The Big Thieves Jail the Little Thieves

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All Music Guide - Heather Phares
Jim Greer hits his stride on his second album The Big Thieves Jail the Little Thieves, which blends the production savvy he gained working with Dr. Octagon and Tipsy with down-to-earth songwriting skills. Catchy, quirky, ever-so-slightly melancholy songs like "Stay and Flatter Me" and "What You Might Have Done" sound a bit like They Might Be Giants' ballads, or Michael Penn on a goofy day. Greer's clever arrangements and production touches on "In It Now," "Perfect Trees," and "This Is What I Mean" give the album a sound that's more polished than usual indie rock fare, but still edgier and more unpredictable than anything played on alternative rock radio. With any luck, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Heather Phares
Jim Greer hits his stride on his second album The Big Thieves Jail the Little Thieves, which blends the production savvy he gained working with Dr. Octagon and Tipsy with down-to-earth songwriting skills. Catchy, quirky, ever-so-slightly melancholy songs like "Stay and Flatter Me" and "What You Might Have Done" sound a bit like They Might Be Giants' ballads, or Michael Penn on a goofy day. Greer's clever arrangements and production touches on "In It Now," "Perfect Trees," and "This Is What I Mean" give the album a sound that's more polished than usual indie rock fare, but still edgier and more unpredictable than anything played on alternative rock radio. With any luck, Greer's eclecticism won't keep him from the audience he deserves, because The Big Thieves Jail the Little Thieves should be heard by fans of amusing, well-crafted pop.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/28/2000
  • Label: Fortune Records
  • UPC: 641412141624
  • Catalog Number: 41416

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Perfect Trees (3:31)
  2. 2 In the Nightfall (2:14)
  3. 3 Stay and Flatter Me (3:37)
  4. 4 Winery Cricket (0:04)
  5. 5 This Is What I Mean (2:30)
  6. 6 What You Might Have Done (3:06)
  7. 7 Tim Carter Vs. The Grizzly (2:33)
  8. 8 Own My Shadow (3:46)
  9. 9 Autumn Moon (2:19)
  10. 10 Just a Young Man (3:18)
  11. 11 In It Now (3:15)
  12. 12 After It All Goes Down (2:17)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jim Greer Primary Artist, Organ, Synthesizer, Acoustic Guitar, Percussion, Piano, Electric Guitar, Hand Clapping, Resonator
Roger Tschann Hand Clapping
Technical Credits
Tom Luekens Engineer
Steve Jennings Cover Photo
Roger Tschann Engineer
Jim Greer Composer, Producer
Garth May Engineer
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