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III/IV [Limited Edition]

Ryan AdamsAudio CD
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)

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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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Product Details

  • Audio CD (December 14, 2010)
  • Original Release Date: 2010
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Limited Edition
  • Label: Pax-Am
  • ASIN: B004BCT2HK
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #20,874 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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In 2007 Ryan Adams and the Cardinals entered Electric Lady recording
studios on 8th street in NYC and went in for a session intended to
last two weeks. Six months and over 60 tracks later, they emerged
with the album Easy Tiger. But it was only a glimpse into the depth of
the work the band had undertaken and the vast amount of material
that was recorded.
As the sessions wound around into the deep winter months a
double album emerged, a rock record that felt more like a hybrid of
all the records that the band had mutually consumed as kids...
from influences as wide as KISS and The Cars.
Originally hidden away in the vault while the band hit the road to
support Easy Tiger, and now for the first time here in its entirety is
the Cardinals second double-album concept rock opera about the
80's, ninjas, cigarettes, sex, and pizza.
Enjoy volume III/IV, by Ryan Adams and The Cardinals, from the
turning point in the classic line up of the band featuring....
Catherine Popper on bass (her last with the band), Neal Casal
on guitar and vocals (his first with the band) Brad Pemberton on
the drums, Jon Graboff on the Steel Guitar (as well as a few
other things) and Jamie The Candyman Candiloro on piano and
synths, here producing again as well.

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64 of 76 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
Can an artist record too much music? It is certainly an accusation thrown with monotonous regularity at Ryan Adams. Equally he divides opinion between those who see him as a precocious and prolific alt country genius who has recorded such masterpieces as "Heartbreaker" and "Gold" or alternatively a bratty, gabby, irritating rock star who sacrifices quality for quantity. (I'm in the first camp but understand the latter accusation!) Since his recent "retirement" from music it has been relatively quiet on the Ryan Adams front and despite a few singles on the Pax Am label and the oddball, sci-fi metal one-off "Orion" earlier this year there has been a complete absence of new material. It is therefore a very welcome development that we have this "taking stock" release in the form of a double album with his band the Cardinals entitled III/IV which Adams describes as a "concept rock opera about the 80's, ninjas, cigarettes, sex, and pizza". Ok its not that funny but it does accurately describe the key themes not least the fact that the album is made up a selection of the 60 tracks recorded from the 2006 "Easy Tiger" session archives and shows that if nothing else that Adams records songs for breakfast, dinner and supper and repeats the process the next day. Inevitably as an album of "out-takes" this record has a number real duds (watch out for "Icebreaker" which is horrible and "My favourite song" which is nearly matches it) but the great surprise is how good the vast bulk of it is and for this punter is actually far more enjoyable fare than the rather under-produced "Cardinology" released in 2008. Read more ›
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Repeated listening rewards December 18, 2010
Format:Audio CD
I guess I'm in the minority here but this is one of my favorite albums he's put out with the Cardinals. Great Replacements style rock with some of his best guitar driven hooks and the tone of the guitars on this record is great.

The diversity is what is probably what is off putting to most listeners but this is an album that needs to be heard 5,6, or so times for the hooks to really sink in. Unlike Rock and Roll where the hooks were immediate and very quickly to get old this is a great guitar fueled masterpiece.

I don't know we all like different sides of the artist and personally this is one of my favorites as I really thought Cardinology, Follow The Lights, and to a lesser extent, Easy Tiger, were boring and sub-par efforts.

III/IV is a welcome return (from the vaults) and easily trumps the previous three releases a winner on all counts.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars One of his more accessible albums December 15, 2010
Format:Audio CD
I think that it's easy to compare this album to the previous album Rock N Roll. First off, I happen to be one of the few people that actually liked Rock N Roll. Most of the die hard Ryan Adams fans hated that album. Well, my opinion, this album is better than Rock N Roll. It has a similar sound, but the songwriting is more consistent. Ryan clearly loves the Replacements, and it shows on this album. But I think that he could write a decent set of songs in any genre.

