|1. Stepping Stones|
|3. Lay Down The Law|
|4. Slipped Away (The Ballad Of Lauretha Vaird)|
|5. You Shall See|
|6. Take You There|
|7. Willow Tree|
|8. Yeah, It's That Easy|
|10. 200 Years|
|11. Making Amends|
|12. Pull The Wool|
|13. When We Meet Again|
Includes One Bonus Track: 'cookin with G Love'.
Love & Special Sauce released their debut album in 1994, the same year Beck made his major-label debut with a similar blend of folk-blues roots and slacker-rap. Though he has never quite matched Beck's aesthetic or commercial success, Love continues to tinker with the formula in interesting ways and has come up with his best album yet in 1997's Yeah, It's That Easy. Like Beck, Love is at his best when he allows pop pleasures to shine through the montage of archival roots and hip-hop experiments. This album, for example, kicks off with "Stepping Stone," which, for all its blues motifs and street-wise beats, is at its best when it reaches its irresistible, sing-along chorus.
Yeah, It's That Easy is an unusual hip-hop album in that it includes a powerful pro-police, anti-gangster number, but it also takes time to make fun of Larry Bird. The latter insult comes on "I-76," a funny, funky number about Love's boyhood hoops team, the Philadelphia 76ers. Less persuasive are the mumbling, monotonous rap numbers such as the title track, but when Love pulls together hip-hop beats, blues guitar licks, and pop hooks, as he does on "Lay Down the Law," an elegy for a street-life victim, he finally lives up to all the great claims made for him at his debut. --Geoffrey Himes
Listen, we all know that reviews are nothing more than personal opinions, so let me cut right to the chase. I love this album. Read morePublished on July 13 2003 by Daniel J. Beck
The lazy blues and rap/rock& roll that G. Love sells is really smooth and relaxed. Never has he collected a better collection than this one here. Read morePublished on April 9 2002
G-Love is the product of a generation passed...
They have a sound all their own.
This CD demonstrates that. Its good if you want something bluesy, rocky, and rappy... Read more
I heared Yeah it's that easy.. the first time I was chilling in a coffeeshop with my friends and after a couple of numbers I asked the bartender what the name of the CD was. Read morePublished on Nov. 4 2000 by bas
i saw g. love live a while back, and thought that they were okay...however...the cd disappointed me greatly...it was unimaginative, puerile nonsense...let's hope g. Read morePublished on July 26 2000
G. Love & Special Sauce came back with an attack with this CD. This album probably helped draw in a wider variety of listeners. The sound makes you wanna sit back and chill. Read morePublished on Jan. 30 2000
I've been hearing comparisons of G. Love and the Special Sauce to Beck and I'd like to dispute them. Read morePublished on Jan. 5 2000 by Eclectic Listener
All of G. Love's albums are great and hold a place in my heart, but this one is the best, and the one i would reccommend to people just getting into this incredible talent. Read morePublished on Jan. 4 2000 by J. Mitchell