The Electric Mile

January 15, 2009 | Format: MP3

$9.99
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: April 23, 2001
  • Release Date: April 23, 2001
  • Label: Epic/Okeh
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  • Total Length: 51:17
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  • ASIN: B001XXR30I
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #193,389 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Blackberries on July 28, 2003
Format: Audio CD
These guys have evolved throughout their careers with different focuses on each of their cds, rendering most of their albums very enjoyable. The Electric Mile, however, just seems unfocused. I can't fault G for trying to move in new directions because it served him well in the past, but the dabbling into ska/reggae territory with Unified and Praise Up comes off as paltry and cliched in comparison to G's other creative, authentic songs. Night of the Living Dead sounds more like the good old sway of the band that I've grown to familiarize and love, but the cd digresses again with Parasite. The music on this track, especially the bass, is pretty tight, but the superfluous execrations ("You're just a f***ing parasite" ad nauseam) water down the message which is good until the chorus. The rest of the songs on the cd are ok, none of them standing out in my mind as noteworthy other than 100 Magic Rings which is a soaring beauty and the bizarre, phsychadelic reprise of Free At Last.
The Electric Mile is packed with an accompanying disc entitled "Ridin' High." It has 10 songs in all, 4 reprises and 6 originals. Tracks 3-6 on this cd are really great. 3 is called Break Away. It's just very mellow and very easy to get into. I like it a lot. 4 is called Sea Shells- it shows off G's rhyming skills exquisitely. 5 and 6 are called House Stirs the Soup and Writing on the Walls, respectively. Both songs sound strikingly similar, using nearly the same guitar lines, possibly just in different keys. That doesn't matter much though because both of these songs are really happy and upbeat, and the unique chords are really bedazzling.
All in all, the purchase of "The Electric Mile" and "Ridin' High" is well worth the money of any G. Love & Special Sauce fans, but for people thinking about buying this as an introduction to the group, try "Yeah, It's That Easy," or the bands first album, "G. Love & Special Sauce" instead.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mark Rendeiro on February 16, 2002
Format: Audio CD
G.Love never fails... from one album to another I'm never disappointed. Electric mile is exactly what I've been waiting for ever since I got Philadelphonic. IF you want to know why -- then you must... I repeat MUST start Travelin' the electric mile. PRAISE UP... this album is awesome.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Alexander on April 24, 2001
Format: Audio CD
well G. Love and the Special Sauce have come back with their fifth studio album, and much has changed. Their last CD, Philadelphonic, was definitely my favorite and brought a new and updated sound to their bluesed funked out riffs. Therefor I definitely thought this Cd would continue with the momentum, however in my eyes it failed. The opening riff on Unified is a great example, it is a direct rippoff of a sublime song and definitely not as groovy as the original. Praise Up continues on with more little originality, it sounds like a Bob Marley throw away. However the album does have its highlights like Parasite, featuring the amazing Jasper, and the delightful 100 Magic Rings. With help from John Medeski and Billy Conway from the defunct Morphine, this album had plenty of potential. In the end it is still G. Love and that is why it is still good because there is no one like him in the industry. The album is good if you have never heard G. Love before, but for familiar fans Coast to Coast Motel is still the ultimate. Peace and one love!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Northwest88 on April 25, 2001
Format: Audio CD
I really enjoy this album and I think that everyone else will too. I was sort of expecting more of a hip-hop feel, more Philadelphonic style, but I was impressed with his lack back style this time. If you are a G-Love fan this album is a must. Jasper makes his first return as well in a great track called "parasite." ... . G Love is one of my favorite artists and he backs up the his other four albums very well. I particularly enjoyed a song called "rain jam." It was incredible, simple and astoudingly beautiful. The rest of the album too. ... .
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By J Cox on August 7, 2001
Format: Audio CD
While the groovy, bluesy attack offered by "Electric Mile" certainly spends quality time in my CD player, I find that it is simply mediocre when compared to previous works. Once again the sound is completely recognizable as G Love, but gone from this album is the creative lyrical arrangements and jam-feel musical background.
Songs like "Parasite" and "Praise Up" are often repetitive and lyrically "blah". "100 Magic Rings" repeats its name-sharing chorus nearly 50 times throughout the song.
While the album is certainly a long shot from the quality work that has appeared from G Love and Special sauce previously, it is still one that will always have your butt moving. I would give the album only 3 stars, but I just can't bring myself to trashing this album completely. If you can get over the non-creative aspects, you will find that musically the album is mediocre, but coming from a band who is possibly beyond their talent at times.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Greg Smith on May 8, 2001
Format: Audio CD
There is no other band i have ever heard that can mix it up so much like G.Love and Special Sauce. It's hard not to like it. I heard someone call Parasite a cheap throw away Bob Marley song, hahaha, to say the least it's definitely not, just because it sounds reggae does not mean it's compared to Bob. G puts his own style in there with a great addition of Jasper in the song. Night of the Living dead is a great song that kind of changes the momentum of the album. But i think that the song the Electric Mile may be my favorite song, it's a bluesy rocking sound with G's voice to it, it's great. You'd be a fool not to like this album. P.s i plan to see them tommorow on May 9th 2001 in St.Louis, ...
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