Palace of Gold [Bonus Tracks]

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All Music Guide - John Duffy
After having spent the last few years going over old ground on Greatest Hits and the double live Just Like a Vacation, as well as treading water with the less than stellar (but appropriately named) Days in Between, Blue Rodeo found its stride again with Palace of Gold. Having built their own studio, the bandmembers took the time to record in a comfortable, relaxed manner in which they could workshop tunes at their leisure. This newly found freedom allowed them to experiment with the addition of strings and horns on several tracks, a move they had taken tentative stabs at before. On some tunes, the experiment clearly needed some fine tuning; the moody bossa nova of singer Jim...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Duffy
After having spent the last few years going over old ground on Greatest Hits and the double live Just Like a Vacation, as well as treading water with the less than stellar (but appropriately named) Days in Between, Blue Rodeo found its stride again with Palace of Gold. Having built their own studio, the bandmembers took the time to record in a comfortable, relaxed manner in which they could workshop tunes at their leisure. This newly found freedom allowed them to experiment with the addition of strings and horns on several tracks, a move they had taken tentative stabs at before. On some tunes, the experiment clearly needed some fine tuning; the moody bossa nova of singer Jim Cuddy's "What a Surprise" borders on lounge, and the slight psychedelia of "Comet" seems half-baked. But ballads like Greg Keelor's soulful "Find a Way to Say Goodbye" and the uptempo "Clearer View" both ring with added depth thanks to the new sonic touches. At their core, the songs on Palace of Gold (at least the best ones) remain close to the group's country-rock core; "Palace of Gold," "Glad to Be Alive," and "Tell Me Baby" all featuring heartfelt singing, jangling guitars, and soaring pedal steel. They could have dropped the gushing "Bulletproof" and still gained some ground. While many longtime fans insist the group reached its high-water mark with the fruitful Five Days in July or Lost Together albums, Blue Rodeo's willingness to move forward while staying true to a good basic sound on Palace of Gold hinted that the group's best days may be yet to come. [There is also a version that includes the bonus tracks "The Railroad," "Bad Timing," and "You're Everywhere."]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/29/2003
  • Label: Rounder / Umgd
  • UPC: 011661322929
  • Catalog Number: 613229

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Blue Rodeo Primary Artist
Adele Armin Violin
Richard Armin Cello
Jim Cuddy Guitar, Vocals, Wurlitzer
Stephen Donald Trombone
Bazil Donovan Bass
Molly Johnson Background Vocals
Greg Keelor Guitar, Vocals
Glenn Milchem Drums
Wendy Rose Violin
James Gray Organ, Piano, Wurlitzer
Laura Hubert Background Vocals
Rick White Handwriting
Richard Underhill Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Anne Lindsay Violin
Claudio Vena Viola
Bob Egan Guitar, Mandolin, Pedal Steel Guitar
Ron Mah Violin
Bryden Baird Trumpet, Flugelhorn, French Horn
Winona Zelenka Cello
Paul Aucoin Vibes
Chris Gale Baritone Saxophone
Jayne Maddison Violin
Norman Hathaway Violin
Technical Credits
Blue Rodeo Producer, Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
Greg Calbi Mastering
Jim Cuddy Composer
Greg Keelor Composer
Bobby Paterson Booking
Rick White Paintings
Richard Underhill Horn Arrangements
Anne Lindsay String Arrangements
Bushwhack Horns Horn Arrangements
Susan de Cartier Management
Planet Soul Strings Contributor
Ian Osborne Engineering
Jeremy Holgersen Booking
Nick Holmes Engineering
Kay White Booking
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