Grand National (2007)

Grand National (2007) Album Cover

Get this album: CD Music Playlist 6 Videos Funky Tonight (Official Clip) 4:11 Used To Get High For A Living (official Video) 4:03 Better Than (Official Video) 3:34 Good Excuse (official video) 3:26 John Butler Trio & Keith Urban – Funky Tonight Live – Arias 5:50 John Butler – “Losing You” / Sing Sing Sessions – jbtdotcom 3:55 Tracklist & Lyrics   1. Better Than – 3:292. Daniella – 4:173. Funky Tonight – 5:284. Caroline – 3:485. Good Excuse – 3:266. Used To Get High – 4:297. Gov Did Nothin’ – 8:058. Groovin’ Slowly – 4:339. Devil Running – 4:5110. Losing You – 3:4711. Nowhere Man – 3:2212. Fire In The Sky – 5:3613. Gonna Take It – 4:43   Credits John Butler – Vocals, Acoustic/amplified open back banjo, 12-string, 6-string, resonator lapsteel, and Weissonborn lapsteel guitars, Baritone tricone resonator guitar, Nylon string acoustic guitar, Banjo, Mouth harp, Harmonica, Ukelele (track 8), Yidaki (Didgeridoo) & Electric guitar (track 9) Shannon Birchall – Backing vocals, Double bass, Electric bass guitar, Violin and string section composition and arrangement (track 4) Michael Barker – Backing vocals, Drums, Shakers, Tambourine, Glockenspiel, Marimba, Congas, Timbale, Cow Bell, Timpani, Vibraphone, Tubular Bell, Crotale, Vibraslap, Kalimba, Tongue drum, Clave, Cabassa, Bongos, Triangle, Beat Box (track 2) Danielle Caruana – Backing vocals (tracks 2, 7, 11)Meng Jones – Beat Box (2)Chad Hedley – Turntables (2)Money Mark – Clavinet (2)Bobby Singh – Tabla (2, 9, 12)Michael Caruana – Piano and B3 Hammond (5), Wurlitzer (7, 8)Ray Pereira – Talking drum (7)Jex Saarelaht – Piano (7), Hammond organ (9)Vika Bull – Backing vocals (7, 8)Linda Bull – Backing vocals (7, 8)Stacia Goninon – Backing vocals, chants & claps (7)Jesse Goninon – Backing vocals, chants & claps (7)Nicky Bomba – Backing vocals, chants & claps (7), Police skank (8) Singles Funky Tonight was released as the first Australian single (December 2006)Good Excuse was released as the second Australian single (March 2007)Better Than was released on 20 February 2007 as an online single in the United States, available via iTunes and later in Australia as a CD single in August 2007 and it served as the third single in Australia.Used to Get High was released as a radio promotional fourth single in Australia (November 2007) Additional Info Their fourth studio album, entitled Grand National, was released on 24 March 2007 in Australia and New Zealand, and released on 27 March in the United States and France. The first single off the album, titled “Funky Tonight”, reached a high of No. 15 on the ARIA charts and No. 12 on Triple J Hottest 100 for 2006. A second single, “Better Than,” was also released. In conjunction with the American release, the trio scheduled a small American Tour consisting of only five cities starting in Los Angeles and ending in New York.In April 2007 Grand National was the initial album nominated for a J Award by national youth broadcaster Triple J. “Better Than” which was released as the first overseas single from Grand National, reached No. 1 on the Triple A format charts in United States in June 2007. It also reached the top ten international songs at Japanese Radio and has been a major radio hit in France where the video made MTV’s video of the week.On 7 July 2007 they performed at the Australian leg of Live Earth in Sydney. On 31 July 2007 the John Butler Trio performed their song, “Better Than” on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. On 4 August 2007 they performed at Newport Folk Festival playing a set that included “Used to Get High”, “Better Than”, “Ocean”, “Funky Tonight”, and “Good Excuse”.In 2007, the John Butler Trio won the Australian Independent Record (AIR) Award for Best Performing Independent Album as well as Best Independent Release and Best Blues and Roots Album at the ARIA Awards.On 3 August 2008 they performed at Lollapalooza in Chicago. The John Butler Trio concluded the summer of 2008 touring the U.S. with G. Love and Special Sauce.In July 2009 “Betterman” was voted number 47 by the Australian public in Triple J Hottest 100 of all time. On 26 March 2009 John Butler announced that the current bass and drum musicians of the John Butler Trio, Shannon Birchall and Michael Barker are separating from the band. For purely artistic reasons, John felt it necessary to change the line up in an attempt by John to discover new inspirations with new members. John stated in his announcement: Michael and Shannon have been by far the best line up I have performed with in The John Butler Trio to date. They have been a pleasure to live, love, learn, record and tour with. Their professionalism, musicianship, and commitment have been unwavering and for that and a whole lot more I am truly thankful.John Butler, 2008 Michael Barker went on to form Swamp Thing with guitarist/singer Grant Haua, based in New Zealand. Their first album Balladeer was released in May 2011 1. Better Than All you want isWhat you can’t haveAnd if you just look around manYou see you got magicSo just sit back relaxEnjoy it while you still have itDon’t look back on life man and only see tragic [CHORUS]Because you could be better than thatDon’t let it get the better of youWhat could be better than nowLife’s not about what’s better thanYou can be better than thatDon’t let it get the better of youWhat could be better than nowLife’s not about what’s better All the time while you’re looking awayThere are things you can do manThere’s things you can sayTo the the ones you’re withWith whom you’re spending your todayGet your gaze off tomorrowAnd let come what may [CHORUS] All I know is sometimes things can be hardBut you should know by nowThey come and they goSo why, oh whyDo I look to the other side‘Cos I know the grass is greener butJust as hard to mow Life’s not about what’s better than. 2. Daniella You light me up little girl, like the 4th of JulyI love you more than every single star man in the skyYou are the best damn thing that ever happened to meWant to take you home start