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No Regrets: The Very Best Of Tom Rush [Original recording remastered]

Tom RushAudio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)


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listen  1. San Francisco Bay Blues (Album Version) 3:22Album Only
listen  2. Mobile-Texas Line (Album Version) 3:08Album Only
listen  3. Panama Limited (Album Version) 8:27Album Only
listen  4. On The Road Again (Album Version) 3:34Album Only
listen  5. Galveston Flood (Album Version) 5:19Album Only
listen  6. Joshua Gone Barbados (Album Version) 4:10Album Only
listen  7. Urge For Going (Album Version) 5:47Album Only
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listen  9. Lost My Drivin' Wheel 5:23$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Child's Song (Album Version) 4:08$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Merrimac County (Album Version) 2:51$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Kids These Days 4:11$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Mother Earth (Album Version) 2:34$0.99  Buy MP3 
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listen15. The Dreamer (Album Version) 6:53Album Only
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 5, 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Sony
  • ASIN: B00001X58R
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #136,081 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Though not as celebrated as many of the artists he preceded and, indeed, introduced to the world, Tom Rush stands as one of the chief architects of the singer-songwriter boom of the early 1970s. Though he began recording in 1962 as a blues-influenced folkie, Rush came into his own later in the decade when he uncovered tunes by a slew of nascent songwriters, including Jackson Browne ("Jamaica, Say You Will"). Rush came across an unknown Joni Mitchell in a Detroit nightclub and promptly included three of her songs on his popular The Circle Game record. The 17-song No Regrets spans Rush's career, closing with a tasty 1999 recording featuring Shawn Colvin. Rush handpicked the tracks for this retrospective and he's reestablished his signature tunes with a care that old fans and newcomers alike will appreciate. --Steven Stolder

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Genre: Popular Music
Media Format: Compact Disk
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Release Date: 5-OCT-1999

