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Sister Sweetly

Big Head Todd & The MonstersAudio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)

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Founded in Colorado in 1986, Big Head Todd and the Monsters (BHTM) catapulted out of the mountain states and into the national spotlight. With chart-topping singles and engaging live shows, BHTM has sold over three million albums and packed major venues worldwide, including selling out their home state's historic Red Rocks Amphitheatre seven times, most recently in 2012. Most importantly, ... Read more in Amazon's Big Head Todd & The Monsters Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (February 23, 1993)
  • Original Release Date: February 23, 1993
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Giant Records / Wea
  • ASIN: B000002L12
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,494 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Broken Hearted Savior
2. Sister Sweetly
3. Turn The Light Out
4. Tomorrow Never Comes
5. It's Alright
6. Groove Thing
7. Soul For Every Cowboy
8. Ellis Island
9. Bittersweet
10. Circle
11. Brother John

Editorial Reviews

Certified Platinum by the RIAA (2/96).

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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Truly a "desert-island" cd July 22, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Anybody who appreciates great songwriting should have this cd. We never take a car trip without it; like "Dark Side of the Moon," for example, it fits all moods and is playable every day. BHTM classics like the poignant "Broken Hearted Savior," the sad-but-amusing "Turn the Light Out," "Soul for Every Cowboy," the lyrics to which are reverently quoted on every Todd Tribute website; the reassuring "It's Alright," the more produced version of Midnight Radio's "Bittersweet," and crowd-singalong favorites "Circle" and "Brother John" make this one of the best albums in existence. BHTM should be millionaires by virtue of this album alone, not to mention their impressive body of work as a whole.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best BHTM CD September 6, 2001
Format:Audio CD
This was the first BHTM CD I bought. I heard "It's Alright" on the radio and had to have it based on that one song and never regretted it. I own all their stuff and have seen them live four times. They're at their best live. This CD is definitely their best. The title song has great rhythm and riffs. Each CD is fantastic but "Sister Sweetly" has a special place in my collection. It's among the 5 CD's I would need if stranded on a desert island. Can't wait for their next CD. Hurry up, guys!
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Power &grace. Crunch &folk. Blues and beyond: March 29, 1999
Format:Audio CD
This is the "breakthrough" album of BHTM, and what a breakthrough it is. Starting with Broken Hearted Savior, the power and heartbreak is expressed in the words and music that hit me hard. The texture of the songs and the moods strike me unlike any cd I've heard up to that point. The highlight is definitely their "hit" Bittersweet. They refused to shoot a video for it, even though it would've pushed the song to greater commercial success, thus preserving it's integrity and beauty. Other highlights include: It's Alright, Tomorrow Never Comes, and the last 2 tracks, Cirle and Brother John, demonstrating their crunch and folk ability. I consider BHTM akin to a kept secret, which eventually will get out. In the meantime, I will enjoy their music. If you like mindless, party music, you probably won't like this cd. But if you like gut wrenching music with matching lyrics, check this album out.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Timeless April 5, 2005
Format:Audio CD
This album is still in my rotation after 14 yrs. It is timeless. Bittersweet was popular during a particularly bittersweet time of my life. The song rang true for me then and still makes me vividly remember that time and relationship. When he sings "I'm older now. I work in the city. We live together. But it's different than my dream.....Are we everything we wanted?" This song is timeless because I still wonder these same things.

The best song is actually Tomorrow Never Comes. It's lyrics are even more pointed and questioning. "He worked so hard so he'd be something. Just what it was he never knew.....So we'll just learn to love our sorrow." Ouch.

