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Paradise & Lunch Import, Limited Edition, Original recording remastered


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Whether serving as a session musician, solo artist, or soundtrack composer, Ry Cooder's chameleon-like fretted instrument virtuosity, songwriting, and choices of material encompass an incredibly eclectic range of North American musical styles, including rock & roll, blues, reggae, Tex-Mex, Hawaiian, Dixieland jazz, country, folk, R&B, gospel, and vaudeville. The 16-year-old Cooder ... Read more in Amazon's Ry Cooder Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (August 20, 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import, Limited Edition, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Wea Japan
  • ASIN: B000RT3RT0
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #537,512 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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2. Tattler
3. Married Man's A Fool
4. Jesus On The Mainline
5. It's All Over Now
6. Medley:Fool For A Cigarette-Feelin' Good
7. If Walls Could Talk
8. Mexican Divorce
9. Ditty Wah Ditty

Editorial Reviews

Limited Edition Japanese pressing of this album comes housed in a miniature LP sleeve. 2007.

Customer Reviews

Old School Americana at its fresh and funky best.
K. Swanson
This is a treasure trove of eclectic song styles, performed by excellent musicians and skillfully recorded.
D.J. Leonard
If "feel good" music actually exists, this is it.
Dominic Piperata

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85 of 89 people found the following review helpful By David K. Bell on August 14, 2000
Format: Audio CD
All of Ry Cooder's music is exceptional. All of it. So picking his "best" record is a bit like picking Beethoven's best string quartet. Or Bob Dylan's best song. But this album is special. It's the kind of record that you mention to that new friend you discover whose taste is broad, deep and solid, who would recommend a record to you and you would just buy it unquestioningly because of the respect you have for the person's discriminating taste, and that person will look you in the eye with a knowing respect and say, "You know about 'Paradise and Lunch'?" And it will turn out to be on both your top 10 lists. Most people don't know about this record, but every time I meet that rare new person who really knows music but whose taste is not focused on just one area (you know, the guy who has every album Cecil Taylor made, but who has never heard of the Kronos Quartet), this one is on their short list of all-time favorites.
If you are not sure whether you will like it, ask yourself whether you like old country blues, old gospel, calypso, street-corner a capella singing, or any pre-commercial American roots music. No? OK, forget it then. But if you do, all those influences are on this record and more, produced and performed in an original, infectious way that will keep these tunes in your head for decades (they've certainly been in my head that long.) In fact, I probably would not put it on my list of 10 records to take to a desert island, like some other reviewers mentioned. I don't have to, because every song on the album has long been burned into my synapses, and I can recall them all note for note any time I want. You might find the same happens to you. Tamp 'em up solid, so they won't come down.
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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Steve Vrana HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on October 31, 1999
Format: Audio CD
I first encountered Ry Cooder in 1979 when I bought the first edition of The Rolling Stone Record Guide and despite my near poverty level pay as a high school teacher, proceeded to buy every 5-star album in the book. When I reached the C's and read about music archivist Ry Cooder and his masterpiece "Paradise and Lunch," I rushed out and bought it. It was everything they said it was. Stylistically, it may be all over the map, but every song is a classic. While I have since purchased all of Cooder's music, "Paradise" was the one that I went out and repurchased on CD. If I could only take ten albums to a desert island, this would definitely be one of them.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Gary D. Carr on February 7, 2001
Format: Audio CD
I wore out my original record of this long ago. It's my favorite Ry Cooder album, and I've got most of 'em. Why? Top notch, soulful playing and singing, and quirky songs that'll make you laugh! ("I got thrown out of church, for talkin' 'bout Diddy Wah Diddy too much...")It's not commercial stuff, but in a perfect world it would be. Great slide work and fine gospel backup singing. Guaranteed to make you feel good and put a smile on your face! A musician's choice!
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Dominic Piperata on November 22, 1999
Format: Audio CD
I must have burned out 3 vinyl copies of this album since discovering it on a friend's turntable in his Oregon cabin in '74. The CD is equal to the vinyl version, and like someone else commented, this would be on my top ten to take to a desert island.
If "feel good" music actually exists, this is it. Several hundred listenings may even cure cancer.
"Diddy-Wah-Diddy" also features my dear friend, the late, great New Orleans pianist and singer, Ronnie Barron.
"Paradise" is one to treasure, to share with friends. A milestone.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By bonsaipark on September 18, 2007
Format: Audio CD
Well, the packaging IS cool, with reproductions not only of the LP sleeve and disc label, but also the inner paper sleeve. However, the sound is a disaster. The entire disc has been given an extreme treble boost, which creates distortion and completely changes its character. On many songs the percussion (especially cymbals and snare) dominates the mix, making a song such as "Tamp 'Em Up Solid" sound almost like cocktail jazz. The old CD sounds muffled in comparison, but it - like the rest of Reprise's domestic CD reissues - was true to the original LP sound. Warner Brothers engineers (and Ry) had wonderful ears, and I'm sure the mix we heard in 1974 was close to the one they wanted. This is like listening to a band from inside the snare drum. I don't know how someone listening to this album for the first time would react to the new mix, but I can't handle it. Painful and disappointing.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Michael Ernest on October 16, 2001
Format: Audio CD
I half-expected I wouldn't see this album available through Amazon. It's not the kind of music you'd expect to be commercially successful (which is the listening public's loss), and it's been around forever. I would call Paradise & Lunch a class out of sheer reflex, but here it is: standing the test of time.
This is an exceptional album in several dimensions. The musicianship is subtle and impeccable. The song selection is intriguing in a way that would please a historian (I mean that in a good way). Cooder knows there's American music stored in our inner ear that deserves to be heard again, and he says as much in the liner notes. He's gone into the hollers and mountains and brought out generations of some hard living in music.
What he's laid down on the tracks is not research: it's telling stories that carry the grit and blood of the people who lived them. It's soul music: the joy of deep sensations recounted. The energy of "Tamp 'Em Up Solid" for me captures the feel of a train winding its way through the mountains; "Mexican Divorce" just feels like a sad day on the Gulf. My personal favorite: "It's All Over Now." If you've never heard a group of backwoods singers holler and harmonize at the same time, this one is a treat.
Play the whole album with your eyes closed. It is down home. In every track, the sense of peanut shells on the floor and cigarette butts strewn across the parking lot is not far away.
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