This Perfect World

( 1 )

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Kristi Coulter
Freedy Johnston's major-label debut is less consistently stunning than its predecessor, 1992's Can You Fly but, taken on its own terms, it affirms his position as one of the best songwriters of his generation. Certainly no one paints more evocative portraits of lonely, disappointed people. The majority of these 12 tracks are about men who either know or strongly suspect that they've done something unforgivable, and such is Johnston's mastery as a lyricist that it's even subtly apparent when his narrators are lying to themselves. Johnston frames his bleak narratives with melodic, chiming folk-rock; if anything, the predominantly mid-tempo songs and radio-ready Butch Vig ...
See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Cassette)
  • All (1) from $4.35   
  • Used (1) from $4.35   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$4.35
Seller since 2008

Feedback rating:

(133)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

Good
Cassette in very good condition, comes with original artwork. Case has light markings. Free upgrade to first class shipping.

Ships from: Ferndale, WA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Kristi Coulter
Freedy Johnston's major-label debut is less consistently stunning than its predecessor, 1992's Can You Fly but, taken on its own terms, it affirms his position as one of the best songwriters of his generation. Certainly no one paints more evocative portraits of lonely, disappointed people. The majority of these 12 tracks are about men who either know or strongly suspect that they've done something unforgivable, and such is Johnston's mastery as a lyricist that it's even subtly apparent when his narrators are lying to themselves. Johnston frames his bleak narratives with melodic, chiming folk-rock; if anything, the predominantly mid-tempo songs and radio-ready Butch Vig production are a little too smooth, robbing This Perfect World of the edge that made Can You Fly so piercing. The most memorable tracks are the sparsest ones, where Johnston's words and appealingly plain voice take center stage. In addition to the melancholy opener, "Bad Reputation," other highlights include "Can't Shake This Town" and the witty "Dolores" -- few songwriters could pack so many Lolita allusions into three minutes of guitar pop without sounding too clever by half. Best of all is the mournful, eerie title track, which describes the possibly mortal sins of one man's past and the hopelessness of his future with the economy and punch of a good short story.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/28/1994
  • Label: Elektra / Wea
  • UPC: 075596165549
  • Catalog Number: 61655

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Bad Reputation (4:10)
  2. 2 Evie's Tears (3:02)
  3. 3 Can't Sink This Town (3:37)
  4. 4 This Perfect World (4:34)
  5. 5 Cold Again (2:38)
  6. 6 Two Lovers Stop (2:45)
  7. 7 Across the Avenue (3:39)
  8. 8 Gone Like the Water (2:43)
  9. 9 Dolores (3:42)
  10. 10 Evie's Garden (2:54)
  11. 11 Disappointed Man (3:15)
  12. 12 I Can Hear the Laughs (3:12)
Read More Show Less

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Freedy Johnston Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Vocals
Marshall Crenshaw 12-string Guitar
Marc Ribot Guitar
Kevin Salem Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
Doug Erikson Piano
Mary Gaines Background Vocals
Graham Maby Bass
Dave Schramm Bass, Guitar, Steel Guitar, Lap Steel Guitar, String Bass
Butch Vig Percussion, Drums
Frank Vilardi Drums
Jane Scarpantoni Cello
Mark Spencer Guitar
John Yates Bass
Technical Credits
Freedy Johnston Composer
John Siket Engineer
Butch Vig Producer
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 1 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(1)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Is a Perfect CD

    This cd comes about as close to perfection as any album I own. This is one of those recordings that doesn't hit you over the head right out of the jewel box. It sneeks up on you. After repeat listenings the songs really take hold of you. I have two other Freedy CD's and this one so far is my favorite. There are some uptempo rockers and some beautiful acoustic ballads especially Evie's Tears and the title track. His voice might take a bit of time to appreciate, but Freedy's plaintive vocal style seems a perfect compliment to the songs. The complexity of the melodies is very engaging and you will find new things to interest you with repeat playing. If you have been collecting cd's for sometime, this is one of those rare discs that you find every so often that propels you to continue the search for another.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews