Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Low & Sweet Orchestra|
Goodbye to All That
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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Low & Sweet soars to incredible heights
Johnny Roulette | 12/16/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Yes, there is a Hollywood guy in this band, Dermot Mulroney, but it's not what you think! He has to earn his keep playing cello, mandolin & dobro. He doesn't even sing. The band also features Zander Schloss(Circle Jerks) & James Fearnley from The Pogues. I had high hopes for this disc...they were easily surpassed. It's a laid back rock album with an Irish-folk flavor to it. It's a bit reminiscent of The Pogue's Pogue Mahone...just a bit. That being said, it is a very original album with a sound that I haven't heard before. The lyrics are rich nuggets saturated with realism. Five of the twelve songs should have been instant classics. The whole disc flows beautifully. The ballads(Take A Long Look/Identified,Deatained & Inspected/I had To Leave A Friend Behind)are heartbreaking and accesible. Sometimes The Truth Is All You Get & Worst Day should both be on the radio with great regularity. It is an unfortunate crime that more people don't know about this record. I have no idea who Mike Martt is, but his vocals are absolutely perfect for this endeavor. The American/Irish elements work together brilliantly here. The Irish influence seems to've elevated it past the usual shallowness of the American trappings, while the American influence tones down the Irish faction enough to make the music more palatable to the average American listener. This a marriage of superior songwriting and flawless delivery. Goodbye To All That should not be kept a secret. It deserves your attention. I can safely say that I will be listening to this cd for the rest of my life. It is timeless."
Don't miss this
P. Olson | Ankeny Iowa | 03/13/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I love this CD.The music is original, a little Irish, very funny at times. My favorite "A Dog Walked Into The Bar" Sounds a lot like Shane Macgowan when he was a little bit sober. If you liked the Pogues and the Popes and Shane, buy this, relax and enjoy.This would be a great CD to dance to also.I think this is the only CD they made,unfortunately. If there are anymore, they will be on my wishlist."
Contains a few absolutely great songs
Mike Smith | Albuquerque, NM | 10/19/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The Low & Sweet Orchestra was a seven-member band of former punks that decided to make jaunty Irish-type music instead. Their name was originally "The Sweet and Low Orchestra," but they got sued by the fake sugar/real carcinogen company of the same name and had to change it.
This whole album is good--with quality guitar, vocals, banjo, accordion, mandolin, cello, dobro, violin, viola, bass, and drums--but it's got a handful of songs on it that make it worth buying the entire thing.
"Pencils and Shades" is a swingin' sunny day song that will relax you and rewind your head to great memories and better weather.
And "Sometimes the Truth is All You Get" is reason enough to buy this album, especially at the ridiculously low prices you can get a copy used off Amazon. Beautiful violin, stampy drums and guitar and accordion, and a drifting yet upbeat and rocking feel.
And "Miss Her Anyway"...man, you just need to hear this album. I like it more the more I think about it. I should say though that "Miss Her Anyway" is a happy song about setting off into the world despite knowing that you love what you have to leave behind. It rocks and it's thoughtful, and that fits me just fine.
"A Nail Won't Fix A Broken Heart" is a good one too, with great accordion and some fun and surprising stop/start progressions.
Overall, I highly recommend this album. All of its songs are good, but some, some are just priceless. Buy it to feel happy, to drive to on a nice day, or to drink to on a rainy one."