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This Perfect World
Freedy Johnston
This Perfect World
Genres: Country, Alternative Rock, Folk, Pop, Rock
 
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The latest in an illustrious series that includes Elliott Murphy, Marshall Crenshaw, Paul Kelly, and John Hiatt, Freedy is an exquisite singer-songwriter for the critics to champion and the masses to disregard. Butch Vig's...  more »

      
   

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All Artists: Freedy Johnston
Title: This Perfect World
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 25
Label: Elektra / Wea
Original Release Date: 6/28/1994
Release Date: 6/28/1994
Genres: Country, Alternative Rock, Folk, Pop, Rock
Styles: Americana, Singer-Songwriters, Contemporary Folk, Adult Contemporary, Singer-Songwriters, Adult Alternative, Folk Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 075596165525

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The latest in an illustrious series that includes Elliott Murphy, Marshall Crenshaw, Paul Kelly, and John Hiatt, Freedy is an exquisite singer-songwriter for the critics to champion and the masses to disregard. Butch Vig's crisp sonics and the restrained, almost old-fashioned rock and folk caress of the music make Johnston's deceptively easy-going tunes easy to fall in love with. "Evie's Tears," "Two Lovers Stop" and "Bad Reputation" are favorites. --Jeff Bateman

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Marianne E. from MAPLEWOOD, MO
Reviewed on 8/7/2006...
The latest in an illustrious series that includes Elliott Murphy, Marshall Crenshaw, Paul Kelly, and John Hiatt, Freedy is an exquisite singer-songwriter for the critics to champion and the masses to disregard. Butch Vig's crisp sonics and the restrained, almost old-fashioned rock and folk caress of the music make Johnston's deceptively easy-going tunes easy to fall in love with. "Evie's Tears," "Two Lovers Stop" and "Bad Reputation" are favorites. --Jeff Bateman (amazon.com review)
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.

CD Reviews

This Perfect CD
lulubella | Chicago | 06/02/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Haunting is really the only word to describe this CD. Freedy writes amazing lyrics about love and loss that stick in your head and just don't leave. Bad Reputation is probably the most well known song, and even though it has a harder sound than some of the others it is a good introduction to his work. The best of his songs are dreamy with an undercurrent of bitterness and anger. His beautiful guitar work masks the real venom in some of his lyrics until the 4-5 listening. This is a CD that continues to grow on you, and you discover new meanings and words each time you listen. Characters reappear within the CD and you are never quite sure who is telling the story, but you want to hear more. Oddly enough most of this this album is also the soundtrack for the movie Kingpin."
MAYBE THE MOST UNDERRATED ALBUM OF ALL TIME
Craig | New Jersey | 03/09/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Wow is all I can say. Each of Freedy's albums are great, but this may very well be his best. Every song on this album is excellent and different from one another. "Bad Reputation" is Freedy's best known song and for good reason...he's never sung better and the lyrics are amazing. Moreover, many people aren't aware that some of the songs are linked to others. For example, the person in "Gone Like The Water" is the same person Freedy sings about a few songs later in "Disappointed Man." Freedy himself has admitted as much in interviews. Moreover, "Evie's Tears" (another unbelievable song) obviously has a connection with "Evie's Garden" which appears later in the album. I cannot say enough good things about this album. The title track and "Delores" are other standouts, but then every song on here is a standout. However, if this really were a perfect world, an album such as this would be at the top of the charts instead of the Backstreet Boys!"