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Drive-In Movie
Fred Eaglesmith
Drive-In Movie
Genres: Country, Folk, Pop, Rock
 
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"Drive-In Movie" is the folk/alternative country album from Canadian-songwriter Fred Eaglesmith. This effort earned Eaglesmith Canada's prestigious Juno Award--the Canadian equivalent of a Grammy Award--in 1996 for "Best ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Fred Eaglesmith
Title: Drive-In Movie
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Ichiban Old Indie
Original Release Date: 2/19/1998
Release Date: 2/19/1998
Genres: Country, Folk, Pop, Rock
Styles: Outlaw Country, Contemporary Folk, Singer-Songwriters
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 019011421827, 190114218276

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Album Description
"Drive-In Movie" is the folk/alternative country album from Canadian-songwriter Fred Eaglesmith. This effort earned Eaglesmith Canada's prestigious Juno Award--the Canadian equivalent of a Grammy Award--in 1996 for "Best Roots & Traditional Solo Album." The songs on this, his seventh, album reveal Eaglesmith at his edgy best, with stories that leave you with a wry smile of recognition, nostalgia or dark humor.
 

CD Reviews

One of the best of the Americana/folk scene
09/15/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"When I first saw Fred open for Robert Earl Keen in Houston several years ago, I was blown away. Had I not been told he was from Canada, I'd have sworn he was from West Texas. He has the same edgy, heartfelt yet humorous approach to songwriting that such Texas legends as Robert Earl Keen, Guy Clark, Townes Van Zandt, Joe Ely, and Steve Earle share. I've bought up every album of his that I could find, and I don't miss a show when he comes this far south on tour (which isn't often enough). This album is definitely his best work, and one of my five favorite CDs in a personal collection of over 300. 10 of the 11 tracks are tremendous (never cared for #3), especially the title track, "Good Enough", "White Rose Filling Station", and "Wilder Than Her". I cannot make a strong enough recommendation for this album, or for seeing him in person. Like many great singer/songwriters, Fred loves to tell often hilarious stories in between his songs at a live show, and they are not to be missed. Give it a spin. He doesn't disappoint."
Getting the feeling just righ
03/27/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Be dumped by your woman through seven years, get drunk, and stay drunk - for about three weeks, wake up and play 'Drive-in Movie'. It gets the feeling just right. Makes me wanna go way up in the mountains, bring my cd-player and just listen, just feel. Eaglesmith's voice is rough as rocks, and fragile as men's hearts. The 'backing' by W.P.Bennett (Juno this year) and R.Schipper is great as always, and D.Pendrith's bassplay and P. Vonalthen's drumming is solid work. Still, and again, it's the feeling of the record that gets to you. The feeling only an Fred Eaglesmith album can bring to life. His ability to write great songs and produce great albums (co-produced by Scott Merritt) is about to be widely known. His lyrics is down to earth, white-thrash kinda beautiful statements on trains and cars and relationships and, well; life. To bad its only 35 min. It's simply a great album. Go buy."
This is one of my favorite 10 CDs
11/04/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a great CD and is the first of his work you should add to your collection.If you are looking to broaden your horizens a little, and you already own CD's by Steve Earle (and prefer Train A Comin), Robert Earle Keen, James McMurtry, Son Volt (and prefer Trace) etc, you'll be very happy with this purchase. It is my opinion that Fred Eaglesmith's song writing ability and delivery stand up to these more widely known artists.Listen the "Freight Train" and "White Rose" to get a good feel for the album."