Interesting studio alternates of two of his best songs
Alec Dinwoodie | SF, CA | 09/11/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is a studio EP (or CD-single) released in support of Grant Hart's solo album Intolerance back in 1988. The first two tracks are alternate recordings of two of the best songs from that album; the third track is a quasi-rap B-side probably done for novelty (one of the verses is mostly about cookies).
I like the alternate versions of "2541" and "Come Come." They're paced more calmly than the album versions and have a nice wide mix with some reverb (not too much) and female backing vocals. On the down side, the lead vocals aren't as impassioned --- Grant really raves on the album versions, in his classic "Keep Hangin' On" style. But if you like Grant's songwriting and voice, and especially if you like the Intolerance album, you'll definitely want to hear these tracks."