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Cold on the Shoulder
Tony Rice
Cold on the Shoulder
Genres: Country, Folk, Pop
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All Artists: Tony Rice
Title: Cold on the Shoulder
Members Wishing: 9
Total Copies: 0
Label: Rounder / Umgd
Release Date: 10/25/1990
Genres: Country, Folk, Pop
Styles: Bluegrass, Classic Country, Contemporary Folk
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 011661018327, 011661018310, 011661018341

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Cold on the Shoulder is bluegrass at its absolute finest.
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Tony Rice's utter wizardy and grace shines through on Cold on the Shoulder. From his lilting playing on the title track to his renowned lightening-speed flat pickin', Tony Rice is the master of bluegrass guitar. This CD will make anyone weep and tap his feet. Check Tony out. He's worth the listen."
Quality makes up for quanity.
quixotal | NC, USA | 03/15/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

""At first I was miffed that this album was short at 35 minutes. Well after about 15 listens through, the length becomes a moot issue because the quality of musicianship is so high."
One of Tony's best
Charles Jackson | Ellettsville, IN | 01/04/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I was on leave from the Navy in 1985 when this album got into my hands and I like to drove my shipmates crazy with this and Chuch Street Blues. This was by far one of Rice's best efforts since the first Bluegrass Album Band album. The lineup is one of legend and not a single slip from open to close. If there were any criticism of Cold On The Shoulder it would come from the fact that there was so much production effort put into it that it lacked the rawer edge that I'd grown accustomed to. In comparison to his earlier work on albums like Guitar, Manzanita, etc this was a little more refined and (seemingly) less spontaneous. That said, the song selection here is superb and Tony gives everyone equal opportunity to shine. This was also one his better vocal efforts coupled with harmony from some of the best in the biz.

If you've never heard Tony Rice before or are just now getting into his music, this will serve as a good primer. The work he put out in later years (Me and My Guitar, Native American, etc.) was good but lacked that certain spark that has made Tony a legend. Cold On The Shoulder, Church Street Blues, Backwaters, Manzanita, Guitar and (if they're still in print) the three albums he did for Rebel in the mid-seventies are excellent starting points. Pick this one up and you won't be disappointed."