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Down on the Farm

Little FeatAudio CD
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 25, 1990)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Warner Bros / Wea
  • ASIN: B000002KK9
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #14,561 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Often Underrated Album! May 12, 2005
Format:Audio CD
"Down on the Farm" was the last album to feature leadsinger, guitarist and songwriter Lowell George. Actually George had left the band before the album was finished, and sadly during a solo tour in 1979 he died from a heart-attack. George had always been the driving force in the band, but due to healthproblems ( drugs/alcohol) his position in the band had diminished after "Feats Don't Fail Me Now".

The previous album "Time Loves a Hero" had very little input from George and their musical style had become much more slick and and funky.

After George's death the other bandmembers decided to finish the album they had been working on before George left. Fortunately George had recorded vocals for most of the tracks, and he wrote 5 of the songs on the album. The album is often referred to as one of the weaker albums from the George era, a fact I never understood. It's no exaggeration that it's one my personal favourites.

George's vocals were never better and his songs are outstanding. "Be One Now" is simply heartbreaking. "Kokomo" and "Six Feet of Snow" are as good as anything on "Dixie Chicken" or "Feats". The title track written by Barrere is catchy and funky and featuring one his strongest vocal performances - I used to believe it was George singing.

Among the rest of the album's tracks "Straight From the Heart", written by George and Payne also deserves to be brought out.

The final two tracks could be the reason that the album as a whole is often underrated. They are nice tracks; a little too polished for my taste, with very litle, if any, input from George. Still a great album.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars What happened to the original tunes? March 23, 2011
Format:Audio CD
Two stars, because I have a question. What happened to the original version of the tunes contained on the album? This version seems to feature re-recordings and alternate takes throughout. "Front Page News" is NOT the version you will hear if you buy the vinyl record, but is the terrible version from "Hoy Hoy," featuring no real structure and weak vocals by other band members. Because of this, the album is not recommended to anyone, because it is not the original album. Also, the mixing and mastering are totally different than on the earlier versions, which seems like a complete and total bastardization of the effort. As for the original album, three stars. The title track was and is one of the group's stronger, most focused cuts, and others, such as "Perfect Imperfection," are heartwarming. The original "Front Page News" finds George in the same mode and key as on "Long Distance Love," but that is absent here. In its place is something totally unlistenable that sounds recorded after the album was originally released. Also, is this the same version of Sam Clayton's "Feel the Groove"??? It sure doesn't sound like it.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An underrated tour-de-force June 10, 1999
Format:Audio CD
This is an album which which has got largely obscured by other Feat heavyweights like Dixie Chicken and FDFMN. However, it has some exhilarating music, with "Six Feet of Snow" and "Perfect Imperfection" simply outstanding. It is THE perfect introduction to Little Feat for any one who hasn't heard them before. One of my all time favourites.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
I only just found out the track 'Front Page News' as featured on this CD is not the same as the version on the original LP.

The only way to get the original LP (and in improved remastered sound) on CD is to get a copy of this UK two CD remaster

Time Loves a Hero / Down on the Farm

Time Loves Hero Down Farm
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Solid Album from Little Feat May 28, 2012
Format:Audio CD
Okay, really this album doesn't stand up to the finest of Little Feat's earlier work, such as "The Last Record Album", and "Dixie Chicken"; and, at times it feels like a too-slick adult contemporary album, even reminiscent of another fine Rhythm Section, from Atlanta. However, Little Feat at their weakest are better than most other 'commercial' bands at their finest. This album, if I have my history correct, was put together with tracks Lowell George was working on with the band before his untimely passing in 1979; ...and Billy Payne and Paul Barrere, with their band, did an outstanding job of rescuing the tracks, several of which feature Lowell's princely Whiskey Tenor drawl, ...and they fleshed out the tracks with a couple o' other numbers to make it an entire album. Man, the last song "Feel the Groove", may be one of Little Feat's finest moments, bringing a reggae skank together with a slick Clavinet and a Baritone (is that Sam Clayton, the Conga man himself, singing the lead?? I think so...) this is a funky, funky moment. Consider that this band was mourning their founder, one of the Brothers: Lowell George; and that they managed to get the album finished & released anyhow. Hey if you're a fan of Little Feat, buy it anyway. It ain't perfect, but it represents a moment in time which is most unusual, and helps bridge the gap to the later Little Feat years.
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9 of 13 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Only for the greatest of Feat enthusiasts August 1, 2004
By C. Born
Format:Audio CD
This album was created using bits and pieces of an unfinished album found in Lowell's studio after his death. Be warned that Lowell never heard anything close to the final version of these songs. To credit him with co-production of "Down on the Farm" was a compliment to him at best and a commericial-backed white lie at worst. The truth is somewhere in between.

Having said the above, I'm still glad his buddies released it because it gave the world a few more nuggets of his slide work and amazing voice to hold onto in his absence.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
love little feat, tight band !
Published 2 months ago by harvey johnson
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
what can i say, classic little feat.
Published 3 months ago by Mark Kroczynski
5.0 out of 5 stars Little Feat
One of the few Little Feat albums I didn't have. Heard one track from it on the radio and ordered it. Glad I did. Read more
Published 4 months ago by jonw
4.0 out of 5 stars Down on the Farm
Big LF fan from the 70s. Nothing they do I don't appreciate. Lost one of the best when we lost Lowell.
Published 7 months ago by Ken MacDowell
5.0 out of 5 stars great music
these are talented musicians, and I love their style. there albums are always a good listen, entertaining, upbeat and enjoyable
Published 9 months ago by pen name
4.0 out of 5 stars Just what I wanted
I really liked this album when initially released. The LP contains the original version of Front Page News which is what I was really looking for. Read more
Published 15 months ago by B. Ward
5.0 out of 5 stars Oldie
Never thought I would write a review about the "oldies" but here Iam. If you didn't experience this album on it's debut you might be a little lost. Read more
Published 15 months ago by MickyT
4.0 out of 5 stars Not the best but it's still Little Feat
The surviving members did the best they could without Lowell's guiding hand. I'm glad they released it but I still believe Lowell would be turning over in his grave at the fact... Read more
Published 18 months ago by dethwort
5.0 out of 5 stars IMHO their best album.
I love Feat. I have 18 of their albums and CDs and this is my favorite. My vinyl to digital copy was nice but not the quality I wanted. Amazon came through to the rescue!
Published 18 months ago by A. L. Lindsay
3.0 out of 5 stars Be one now...
The last Little Feat LP recorded before Lowell George's untimely death in '79. The production (very much in the Southern California smooth R & B of the time) is credited to George... Read more
Published on February 24, 2012 by Derek
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