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Todd Snider Live - The Storyteller

February 1, 2011 | Format: MP3

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: February 1, 2011
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Aimless Records
  • Copyright: (c) 2010 Aimless Records
  • Total Length: 1:55:49
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  • ASIN: B004IY5FF4
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #55,016 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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Times change, but great songwriting and amazing live shows don't.
Red Raider 97
The Storyteller I think, shows Todd's experience as an entertainer while Near truth's is a much more innocent (for lack of a better term) Mr. Snider.
folksinger
If you love Todd Snider, this live album will make you one happy music listener.
JMP

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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By DiscConnected on February 14, 2011
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Everything the other reviewers say about Todd Snider's songwriting genius is spot-on. He's up there in the company of Bob Dylan and Tom Waits, and those three are in a class all their own.

His storytelling is as funny as a stand up comic's act, making this album a must-have.

And it would get five stars if the packing was not so unacceptable. The cardboard sleeve is so tight around the CD that one of the discs came out looking like a used air hockey puck and skips so bad to be unplayable.

The other disc was covered in some kind of adhesive, I imagine from the packaging. That cleaned off okay, but the disc, too was scratched.

Can we please go back to jewel cases?

ADDENDUM TO REVIEW: I e-mailed everyone (Amazon, Todd's online contact and the label) and all offered to make good. Exceptional customer service from all, but I made sure I was only sent the one replacement! Please do not let the packaging steer you away (although when I got my replacement copy I put the discs in a jewel case just to be safe). This album is a must own!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By MuddyG on March 3, 2011
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This 2 CD live album features Todd backed by Colorado jam band, Great American Taxi. A different experience than Snider's typical solo acoustic set, the backing musicians really allow Todd to, in the words of legendary producer Bruce Dickinson, "explore the space." You will, however, discern very little cowbell on this record. You get so much bang for your buck with this phenomenal release, I actually gave it ten stars, then boiled them down to a highly concentrated five star count for you here on Amazon. Please buy this record, then proceed to rock out with your rooster out.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Jeremy on February 18, 2011
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I didn't think Todd Snider could put together a better live album than Near Truths & Hotel Rooms, but I've listened to Storyteller a couple times through and I think he might have done just that. The stories are unbelievable...the hilarious KK Rider tale, his clever rambling story about hallucinagentic drugs and high school football, his ridiculous encounter with Bill Elliot which leads masterfully into "Sideshow Blues"...but the album also contains some of his best musical work. It was a refreshing change to hear him with a backing band (unlike Near Truths, which is all solo). "Play A Train Song" really stood out--it's a chilling version, very different from the studio one. Also can't go wrong with "America's Favorite Pastime" and all the other classics. A great album, start to finish.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Walter Heugatter on March 9, 2012
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Todd Snider is just a plain old folk-singing, story-telling, word-crafting,wise-cracking, guitar-playing American Original. He's Steve Earle with a comedy routine. He's a song-writing, left-wing protest singer in an era when you don't see many of those anymore, I guess. This just might be a classic album. I'm not sure yet, but I do know that I have almost worn it out after listening to it for a couple of months, and I will get another one when I do wear it out. I keep hearing new things on it the more that I listen to it, and it really helps me a lot when I need a laugh. "The Story of KK Rider is hysterical, and so is "The Mushroom Story", but then I started liking "The Bill Elliot Story". Snider's word phrasing is unique, and his pace, inflection, and timing are just great. On top of that, he's one very fine song-writer and singer. I hope you enjoy this album as much as I have. If you don't, you must be a "Conservative Christian, Right-Wing..."
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Max Frost on February 18, 2011
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Hey, we all love Todd Snider. For me, he is right there with John Prine, and that is high praise indeed. And this is a damn good album, and for anyone not familiar with Todd, you can't go wrong here. But I'm guessing that most people buying this are familiar with Todd--we've seen his shows (more than a few times), we have his albums, and maybe even spoken to him a few times. So I'm wondering who this album is for. We've heard all the songs, and we've heard all the stories before--and as great as the songs are, the stories are a big part of the show. This is his third (official) live album, and as great as he is, the live stuff doesn't differ much from each live album. If you don't have any live Todd, I'd rate "Near Truths and Hotel Rooms" as a better live album than "The Storyteller", but really, both are pretty darn good. But first, I'd suggest you search out Todd's "Marilyn's on K" (the "Slash Story" is worth the price of admission alone), or even better, "Tales From Moondawgs Tavern" (5 discs and not a bad track).
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Stephen Johnson on February 1, 2011
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Todd Snider Stoyteller Live is pure genius. If you don't know this man's music prepare yourself for a witty, intelligent,maelodic slice of Americana. If Todd comes to your town dont miss this brilliant troubador. Buy from Todd's website and get an extra 5 tracks as a download, an additional 20 minutes of music.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Red Raider 97 on March 26, 2012
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There is no finer double CD of incredibly well-written songs and funny stories on the planet. I wore out Robert Earl Keen Jr.'s #2 Live Dinner in college, now I've worn this out as as late-thirties married father. Times change, but great songwriting and amazing live shows don't.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By L. G. Potter on March 31, 2011
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I don't agree with some of his rhetoric, but he explains it so well. I may not accept it, but I can at least laugh about it. And the ideas I agree with!, Wow, he's even funnier then, or am I just more tolerant then? Hmmm, the poster-child for those of us who have always had more questions than answers, and have always questioned the answers we do have. Love those stories.
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