Filled with endearing and enduring songs, the Books revisit their wide-eyed beginnings with this remastered Thought For Food, repackaged with all-new artwork and expanded to include lyrics for every song for the first time ever. Carefully and thoughtfully remastered from the original mixes by Zammuto at his new studio outside his home in Vermont, TFF now boasts a warmth and clarity that surprisingly reveals an increased harmonic depth.
Okay, silly exercise of triangulating between reference points nearly as obscure.
The Books is somewhere between the raw acoustic two-guys strings and percussion of... Read more
I dont really know what to write for this review. The music is weird and kind of like stuff I have heard, but somehow it works in a most unusual way. Read morePublished on Dec 26 2003 by Willoughby
I would like to reassert my previous criticisms. After months of repeated listens and fair-minded scrutiny this CD is nevertheless mediocre and trite. Read morePublished on June 11 2003 by Wm. Mars
An excellent piece. each song sounds different, so if you only listen to it once, which you should at least do, listen to all the songs all the way through.Published on May 26 2003 by C. Hopf
Just to spite the fellow below, who actually still believes that the term "pseudo-intellectual" is even remotely insulting, when in fact it is a term of speech employed solely by... Read morePublished on May 12 2003 by "writing_static"
the endless spirals of complexity on this album are remiscent of works by boards of canada or up in flames by manitoba. Read morePublished on May 7 2003 by Floating Skull in the Hallway
This modern composition is not quite jazz, or minimalism, or folk, or anything... The Books try to hover somewhere in-between all of these things. Read morePublished on Feb. 7 2003 by Wm. Mars