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Falling Stars and Broken Hearts

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All Music Guide - Jim Smith
After a few brilliant early records, Eaglesmith decided to more or less coast on the formula he had perfected with Lipstick, Lies, and Gasoline. 50 Odd Dollars showed, however, that the trailer-trash shtick had already worn thin, which makes the improved Falling Stars and Broken Hearts all the more welcome. Wisely, Eaglesmith has chosen to alter his sound a bit, and although it takes awhile for the album to pick up, the loping country ballad "Ordinary Guy" touches off a string of winners that include the retro-rocker "Cumberland County," the atmospheric "Soft on the Shoulder," and "Cold War." In general, the country elements of this album are more traditional than ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jim Smith
After a few brilliant early records, Eaglesmith decided to more or less coast on the formula he had perfected with Lipstick, Lies, and Gasoline. 50 Odd Dollars showed, however, that the trailer-trash shtick had already worn thin, which makes the improved Falling Stars and Broken Hearts all the more welcome. Wisely, Eaglesmith has chosen to alter his sound a bit, and although it takes awhile for the album to pick up, the loping country ballad "Ordinary Guy" touches off a string of winners that include the retro-rocker "Cumberland County," the atmospheric "Soft on the Shoulder," and "Cold War." In general, the country elements of this album are more traditional than Eaglesmith's past efforts, and while the substance may not be new, the fresh surroundings give a second chance to some of his more tired obsessions.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/21/2002
  • Label: Aml Records
  • UPC: 620673150729
  • Catalog Number: 1507
  • Sales rank: 72,346

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I Ain't Ever Givin' In (3:00)
  2. 2 Pretty Girl (2:23)
  3. 3 Indian Motorcycles (2:18)
  4. 4 Sugarcane (2:57)
  5. 5 Ordinary Guy (3:14)
  6. 6 Cumberland Country (4:07)
  7. 7 Rev It Up (2:16)
  8. 8 Soft on My Shoulder (2:13)
  9. 9 Dancin' on the Bar (4:13)
  10. 10 I Wanna Buy Your Truck (3:39)
  11. 11 Cold War (2:40)
  12. 12 Your Sister Cried (9:14)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Fred Eaglesmith Primary Artist, Organ, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Dan Walsh Acoustic Guitar, Dobro, Electric Guitar, Guitar (Electric Baritone)
Craig Bignell Banjo, Percussion, Drums, Vocals
Willie P. Bennett Harmonica, Mandolin, Vocals
Maeghan Clark Vocals
Technical Credits
Ken Friesen Mastering
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