Saturday, November 10, 2007

by brujo #8

Greg Brown "The Poet Game" 1994





















Greg Brown's latest release is somber and streetwise with more political undertones than his previous CDs. The simple 1964 "Dodge" is a most powerful song about the impending destruction of faith in America after the Kennedy assassination; and it does not even mention the event. Production is simple and in a few cases one would have liked to hear a bit more thought given to the instrumental arrangement, but still this is a fine stripped-to-the-bone songwriter album by one of the premiere contemporary writers. ~ Richard Meyer, All Music Guide

4 Comments:

Anonymous Simon from Korea said...

The review of the Greg Brown CD reminded me that I had been meaning to ask whether Lizardking or any of his friends had come across any CD's my the amg reviewer Richard Meyer. His Letter from the Open Sky was one of my favourite folk CD's of the 1990's but I've never been able to tracks down any of his other CD's. [p.s. thanks as usual for all the great stuff you most]

10 November, 2007 15:37  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Greg Brown is AMAZING, such an excellent songwriter and performer. Thank you, and I recommend people purchase his CDs, especially:

Dream Cafe
Further In
Slant 6 Mind

He's got several truly classics-to-be for albums, go check him out.

10 November, 2007 22:38  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WE have almost all of Greg Brown's work (this one included). He is a favourite here (along with Gary Shearston). Well worth a listen!

11 November, 2007 08:38  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

many thanks i only heard one song of this album and founded this so deep and sensible

03 June, 2008 06:51  

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