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Marshall Crenshaw [Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered, Extra tracks]

Marshall CrenshawAudio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)

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Over 25 years since breaking through to critical and commercial acclaim with his 1982 self-titled debut and its infectious, era-defining pop hit “Someday, Someway,” Marshall Crenshaw creates an incredible new chapter in his career with his 429 Records debut Jaggedland. Crenshaw’s first studio recording in more than six years is his most musically dynamic and lyrically ... Read more in Amazon's Marshall Crenshaw Store

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  • Audio CD (August 15, 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered, Extra tracks
  • Label: Rhino / Wea
  • ASIN: B00004UEIX
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #207,814 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. There She Goes Again
2. Someday, Someway
3. Girls...
4. I'll Do Anything
5. Rockin' Around In N.Y.C.
6. The Usual Thing
7. She Can't Dance
8. Cynical Girl
9. Mary Anne
10. Soldier Of Love
11. Not For Me
12. Brand New Lover
13. Starlit Summer Sky (Demo, 1979)
14. Whenever You're On My MInd (Demo, 1979)
15. You're My Favorite Waste Of Time - Marshall Crenshaw & The Handsome, Ruthless And Stupid Band
16. Somebody Like You
17. Rave On (Live, 1982)
18. The Usual Thing (Live, 1982)
19. Stop Her On Sight (S.O.S.) (Live, 1982)
20. Look At What I Almost Missed (Live, 1982)
See all 21 tracks on this disc

Editorial Reviews

Marshall Crenshaw's self-titled debut arrived at a time when post-New Wave rockers were examining the music of past decades and adapting its sounds and attitudes to their own. Crenshaw's dead-on melodic sensibility, empathetic lyrics, and deeply ingrained sense of pop structure and sound made the record 1982's best. This special edition--intended, like the "hits" package This Is Easy, to reintroduce the singer to the audience he's always deserved but often failed to find--includes nine bonus tracks that collect some fine rarities (the cheeky B-sides "You're My Favorite Waste of Time" and "Somebody Like You") and illuminate Crenshaw's deep connection to older soul and rock. To hear Crenshaw and band play obscurities by the Miracles, the Parliaments, and Edwin Starr to roaring early-'80s crowds is to be reminded of a brief but highly optimistic era that Crenshaw's vision all but personified. --Rickey Wright

