Big Green Lawn

April 17, 2012 | Format: MP3

$6.93
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  • Original Release Date: April 17, 2012
  • Label: Translator Records
  • Copyright: 2011 Translator
  • Total Length: 27:37
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  • ASIN: B007N08XGI
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #178,714 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Brandon Schott on April 17, 2012
Format: MP3 Music
Great writing, solid musicianship, one of the best bands of the early 80s returns with their first album of new material in 26 years. Definitely pick this one up, lead single "SOUL ON FIRE" is crazy infectious. HIGHLY recommended!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By P. Rodriguez on April 24, 2014
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Let me get the basics out of the way first. This is a 7 song gem by one of the greatest American alternative rock bands of the 80s. Best known for their signature song Everywhere That I'm Not, Translator has not released a new album since 1986. Even though fans have had to wait more than 25 years, these songs do not disappoint. The album features Steve Barton, Robert Darlington, Larry Dekker & Dave Scheff, all the original members who have actively played together since 1979. The inevitable Lennon & McCartney comparisons will be even more apparent on Big Green Lawn. The songs are chock full of imaginative guitar work, unique harmonies, a rhythm section that kicks you right in the gut & hooks galore.

For the purpose of the length of this review, I'll keep the focus on 4 of the 7 very solid songs on this album;
Big Green Lawn, Every Night I Change, Better Days & Time of the Miracles.

1. Big Green Lawn has some of the English imagery the Kinks are known for & Steve Barton's lyrics have touches of dark humor. Steve utilizes his sweet, McCartney-esque tenor accompanied by Robert's harmonic vocal counterpoint for much of this song & there are beautiful lines like "take me away to the neighborhood of the soul" to admire. But remember when McCartney would surprise us & occasionally cut loose vocally on songs like I'm Down & Helter Skelter? Steve has brought a bit more edge to some of his vocals. Much like a hot guitar solo or drum flourish listeners anticipate on their favorite songs, I find myself waiting for Steve's (for lack of a better description) yelps & growls. His final "put me in a chair" makes me want to shout YES! every time I hear it. Additionally, Dave Scheff's drumming & tom tom sound in particular really shines.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By charktorious on April 20, 2012
Format: MP3 Music
Four solid stars to the music - enjoying this on Rhapsody right now and very much that "Translator" sound I knew and loved back in the 1980's.

But my question to the band, if they happen to read this review -- any plans for a vinyl/CD/lossless release? MP3's are fine for on-the-go, but I'd personally prefer another format if I'm going to buy/own the EP. I cannot find an email on your web portal to ask, so I figured this would be the next best venue.

I definitely want to support your effort so please follow up if you happen to read this -- thanks!
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