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Crocodile Shoes II
Jimmy Nail
Crocodile Shoes II
Genres: Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Jimmy Nail
Title: Crocodile Shoes II
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 1
Label: Atlantic UK
Original Release Date: 1/1/1997
Re-Release Date: 1/7/1997
Album Type: Import
Genres: Pop, Rock
Style: Adult Contemporary
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 706301693520, 706301693568

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He Nails it
HS Reid | Canada | 03/30/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Jimmy Nail is an immensely talented singer, songwriter, musician and actor. American audiences will probably recognize him as the opera singer from the beginning of the movie "Evita". A few years ago he starred in(and I believe wrote and produced) the BBC series "Spender", as well as the serial "Crocodile Shoes" and the aptly titled sequel "Crocodile Shoes II". In it he played a British singer who dreamt of making it big in Nashville. It showed the shadier side of the music industry, but also some incredible music. So when I saw the CS II cd at a local music store, I had to buy it.The album is incredible. Nail's voice is a cross between Pete Townshend, Sting and Vince Gill (for you country music fans). THere is a country feel to this album, especially with the opening "Country Boy", but this is by no means a country album. There is blues, rock and even a little jazz stirred into the mixture. Nail's voice is so flawless, and evokes so much emotion, both in his singing and his delivery of the lyrics.The song "Troubled Man" will have you crying at the end, all about a man who realizes how much damage he has caused his loved ones, and his asking his wife, child and finally God for forgiveness. "My Buddy", a slow ballad with almost a nightclub feel about it is another great tearjerker.But don't worry - this album rocks as well. " I Refuse to Lie Down", about a guy wrongly jailed ( figuratively or literally - doesn't really matter) offers a blistering guitar solo and amazing lyrics such as "One day I will find/a simple word that fits the lock, that turns the key to set me free". And there are upbeat ditties that will have you clapping your hands.This is hard album to peg - its not country, its not rock, its not blues. Stylewise, its probably along the lines of Mark Knopfler, but the fact that you can't pigeonhole Jimmy Nail is what makes him so damn good."