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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Long awaited and worth it! December 18, 1999
Format:Audio CD
It's hard to concieve of anyone improving on Joni Mitchell's performance of any of her songs, but Tom Rush's "Urge For Going" is the definitive version of this classic. "No Regrets", even in it's overdone form included here, is one of the best songs of any era, and Rush's voice is a miracle. If you know his work, buy this for the new song and the old favorites included here. If you don't know Tom Rush, this is a great intorduction to a performer without peer. I hope he and John Leventhal soon do an entire album. That's a match made in heaven!
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
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For those of us who have been die-hard Tom Rush fans for decades, the release of this retrospective album is a God-send, a literal treasure-trove of most of his wonderful gems gone missing these last few years and now available again. Of course, for someone who has had a number of albums and dozens of songs an avid listener comes to treasure, there are bound to be some missing numbers that one wishes were included here. I regret he didn't include two of my favorites from one of his albums that's no longer available, namely "Wind On The Water" and "Seems The Songs" from his terrific though underrated "Merrimack County" album. I also really like "Gypsy Boy", also from the same album. Most of his other mainstays are here, from "Urge For Going" to "No Regrets". The one sour note I would sound is that the version of "No Regrets" is not the widely played early interpretation from his still available "Shadow Dream Song" album, but a later, and in my opinion over-produced and much more heavily orchestrated version recorded for a Columbia release. But this is a small gripe, and the inclusion of a new recording, "River Song" shows Rush still has the magic, and leaves this fan hoping for an entire album of new songs from this venerable master of American folk music. Hey, one can always hope, right? Enjoy.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Glorious and long past due! December 25, 1999
Format:Audio CD
If you even think you like folk music, give this one a listen. As other reviewers have said, Tom Rush has a gorgeous voice -- did in the '60s, does today. The songs span much of his career, although (as mentioned) the Elektra tunes are mostly missing (Elektra, it's time for at least one re-release!). For me, though, any collection that has "Urge for Going" (one of my songs for a desert island) and "No Regrets" (another one) can't be passed up.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars not perfection, but close enough for the time being February 23, 2000
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Like most people, I haven't heard Tom Rush in more years than I can remember. This new retrospective should serve to remind all of us just how good he was ... well, is, since the recent and previously unrecorded "River Song" lets us know he hasn't lost his chops: vocal, instrumental, or compositional. Rush himself put this collection together, interesting if for no other reason than that it tells us what an artist deems his best work -- as opposed, say, to what the rest of us might judge it to be. I am sure I'm not the only one wondering what in the world "San Francisco Bay Blues" -- a song long overdue for deep-sixing -- is doing here; much worse is the inexplicable inclusion of Lee Clayton's brain-dead, witless "Ladies Love Outlaws," which not even a superior interpreter like Rush can redeem. Eric Kaz's hippyish "Mother Earth" -- not to be confused with Memphis Slim's grown-up song of the same name -- has not aged well. And why, oh why, is Ed Holstein's classic "Jazzman" not here? Fortunately, that's it for the complaints. A few weird missteps aside, the rest of this is sheer beauty, from gorgeous explorations into the tradition ("Mobile-Texas Line," "Galveston Flood") to brilliant takes on modern folk-accented songs (Joni Mitchell's "Urge for Going," David Wiffen's "Lost My Drivin' Wheel") and on to Rush's melancholic, melodic originals ("No Regrets," "Merrimac County"). It makes you hope that the first decade of the new century finds Rush back in action and in the studio. This old world could use some fresh Tom Rush music. I guess this splendid collection will have to do -- at least for the time being.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Loses Its Way for About Five Cuts November 11, 2002
Format:Audio CD
This fine collection gets penalized one star because the five cuts beginning with Kids These Days and ending with the over-exposed Jamaica Say You Will by the way over-praised Jackson Browne are very weak, overlong (The Dreamer), preachy (Mother Earth), or a bad try at doing Willie Nelson (Ladies Love Outlaws). And where, by the way, is Circle Game? Those quibbles aside, you get a dozen superb songs here, beginning with San Francisco Bay Blues which sounds like it was recorded in Tom's living room and is all the more refreshing for it in today's overproduced musical world. Panama Limited is, of course, perhaps THE classic train song, with one of folk's saddest final lines, "she's gone everywhere but home." Rush's version of Joshua Gone Barbados rivals Johnny Cash's in this story of a labor leader sellout. No Regrets is, well, No Regrets. You can't hear it often enough. Child's Song is bittersweet leaving home and was new to me. River Song proves contemporary Rush to be as strong a singer and writer as he was three decades ago. I play this CD a lot and so will you.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Tom Rush... great music
We've seen Tom Rush the last 2 years in his "comeback" & love the music. Classic Tom Rush, love it. See him in person if you can.
Published 17 months ago by kkm
5.0 out of 5 stars No regrets
Always loved this album, always loved this artist. (I need to write 12 more words to make this review acceptable.)
Published 18 months ago by G. Dent
5.0 out of 5 stars Ya gotta have this!
My all time favorite folkie, deep bass, wonderful baritone when he goes for it, and timeless songs. I worked w him around '78ish in DC. I think it was Lisner Auditorium at Geo. Read more
Published 22 months ago by Tom Sherman
2.0 out of 5 stars ...No, No, No..
...Get Tom's Circle Game CD b4 this one..it has the proper version of No Regrets without the crappy overblown string section..And I was a Saturday dj at Harvard.. Read more
Published on October 6, 2011 by Robert M. Groves
5.0 out of 5 stars good stuff
great intro to this artist for me ~ a nice historical compilation and a very listenable record. I will definitely pursue his works
Published on February 25, 2011 by itssmatt
4.0 out of 5 stars Songs For Aging Children
If I were to ask someone, in the year 2010 as I have done in previous years, to name a male folk singer from the 1960's I would assume that if I were to get an answer to that... Read more
Published on July 7, 2010 by Alfred Johnson
5.0 out of 5 stars Remember this artist?
I first heard Tom Rush's Wrong End of the Rainbow album at the ripe young age of fifteen. Having lived through Hootenanny, Ed Sullivan and the Smothers Brothers shows, I has... Read more
Published on April 17, 2010 by Gregory S. Walker
3.0 out of 5 stars Another One Song CD for me
I like Tom Rush. His very best tune was "I Lost My Drivin Wheel." It has such a lonesome sound to it, long slide Dobro or National Steel weeping in the background, creates a very... Read more
Published on October 23, 2009 by David Proffitt
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Songs
As a long time Tom Rush fan, I agree with all the reviewers here of "No Regrets". It really is a fabulous collection! His voice has such a soothing effect on me. Read more
Published on June 25, 2008 by brunetteshock
5.0 out of 5 stars Great songs endure. Only the date changes.
And the seasons they go round and round
And the painted ponies go up and down
We're captive on the carousel of time
We can't return, we can only look
Behind... Read more
Published on January 10, 2008 by Jesse Kornbluth
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