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Make It Through This World

Greg TrooperAudio CD
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (April 12, 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sugarhill
  • ASIN: B0007TKHR0
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #154,848 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Dream Away The Blues
2. This I'd Do
3. Green Eyed Girl
4. Make It Through This World
5. Don't Let It Go To Waste
6. Lonely Pair
7. I Love It When She Lies
8. No Higher Ground
9. Sad, Sad Girl
10. When I Think Of You My Friends
11. Close To The Tracks
12. Lonesome For You Now

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One of the many Nashville-based singer-songwriters whose respected stature among critics and fellow artists stands in stark contrast to his rather meager commercial acclaim, Greg Trooper has quietly built a catalog of superbly crafted albums. On his second release for the Sugar Hill label (his eighth overall), Trooper teams up with legendary songwriter/producer Dan Penn for a collaboration so natural, it's a wonder it hadn't happened before.

Trooper's music already combines strains of R&B, country, and folk, which Penn acknowledges by infusing a subtle yet palpable tenderness into these songs. Sung in a honeyed, gritty voice that combines the tough, yet resigned style of Guy Clark and longtime friend Buddy Miller with the vulnerability of Paul Simon, Trooper's songs straddle the dusty roads between Austin soul and Nashville twang--both of which cities he has called home. The lyrically provocative "When I Think of You My Friends" is one example of a typical Trooper setup where the protagonists are "out of luck, out of work, never out of dreams." Yet he won't settle for weepy sentimentality in either his words or stirring melodies. These twelve tracks flaunt the soul in the singer's emotionally rousing tunes and show him as one of the most talented contemporary acts on the roots scene. Credit also goes to Penn, whose warm, sympathetic production allows Trooper the room he needs to shine. --Hal Horowitz

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Greg Trooper has an amazing track record. He just keeps putting out good records. Records you find yourself humming along to. His patented brand of country-tinged shuffles mixed with a sense of melodic folk is as comfortable as a cuddling up with a great book. His artistic pedigree includes stints in New York, Austin, and Nashville, and it's clear his effortlessness with a song is a direct result from quality experiences in all of those great music scenes. Sugar Hill. 2005.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Real Musical Find May 5, 2005
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I was drilling through Amazon looking for new music when I came across a list of new releases. I was intrigued by the CD art work of Greg Trooper's MAKE IT THROUGH THIS WORLD. So I gave a listen to the samples and immediately ordered the CD. I was simply amazed. There is not a bad tune on MAKE THROUGH THIS WORLD. This is my first introduction to the singing and songwriting of Greg Trooper. The album has a kind of bluesy, country feel. At times, vocally, Trooper reminds me of Bob Dylan and at other times Bob Seger. Then again he comes off as his own man. Cuts that stood out for me are This I'd Do, Green Eyed Girl, Sad,Sad,Girl, Close To The Tracks, and the title cut Make It Through This World. For me this was a real musical find. This one is a buy.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You won't be disappointed August 9, 2006
Format:Audio CD
I saw Greg live in Ann Arbor a few days ago, opening for

the great Slaid Cleaves. He played solo, and put on a great

show. I had never heard of him before, but now I will look

at his other releases. He's an extraordinary songwriter.

If you liked John Prine is his prime, you will love

Greg Trooper.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I bought it twice August 28, 2005
Format:Audio CD
This has been my favorite album of the year. Great, natural, country-soul. I originally purchased the album digitally, and I just bought it again from Amazon in order to get the lyrics.

Both the music and lyrics are brilliantly crafted.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent! August 14, 2005
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Warning! The excellent songs on this CD will stick in your head and you will NOT be able to get them out! That's a good thing! This is Greg's best so far and I can't wait to get my hands on his next CD!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent January 30, 2007
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I bought this album largely on the basis of the excellent reviews on Amazon.com, and I wholly endorse the reviewers' universally positive views - this is a marvellous album, heartfelt, lyrical, gutsy, great melodies, with a lot to say. It beautifully captures the point at which folk and country come together. I can't imagine anyone not loving this. Buy it....

Others have singled out various tracks for praise, but my favourites here are "No Higher Ground" (a movingly heartfelt take on hurricanes) and "I Love It When She Lies". The only mystery to me is, why is Greg Trooper not better known?
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5.0 out of 5 stars Trooper Arrives February 16, 2006
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Make It Trough This World is winning all the right awards in Nashville these days for all the right reasons. Trooper has been quietly around awhile and manages to sew all the threads of those experiences into a most powerful set of lyrical stories.. While his terrific live album, Between a House and a Hard Place, spotlights his brilliant lyric writing, this collection brings the best of all together with legendary producer Dan Penn. Penn uses just enough music to let the driving rhythms highlight the lyrical brilliance. While Trooper definitely has his own thing going here, if you appreciate John Prine, Guy Clark and Todd Snider you will love every single song on this one. And you'll have a new favorite song each listen through. Trooper has arrived!
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