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Cracker's third album, The Golden Age, was uneven, but it also suffered from bad timing: when it was released in the spring of 1996, the bottom had just fallen out of alternative guitar rock, and Cracker was left without the large audience that made their first two albums hits. Realizing this conundrum, and approaching middle age, frontman David Lowery decided to stop trying to score modern rock hits and simply play for Cracker's fourth album, Gentleman's Blues. Picking up musical cues from Kerosene Hat and the quieter moments of The Golden Age, Lowery and his partner, Johnny Hickman, fall back to their beloved '70s album rock, mixing up blues-rock, hard rock, ...
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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Cracker's third album, The Golden Age, was uneven, but it also suffered from bad timing: when it was released in the spring of 1996, the bottom had just fallen out of alternative guitar rock, and Cracker was left without the large audience that made their first two albums hits. Realizing this conundrum, and approaching middle age, frontman David Lowery decided to stop trying to score modern rock hits and simply play for Cracker's fourth album, Gentleman's Blues. Picking up musical cues from Kerosene Hat and the quieter moments of The Golden Age, Lowery and his partner, Johnny Hickman, fall back to their beloved '70s album rock, mixing up blues-rock, hard rock, Southern rock, and Dead-like jams. Apart from Lowery's characteristically quirky, absurdist lyrics, Gentleman's Blues sounds as if it could have been recorded in the early '70s. It does sound as if they no longer care about being contemporary, but their easy charm and shambling delivery are so appealing, it doesn't matter if the album is indeed a retreat. Beneath the surface, however, there's a certain weariness unheard of in earlier Cracker albums. Many of Lowery's songs, such as "Seven Days," have a bitterness that's barely masked by his irony and songcraft. It may be a shock to discover those sentiments lurking behind these appealing songs, but that's what makes Gentleman's Blues worth repeated listens.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/25/1998
  • Label: Virgin Records Us
  • UPC: 724384626327
  • Catalog Number: 46263

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Good Life (3:50)
  2. 2 Seven Days (4:24)
  3. 3 Star (3:21)
  4. 4 James River (5:03)
  5. 5 My Life Is Totally Boring Without You (3:17)
  6. 6 Been Around the World (5:02)
  7. 7 The World Is Mine (3:45)
  8. 8 Lullabye (4:59)
  9. 9 Waiting for You Girl (4:01)
  10. 10 Trails & Tribulations (3:01)
  11. 11 Wild One (4:25)
  12. 12 Hold of Myself (3:57)
  13. 13 Gentleman's Blues (4:58)
  14. 14 I Want out of the Circus (4:53)
  15. 15 Wedding Day (3:47)
  16. 16 Hallelujah (4:10)
  17. 17 [Silence] (0:06)
  18. 18 1-202-456-1414 (0:08)
  19. 19 [Silence] (0:06)
  20. 20 1-202-514-8688 (0:08)
  21. 21 [Silence] (0:06)
  22. 22 1-310-289-4459 (0:12)
  23. 23 [Silence] (0:07)
  24. 24 Cinderella (5:03)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Cracker Primary Artist
Mike Campbell Guitar, Cello
Eddie Bayers Percussion
Benmont Tench Organ, Piano
Davey Faragher Bass, Background Vocals
Frank Funaro Guitar, Drums
Phil Jones Percussion
David Lowery Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
Kenny Margolis Accordion, Keyboards
Tommy Stinson Bass
Charlie Drayton Percussion
Bob Rupe Bass, Vocals
Kristin Asbury Background Vocals
Johnny Hickman Guitar, Vocals
Steve Jordan Percussion
Brian Macleod Percussion
LP Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Richard Hasal Engineer
David Lowery Producer
Stephen Marcussen Mastering
Csaba Petocz Engineer
Don Smith Producer, Engineer
John Morand Engineer
Mike Snyder Engineer
Ricky Tubb Engineer
Martin Pradler Engineer
Hohn Morand Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Hidden track shouldn't be kept a secret!

    Every time I read reviews of this CD people are blown away by the hidden track (#24) at the end of the album. The song ''Cinderella'' although not listed is probably the best tune on the album. For those of you dying to know who the mystery singer is her name is ''LP'' and she has a solo album on Koch records due to be released sometime in June, 2001. She has one of the most amazing voices in rock and roll today. This Cracker extra is a great preview of what this woman has to offer.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Well-Rounded

    The fourth effort from Cracker may well be the best. This album doesn't have a bad track on it. From the grass-roots ''Trials & Tribulations'' to the bizarre ''I Want Out of the Circus'' this is one of the most well-rounded albums I've heard in a long time. And if you don't tap you toe to ''Been Around the World'' you certainly must be deaf. Buy this album, and then treat yourself to a live Cracker show. You won't regret it.

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