If you want to hear 21 well written songs inspired by the Replacements, then get it. If you liked Rock N Roll, then you should love this.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best release of 2010 December 21, 2010
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This album is amazing. It rocks a little harder than Adams' normal stuff, but it still feels distinctly like a Ryan Adams album. Its mostly electric, with a full band on most every track. Fans of Adams softer stuff and harder stuff will both love this album.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good fun, if you liked "Rock 'n' Roll" December 22, 2010
Format:Audio CD
First off, I guess I should explain, I am probably not a typical Ryan Adams fan (if there is such a thing) in the fact that I got into his later period stuff first, and then backtracked to the earlier material, like Gold, Heartbreaker and ultimately, Whiskeytown. So, Rock'n'Roll and Love Is Hell remain my favorite works (Cold Roses and Faithless Street are tied for third place) by this very diverse, very prolific and unique artist. The album Rock'n'Roll seems to extremely divide his fans. They either love it, or hate it. I love it, and still think it's great. As much as I also love his alt-country material, I have long awaited a return to the punchier, harder-edged stuff of Rock `n' Roll. I have seen this tempermental and somtimes unpredictable performer live, and have been lucky to catch him in really good no-drama performances, but I didn't get to hear any thing off that album ( but I did get to hear a really cool rock version of "I See Monsters," from Love Is Hell).

So this album of out takes from the Easy Tiger sessions comes as a welcome to me. It's the closest to Rock'n'Roll I'll probably get for a while (It deserves three and a half stars, but Amazon doesn't do half stars). Is it fair to compare it to Cold Roses? Certainly not, these are out takes-- it would be more accurate to compare it to Demolition. Does it have any heart-felt-sad-bastard-"Cryin' Adams" laments like "Why Do They Leave?" from Heartbreaker? Nope. Any groovy Grateful Dead-like jams like "Easy Plateau" or "Magnolia Mountain?" Nah. There's hardly a lead guitar solo on here! Any steel-guitar-alt-country rave-ups like "A Kiss Before I Go?" Fah-git about it!
So...What DO we get?
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars I just love all things DRA and the Cardinals too
Again, I just love all things DRA and the Cardinals too. I play it all back to back. And can't wait to see him on this (2014) tour!
Published 13 days ago by Meg Hamilton
4.0 out of 5 stars I like it
Published 1 month ago by steve cushway
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely outstanding! RATC knock it out of the park with this one!
I found Cold Roses, the first double album from Ryan Adams and the Cardinals to be a little too noodly at the same time as it was a tremendous tribute to the jam bands and classic... Read more
Published 6 months ago by alphabot
4.0 out of 5 stars Very different from Summer of 69
My wife hates that joke, but seemed to like these discs. If you like Ryan Adams, these may work for you. If you like Bryan Adams, you should look elsewhere.
Published 6 months ago by BearsSaveLives
5.0 out of 5 stars Yet another terrific album.
Once again Ryan Adams does not disappoint. If you are just as big of a Ryan Adams fan as I am you will love this album. Received this earlier than expected. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Liza
5.0 out of 5 stars Ryan does it again.
Love this album! But then again, what has Ryan done that wasn't great? YAY!

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Published 16 months ago by Sheena C. McNeill
5.0 out of 5 stars Great disc for fans of the more rockin' side of Ryan Adams
This disc has some great songs and nice to hear the rock side of RA's influence. That's what makes him such a great songwriter. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Greg Davis
2.0 out of 5 stars it just sucked
Dear Ryan;

this album sucked and was a shame to us all. try harder next time.



p.s. p.s.
Published 19 months ago by C.S.S.
4.0 out of 5 stars double album double winner
i loved the packaging and the music was a departure from the usual americana sound ryan adams is known for recently alot of the songs on lll & lV are rock oriented
Published 20 months ago by bob wheeler
5.0 out of 5 stars Can't stop listening
I have many Ryan Adams albums and I have to say this is my favorite. The songs rock and have very catchy melodies. I can't stop playing it!
Published on April 10, 2012 by Sadie
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