Goodbye Blue Monday [Canada]

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Canadian singer-songwriter Jeremy Fisher has a knack for self-promotion. His stop motion video for the single "Cigarette," has taken You Tube by storm -- garnering 2 million views. And he biked from Seattle to Halifax, Nova Scotia to promote his first album, Back Porch Spirituals. Publicity gimmicks aside, Fisher’s new album, Goodbye Blue Monday, is a playful and provocative burst of acoustic rock.
All Music Guide - Jo-Ann Greene
Jeremy Fisher ignited a massive amount of interest with his homemade YouTube video for "Cigarette," a folksy, laid-back, self-deprecating number whose singalong chorus, "I'll be your cigarette/Good or bad, I'm just your ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble
Canadian singer-songwriter Jeremy Fisher has a knack for self-promotion. His stop motion video for the single "Cigarette," has taken You Tube by storm -- garnering 2 million views. And he biked from Seattle to Halifax, Nova Scotia to promote his first album, Back Porch Spirituals. Publicity gimmicks aside, Fisher’s new album, Goodbye Blue Monday, is a playful and provocative burst of acoustic rock.
All Music Guide - Jo-Ann Greene
Jeremy Fisher ignited a massive amount of interest with his homemade YouTube video for "Cigarette," a folksy, laid-back, self-deprecating number whose singalong chorus, "I'll be your cigarette/Good or bad, I'm just your habit," resonated with anyone ever caught in a less than reciprocal relationship. But as he repeatedly reiterates on Goodbye Blue Monday, his taste in women is less than stellar. From the gun-running girl of his dreams on "Scar That Never Heals" to the "American Girls" who are decidedly not Tom Petty's types, Fisher has a bit of a masochistic streak, forever running after women best not caught. However, even if Fisher doesn't share Petty's taste in women, he certainly shares a similar musical style. Echoes of Simon & Garfunkel and Bob Dylan can be heard within as well, particularly on "Jolene" and the title track, although the latter also calls to mind the Cars' "Best Friend's Girl." Even so, better comparisons would focus on Fisher's Everly Brothers-like ear for a memorable hook and his Buddy Holly-esque enthusiasm for infectious choruses. The latter is arguably Fisher's most effective weapon across this set, particularly on the clap-along country blues of "Sula," the bouncy "Scar," the rocking "American Girls," and of course "Cigarette." Lyrically, Dylan again raises his head, most notably on "Lay Down Ballad of Rigoberto Alpizar," a "Hurricane Carter-ish" political number turned thematically inside out. But even if Fisher's storytelling ways are familiar, his pen is very much his own. From a wry look back at "High School" to the questioning and dissection of common clichés in "Fall for Anything," Fisher confronts the world with wit and an eagle eye for telling details. Twinned with superb acoustic guitar, stellar drumming, sensational melodies, and grand hooks, Fisher should be waving goodbye to his blues for good. [Aquarius' 2006 Canadian edition omitted the song "High School" in favor of "Remind Me."]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/3/2007
  • Label: Aquarius Music
  • UPC: 060270063327
  • Catalog Number: 633
  • Sales rank: 125,394

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Scar That Never Heals (3:38)
  2. 2 Jolene (3:08)
  3. 3 Cigarette (3:04)
  4. 4 American Girls (3:38)
  5. 5 Goodbye Blue Monday (4:37)
  6. 6 Lay Down (Ballad of Rigoberto Alpizar) (4:05)
  7. 7 Remind Me (3:33)
  8. 8 Sula (4:05)
  9. 9 16mm Dream (4:17)
  10. 10 Left Behind (3:26)
  11. 11 Fall for Anything (5:54)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jeremy Fisher Primary Artist, Synthesizer, Bass, Guitar, Harmonica, Piano, Accordion, Hammond Organ, Vocals, Wurlitzer
Jim Bryson Piano, Vocals, Hand Clapping
Hawksley Workman Synthesizer, Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Drums, Background Vocals, Xylophone
Technical Credits
Ken Friesen Engineer
Jay Joyce Composer
Hawksley Workman Producer
Phil Demetro Mastering
Jeremy Fisher Composer
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