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This benchmark 1992 release again demonstrates the versatility and strength of guitarists-vocalists Jim Cuddy and Greg Keelor's songwriting partnership. Like Steve Earle, Uncle Tupelo, Whiskeytown, and others lumped into the y'alternative movement, Blue Rodeo don't distinguish between rock, country, and folk, freely using any and all forms to propel their finely crafted songs. The results allow a laid-back piano honky-tonker like "Rain Down on Me" to stand next to the rocket-fuelled, Jerry Lee Lewis-like stomper "Restless." And try finding a song that better embodies the spirit of country than "Western Skies." --Adem Tepedelen --This text refers to an alternate Audio CD edition.
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Jim Cuddy demonstrates his incredible vocal talent and range in "Fly" and "Last to Know," and the band's outstanding songwriting skills never fade away through the album. The title track is a haunting ballad that will stay with you and cause you to listen to it again. "Already Gone" is just a straight Folk-Rock song, but it is so well executed it is amazing.
I have become a missionary for Blue Rodeo, desperate to get them more popular in the States. Right now, if you walk up to any one hundred people, you will be lucky if one of them has heard of the band, and if they've actually heard their music, go by yourself a lottery ticket, for it's your luck day. And odds seem to be that I would know them.
This band is as good, if not better, than the Eagles, but for some reason, possibly because they're Canadian, they do not sell well. I truly hope this will change, and I beg of them to keep putting out albums of this calibur for a long time.
Greg Keelor contributes a reminiscent song called "Western Skies" in which Toronto somes off a poor second to the Rockies; a gentle ballad called "Is It You?" that may be about a person or a spirit guide (or something else entirely -- but it's pretty); and of course the title track, which combines a haunting keyboard part and some beautiful orchestration with Greg's matter-of-fact vocal. I think it's largely Greg's shambling, everyguy, heartfelt vocal that puts this one into the classic category. He sounds real enough to be singing this song for all of us.
"Lost Together" the album contains a lot of Jim Cuddy's ballads as well. "Rain Down On Me" starts out as a song being sung ABOUT someone who's lost and confused, but eventually turns out to be sung BY someone who's lost and confused, too. "Already Gone" is an "it's over" song that sounds exhausted, like the character is sitting with his head in his hands finally making himself believe that there is nothing left of a relationship. What makes this one a standout is the delivery -- it's more resigned and wistful than anything else, the sound of someone looking around at wreckage and realizing that the only thing left to do is walk away.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
A great album musically now backed up sonically by the richness and depth of vinyl.Published 5 months ago by Beer Samaritan
Great pressing, shows what your gear can do! I am so glad that Blue Rodeo got released on vinyl!Published 5 months ago by douglas roach
This was a Christmas gift for my son in law and he loved it. I listened to it with him one evening. It was awesome and also sentimental.Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
Great CD!! Excellent sound quality. Not available in stores anywhere in downtown in Toronto. Thanks Amazon!Published 13 months ago by Olga Kobylansky
This is a great CD that grows on you more each time its played. Some of the songs l hadn't heard before but now they are favorites too!Published on May 31 2014 by Rose
I have all of Blue Rodeo's albums now. Lost Together was the last piece of the puzzle. It is a good album, and it does not stray from what one would expect of Blue Rodeo.Published on Sept. 20 2013 by Zack S.
The title song itself is perrenial, that much can be said, and as Greg Keelor has commented, it's a campfire singalong kind of song. Read morePublished on Oct. 14 2003 by Brian Kious
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