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Love Has Come For You: Steve Martin and Edie Brickell

Updated on May 22, 2014

If you have read any of my other posts, you probably already know how much I love Steve Martin, so you can imagine how happy I was to hear he had a new album coming out. BUT, when I found out Edie was writing the lyrics for these tunes, I was OVER THE MOON!

I waited as patiently as I could for the album and since it has come out I am not sure how many times it has played here, suffice to say I can probably sing the songs backwards and forward.

This little ditty is just what the country/folk music scene needed, a quirky little pick-me-up. The tunes are sprightly and upbeat (of course banjo!), even though the lyrics can be a bit dark at times, but with a slightly comic edge. It's hummable and is an album that leaves you wanting more. I am pretty sure I ask the same thing every time it plays: "Oh, is it over?", even though I know very well how many songs it has. I think that is probably the best revue an album can have - that it's not long enough!

You will be immersed in the gentle voice that is Edie Brickell, with her familiar phrasing, so sweet you can hear her smile. And no matter the mood, as Steve himself says - you just can't think bad things when there's a banjo involved! (Well, it was actually a quote about Nixon, but I can't quite remember it!). Edie has come a long way from her first debut with The New Bohemians and her hit "What I Am", and Steve has continued to be a master at his craft, so putting them together was just a brilliant piece of work.

If you are a fan of any part of this, you need this album!

And even more!

And even more!

Oh my gosh, these are just my very favourite people!!

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      Jenn Ashton 3 years ago from Canada

      @Cari Kay 11: Thanks for checking it out! Same, I love his older stuff, still cracks me up;-)

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      Kay 3 years ago

      I love the older Steve Martin stuff. Great page!

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      Jenn Ashton 3 years ago from Canada

      @KevinAbend: ;-)

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      KevinAbend 3 years ago

      good

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      Jenn Ashton 3 years ago from Canada

      @tedwritesstuff24: Yes he does mostly play music at this point - The Jerk was still my all time fave;-)

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      Jenn Ashton 3 years ago from Canada

      @tedwritesstuff24: Ah! Ok thanks for the heads up on that!! I'll see if I can find another -

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      TedWritesStuff 3 years ago

      oh and feel free to delete this comment.. your video with SM and EB has been made private so it cant be watched..doh

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      TedWritesStuff 3 years ago

      I'll be honest and say I found him to last be funny around 1989.. but hey.. to each their own.. though I have now learnt he plays the banjo..so not a lost afternoon.. ;-)

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      Jenn Ashton 3 years ago from Canada

      @SandyMertens: He is my fave;-)

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      Sandy Mertens 3 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Steve Martin is very funny.

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      Jenn Ashton 3 years ago from Canada

      @PaigSr: I remember 8 track! ;-)

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      PaigSr 3 years ago from State of Confussion

      My first two Steve Martin albums were on 8-track. The latest was digital.

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      Jenn Ashton 3 years ago from Canada

      @glowgirlglow: I'm glad you watched, he is amazing!!

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      Barbara Tremblay Cipak 3 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      nicely done :) - shared this on various country music pages

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      glowgirlglow 3 years ago

      I was just watching Edie and Steve on You Tube! I love his banjo playing!

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      Jenn Ashton 3 years ago from Canada

      @Brite-Ideas: Oh thank you so much how kind of you! I love this album so much, I know it all by heart now;-)

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      Jenn Ashton 3 years ago from Canada

      @Kim Milai: Thank you for checking it out! ;-)

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      Kim Milai 3 years ago

      I love this! Thank you for introducing this to this new CD.

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      Jenn Ashton 3 years ago from Canada

      @AnonymousC831: Thanks so much!

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      AnonymousC831 3 years ago from Kentucky

      Great lens.

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      Jenn Ashton 3 years ago from Canada

      @lewisgirl: They're really amazing together!

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      Jenn Ashton 3 years ago from Canada

      @shay-marie: It's really good, I just bought the PBS DVD special - I'll Lens that one too once I've watched it;-)

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      Shay Marie 3 years ago from Southern California

      She has such a distinctive voice. I'm going to check this one out.

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      lewisgirl 3 years ago

      I was so sad when I missed Steve and Edie at Chautauqua Institution last year.

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      Jenn Ashton 3 years ago from Canada

      @TerriCarr: He's such an amazing musician, writer and comic - check out his book Born Standing Up - really worth a read;-) He's my fave!!

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      TerriCarr 3 years ago

      I had no idea Steve did music as well as comedy. Will have to look into this more.