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Far From Over
Genres: Folk, Pop, Rock
Edwin McCain developed a loyal following the day he stepped out on the stage back in 1991, supporting pals Hootie & the Blowfish on their debut tour and giving his Southern brethren a run for their ticket money. McCain has... more »
Edwin McCain developed a loyal following the day he stepped out on the stage back in 1991, supporting pals Hootie & the Blowfish on their debut tour and giving his Southern brethren a run for their ticket money. McCain has since developed a strong following for his own brand of unvarnished heartland rock. With his fourth album, the South Carolina native returns to the familiar landscape of Misguided Roses and Messenger, with his sublimely infectious melodies and anthemic choruses inhabiting the territory once claimed by the Doobie Brothers and Lee Michaels in the '70s. While first hailed as an acoustic balladeer, McCain and his band have expanded their parameters, ably careening from genre to genre with gusto. They are equally at home whipping up some thunder on a barn burner such as "Get Out of This Town" as they are getting sentimental with "Write Me a Song" and the graceful "Hearts Fall," both of which feature vocals by McCain pal Shawn Colvin. This latest offering is less polished than earlier works, perhaps due to the fact that it was coproduced by the band and Neil Young engineer Greg Archilla. But that roughhewn quality adds an emotional honesty and depth to the songs. --Jaan Uhelszki
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Lori G. from CANTON, MA
Reviewed on 8/7/2006...
Edwin McCain is one of my favorites
0 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
(5 out of 5 stars)
"As a long-time Edwin McCain fan, I was really looking forward to this release, and was definitely not disappointed! Edwin & company have put out a smashing album! Heavier on the electric guitars, perhaps, than past albums, the energy here is closer to the vibe of their amazing live shows. This cd has a bit of everything--sweet ballads like "Hearts Fall", cynical humor on "Radio Star", the heart-on-your-sleeve emotion of "Letter to my Mother" and the infectious "sing along at the top of your lungs" songs like the title track "Far From Over" and "Sun Will Rise" (I cannot get these songs out of my head!). This is a fabulous, must-own cd--"far from over" is the perfect description for this band's career; they are absolutely amazing!"
Excellent... but not my favorite album by this band
Rachael | new york, usa | 08/17/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"it's listenable. something that you can put in the cd player and listen all the way through without having to skip songs that aren't as good. catchy, too. ever since i bought it, "hearts fall" and "write me a song" get stuck in my head(that's not a bad thing). however, i have two other edwin mccain cds, Messenger and Misguided Roses, both of which i love. Far From Over is simply missing some rich quality the previous two possess. The song on the new album, "write me a song", is just beautiful, though. overall, i strongly recommend that any edwin fan buy this cd. or if you're just looking for something different than everyday pop radio, Far From Over is extremely refreshing."