by Blue Rodeo Blue Rodeo


by Blue Rodeo Blue Rodeo


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The songs on Tremolo were deliberately sprung on Blue Rodeo on the day of recording, in order to ensure spontaneity -- they spent a day working on each song, but not becoming overly familiar with any of it, in order to keep a fresh edge to their performances. And for the most part, it worked -- the result is a technically polished album that retains a good deal of jam-type spontaneity and can rank up there with the very best work of Poco; indeed, this is sort of the studio analog to that group's most popular early-'70s album, Deliverin', achieving similar results in the reverse manner. The sounds range from genial acoustic folk-rock ("Moon and Tree") to more reflective singer/songwriter-type pieces like "Falling Down Blue" to bluesier songs like "Fallen From Grace" and harder, heavier numbers like "No Miracle, No Dazzle," which could pass for Buffalo Springfield on a good day. Other numbers aren't quite as strong, and a few, like "Disappear," run a little too long for their own good; but then there are songs like "It Could Happen to You," with its dazzling wordplay and wonderfully fluid guitar work, which, in an alternate universe, would have been the greatest song ever written by Richie Furay. And "Brother Andre's Heart" bears a startling -- but not unpleasant or excessive -- resemblance to "Wild Horses" as the Flying Burrito Brothers did the song. One must conclude, a triumphant album.

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Product Details

Release Date: 07/15/1997
Label: Rhino
UPC: 0010467300124
catalogNumber: 73001
Rank: 169005


  1. Moon & Tree
  2. Shed My Skin
  3. No Miracle, No Dazzle
  4. Falling Down Blue
  5. I Could Never Be That Man
  6. Beautiful Blue
  7. Fallen from Grace
  8. Me & Baz
  9. Disappear
  10. It Could Happen to You
  11. Dragging On
  12. Brother Andre's Heart
  13. Frogs' Lullaby
  14. Graveyard

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Blue Rodeo   Primary Artist
Adele Armin   Violin
Jim Cuddy   Guitar,Mandolin,Piano,Vocals
Kim Deschamps   Banjo,Pedal Steel Guitar,Lap Steel Guitar,Bottleneck Guitar
Bazil Donovan   Bass,Guitar,Upright Bass
Greg Keelor   Guitar,Drums,Vocals
My Hyon Kim   Violin
Audrey King   Cello
Glenn Milchem   Guitar,Percussion,Drums
Vera Tarnowsky   Violin
Kent Teeple   Viola
John Whynot   Guitar,Conductor,Background Vocals
Kirk Worthington   Cello
James Gray   Guitar,Keyboards
Colin Cripps   Guitar
David McFadden   Violin
Artur Jansons   Viola

Technical Credits

Jim Cuddy   Producer
Kim Deschamps   Producer
Bazil Donovan   Producer
Greg Keelor   Producer
Glenn Milchem   Producer
John Whynot   Producer,Engineer,String Arrangements
James Gray   Producer
Rose Kallal   Art Direction

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