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Painted Pictures
Grey Eye Glances
Painted Pictures
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Grey Eye Glances
Title: Painted Pictures
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Polygram Records
Original Release Date: 7/21/1998
Release Date: 7/21/1998
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: American Alternative, Progressive, Progressive Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 731455843422, 731455843446, 0731455843422

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Donald R Schwabe | 06/10/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Like the previous reviewer, initially I thought this album was not quite as good as the wonderful "Eventide", but after a number of listens I find this is the one I usually pop into the CD player. Now I consider it a superior work to their previous release. No music expert here, but these guys know how to write music! The musical tapestry of just about every song is exquisitely rich; especially on "the Lost Coast" and the best track on the disk (the hidden track), "End of the Day". Buy it, you won't regret it!"
An emotional journey.....or great beach music!
Nichole Vogelsinger | Sellersville, PA | 01/25/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"So you've packed your picnic lunch and your sunscreen and you are now searching for the perfect CD to bring along with you on your trip to the beach. Look no further than "Painted Pictures" by the Philadelphia area band Grey Eye Glances. "Each time I returned to the ocean I close my eyes, I listen, I float like a bird across the sky" - the opening song "FLOAT" evokes visions of summer days spent lying in the sun on the sand, listening to the ocean. However, looking deeper into many of the lyrics, you will get a sense of journeying. "I traveled far to a place so distant the seasons never changed at all." ("FAR") We hear of time spent in France and of driving along the California coastline, not to mention the emotional journeys that these songs will take you through. Perhaps the sentiments in the final song echo how we all feel at times: "God help me when I get this way when all the calm within is inside out and all I feel is numb...I want you to stay because you want to, I want you to stay because you need to, I want you to stay and not have to ask you". If you are a fan of Dar Williams, Patty Griffin, Sarah McLachlan, or Natalie Merchant, then you will not go wrong with this cd!!!"
In a just world, this will be a Grammy winner
Nichole Vogelsinger | 07/30/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Grey Eye Glance's second major release is a welcome addition to my cd collection. GEG's songs feature great lyrics and fantastic music. Nine of the eleven songs are excellent and could easily be released as singles. Of the remaining two songs, "Remember This" is growing on me with each listen, and "Certain Misunderstandings" is okay, but far from required listening. I was surprised and excited to find the last track "Close of the Day", as this is a song I've been hoping to get on record since I saw them play it live shortly after it was written. All in all, GEG is one of the best bands playing music today, and their cd's are the only ones I will give as gifts to people regardless of the person's musical taste, as it is practically impossible not to like their music. I thought Eventide would get them the critical recognition they deserved, but hopefully Painted Pictures will do the trick. My one minor quibble with Painted Pictures is that it only lasts around forty-five minutes, and I would like to see a few more songs on the cd, perhaps a reworked "Feathers in the Air", their cover of "Both Sides Now", or the song featuring Brett on banjo which they started playing last year (I think it was called "Falling Away for the Last Time")."