Another fantastic FOW album joins its predecessors!,
This review is from: Sky Full of Holes (Audio CD)
In this age of YouTube, a new album can be heard months (or years) before it is actually released. Having seen FOW in the last 2 years, and having hit many of the tunes up on YouTube many times, I was very familiar w/ the tunes they've been featuring in their live set. It's fun to see how they've morphed and developed and now how they present on the studio recording. Probably because I already know the tunes and the words, my favorites are "Roadsong"(not the Wes Montgomery jazz tune, a neat melodic folkie w/ great harmonies about the supreme boredom of being on tour("In between the stops at the Cracker Barrel, and 40 movies with Will Ferrel!) "Cemetery Guns"(Elegiac, Celtic, poetic and beautiful!) and "Cold Comfort Flowers", which would not be out of place on Welcome Interstate Managers the band's several years ago masterpiece that catapulted them (slightly) into the mainstream. Many of these tunes are new to me though, and there weren't any I felt the need to skip through or over. The bonus tracks (for which I am reviewing) are "Song for the Passaic" and "The Story in Your Eyes", the great Moody Blues cover. Both are really nice tunes and worth (for me) the extra money. If you get a chance to see them live, they are very entertaining. This is one of the best pop records of the year for me!
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Initial post: Aug 2, 2011, 4:13:28 PM PDT
Emerson Lockwood says:
As a longtime FoW fan, I agree that any and all of their bonus tracks are worth spending a little extra money on. However, in this case, it's entirely unnecessary. Amazon offers "The Song in Your Eyes" as part of its MP3 album download, and (as of this writing) iTunes is selling "Song of the Passaic" for a mere $1.29, no album purchase required. So you can have all 13 album tracks and the two bonus tracks for less than six bucks! Take that, overpriced import CDs! :)
In reply to an earlier post on Aug 2, 2011, 4:26:30 PM PDT
Benjamin J. Neiman says:
Hi Emerson, thanks for your comment. At the time I ordered the import version, I was not aware that these tracks would be available any other way. Of course you are right, it doesn't make sense to buy the import now. Great album though!
In reply to an earlier post on Aug 2, 2011, 4:31:26 PM PDT
Emerson Lockwood says:
Hey, Benjamin! It is a great album... and you got to hear it before me! :) Despite my jab at "overpriced import CDs", I've been known to buy them myself, and no matter whether the bonus tracks show up later or not, you still have the import CD in your collection. Not a bad thing at all.
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