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Discussing the imminent release of Giving Up the Ghost, his fifth album and first on 429 Records, Jackie Greene – singer and songwriter, guitarist and keyboard player, acoustic solo artist and electrifying band leader – hesitates to spell things out too much.

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  • Audio CD (April 1, 2008)
  • Original Release Date: 2008
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: 429 Records
  • ASIN: B0013FYT9Y
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #49,227 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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A definite buy.
Mike
At times, I couldn't get rid of the feeling he was using cliches that he didn't completely understand, which is common for people today.
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Here is a great talent, possessing a unique sound with the ability to make a major contribution to music.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By rocklover on April 1, 2008
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This is, by far, Jackie's most accomplished and stunning release to date. The pairing of musicians with Producer Steve Berlin (Los Lobos), shows a maturity and purposeful direction I have not heard on his other releases. There's a wonderful honesty in Jackie's lyrics, and his vocals can go from sweet and low down to raw in your face rock. I highly recommend this release to all as you'll want to jump on this wagon now.......you're watching the next bright star about to shine through.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Philip R. Heath TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on April 23, 2008
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Jackie Greene has produced an outstanding CD in Giving Up the Ghost. The styles range from bluesy rock to ballads. Some songs, such as Shaken, are somber and mournful, while others, such as Don't Let the Devil Take Your Mind, are full of catchy hooks that won't let go. The songwriting is superb, while Greene's mellow, but strong baritone is one of the best to come along in a while. Greene has been compared to Bob Dylan, but I think this is only partially fair. While this may be true from a songwriting standpoint, I think that Greene has a much better voice. He never slips into the unintelligible, purely nasal delivery for which Dylan is famous. Greene also does a good job of giving a variety of emotion to his 12 tracks to keep them from all sounding the same - whether it is the earnestness of Prayer for Spanish Harlem to the playful, upbeat delivery on Like a Ball and Chain. Finally there is enough variety in the instrumentation of these twelve songs to keep things fresh. Whether you like organ and vibes or trumpets and saxophones, you will find something layered on top of the traditional guitars, bass, and drums. Jackie Greene might be relatively unknown now, but don't expect this to continue until his next CD.

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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Anna on April 1, 2008
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Just caught Jackie Greene a few months ago when he played with Phil Lesh and was so utterly amazed by him! This album has to be his best yet! Starting with Shaken and rolling all the way to Ghosts of Promised Lands, every track is awesome! Play it right through cause you won't want to miss a beat!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Tom on April 24, 2008
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Way back in 2002, I stumbled into a recording studio in Sacramento and accidentally caught a very young musician recording an incredible folk/blues song. I left the room that day wondering who on earth it was that I had just heard. It wasn't until a month or two later that I discovered that the young man's name was Jackie Greene and the song was called "By the Side of the Road, Dressed to Kill". From that moment on, I was a huge fan of his, attending his various Sacramento gigs and watching him grow with each album.

"Giving up the Ghost" is is his first album after leaving his old stomping grounds of Sacramento and it shows. This album is bigger, fuller and more polished than his previous releases. Long time Greeneheads might have a hard time reconciling the new sound at first, but it's well worth it. The new album is really brilliant. I have never written a review of an album before, but this one inspired me. By all means, buy it. This is an up-and-coming young star.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Jennifer Ray TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on May 14, 2008
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Before Amazon Vine posted an offering of the GIVING UP THE GHOST CD for review, I'd never heard of Jackie Greene. I listened to clips of the songs online, however, and liked what I heard, so I ordered it.

I ripped the CD to my PC and downloaded the tracks to my iPod as soon as I received it, listening to nothing but Jackie Greene for days after it arrived. Guess what? I never grew tired of it. This album kept my attention, had my swaying in my seat, on my feet, wherever I happened to be listening to it.

The bluesy sound of the lyrics and the instrumentation kept me in a soulful mood, which I quite enjoyed. The songs are thoughtful, meaningful, and full of real emotion. In a day when many of the Top 40 hits are full of trite lyrics about sex or broken hearts, Jackie Greene gives us something a little bit more.

Is this a Top 40 album? Probably not. But this artist could definitely be on his way there, I think. Whether it lands a spot on the hit lists or not, it is an album that will stand the test of time, with songs that will remain pertinent for years to come.

There is not a single song on this album that I didn't enjoy, but I have two favorites: `I Don't Live In A Dream' and `Don't Let the Devil Take Your Mind'. I will be picking up some of Jackie Greene's other CDs very soon.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By M. Wolf VINE VOICE on September 16, 2008
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This album has wonderful vocals and blends together several music traditions. For me this is just good "hanging" music for an evening on the deck or to just tune out the noise at work.

It not a slick over-worked until its bland album. It has genuine tones and rhythms that make it easy listen to.

I'm far from a music critic but I know what I like and this album I do like.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By JBizzle on May 1, 2008
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I'd never heard of Jackie Greene before "Giving", so this is my first outing with his sound. Apparently though he's been around for a while & it really surprises me with his vocal talent & sound that he doesn,t have a more mainstream recognition, as he deserves it. "Giving Up The Ghost" is by far one of the best contemporary rock albums I've heard in a very long time. Greene's voice is easy on the ears & the music only compliments that. Not to sound corny, but the Lyrics kinda speak to your soul, almost as if the music was made just for you (I know that sounded lame, but it's true). You can hear various influences throughout the entire album from Country on tracks such as "Like A Ball & Chain" & "Uphill Mountain" to the Blues on "I Don't Live In A Dream" & "Don't Let The Devil Take Your Mind" & the soft almost lulliby of "Prayer For Spanish Harlem". To put it bluntly, this is Adult Alternative done right. With the first track "Shaken" being the albums first single (& my personal favorite on the album) expect this album to blast off & pull Jackie Greene into the mainstream where he so very obviously belongs after listening to this album. Buy this album, & you will not be dissapointed!!! It's a real treasure of an album that should be heard by all.
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Its not your CD, It reminds me of the old cassette days when you ran out of tape before the song ended. Thanks for asking the question, i was wondering the same thing
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