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Don't Be Frightened of Turning the Page Import, Best of, EP
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Full title 'Don't Be Afraid Of Turning The Page'. Japanese exclusive EP for the critically acclaimed indie pop prodigy Connor Oberst. Tracks, 'Going For The Gold', 'Oh, You Are The Roots That Sleep Beneath My Feet And Hold The Earth In Place', 'I Won't Ever Be Happy Again', 'No Lies, Just Love', 'Kathy With A K's Song' and 'Mirrors And Fevers'. 2000 release. Standard jewelcase.
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While I wont say these six songs are his best, they are certainly good, especially if you consider yourself a big Bright Eyes fan. The lyrics are still really good and introspective, and are overall pretty upbeat. I definatly recommend this, or if you want a little bit of a variety get the four songs on the split with Son Ambulance. I bought this for trhe additional two songs.
This CD is most comparable to the sounds you find on Noise Floors, as they are not as western sounding as Cassadaga, but they have an older, rougher sound than others like Lifted or Digital Ash. Songs like No Lies, Just Love or Oh, you are the roots are some of the band's more powerful songs that shouldn't be ignored by any Bright Eyes fan.
The $30+ price tag is a bit steep, but I've gotta encourage buying the songs individually or finding them elsewhere.
The four songs from "Oh Holy Fools" are very good ones, by far the best on this CD. "I Won't Ever Be Happy Again", one of the two other songs, is worth a listen, a decent tune, nothing amazing. The final track, entitled "Mirrors And Fevers" is more of a poem than a song; it features Oberst slurring his usual emo lyrics over what sounds like muffled voices at a restaurant. I hardly consider it music.
Here's some advice: get Oh Holy Fools before you get this, because you will definitely like it more. Son,Ambulance, another Saddle Creek band, provides some good songs on that album as well as Bright Eyes.