Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Various Artists, Jay Semko, John McCarthy|
Due South: The Original Television Soundtrack
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Rock, Soundtracks
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Melanie W. (novelwriter) from SURFSIDE BCH, SC
Reviewed on 8/14/2006...
I love this CD. Paul Gross sings excellent! Many of the tracks on this are great. Definately a must for any Due South fans. Jay Semko's extended version of the theme is great! I find myself a lot of times singing along with my favorite tunes.
A taste of Canada, eh?
Veggiechiliqueen | 01/16/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Besides being a tongue-in-cheek TV series produced by Canadians and acted by Canadians-pretending-to-be-Americans judging Canadians and filmed in Toronto (supposedly Chicago), Due South had an amazing roster of Canadian musical talent spanning generations. This is the more "Due Southy" of the two soundtracks, and there was plenty more great music that never made it on the DS CDs.This first "Due South" soundtrack features some lesser-known (to Americans south of the border) Canadian artists such as Kashtin (Quebec First Nations group), Klaatu, the Northern Pikes (who recently reunited), Figgy Duff, Blue Rodeo and the Holly Cole Trio, Paul Gross (Benton Fraser/director and exec producer of last two seasons), along with Sarah McLachlan and The Guess Who.The songs featured range from whimsical (Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft), folksy (Due South Theme, Bone of Contention, Figgy Duff, Ride Forever), native (Akua Tuta), and rock (Possession, American Woman). There are also snippets of the original score (Horses, Cabin Music featuring bad boy fiddle virtuoso Ashley MacIsaac, Victoria's Secret, Inuit Soliloquy, Dief's In Love) by Jack Lenz that capture Fraser's yearning for the silent white north of his childhood, piano driven, wistful laments on lost love, action sequences....this is a Canadian soundtrack at its best. It is the essence of "Due South" on CD. This is also more family-friendly than the second "Due South" CD that features adult language and some very dark songs."
scorp | Sydney, Australia | 04/21/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Due South screened here in Australia very late at night, as a summer filler. My dear friend Tony fell in love with it from the start, but had no idea that Paul Gross was a recording artist, nor the musical imput he had in the show......till the episode which featured Ride Forever.By chance he taped that one, and re-played it many times, just to hear that piece of music.Truth is,we both loved it.That,and the theme from the show and so many of the other pieces...what great music they put in,to augment a great show.He was unable to get any of Paul Gross's cd's here....and no credit card ment no on-line purchase......so when I found this disc and was able to give it to him for his birthday last April he was in heaven...played it till I thought the laser in the cd player would burn out. I don't think there was a song he didn't like on the whole cd. I found the Inuit Soliliquy very moving...I wish I had seen the episode it came from.....must have been great.Tony loved this album.Tony,sadly,passed away in December. He would have put his own review of it on this site if he had had the chance...now I try and do that for him.If you have seen the show then much of the music will be familar...if not then it is very much worth the effort to have a listen...it is a strange mixture but it is worth the cost..something to listen to with the lights down...something to enjoy...something to remember.I recorded the instrumental version of the theme and Ride Forever and had them both played at his funeral....because they both gave him such joy...and the fact that I'm sure he will ride forever, somewhere out there."