Amos Lee's 2012 6 songs EP As the Crow Flies works as a nice low-key addition to Mission Bell. Much like that album, As the Crow Flies is an earthy, heartfelt, and soulful set of cuts that showcase Lee's unique mix of singer/songwriter folk, country, and R&B. Featuring songs recorded during the Mission Bell sessions in 2010. In fact, in many ways the EP is a bit more immediately engaging than its full-length predecessor, with Lee coming up with a number of catchy, melodic, and still deeply personal songs.
Amos Lee - As The Crow Flies  [EP]
Original Release / Blue Note / CD
MP3 / V0 (VBR) / Scene
To these ends, we get the Hall & Oates-influenced "Simple Things" and the rambling '60s-centric "Say Goodbye." Similarly compelling are such tracks as the poignant midtempo ballad "Mama Sail to Me" and the bluesy "There I Go Again." Ultimately, with songs that are as good as anything on Mission Bell, As the Crow Flies is a must-hear for Lee fans.
Mission Bell debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums and Billboard Rock Albums charts when it was released in January 2011, earning the Philadelphia-born singer-songwriter the highest chart position and best sales week of his career. Earning critical raves from scores of media outlets, the album also spawned the Triple A radio hit “Windows Are Rolled Down,” which gave Lee his first-ever No. 1 single.
The track-listing for As the Crow Flies is as follows:
“May I Remind You”
“Mama Sail To Me”
“There I Go Again”