The Best Of John Doe: This Far

May 20, 2014 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: May 20, 2014
  • Label: Yep Roc Records
  • Copyright: 2014 Yep Roc Records
  • Total Length: 1:22:31
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  • ASIN: B00JRMMCEO
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Thomas E. Davis TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on June 30, 2014
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John Doe and ex-wife Exene Cervenka are renowned as the founders and lead singers of X, the groundbreaking Los Angeles punk band. Since 1990, he has had a long, relatively low-key solo career that hasn't produced any real hits, but his compelling music, soulful voice, and poetic lyrics are nonetheless excellent, as are the performers who duet with him on this retrospective collection: Kathleen Edwards, Aimee Mann, Neko Case, and others.

Doe has produced nine solo albums on six different labels: "Meet John Doe" (1990), "Kissingsohard" (1995), "For the Rest of Us" (1998), "Freedom Is..." (2000), "Dim Stars Bright Sky" (2002), "Forever Hasn't Happened Yet" (2005), "For the Best of Us" (2006), "A Year in the Wilderness" (2007), and "Keeper" (2011). He's also recorded sets with Jill Sobule and The Sadies and reunited occasionally with X.

The varied tracks on this compilation were selected and non-chronologically sequenced by Doe himself; they include straight-ahead rock, wistful folk- and country-influenced numbers, and jagged songs that harken back to punk. There are also two previously unreleased cuts: "Take #52" and an acoustic cover of X's "Poor Girl." The CD is generously packed with 75 minutes of great listening and contains a code for the download of three bonus songs. All 24 tracks are also available as a digital download or as a 2-LP vinyl set.

If you're already a fan and have many of Doe's other recordings, you might find this release unnecessary, but I recommend it for just about everyone else. You get to hear his favorites from over 20 years of performing and recording.

Track listing & timing:

1. Telephone By the Bed 3:42
2. A Step Outside 3:57
3. The Golden State 3:01
4. Catch Me 3:17
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This Yep Roc set was compiled by John Doe himself (given name: John Nommensen Duchac), 21 tracks from his 8 solo albums since 1990. It sounds fantastic, and certainly serves as great introduction to a superb body of music. It is not necessary for a hard-core fan who already has all of those albums, but for the rest of us? Awesome.

Here are the tracks and the albums they're from, numbered by their sequence here:

Meet John Doe (1990)
5) Take #52 (unreleased version), 19) Dying to Get Home

Kissingsohard (1995)
7) Safety, 8) Love Knows, 20) Tragedy By Definition

For the Rest of Us (1998) reissued as For the Best of Us (2006)
2) A Step Outside,

Freedom Is... (2000)
1) Telephone By the Bed, 4) Catch Me, 18) Beat-Up World, 21) Sueltame

Dim Stars, Bright Sky (2002)
11) Forever For You, 12) This Far, 14) 7 Holes, 16) Faraway

Forever Hasn't Happened Yet (2005)
6) Hwy 5, 13) Twin Brother, 15) Worried Brow

A Year In the Wilderness (2007)
3) The Golden State, 17) Grain of Salt

Keeper (2010)
9) Never Enough

*10) Poor Girl (solo acoustic version of the X song)

I have five of the eight albums, and my recommendation for his best is Freedom Is... (2000). There are 8 songs here from the three albums I don't have (Dim Stars, Forever Hasn't Happened Yet, and Keeper), and they sound excellent in this context -- there isn't a bad track!
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Arri435 on July 7, 2014
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I've been a JD fan for years and have loved listening to him grow, expand, and explore. This record sums it up... This far.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Wendy V on July 6, 2014
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fast delivery! great CD
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