ON a high note, I have seen them about three times and they put on a FABULOUS live show. Todd Park Mohr is a phenomenal guitarist. They absolutely rock live and not that it's heavy, it's just really pure. They tour a lot and I venture, to them it's just about the music. It shows. Not a lot of happiness on this album, but we can all relate to it. And that's what good music does to me.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars This is the one to go on! July 15, 1998
Format:Audio CD
I've been listening to "Sister Sweetly" for the past few days, and have yet to grow tired of it. You'll love this album if you are at all into rock/blues/soul. Passionate emotions are combined with catchy, sometimes hypnotizing melodies. "Bittersweet," probably the most well-known song by this little-known band, is as the title suggests, and powerfully emotional. "Circle" is both a passionate plea ("I'm asking you to turn around"), and a thought-provoking statement about life in general ("Rise and fall, turn the wheel, cause all life is is really just a circle"). "Ellis Island" surprises you with its melodic twists and turns. "Tomorrow Never Comes" may be my favorite. It is quiet, haunting, beautiful even, with its soft percussion, quiet piano riff, and masterful and emotional vocals. Passionate and soulful, this is Big Head Todd at their best. I very much recommend it.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ssshhh! Don't tell everyone, you'll spoil it! May 16, 2002
Format:Audio CD
Part of me believes that Todd Park Mohr and his buddies deserve to be horrifically rich and famous, and then part of me thinks that perhaps I oughta keep my trap shut, so's I still have a chance of getting tickets when they come to town. : )
I am in total agreement that this is a "desert island" album. I have listened to "Sister Sweetly" at least a zillion times, and it never fades, every song remaining as solid as it was the first time I heard it. From the gentle folk of "Brother John" to the bluesy slink of the title track, to the hard-rock crunch of "Circle," there's a little bit of everything, all of it done amazingly well. "Sister Sweetly" reads like a catalogue of influences of blues/rock masters, from Clapton to Hendrix to Stevie Ray Vaughan.
Todd Park Mohr's vocals are alternately lilting and sweet, then roaring and angst-ridden, intermingled with his outstanding guitar work and great drum and bass work from his bandmates. It's odd to contemplate that a three-piece band like BHTM could produce such a wall of sound, but they do it, and spectacularly well at that.
An example of the lasting worth of "Sister Sweetly" can be found at the band's shows. Eight of eleven tracks on the album were played at a BHTM show I saw a few weeks back. That from an album that was released nearly 10 years ago, on a tour promoting a NEW album (which is also very very good).
My only grump with this album is that the production is sometimes a bit muddy. That's really all I can find to complain about with "Sister Sweetly," which has earned itself the #1 spot on my list of Top 90s Albums.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent album in my opinion. Good unique sound...
Published 14 days ago by LINCOLN L JACKSON
5.0 out of 5 stars one of the best bands in the last twenty years
If you don't know you should! one of the best bands in the last twenty years. Don't label them anything but great.Always fresh and great lyrics and musicianship. Read more
Published 17 days ago by Tod l. Payne
5.0 out of 5 stars There are few debut albums that are this good!! 20 years later and it...
incredible album!!..I gifted this to my son recently. There are few debut albums that are this good !! 20 years later and it is still a treasure!
Published 20 days ago by ted taylor
4.0 out of 5 stars good music
Give me that old time rock & roll but they aren't , pretty good tho!!! not bad for a young band .
Published 1 month ago by ccbenn
5.0 out of 5 stars Always a good album
I have always loved Big Head Todd and the Monsters. This album was a replacement to the one I lost years ago. It came in good shape and Amazon delivered it quickly!
Published 7 months ago by yogagirl
5.0 out of 5 stars I've heard half of these songs on the radio
Good songwriting; I just love it! I think I'll look for a guitar songbook so I can learn "Soul of Every Cowboy". I may get sick of it someday, but I'll also die someday.
Published 7 months ago by Elizabeth Hypes
5.0 out of 5 stars music for the lovelorn
This cd is so melodic and full of soul. The singer's phrasing and vocalizations really stir the heart strings and also soothe at the same time. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Rachel T.
5.0 out of 5 stars Favorite BHTM CD
With both 'Bittersweet' and 'Broken Hearted Savior' on this CD, it has long been one of my favorites. I've been a fan for over a decade and could still listen to BHTM every day.
Published 11 months ago by An Honest Reviewer
5.0 out of 5 stars Great album
Just saw Big Head Todd & The Monsters live for the first time. Great show and Sister Sweetly is a great album.
Published 12 months ago by Mark G.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great bluesy cd.
I love this cd and intend on getting more of their music. Wish I'd known about them in the 90s.
Published 14 months ago by Connie Henson
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