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars
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29 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Right Sound, Wrong Time June 11, 2001
Format:Audio CD
Yes we can all whine about how under-rated Marshall has always been. But what good would that do us or him? Let's move on. Simply put, Crenshaw is THE most amazing song-crafter I have ever heard.
In 1981 Glam-rock and Arena-rock were selling out concerts all over the world. We were living in a musical world that wanted to buy the sizzle and not the steak. You remember the concerts where the quality of the band was how many guitars and Marshall amps were built across the back of the stage like cliffs of the California coast. The sales of a group's music was based on how much spandex and hair spray they wore. Video was changing the way we bought music. We now bought it for the way it looked rather than how it sounded.
But humbly, with no marketing support, no big name producer, dressed like the guy you used to beat up after chemistry tests for not letting you cheat, Crenshaw makes his first statement in this album.
And with this one album, the word "Pop" is clarified. All of a sudden, tunes now mean something. Simple lyrics, albeit not Pulitzer prize-winning, stay in your head and cause you to think "I know exactly what he 's talking about." Suddenly we want to ask out our high school sweetheart again. Suddenly we want to just hang out on the hood of the car.
By the time we heard this -as well as his second album "Field Trip", we had tired of being told what we should listen too on the radios and video channels. We yearned to go back home.
This, fellow Boomers, is a trip back home.
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Overlooked Gem September 14, 2000
Format:Audio CD
Marshall Crenshaw achieved his greatest commercial and critical success with the release of his debut album. It is an impressive debut and 18 years after its release, Rhino Records has rereleased the album with a slew of bonus tracks. The original album is a pure power-pop treasure that is an overlooked gem. "There She Goes Again", "She Can't Dance", "Rockin' Around NYC" and "Mary Anne" are great examples of Mr. Crenshaw's ability to record short, snappy and hummable songs that will stick in your head. "Someday, Someway" was his only top forty hit, just barely scrapping in at #38, and is an immediately catchy number. I think the best song on the album and a song that should have been a hit is "Cynical Girl". It has a ringing guitar and some of the sharpest lyrics around. As usual with a Rhino release there are numerous bonus tracks and the nine included here are mostly demos and live songs. There is no filler amongst them and they only help to add to original tracks. Mr. Crenshaw has released numerous album since this one, has appeared as Buddy Holly in the movie LaBamba and co-wrote the Gin Blossoms hit "Till I Hear It From You", but he unfortunately has never come close to having another hit on his own since this record and it is shame. Rolling Stone included the album in it's top 100 of the 1980's and it is deserving of the honor.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Crenshaw Delux August 16, 2000
Format:Audio CD
What a pleseant surprise that the great folks at Rhino have not just remastered Marshall Crenshaw's debut album, but have jam packed enough bonus material that nearly doubles it's original running time. There's even a "mystery" bonus track at the end of track 21, an extremely catchy song called " Brand New Lover". Why hide it is a mystery to me. The album itself has always been a good one with classics like "Someday, Someway" and "There She Goes Again". The bonus tracks are mostly great gems including the B-sides "You're My Favorite Waste Of Time" and "Somebody Like You", last seen on the out of print compilation "Attack Of The Killer B's" (Hey WB, how about reissuing those albums, too?). There's the beautiful '79 demos of "Starlit Summer Sky" which he had packed away for '96's Miracle Of Science record (which I highly recommend) and "Rave On" firming up those Buddy Holly comparrisons which he's thankfully moved on from. A very enjoyable album, and worth upgrading to if you own the original.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Believe the Hype! September 8, 2001
Format:Audio CD
Perhaps the media doesn't possess such all encompassing power afterall. Lord knows the hierarchy of rock critics did its darndest to make Marshall Crenshaw a star back in '82 when this brilliant debut hit the shelves. Yet, despite the well deserved publicity blitz, Mr.Crenshaw has toiled in relative obscurity for two decades. To its credit the media, not exactly known for restraint when it comes to glorifying talentless blow-hards, was right about Crenshaw and this self-titled salute to rock-n-roll's romantic past. By sheer coincidence, a guy whose face resembled Buddy Holly's and whose voice somewhat resembled John Lennon's, was a major talent himself. The chiming guitars, soaring melodies and undeniable hooks of "There She Goes", "Cynical Girl" and "Someday Someway" more than hint at the virtuoso skills of this gifted songwriter. Like all of rock's great tunesmiths -- Beatles, Stevie Wonder, Brian Wilson, etc. -- Crenshaw is a disciple of the less is more school. A quick intro, short verse then wham -- he hits you with a giant hook which leaves you not only wanting more, but keeps you singing that darn song over and over in your head. One listen to the layered harmonies of "Mary Anne" and "Girls" will leave you hooked and wondering how these tasty pieces of pop perfection failed to gain notice. But hey, at least the folks at Rhino Records noticed and deemed it worthy of re-release complete with a slick remastering job. The audio improvement is noticeable in the overall clarity and separation of instruments. Best of all, Rhino tossed in a whopping 10 bonus tracks! (The 10th extra track is an unlisted alternate take of "Brand New Lover". You'll find it right after "I've Been Good to You". Read more ›
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my favorites
Marshall Crenshaw's initial release is a wonderful, upbeat collection of catchy pop-rock songs in the spirit of Buddy Holly. A joy to listen to any time. Read more
Published 3 months ago by J. Lyle
5.0 out of 5 stars pop rock at it's best
great american pop genius. one of my all-time favorite records- wore it out on vinyl and cassette. glad i found this- it's a crying shame that it is out of print. Read more
Published 9 months ago by J. Ott
3.0 out of 5 stars Sound is VERY "tinny" especially for SACD
Just didn't "float my boat" sound wise and although the tunes are classic Crenshaw the sound takes away from enjoying disk
Published 11 months ago by N2HIFI
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the Great Pop Songwriters
It's not just the soundtrack of my youth, every song here is a gem of a pop song, perfectly crafted by Crenshaw. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Scott W. Bultman
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Tunes, Awesome Sound!
Love everything MFSL puts out. The music on this disk is great and the audio quality is crisp and clear.
Published 15 months ago by Michael J. Silva
4.0 out of 5 stars MP3 with remastered songs and bonus tracks...a keeper
When I opened this CD and played the 1982 album I was prepared to write a scathing review. The album sounded like a 1982 cassette tape of Crenshaw's debut album. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Donald Clagett
5.0 out of 5 stars There is no justice in this world...
How is it that no-talent buffoons like Jay-Z, Kanye West and Eminem sell millions of albums but Marshall Crenshaw is nowhere to be heard, and pretty much unknown to the... Read more
Published 19 months ago by Real Music-Not Rap
5.0 out of 5 stars Songcraft 101
All these years later this debut album by Marshall Crenshaw still sounds marvelous. Nothing but sheer pop pleasure on here. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Donald E. Gilliland
5.0 out of 5 stars album you must hear !!
Marshall Crenshaw , 1982 Mobile Fidelity SACD

Marshall Crenshaw's debut album released in 1982 is a masterpiece of power pop. Read more
Published 21 months ago by James W. Unger
5.0 out of 5 stars Pure Pop Genius
Marshall Crenshaw's self-titled debut album is a work of pure pop genius. Blending the influences of Buddy Holly, the Beatles, the Everly Brothers, and the Byrds, Crenshaw has... Read more
Published 22 months ago by The Footpath Cowboy
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