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  • Audio CD (October 26, 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sugarhill
  • ASIN: B00002067S
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #27,458 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Cold Dog Soup
2. Fort Worth Blues
3. Sis Draper
4. Ain't No Trouble To Me
5. Water Under The Bridge
6. Forever, For Always, For Certain
7. Men Will Be Boys
8. Indian Head Penny
9. Bunkhouse Blues
10. Red River
11. Die Tryin'
12. Be Gone Forever

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If this front-porchy set disappoints, it's only because, as dean of singer-songwriters, Guy Clark has established such imposing standards. Rather than offering the exacting, patient craftsmanship we've come to expect, many of these new tunes feel like playful ephemera, the result of a friendly all-night song swap--though it hardly hurts if your friends include Emmylou Harris, Verlon Thompson, and Darrell Scott. Closer inspection, however, reveals a more serious purpose. Starting with Steve Earle's "Fort Worth Blues," through "Water Under the Bridge" (in which all things pass away), on to Richard Dobson's "Forever, for Always, for Certain," a recognition of the tricks that time can play, Cold Dog Soup is suffused with visions of mortality. The album ends with three exquisite hymns to life in the face of death. In "Red River," Clark celebrates his family history; in "Die Tryin'" life is defined as risk; and in "Be Gone Forever," penned by Anna McGarrigle and Keith Sykes, Clark finds consolation in memory and music. Even if much of Cold Dog Soup isn't up to Clark's best, this closing autumnal suite, played with devil-may-care élan and joy, certainly is. --Roy Kasten

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The lyrics are wonderful.
janell hutton
These lovely songs are nicely balanced by the energy displayed in such tunes as Sis Draper or Die Tryin'.
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Like wine, once in awhile a singer just gets better and better with age.
J. Reeves

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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Roger D. Kirkpatrick on November 5, 1999
Format: Audio CD
Guy Clark has got an old soul. He's not that much older than me; yet, listening to his songs is a lot like listening to my granddad. For instance, on the first listen to this collection of great songs, I found myself thinking, "How's that again?" or wondering "What the hell does THAT mean?" So, I'd go back and really LISTEN again, and it'd hit me! "Man, that's great; I mean, that's REALLY great!" I'm reminded of the Joni Mitchell line, "The times you impress me the most are the times that you don't try." Guy doesn't even seem to be trying; he just sings it the way it is, and it bowls me over every time! My favorite songs are Cold Dog Soup; Sis Draper; Ain't No Trouble To Me; Water Under the Bridge; Red River; and, Die Tryin', but all the songs get better with every listen! Verlon Thompson's guitar and Darrell Scott's mandolin provide excellent accompaniment for Guy without gettin' in the way of the words. Thanks, Guy, for another great CD!
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Ken Craycraft on November 13, 1999
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What makes this wonderful album especially delightful is the way this son of Texas has turned his attention east toward Appalachia. You'll swear that Edgar Meyer was beside Guy Clark as he wrote these beautiful melodies. And I'll be damned if there are no cellos on this record; something is making those soulful, hollow sounds. On top of it all, Clark has written a pocketful of witty and clever lyrics. Guy Clark is an American treasure; Cold Dog Soup is another gem for the chest.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Mois Benarroch - Author of HORSES AND OTHER DOUBTs on September 25, 2000
Format: Audio CD
I think that this is Clark's best cd. Maybe his best songs are elsewhere, but all his studio records except this one gave the feeling that he was forced to get into the studio, to promote his live shows or his songs. For the first time he is relaxed and all the songs seems to flow from heaven to earth. Highly recommended for all lovers of singer songwriters and texas music, and great songs.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By wanda on March 29, 2000
Format: Audio CD
Because I do a folk music show on public radio, I listen to a lot of music. Some weeks, I receive more than 60 cds to preview to play on the air. Most of the time, I listen to them once. "Stone Dog Soup" is one that I want to hear again and again. Between Guy Clark's exquisite writing style, his exceptional musician friends, and his outstanding taste in choosing music that he hasn't written to interpret for the listeners, this cd is worth the price of admission. The wide range of styles--from the title cut to "Sis Draper"--brings Guy Clark alive into your living room or the cd player in your car. After hearing this one, it was difficult to move on to the many others I needed to preview. Now I'm buying two more for friends. This is, as they say in Texas, a good 'un. Make that a great 'un. Do your holiday shopping early, and put Guy Clark at the top of the list!
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Jason Wilson on March 17, 2000
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Although this album sounds great thanks to his stellar sidemen, the songs lack the focus of Boats to Build or Old No. 1. The title track is razor sharp, but the album falls too often into fuzzy sentimentality (Sis Draper and Indian Head Penny)and ends up sounding too precious. The cover of Steve Earle's Ft. Worth Blues is solid if unexciting. The album comes off sounding less like a cohesive work and more like a one-off done with friends-- which has it's definite charms but this batch of songs just lacks the distinctive character and earthy bite of his earlier work (including the superior Dublin Blues.) Buy this one to complete the collection but, coming from a fan and slavish admirer, I think it's a little weak. The problem with being Guy Clark is that the bar is just so impossibly high.....
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By "peterquinn2" on June 12, 2002
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This is one of my favorite Guy Clark efforts. I love the marvellous mixture of the melancholic and the upbeat. Some highlights for me are the elegaic wistfulness of songs like Fort Worth Blues and Forever, for Always, for Certain. These lovely songs are nicely balanced by the energy displayed in such tunes as Sis Draper or Die Tryin'.
For me Guy Clark belong to that select band of singer/songwriters which include such luminaries as John Prine and Kris Kristofferson
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By bloodhoundlover on October 28, 1999
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For the Guy Clark initiated, Cold Dog Soup should meet and exceed all expectations. While the "how did he think of that?" song (Picasso's Mandolin, The Cape, etc.) has not jumped out after two listenings, the overall feel of the album is pure Guy. Perhaps sparser than his last couple of efforts in terms of instrumentation and production CDS makes me think he could sit right on my front porch and sound exactly like this (and wouldn't it be fun to have Emmylou there, too?).
For Guy Clark first-timers "Boats To Build", "The Craftsman" and his first album are better choices. Once you've worn those out you'll buy the rest anyway.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 17, 2000
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This album grows like wild yesterdays and thinking about how it feels to get old. Like good homemade salsa or chile it is better the next day. The title cut is full of the self-same "hillbilly haiku" that has made Guy Clark a favorite since the first time I heard him at back in the 70s. Yeah man get up and rhyme and tell them how you feel and the ghosts of the poets may sing along. It seems a long way from Kerrville/Austin/Ft.Worth to the Mission District but cold dog soup and rainbow pie makes the trip a little easier for all of us.
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