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Tomorrow the Green Grass

JayhawksAudio CD
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The Jayhawks were definitely swimming against the tide when they emerged from a crowded Minneapolis music scene halfway through the 1980s - a memorable decade that saw the likes of the Replacements, Soul Asylum, Husker Du and Prince put Minnesota on the musical map in a big way. Forging a rootsy sound that wasn't quite rock or country - "Hank Williams on speed" somebody once ... Read more in Amazon's Jayhawks Store

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  • Audio CD (June 11, 2002)
  • Original Release Date: 1995
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: American Recordings
  • ASIN: B000068FUM
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #46,921 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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At its best, listening to the Jayhawks make music is a beautiful American experience falling somewhere between drinking a cold Coke on a hot day and driving through the Rocky Mountains at sunset. Perhaps it's in the clarity of Mark Olson's tenor melodies and their accompanying ghostly harmonies, or maybe it's in Gary Louris's immensely raved-up country rock licks. Or perhaps it's the impression left by lyrics that never reveal the whole story but tell just enough to tear at you and make you understand their feeling--the loneliness, the sorrow, the hope, or the peace.

The Jayhawks were at their very best indeed on 1992's Hollywood Town Hall. Their guitars were sharp, the words perfect, and the melodies unforgettable. With Tomorrow the Green Grass, however, 1994's version of the great country soul group is decidedly less filling, even when still savory. The addition of violins is a nice touch, but a misstep where the music's muscle is concerned. The guitars are still gorgeous, but muddier and less hook-laden than before. The lyrics still haunt, but they're more disjointed and less gripping this time around. And the melodies are both a blessing and a curse: more easily catching and chart-ready but with a lot less meat on their bones. Call it cosmic American music in the sugary Milky Way galaxy. Or else just remember how much Gram Parsons always did look sort of like David Cassidy. --Roni Sarig

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Out of print in the U.S.! Import pressing of the 1995 album from the American Roots rockers. Tomorrow The Green Grass, as indicated by the hopeful title, brings it all back home to simple pleasures, radiant down-home joys and universal fears. It is apparent from the initial acoustic strums that this is an album that concentrates on music, not trends. This Minnesota-based band combines the high lonesome aspects of Bluegrass with the rough-edged, pining soulfulness of Burrito Brothers/Gram Parsons Country-Rock and the spirit of Modern Rock. The Jayhawks bind it all together with off-center harmonies, infectiously strong melodies and a powerful narrative sensibility. Whether the subject is suicide, unabashed love, hopelessness, child abuse or the unbridled love the band has for Victoria Williams (who is married to Jayhawk Mark Olson), it is presented with spunk and verve. Sometimes sounding vaguely R.E.M.-ish, the tracks often portray a pained passion.

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31 of 31 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars "...Deeper Yellow On The Corn..." January 18, 2011
Format:Audio CD
*** This Review Is For The 2011 2CD LEGACY EDITION ***

The Jayhawks "Tomorrow The Green Grass" showed that after two accomplished Indie albums (1986 and 1989) and their stunning 1992 breakthrough effort "Hollywood Town Hall" - here was a truly great Americana band hitting their stride.

This January 2011 2CD Legacy Edition is a massive overhaul of their revered 4th album - and American 88697 72732 2 breaks down as follows...

Disc 1 (68:20 minutes)
Tracks 1 to 13 are the album "Tomorrow The Green Grass" released February 1995 on American Recordings 43006
Track 14 is "Tomorrow The Green Grass", a studio recording, non-album B-side from the 1995 single "Blue"
Tracks 15, 16 and 18 are "You And I (Ba Ba Ba)", "Sweet Hobo Self" and "Sleep While You Can" and are all PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED
Track 17 is "Last Cigarette", a studio recording, non-album B-side from the 1995 single "Bad Time" which features Karen Grotberg on Lead Vocals

Disc 2 (72:17 minutes)
Tracks 1 to 18 are called "The Mystery Demos" and are all PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED
1 to 10 are Mark Olson and Gary Louris 'Demos' recorded 6 February 1992 in Minneapolis with Mike "Razz" Russell on Violin
11 to 18 are Mark Olson and Gary Louris 'Acoustic Demos' recorded October 1992 in Los Angeles with the album's producer George Drakoulias overseeing the session

