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Welcome to My Party
Rusted Root
Welcome to My Party
Genres: Pop, Rock
 
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Welcome to My Party is an apt invitation to the stirring, often festive songs that populate Rusted Root's fourth record. From the funky, joyful "Union 7," where the vocals of band founders Mike Glabicki and Liz Berlin inte...  more »

     
   
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All Artists: Rusted Root
Title: Welcome to My Party
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 4
Label: Island
Release Date: 4/9/2002
Genres: Pop, Rock
Styles: Adult Alternative, Jam Bands, Rock Jam Bands
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 731458677628, 0731458677628

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Welcome to My Party is an apt invitation to the stirring, often festive songs that populate Rusted Root's fourth record. From the funky, joyful "Union 7," where the vocals of band founders Mike Glabicki and Liz Berlin intertwine and shine, to the lovely instrumentation of the title track to the reggae strains of "Women Got My Money," Rusted Root augment an already expansive musical palette. The multi-instrumentalist sextet fuse elements of Latin, African, Eastern, soul, rock, and traditional American music into an uplifting, intelligent, melodious whole. Discrete yet cohesive, the wonderful percussion and Middle Eastern vibe of "Artificial Winter," the bluesy Band-like ballad "Sweet Mary," and John Buynak's enchanting pennywhistle melodies on songs like "Too Much" make for an enjoyable journey. Although they've toured with the Grateful Dead and Santana and support environmental and social causes, Rusted Root are not a retro jam band or overly New Age-y. Rather, their timeless, well-crafted, and multidimensional tunes provide enriching ear candy for a stressed soul. --Katherine Turman

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Still can't come close to "When I Woke"
hooprat | 04/11/2002
(2 out of 5 stars)

"Perhaps I am spoiled by "When I Woke", but once again Rusted Root failed to excite me with the CD, though I desperately wanted them to succeed. I believe the band's strength lies in improvising and jamming, upbeat songs. But, for the last 3 CD's they have slowed things down considerably, I and just cannot get into it. Things start great with "Union 7", but go downhill from there. If you want something like "When I Woke", this isn't it."
Terribly disappointing cd
Diogenes DogSnack | Redwood City, CA | 05/22/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)

"I've seen the band live 5 or 6 times since the mid 90's. Everytime, except for the last time I saw them (on tour for this record) was exceptional. Not only was the concert lackluster, but the cd was worse. Honestly not a single song on this cd impressed me enough to want to listen to it again. The songs seem ...forced. After a few weeks of giving it a chance, I gave up. I can't recommend this cd to anyone. Get Cruel Sun or When I Woke and leave it at that."
They are hear to stay!
bradleyp27 | Butler, PA United States | 05/20/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)

"If you liked the old Rusted Root with Jenn Wertz and the first two albums then this is a must purchase for you! I've been a lover of Rusted Root since the beginning and living only 30 miles away from their home city of Pittsburgh I have seen them play dozens of time as a group and jamming at Club Cafe on the South Side. Last fall when I saw Wertz back with the group at a small little pub I knew they were back on track. They are on top form with this album... it has hints of Cruel Sun yet it is distinctly its own album. Some of the songs are uterly amazing, such as "Blue Diamonds" and their is not a bad song on the album. I must admit the last two albums they did kind of spooked me but I still liked them, but Welcome To My Party is music to my ears I would rank it along with Trey Anastasio's new album the best music I've prurchased in several years."