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Fred EaglesmithAudio CD
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (August 12, 2008)
  • Original Release Date: 2008
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Lonesome Day
  • ASIN: B001AXFVQ4
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #251,933 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Salvation Raining Down September 20, 2008
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Fred Eaglesmith is one of a handful of artists whose latest releases are always a priority for me to hear. Larry Towell's stunning photography of a Mennonite congregation at prayer lends a sense of gravity to the package, showing in an image tales of suffering, faith and hard work. "Tinderbox" next to Balin is probably Fred's most unified album. It has a number of reasons for Fred-heads to cheer.

"Chain Gang" is a catchy track with a pumping organ part as Fred sings, "I'm on the chain gang of love." Mary Gauthier co-wrote "Shoulder to the Plow" on an old-timey number. The title track sizzles like a Tony Joe White track from One Hot July, "The church is like a tinderbox, the preacher's got a match; Salvation is raining down & falling down the cracks; The choir master revved em up & washed em white as snow; Somebody's crying in the very back row." On "Worked Up Field" Fred overlays a woman's spoken dialogue against a churning melody about waiting for a train. "I Pray Now" has a dissonant arrangement on an interesting song with a repetitive chorus. "You Can't Trust Them" churns like a workingman's eyelids watching the clock until quitting time, "Their souls are lost; They keep taking Jesus back off of the cross; Lightning won't strike em & the cops won't bust em." "Get On Your Knees" burns with classic Eaglesmith intensity, "I got a little pistol; I keep it hid, That snake don't listen, I'll shoot him dead; His name is Satan, he's the devil himself, I found him down in the water well." "Wheels" bounces like trudging through a storm with snow so cold it burns the face.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Fred Waits? March 31, 2010
Format:Audio CD
As a relative newcomer but one who has taken a deep dive into much of his past recordings I eagerly brought this one home and popped it in for a listen. Now I'm surprised to see one other review say this is "same spit, dif day" as I like this the least of all 7 or 8 of his past recordings I've listend to. Was Fred listening to lots of Tom Waits around the time he recorded this? He doesn't manage to cast the same spell Tom does, and I can count on one hand the songs I even kinda like here across 18 tracks! So, Chain Gang, Shoulder to the Plow, Get On Your Knees, Wheels, Stand, would be the tunes I cull from this one for repeated listens but Tinderbox has taken me a long time to digest, listen through and even get to this point. Hey I'll always love much of his body of work, don't start here, it might be your end and you will miss many treasures...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not great. September 18, 2010
Format:Audio CD
Can't rave about this one. There's only one Fred Eaglesmith, and one Tom Waits, love 'em both, but never the twain shall meet.
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4.0 out of 5 stars I like it, but... August 12, 2009
By El Mort
Format:MP3 Music|Verified Purchase
there ain't always a but....but this sounds like the outtakes from Mule he snuck in after the lights were out and used all of Tom's tricks to make an album of his own....
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