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Unavailable in the U.S.! Originally released in 1979, 5 was, as you would guess, the fifth album from the American Blues rocker. While Cale remains the ultimate laid-back Blues artist, he still manages to conjure up the spirit of Country, Soul and subdued Funk in each of the tracks on 5, making this album one of the best loved in his catalog. 12 tracks including 'I'll Make Love to You Anytime', 'Sensitive Kind' and 'Let's Go TO Tahiti'. Spectrum.

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  • Audio CD (March 11, 1990)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Universal I.S.
  • ASIN: B000001F2X
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #23,533 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Dejan Kovacevic on September 20, 2004
Format: Audio CD
A perpetual complaint about J.J. Cale is that he always records the same record. I'm happy to report that the charge may be true. On a bright side, the end result is that Mr. Cale never recorded a bad album, that his songs are always soulful and beautiful and passionate no matter how simple or laidback they are. The emotional core of his music is what makes the songs/albums appear all alike, and this consistency makes him an artist unlike any other. Or, okey, like a very selected few.

The album in front of you, "5," is perhaps one of his best. (And as many fans - that many personal favorites you'll find.) It certainly is high on my list, I'll admit it. It's pure J.J. magic: a mix bag of blues, country, soul, subdued funk, traces of early digital life (simple rhythm machines and echoes of synths, remember, this was 1979) and suggestions of what would later be defined as "americana," - the mix that makes Mr. Cale's sound so unique.

Never taking himself very seriously, J.J. created an opus as serene and colorful as life in the West is, mixing effortlessly bits of sadness and humor and earnestness and joy to paint mini pictures of life's simple pleasures (or troubles, depending on where you stand). Songs that make you smile at your own blues, justifying the feeling while making it a bit ridiculous.

What makes this album stand out in the whole opus is one track -"Sensitive Kind," which I like to define as perhaps the only song ever to be presented in Cinemascope and old fashioned Technicolor. If you can imagine that. It's a simple love song that preaches better understanding and promotes patience in the everlasting battle of the sexes, but it is so touching it'll make your skin crawl. Strings and horns and mellow solo guitar and Rhodes piano... ah, pure beauty.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 3, 1999
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Cale's fifth album is Cale back on the Tulsa Rootrock track again, After some records where it seem's he had some difficulty to decide wath kind of music he would play now his nr 5 feels like he's comming home.I¨ts a relaxed and sensitive Cale we meet here.Christine Lakeland and some of the best musicsions in USA help him to create some of his best songs so fare.Songs like Boiling Pot,Do'nt Cry Sister, Sensitive Kind,Friday, Let's Go To Tahiti,Thirten Days and the beutiful song Mona,where Carl Radle does one of his best studiowork ewer.This is a record thath just growes the moore you here it and the music makes you feel, and thats what music is all about,is'nt it?
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Paul Bellocq on September 3, 2013
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I had never been a fan of J J Cale since he was always too laid back for my rocker tastes. I had only owned Road To Escondido with Eric Clapton when I heard the news of J J's death. So I ordered Naturally and Troubador, his first and fourth releases. Now older and more laid back, I could really appreciate it. With his very soft voice, he gives his music the feel of being loaded while still having the chops. The only other group that can pull this off is The Band. Just listening to J J Cale or The Band can almost make one feel like they are loaded. J J's lyrics are also predominantly obsessed with sex, which is another good thing.

After ripping my Naturally and Troubador in their entirety to my iPod for the car, I ordered this one, his fifth release, as well as Really and Okie, his second and third releases. These five completed my seventies studio releases from the man. Then after listening to all 60 songs over and over (12 songs from each release), I decided that some of them had to be deleted from the iPod. This one had 10 keepers, while the first four releases had 7 or 8 keepers each. Yes, those releases had most of his famous songs, but they also had more of what I felt was filler.

After reading about him further, he had Eric Clapton to thank for all those checks arriving in the mail. Eric always wanted to sound like J J, but could never quite pull it off. Eric's versions of After Midnight and Cocaine are much more rocking than J J's, but check out both versions of I'll Make Love To You Anytime. J J's version easily wins. Also, after listening to plenty of J J, one can see where the inspirational style of Eric's Promises came from.

I'm glad that I bought all five of his seventies releases instead of a compilation. Better late than never. There was only one J J Cale. May he rest in peace.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Tom Iancu on September 1, 2006
Format: Audio CD
The original vinyl take of this album was, at its time, one of the best sounding piece of plastic that I've ever listened to. And I'm talking both about music and the quality of the recording. It is one of Cale's musical turn points and somewhat a rupture from his early country/ ballad days although one can easily recognize his style. However this album features a premiere including one of the first Cale's attempts in instrumental improvisation (see "The Sensitive Kind"), which has been masterfully achieved in a more elaborated manner on album "Okie" ("Okie"). and more blues-like on album "Shades" ("Pack My Jack").

Wonder if you should buy it ? Do it. You'll be more than pleased. The CD is a good remastered version of the LP and the analogic feel can be tested on "Boilin' Pot" (though the guitar doesn't sound exactly as on the vinyl version, I mean as best).
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