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Ryan Adams is a multiple-Grammy-nominated singer songwriter from Jacksonville, NC whose critically acclaimed and commercially successful albums both as a solo artist and with the Cardinals have included Heartbreaker (2000), Gold (2001), Love Is Hell (2004), Cold Roses (2005) and Easy Tiger (2007) which TIME magazine hailed as "a career breakthrough." Adams is also the CEO of his own ... Read more in Amazon's Ryan Adams Store

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  • Audio CD (September 25, 2001)
  • Original Release Date: 2001
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Lost Highway
  • ASIN: B00005QY5Y
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (285 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,668 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Torrential creativity has fast-forwarded the artistic evolution of former Whiskeytown frontman Ryan Adams from country-rock boy wonder (see Faithless Street) to despondent troubadour with a 1960s fixation (his solo debut Heartbreaker), but it may also explain why listeners often need to wade through some pedestrian material just to find a few pearls of poetic excellence. Gold is no exception to that trend, a sometimes engaging middle-of-the-road roots-pop album that's both overlong (70 minutes) and at times overindulgent. There are high spots--such as the bouncy, breezy opener "New York, New York" and the plaintive ballad "When the Stars Go Blue" (which features a vocal turn reminiscent of Morrissey)--but much of the disc gets lost in forests of indistinct guitars and plodding percussion that never nudges Adams into actually rocking. Gold is the work of a notoriously prolific songwriter who hasn't yet learned to play to his strengths, one whose execution doesn't yet match his vision. --Anders Smith Lindall

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This is a good old-fashioned great album.
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Ryan Adam's Gold is definetely one of the best CD's I've ever bought.
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Very rarely do I buy a CD after hearing just one song off the album.
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57 of 60 people found the following review helpful By J. Chasin on August 23, 2005
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Gold came out in the late summer of 2001. The opening track, "New York New York," became something of a rallying cry for me (and other New Yorkers and Americans) after 9/11, even though the song-- as one colleague described it, "Tangled Up in Blue" played fast-- is about a girl, not a city. (Adams sometimes writes about a girl by using the name of a city he associates with her; see also, "Dear Chicago.") But the very fact that this tune evoked the familiar Dylan song is precisely what makes this work so compelling and timeless.

OK, so given the timing, that tune sucked me into the record, in a very visceral way. But the whole thing had masterpiece written all over it from the very first spin at my home in September of 2001. As my wife so aptly said, "It has that sweet familliar ring of every album you ever loved as a kid." Which, if you are our age, means it feels like Van Morrison, Neil Young, Dylan, Exile-era Stones, like that. It hits you in that "Into the Mystic," "Brown Sugar," "Everybody Knows This is Nowhere" place. Do you like that place? Yeah, me too.

Adams is so prolific an artist that he is generally an album or two ahead of his fans; by February of 2001 he was playing these rockers to rooms full of alt.country romantics who wanted to moon with him over the Heartbreaker songs. But now, four years on, "New York New York," "Answering Bell," "Stars Go Blue," and "Rescue Blues" sound like songs you've known all your life, and are warmly greeted in concert as the masterworks they are.

Adams is a polarizing figure; people tend to have strong opinions toward him, either way. I obviously lean toward the "love everything he touches" camp.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 30, 2003
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"Gold" is a masterpiece. Usually when I buy cd's it is for two or three songs that I've heard on the radio that I enjoyed. Sometimes there are a couple more surprises that I discover later, but for the most part the rest of the songs seem like filler. "Gold" is like a "best of" compilation that I would have created for myself of all my favorite Ryan Adams songs. Every song on the disk is great. "New York, New York" of course is a mainstream hit. "Answering Bell" has a great country-rock sound. My favorites though are the ballads "Goodnight Hollywood Boullevard", "Wild Flowers", and "The Bar is a Beautiful Place" (bonus track on 2nd disk). They are among the best songs I've ever heard. "When the Stars Go Blue" is also really popular right now with the Corrs and Bono having recently done a cover of it. This is a must have for anyone who likes music with an emphasis on accoustic guitar and deep lyrics. I went out and purchased "Heartbreaker", "Demolition", and the Whiskeytown album "Faithless Street", all of which are very good too. "Gold" is the way to go for anyone trying Ryan Adams for the first time. You will not be disappointed.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Caren on November 21, 2001
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Very rarely do I buy a CD after hearing just one song off the album. I usually have a 3 song rule; if I hear 3 songs & like all of them, then I'll buy it. Late one night I couldn't sleep so I was watching MTV & they showed his video for "New York, New York" and I loved the song. A couple days later I bought the album, but was concerned that I'd hate everything else. I couldn't have been more wrong. It is absolutely amazing. His voice, lyrics & musicality are just supurb. It's few and far between that I'll buy an album and listen to it non-stop, and this is one of them. If he doesn't become a household name soon, then a lot of people will be missing out on talent that comes along so infrequently. With all the bubblegum crap that's out there he's a much needed breath of fresh air.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Fernando Monteiro on January 7, 2002
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I thought twice before write this review. For once, much has been said already and I thought I wouldn't add much to it. Besides that, I think the album speaks for itself, so, why write a review? Although, since the album's release, I've read so much crap about it that I've decided to take a chance and try to express my opinion. Most critics have a tendency to make comparisons when somebody like Adams (after all, this is only his second solo album after Whiskeytown) starts to follow his own way. I don't think this a good thing at all, neither for the artist nor to the public that wants to check it out the work. I mean, how is it possible not to write the so called "americana style songs" (if you want to label it) without the influence of The Band, Neil Young, Bob Dylan and, why not, Van Morrison? Thank God the man has those influences! It shows, at least, that he's got a hell of a good taste for music. But to make comparisons with those artists is a whole different thing. It's useless. To put an end to it, the album is just great. So, never mind the bullocks and go for it. Ryan Adams has set his sails. Let's the wind do the rest.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By jane on January 9, 2002
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I've only known about Ryan Adams and Whiskeytown for about a year (my sister gave me Heartbreaker last Christmas), but I've spent that year getting my hands on everything related to him that I could. This album was everything that I could have hoped for and I can't wait until his next release--they just don't come out fast enough for me! The songs slowly work their way into your head and stick there. Adams is a master of the deceptively simple turn of phrase. Maybe you've heard "New York, New York" on the radio and you are wondering if you would like this cd or not. I really can't say. If you are just following the radio chum stream that this song got strangely mixed up in, I probably wouldn't know what you'd like. But if you get a sense that this cd may appeal to you, you should give it a try because it is super.
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