs: 1
Publisher: Hollywood Records
Release Date: 2008-08-12
Studio: Hollywood Records

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Editorial Reviews:

Produced by John Fields (with Jon Lind and Kevin Jonas, Sr., serving as executive producers), "A Little Bit Longer" covers much musical and emotional ground, kicking off with the joyful jam "BB Good." Says Joe of the track, "It's a big sing-along song, and it's fun." The funky and danceable debut single, "Burnin' Up," keeps the party going, with Big Rob, the brothers' hefty security guard, rapping midtrack. "It's about this girl," adds Joe. "Maybe she's at a party, and you feel that immediate connection. You both know it's there." Though relentlessly upbeat, most songs on "A Little Bit Longer" explore star-crossed standoffs and missed romantic opportunities. Songs like "Shelf," the hard-rocking "Pushin' Me Away" and "One Man Show" survey love's unequal playing field, bad break-ups and the defiant isolation that follows. "'Shelf' is one my favorite songs on the record," says Nick. "Basically, it's about a girl that has a gallery of hearts." Other songs take a light-hearted look at the craziness of fame and fortune. "Video Girl" paints a portrait of the shallow wannabees dotting the entertainment landscape (" Move to L.A., got no talent/Not even like you won a Miss Teen pageant"), while "Lovebug" starts out as sweet-tempered acoustic love song before ending up a crashing Queen-like rocker. Of course, the brothers made sure the album breathes. The power ballad "Sorry" features classic JB harmonies and an eternal message of forgiveness. But the song that will have people talking is "A Little Bit Longer," Nick's stunning account of his struggle with diabetes. With strings underscoring a plaintive piano/vocal, he sings about his battle ("A little bit longer and I'll be fine/Waitin' on a cure/But none of them are sure"). Recalls Nick, "I was having one of those days where I was discouraged. So I went into this empty hotel ballroom and wrote this song." Adds brother Kevin, "Nick sings this song every night and it brings people to tears. It's amazing." The brand new album from the Jonas Brothers includes a 30 page CDVU+ experience including: Exclusive Video Performances 60 Printable Photos Complete Album Lyrics Downloadable Graphics Hidden Links Package Made from 100% Recycled Materials!


Spotlight customer reviews:

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Summary: Very disappointed
Comment: From there previous album, I was very disappointed of this one. There previous one was amazing and this one is like.. blaaahh! they have a few good songs like Burnin Up and Tonight isn't to bad but the other songs were just plain stupid!! like for example BB Good To Me: it had a good beat and all but come on BB-- so cheezy!! When they come out with another album- which they most probably will- i will deff. check it out more before buying it.

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Summary: It's It's Good!
Comment: Before I heard this album, I thought the Jonas Brothers were Disney's answer to Hanson for a younger generation. Let's face it...three good looking brothers together as a band...how can you not make a comparison? I was surprised and relieved, however, to find out that this album is actually pretty good, and more importantly the Jonas Brothers write and perform their own music. Songs like "BB Good" and "Love Bug" are well written and catchy. They sound a bit over-polished and radio-friendly though. I would be interested in hearing their demo versions before the record company coated them with sugar. Good quality music doesn't need to have an expensive finishing touch. As long as it's got heart, it will win you over. I think the Jonas Brothers will be around for a while, and I look forward to hearing more music from them.

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Summary: Fantastic!
Comment: As a 42 year old mother of a big JB fan, I must say I was really impressed. Not only are the guys great songwriters, but the whole album, especially Lovebug, has great guitar licks. However, my favorite must be Nick's title song, A Little Bit Longer. I cried as I listened to the lyrics because my daughter, the big JB fan, is a Type 1 Diabetic. I remembered how I felt when I heard the news ...
A great production from very talented young men. I believe they will eventually leave their pop image behind and become known as a great rock band!



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Summary: tepid, dead dull, nauseating
Comment: An extremely unsatisfying smorgasbord of tepid, dead dull instruments mixed in with haggard teen vocals. I was forced to listen to this immature rubbish on an airplane flight. I was stuck by some individuals wearing headphones and then the Jonas Brothers also appeared on the airplane TV so we were all forced to watch them.

If I were to describe it in physiologically terms, it's gut wrenching, like a depressing vacuum inside your guts. There's also an over indulgence in queasiness, then a complete urge to vomit sporadically. The sickness seems to dissipate once you stop listening to it.

Seriously, I did not feel well after listening to this and I would highly recommend that any true fans of music, AVOID this. There is nothing worthy or "catchy" or even redeeming about this.

Invest in real music. Franz Ferdinand, Fugazi, Tom Waits, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Modest Mouse, John Coltrane, Ghostland Observatory, Interpol, etc.


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Summary: JoBros: The Future of Rock?
Comment: Okay, so A Little Bit Longer isn't The Wall or Thriller or Nevermind or Abbey Road, etc etc. But in the ever exploding genre of teen Disney pop, this record blows them all out of the water. Them, being stars like Miley Cyrus who have ushered in the latest round of pop music. These days, thankfully it's not all bubblegum. The Jonas Brothers seem to be the most focused and with the most potential of all these artists. Their second album is an extension of the debut: they're maturing, and it shows in song structure and in their writing. Songs drastically change course ("Lovebug"), their changing voices offer some really great rapsy vocals, depending on how you hear it of course ("Sorry") and let's face it the hooks are killer ("Burning Up"). Every song has its own appeal and nothing ever gets tiresome. There are power pop ballads, like "Can't Have You" and "Sorry", but the brothers are so convincing, nothing seems contrived or gimmicky. Sure they are part of a string of teen money-makers but its clear they are no one's puppets. One reviewer said they were manufactured by the guy who was over N'Sync and Backstreet Boys. Ummm..NO they weren't. Yes, they are part of the Disney pack, but with an album like A Little Bit Longer, it's very likely they're going to keep branching out. I'd like to see them reach audiences outside of tween girls. It's getting about time that other music fans discover them too. These guys are the real thing! I just feel like most of the bands that are out now take themselves way too seriously and they don't sound like they're having much fun. Sure, I like Coldplay and bands like that, but shouldn't there be a place for Jonas Brothers too? There is more to life then politics and self righteousness. I'd like to see them stick around for a long time.


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