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5.0 out of 5 stars
A Tribute to a Great City and a Fantastic Artist, Nov 10 2011
Jim's singing is only paralleled by his instrumental abilities, which are only outdone by his song writing. Skyscraper Soul is a great compilation, a tribute to the fantastically alive and often maligned city of Toronto; an amazing accomplishment as well, considering it was crafted during the wee break he takes from co-spearheading Blue Rodeo. The JC Band is tight and work together creatively on the Album. Brilliant additions include some unique trumpets and Jim's equally talented offspring Devon Cuddy on some piano pieces. There is a breaking from the norm that JC band has explored in this Album that was absent on "the light the guides you home" (2nd JC band CD). "Ready to Fall" is my favourite on the Album. Although I might be the only one who doesn't like the "Everyone watched the wedding" song, I loved the writing. All in all, Jim's song writing, playing and singing is right up there with the likes of Gordon Lightfoot, Leonard Cohen, and good ol' Ian Tyson..... Jim's just younger and still good looking.
Still waiting for the Autobiography Jim.