Captured Alive

Captured Alive

by Tanglefoot


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Captured Alive

Looking at the back cover photo, your first thought might be something like "Oh, good! Aging hippies with a synthesizer and a mandolin!" Look inside and you might think "Hey, even better! One of them has a harmonica!" But don't be afraid. These guys actually have a fairly keen sense of humor and sing surprisingly tight harmonies, and they write original songs that you'd swear were old traditional ballads and sea shanties. If you like Great Big Sea, the Fables, and the Paperboys, chances are good you'll get a big kick out of Tanglefoot. Hearing them in a live setting is a good way to introduce yourselves to their sound, and this CD is the most economical way to do that. It opens with the bracing "Secord's Warning," a charming little piece of Canadian historical jingoism that works well because it's delivered with such brash good humor. "Seven a Side" and the hilarious "There's a Bit of That Goes On" are fine numbers as well, and "Awkward Donald" is a sweet and charming tale of a hopeless young man who finds true love with a patient and determined woman. Other moments are of more mixed quality: "Loyal Americans" is a good song poorly sung, and "Keppel Township Love Song" is a bit overwrought. But there's more than enough here to convince most lovers of contemporary folk music to go exploring in the Tanglefoot catalog.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/13/2004
Label: Borealis Recording
UPC: 0773958115729
catalogNumber: 157
Rank: 148908

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tanglefoot   Primary Artist
Joe Grant   Fiddle,Guitar,Vocals
Terry Young   Banjo,Guitar,Harmonica,Mandolin,Vocals,Human Whistle
Parrish   Bass,Vocals
Steve Ritchie   Guitar,Vocals
Bryan Weirmier   Piano,Vocals
Terry Snider   Fiddle
Bryan Weirmier   Piano,Vocals

Technical Credits

Joe Grant   Composer
Danny Greenspoon   Engineer
Paul Mills   Arranger,Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Terry Young   Whistle
Parrish   Arranger,Composer
Tanglefoot   Arranger,Vocal Arrangements
Traditional   Composer
Bob Wagar   Arranger
Steve Ritchie   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Vocal Arrangements,Audio Production
Rob Ritchie   Composer

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