A beautiful and ambitious work born out of a rich period for adventurous, subversive re-imaginings of what, exactly, constitutes ‘Americana’.
and as you rightly say, this, along with Under The Western Freeway, is right up there with The Soft Bulletin and Deserters Songs as a modern Americana classic. I miss Grandaddy.
I've tried to sell my old copy on Ebay for 1 penny since i'll be buying this reissue. No takers after 3 runs. Strange no one is willing to pay 1 penny for a classic album. Looking forward to getting this.
Love this record to bits.
Something to do with ownership of them perhaps?
(As noted in my review... http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/gc3q)
I read the Pitchfork review of this album a few months back, it's quite an annoying read.
An utter joy on the ears from start to finish and a record that I still return to frequently.
10/10 is a deserved score for a piece of work so ambitious yet so skilled in its execution.
The most incredible thing is that it's not their finest work either.
for deeply personaly reasons. I think James Skinner really hit the nail on the head with the line about ..."the inherent difficulties in returning to something or somewhere now daunting and unfamiliar." Very nicely done review, Mr. Skinner.
http://keepitlikeasecretblog.blogspot.com/2011/08/do-you-remember-first-time-4-grandaddy.html. Glad to see this re-release getting such high praise across the board, and that people's fondness of it remains undiminshed.
Sitting here listening to the album for the first time, hairs standing on end, amazing i have never heard this before.
Great review, thank for bringing it to my attention.
so damn expensive. And it's not available in the states. No Grandaddy fans here?
quite possibly my favourite album of all time.