The album produced 3 singles - "Bad Time" (backing vocals by Sharleen Spiteri of Texas), "Blue" and "I'd Run Away" which featuring a plethora of outtakes and previously unreleased tracks across worldwide releases.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This cd that actually deserves 5 stars October 18, 2000
By Jesse
Format:Audio CD
I listen to a lot of cd's. You could almost say it's an addiction. Most of the ones I buy these days, I listen to 3 or 4 times, then forget about. I guess listening to such a wide variety of music over the years has made me a little hard to please. Something's really got to stand out to get my attention. You can see where I'm going here - these guys got my attention! This Jayhawks cd is almost constantly in my cd player - not because I have to justify buying it by listening to it a certain number of times, but because I honestly can't wait to hear it again. I have to force myself not to listen to it over and over because I'm afraid I'll get tired of it like I always do, but so far it just gets better each time. Heck, I have to force myself not to listen to each song 2 or 3 times in a row! A prize like this more than justifies all the money I've thrown away on disappointments that end up collecting dust in my cd collection, and believe me I've wasted a lot of money over the years. If you decide to get this one, do yourself a favor and listen to it at least 5 or 6 times before you make a judgement, and especially before you post a review. Something this good just can't be fully appreciated with one listen. The 5 star rating gets thrown around a lot, and I'm as guilty as anyone, but these guys really deserve it.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loud Folk Music June 15, 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Members of the Jayhawks have described their music as "loud folk music" and thats a pretty good description. Tomorrow The Green Grass is "middle period" Jayhawks and it is possibly their finest recording - although every single one of their albums are excellent. This is American folk rock at its best and you can hear why there are so many comparisons to Gram Parsons and Neil Young. This one is a requirement for any music fan who's serious about their music collection. After this, buy "Hollywood Town Hall", then "Sound of Lies", then "Smile", and then "Blue Earth" - in that order.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Desert Island choice December 22, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I consider this disc one of the ten that I would take to the proverbial desert island. I am always in the mood for it. I have yet to play it for anyone with ears who did not shortly ask me, "Who IS this?".
I find these reviews most helpful when the reviewer indicates some of the music that he/she enjoys in general. My tastes are fairly eclectic, but to give you an idea of where I'm coming from, some of my bands/artists of choice would include: Grateful Dead, Counting Crows, Liz Phair, Buffalo Tom, Oasis, Sublime, Barenaked Ladies, Sheryl Crow, Beatles, REM, Stones, Belle & Sebastian, Tom Waits, etc. etc.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Endlessly listenable November 26, 2002
Format:Audio CD
There's not much I can add to the numerous rapturous reviews of this album by other listeners, other than an emphatic "I agree!" I would note for the record that I was not immediately blown away by this disc, but as at least one reviewer noted, you owe it to yourself to listen to it five or six times to truly appreciate the great harmonies, jangling guitars and overall excellence of this CD. It just grows on you. "I'd Run Away," "Real Light," and "Pray For Me" are awesome, as is their cover of Grand Funk's "Bad Time," which I like even better than the original. A great album.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars This is THE essential jayhawks album April 18, 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I can't understand why amazon.com has omitted this from its "essential" Jayhawks list. If you only by one Jayhawks album, make it this one. Hollywood Town Hall is good but a little too free-form; Sound of Lies is repetitive and depressing and difficult to get through in one sitting. This is the one album with Louris, Olson and Grotberg all in the band, and they just got it right. The songs will stay in your head for a long time; you'll be humming them without even realizing it. Forget the annoying labels "alternative", "indie", and "country rock" -- this is real rock & roll.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Where was I at the time....?
The Jayhawks must have passed me by, until a chance hearing of them playing at a beach cafe in Barcelona got my ears very excited. Read more
Published 1 day ago by A.Ward
5.0 out of 5 stars Review for 2 disc Legacy deluxe edition-Remastered by Vic Anesini with...
One of the band's masterpieces, "Tomorrow The Green Grass" SHOULD have been a massive seller in the U.S. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Wayne Klein
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my favorite albums from one of my favorite bands.
This album is like nothing you have ever heard. Great harmonies, tight musicianship, and great songs. Read more
Published 9 months ago by james w. edelman
2.0 out of 5 stars Should be titled "Yesterday the Hollywood Town Hall"
I'm a longtime fan of a couple of Jayhawks albums, one being "Hollywood Town Hall." I think a girlfriend may have had "Tomorrow the Green Grass" back in the day, so I recently... Read more
Published on November 8, 2011 by Lance
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album
You have to know what your getting with the 'Jayhawks'... This isn't an album that people buy willy-nilly, it's a little bluegrass, a little americana but highly listenable... Read more
Published on August 25, 2011 by Deucer Peucer
3.0 out of 5 stars More Is Not Always More
This is one of my favorite Jayhawks albums. But, I feel the acoustic stuff and alternate versions on the second disk actually detract from the value of the disk. Read more
Published on April 3, 2011 by Mister Mash
5.0 out of 5 stars Dave FM's Earth Day Birthday at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater...
love the jayhawks and this album is great. their playing with band of horses in the atlanta around on april 2nd. shall be a great time!
Published on March 6, 2011 by {iv society}
5.0 out of 5 stars Remastered Review
The newly remastered version of this brilliant recording will make you fall in love with the Jayhawks all over again--if you ever stopped. Cleaner, clearer and more robust. Read more
Published on February 27, 2011 by Joe Melchert
5.0 out of 5 stars good stuff
I loved the previous version of this cd and i love this new version.
This cd is a "must have" for all the americana, alt-country, rock, folk, singer-songwriter, and more... Read more
Published on February 20, 2011 by manuel
5.0 out of 5 stars Tomorrow the Green Grass - LEGACY Edition
Read in Rolling Stone about the Legacy re-issue, and was intrigued.

This is the first re-issue I've purchased, when already owning the original on CD. Read more
Published on February 16, 2011 by Patrick Murray
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