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Truth from Lies

Catie CurtisAudio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (January 23, 1996)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Capitol/Emi/Sbk/Chrysalis
  • ASIN: B000002TZS
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #495,922 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. You Can Always Be Gone
2. Troubled Mind
3. Radical
4. Dad's Yard
5. Silhouette
6. Everybody Was Dancing
7. Slave To My Belly
8. The Party's Over
9. Crocodile Tears
10. The Wolf
11. Just Getting By
12. Cry Fire

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Catie Curtis ~ Truth From Lies

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Hidden Treasure June 7, 2000
Format:Audio CD
I first heard Catie Curtis at a music festival in Seattle a couple of years ago. I had no idea who she was, but my boyfriend and I were literally drawn in from the sidelines by her voice and melodies. It was a smallish show (especially compared to the many "bigger" or at least better known acts that were playing that day), and it was outside. As Catie played, the crowd, *literally*, grew bigger and bigger. People stopped what they were doing just to listen to her. She was fantastic. Highlights of her show and of her CD's are the track "Radical," and, "Falling Silent in the Dark," and the wonderful "Soulfully." The two of us were torn between what to buy. We knew we had to get one of her cds because her music was so soulful, so heartfelt, so magnetic, but we didn't know which ones to get. We compromised and got one each. I bought Truth From Lies, and he bought her self-titled, newer cd. I actually think I prefer the self-titled, because it has my favorite tracks, "Soulfully" and "Falling...". But Truth From Lies also has its place in our cd collection. I perhaps like it the most for its simple and blunt discussion of homosexuality in the song "Radical." It's simply a great song, with great, clever lyrics, and she tells a book worth of meanings and heartfeltness in just a few words. Another favorite is the first track, "You Can Always Be Gone."
Take a second and read the back of the cover before popping this cd in. The words ring true for Catie's music. I'm truly surprised she hasn't had more exposure. I think people (well, people besides you) are missing out. Enjoy!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars open hearted and true August 1, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
There seems to be an epidemic of comparisons in todays music culture; Curtis, like all artists, deserves to be appreciated for what she puts forth into the somewhat brutal commercial sphere of music. Her efforts on this album ring forth clearly. She is truly a rare artist who seems focused on expression and not other people's perception. I have been lucky enough to see her live in a small setting; she carries within her an uplifting honesty and integrity in her lyrics, music, and performance. She is not to be overlooked soooooooo check her out!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I love this cd January 13, 2001
Format:Audio CD
I first heard this CD when a friend of mine wanted to play me the song "Radical." I loved the great melody, guitar playing, and beautiful lyrics. I went out and got the CD and out of my whole collection it is definitely it my top three most played CD's. Troubled Mind is a beautiful duet. I also love Slave to my Belly. The Cd is full of great songs and a real appreciation for life. I recommend this CD to anyone who is a fan of great female musicians.
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4.0 out of 5 stars I'm a slave to my belly! November 28, 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I first saw Catie Curtis a few weeks ago as the opening act to a Dar Williams concert. I am hooked. I have never enjoyed an opening act this much. I just got Truth From Lies because I love her song "Slave to My Belly" and found myself singing it on the way to work the next day. The first verse goes like this: "I'm a slave to my belly 'cause it got to be fed/Every morning, well it lifts me out of bed/ and says: 'Go to work for me baby./Buy me some bread and some wine.'/My belly doesn't like me to be playing guitar all the time/So I'm on the train all the way to town/I sell my day and ride away to town..." This song just makes me laugh because I am a slave to my belly, it wants to be fed, and that's why I'm on the train, going to work. The review calls this awkward humor, but I think it's great. The entire CD hasn't stuck with me yet, though, hence 4 stars not 5.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My New Favorite October 23, 2002
By Nanci
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
When I played "The Wolf," I realized what a wonderful songwriter this artist is; But it was listening to the rest of the CD that made me fall in love with Catie and her music. And darn, I've been missing it and her all this time. John Gorka backs her on "Troubled Mind", still my favorite song of longing: "I'm tired of being strong ... let me lay down in your arms." How often I've wanted the words for those feelings. Her music is always thoughtful, but the quality is light and some cuts are just downright fun.
Don't let the gay element scare you--love is just love after all, and all the lyrics can apply to any combination. I am working on getting all of Catie's CDs, and this one plays every day several times on my stereo. Go Catie!! [reminds me of Dar Williams' lyric "I have never had a way with women, but ... make me wish that I could"]
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Up and coming artist!! Great CD April 24, 2002
By bola
Format:Audio CD
A friend of mine loaned me this CD...let's just say that I now own *all* of Catie Curtis' work. She is a remarkable songwriter who is still developing. This is her most raw, unpolished work, but i like it that way. "Troubled Mind" is one of the best ballads i've heard in a long time.
Crash Course in Roses is also a great album...
If you like folk / singer-songwriter acoustic music, you'll love all her work.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Catie Curtis excells in telling a story like the poetess she is and combined with her excellent musical abilities and a great band, the results are breath taking. Particularly listen to her "Dad's Yard" an homage to her own father that makes one realize the simple truths of parental love.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Poetry in Music
Catie Curtis speaks to my soul. Her lyrics and music make her my favorite. She views the world as manageable. A true artist.
Published on July 27, 2000 by Sarah A Thacher
4.0 out of 5 stars One More Thing
The lyrics in "Radical" that I was speaking of in my review above go something like this,"I'm not being radical, when I kiss you/ I don't love you, to make a point/... Read more
Published on June 9, 2000 by "eurotrashgirl"
5.0 out of 5 stars truth from lies
Catie was raised ion my hometown of Saco,Maine. The song My Father's Yard is a genuine tribute to her father. I also reccommend her sophomore self titled c.d. Catie Curtis
Published on March 10, 2000 by Richard P. Mondor
5.0 out of 5 stars BUY THIS!
I am the number one Catie fan in all the land...OK...i at least try to be. She is an amazing performer, songwriter, and vocalist and it is seen in this album. Read more
Published on February 11, 2000 by Meg
3.0 out of 5 stars overall good album, just a little depressing
i've never really heard of her until I heard an excerpt of Troubled, I ran out and bought the cd, excited to listen. when i finished listening, i had mixed feelings. Read more
Published on December 18, 1998
5.0 out of 5 stars Among the best I've heard in years.......
Great songs, great voice, great stories, pure and simple one of the best CD's I've ever heard. If you've never heard of Catie but you like Lilith Fair staples such as the Indigo... Read more
Published on September 14, 1998
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