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3.47 | 42 ratings | 3 reviews | 14% 5 stars

Good, but non-essential

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Studio Album, released in 2006

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Belive the LIe (6:55)
2. Rocker (5:28)
3. Liquid (3:32)
4. Words (7:07)
5. Nemo (4:25)
6. Women, Wine and song (3:52)
7. Intentions Clear (4:43)
8. End Of The Road (3:16)
9. Passing (4:16)
10. Ocean Billy (6:37)
11. The Weight Around (3:33)

Total Time: 56:10

Bonus tracks on 2006 LP release:
12. Memories Of Home (4:22)
13. Divisions (9:54)

Line-up / Musicians

- Brendan Bayliss / guitars, vocals
- Jake Cinninger / guitar
- Joel Cummins / keyboards
- Ryan Stasik / bass
- Kris Myers / drums
- Andy Farag / percussion

- Huey Lewis / vocals (6), harmonica (6,8)
- Mike Racky / pedal steel guitar (3)
- Christopher Hoffman / cello (2,8)
- Joshua Redman / saxophone (7)

Releases information

Artwork: StormStudios with Darrell Lance Abbott (ill.)

CD SCI Fidelity Records ‎- SCIFI 1032 (2006, US)
CD Inside Out Music ‎- IOMCD 244 (2006, Germany)

2xLP SCI Fidelity Records ‎- SCIFI 1032 (2006, US) With 2 bonus tracks
2xLP Nothing Too Fancy Music ‎- umN2F107 (2016, US) Remastered with 2 bonus tracks

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UMPHREY'S MCGEE Safety In Numbers ratings distribution

(42 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(14%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(52%)
Good, but non-essential (31%)
Collectors/fans only (2%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

UMPHREY'S MCGEE Safety In Numbers reviews

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Review by TRoTZ
3 stars Safety in Numbers abandons most of the band's experimentation and it seems the band starts to lack on new ideas. It oscillates between acoustic simple tracks, almost seeming we're listening to a songwriter, although with some progressive rock nuances, from guitar solos and piano and saxophone lines to back sound textures.

Umphrey's Mcgee deposits their characteristic staccato approach to the instruments, helping to confine it to their own identity. The result is a nice collection of soft tracks, but with nothing that imposes it particularly on this era. Some hard rock roots are found in some tracks, like the catchy "Nemo" or the Prefab's Sprout evoking "Intentions Clear". Blues/country influences are found in the ambience of "Women Wine and Song". The catchy mellow acoustic instrumental "End of the Road" is a sensibility standout for the band, while "Words" has a special beauty on its main motive. "Ocean Billy" is the most experimental and the closest to the previous record, while "The Weight Around" emotional chorus is an interesting final to the album.

While having its faults, concerning what could we expect from the band's creativity, still proves to be a good collection of simple but catchy songs.

Review by Windhawk
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3 stars A good album to start with for newbies who wants to take a first small step into the world of fusion.

The music here sounds like late 70's or early 80's AOR, tinged and flavoured with improvisational and jazzy elements. No harsh sounds on display here, the songs, the song structures and the production here is smooth. The songs can be relatively complex though, but in the subtle details. Listening closely and intently to the album over time will be a rewarding exploration, as new elements will be discovered every so often.

The main weakness of the album is that there's a bit too many fillers here, and the good tracks here aren't good enough to pull this album out of the average category and up to excellent.

Latest members reviews

4 stars Escaping the American heartland and presently touring the american coasts with memorable live performances, this is Umphrey`s Magee. Starting out as a jam band with over 400 plus gigs under their belt, these guys have put together back to back masterpieces. With tight vocal harmonies, great synco ... (read more)

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