Far From Over

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All Music Guide - Hal Horowitz
It's tough to fault Edwin McCain for basically making the same album over again, since each has at least a handful of hummable pop rockers as good as his fluke, lighter-raising ballad hit, "I'll Be." Falling between Hootie's bar-brand strum rock and a more aggressive Counting Crows, McCain's honest, sand/honey vocals, along with his knack for a hook, keep this release alive. The material is hit-and-miss, with the ballads and gospelly tracks -- like "Jesus, He Loves Me" -- undoubtedly the strong points and the trashy rockers sounding forced and stiff. The poppy "One Thing Left" strays into jazzy territory and gives some room for McCain's under-utilized sax player, Craig ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Hal Horowitz
It's tough to fault Edwin McCain for basically making the same album over again, since each has at least a handful of hummable pop rockers as good as his fluke, lighter-raising ballad hit, "I'll Be." Falling between Hootie's bar-brand strum rock and a more aggressive Counting Crows, McCain's honest, sand/honey vocals, along with his knack for a hook, keep this release alive. The material is hit-and-miss, with the ballads and gospelly tracks -- like "Jesus, He Loves Me" -- undoubtedly the strong points and the trashy rockers sounding forced and stiff. The poppy "One Thing Left" strays into jazzy territory and gives some room for McCain's under-utilized sax player, Craig Shields, to open up. McCain missteps on the punky "Get out of This Town," which sounds like lukewarm Billy Idol and sticks out uncomfortably in a disc that should be content to wallow in slow-dance smooch songs like "Kentucky" and "Hearts Fall," the latter of which adds a string section to further tug at the wedding slow-dance crowd. Even a twang rocker like "Sun Will Rise" has hit-single potential in a Train sort of way, sporting a memorably melodic chorus that rhymes "rise," "skies," and "eyes" so simplistically you're almost ashamed to sing along with it. But sing along you will, which makes Edwin McCain a better-than-average strum-rocker with a talent for churning out an album like Far From Over once every few years. No apologies are needed as long as he stays fixed on his strengths and leaves the rock & roll to more competent bands.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/19/2001
  • Label: Atlantic Mod Afw
  • UPC: 075678344725
  • Catalog Number: 83447
  • Sales rank: 2,685

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Far from Over (4:14)
  2. 2 Hearts Fall (4:30)
  3. 3 Sun Will Rise (4:14)
  4. 4 I've Seen a Love (4:39)
  5. 5 Write Me a Song (4:41)
  6. 6 Letter to My Mother (3:30)
  7. 7 Get Out of This Town (3:36)
  8. 8 Kentucky (2:55)
  9. 9 Radio Star (2:59)
  10. 10 Dragons (3:58)
  11. 11 One Thing Left (6:36)
  12. 12 Jesus, He Loves Me (5:27)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Edwin McCain Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Vocals
Charlie Bisharat Violin
Larry Chaney Acoustic Guitar, Mandolin, Electric Guitar, Lap Steel Guitar
Larry Corbett Cello
Joel Derouin Violin
Dave Harrison Percussion, Drums
Jacqueline Johnson Background Vocals
Peter Kent Violin
Brian Leonard Violin
Suzie Katayama Cello
Craig Shields Keyboards, Saxophone, Wind Controller
Derrick Jackson Keyboards
Scott Bannevich Bass
Richard Furch Piano
Bo Becker Viola
Bob Becker Viola
Mario de León Violin
Matthew Funes Viola
Technical Credits
Greg Archilla Producer, Engineer, Digital Editing
Larry Chaney Producer
Dave Harrison Producer, Loop Programming
Vladimir Meller Mastering
Edwin McCain Producer
Craig Shields Director, Producer
Scott Bannevich Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Brilliantly Heartfelt lyrics with movational melodies...

    I have just recently been introduced to Edwin McCain and his Talented Musicians and what a Musical Blessing It has been...His ability to endow His music and lyrics to illustrate feelings that relay the True Human condtion...He is a Wonderful StoryTeller of Life...I hope that he continues to Share his Talents, his Music and His Messages with Us All...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    EDWIN'S BACK!!!

    I was so impressed with Edwin McCain the first time I heard him in 1997 with ''I'll Be'' and I love his soulful songs that are ballads that bring me to tears. He's very true to his roots and influences and I adore his music! His music has also struck a cord in my life more than once, and I want to personally say that if I ever go into a career in music, he would be one of my main influences. I LOVE EDWIN MCCAIN!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Far From Over is SO TRUE for Edwin and the band!

    Wow! I bought this cd the first day it was available. After much anticipation, I couldn't get it in fast enough and, it didn't disappoint! In fact, it was even BETTER then I'd imagined! A definite MUST HAVE for fans of all kinds of music. There's a little bit of everything on it. After hearing it, I knew it really is ''Far From Over'' for this band! If you'd like to check out more information on Edwin and the band, please stop by www.clevelandparkonline.com. A neat fan based, band backed website dedicated to this AMAZING band!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    EMB's best yet

    Edwin and the boys have created a masterpiece...and have mixed their past style with a new, hip style. Although their other albums are still outstanding, this one stands high up on the pedistal. The catchy lyrics and upbeat sound will have you hooked. So what are you waiting for?...get it already.

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