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Way I Were
Genres: Country, Alternative Rock, Folk, Pop, Rock
14 previously unreleased songs from the early years 1988-91. There are few artists that have a hidden treasure trove of unreleased songs from their early years that are of the quality that Freedy Johnston at last offers ... more »
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14 previously unreleased songs from the early years 1988-91. There are few artists that have a hidden treasure trove of unreleased songs from their early years that are of the quality that Freedy Johnston at last offers to the listening public. Every song on "The Way I Were" is an instant classic. The songs show Freedy working in many styles for an overall set that rocks with authority. Freedy is here with his youthful enthusiasm working his way through country, rock and roll, even a disco groove. He plays all the instruments on all the songs. Prepare to fall in love with Freedy all over again.
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I love this record!
Jane Smith | Nyack, NY | 11/19/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I've been a fan of Freedy's since his first record and am happy to hear some NEW, OLD songs. The sound is raw and emotional and the songwriting is, as usual, excellent...Enchanted Car, Love Songs About Girls, I Do I Do, Man with the Four-Stroke Heart are some of my favorites. The feeling of the record is intimate - like being at a great live show. Buy this record if you loved Can You Fly."
Past Perfect and not tooTense
Virgil Hilt | NY,NY | 11/18/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Although I have been a big fan of Freedy's previous work, he has clearly evolved in a more mature direction, with an emphasis on craft. That stuff's great, but I can't deny that I have missed the youthful exuberance of his earliest recordings (or what I thought were his earliest recordings). That is why this collection is such a welcome addition; it's clearly the result of someone who's having fun and not taking himself too seriously-and it all works perfectly. This man can write songs-and they come across with a splashy immediacy on The Way I Were. All his styles are in the house here- Straight up rock songs with bizarre stories and shovels of lyrics shoehorned in, appalachian porch torch songs, bent country, gorgeous ballads, and always the beautiful losers who we've come to love from his other records. But this time with a crazy, refreshing spontaniety. A keeper."