MusicDish e-Journal - December 19, 2018
MusicDish Advertising Network
» HOME » INSIDER SCOOP » CAREER TIPS » MUSIC SPOTLIGHT » MUSICDISH*CHINA
» INDUSTRY INTERVIEWS » NEWS BEAT » DIGITAL SKOOL » OPEN REVIEW » MUSICDISH EDELWEISS
Search MusicDish e-Journal (Advanced)
Subscribe To MusicDish e-Journal
About | Contact | Advertise | RSS | Submit Article | Submit News | Artist Development | Premium PR Distribution
Mi2N | MusicDish*China | MusicDish Network | MusicDishTV | Urban Music News Network

Blue Rodeo - Palace of Gold
Rounder Records
By MuzikMan
(more articles from this author)
2003-08-07
Comment | Email | Print | RSS

Artist: Blue Rodeo (www.bluerodeo.com)
Title: Palace of Gold
Label: Rounder Records (www.rounder.com)
Genre: Rock/Folk, Alternative Country, Americana, Pop

What I like the most about Blue Rodeo is the fact that they are a country-rock band with many alternatives to offer the listener. I try to look at everything with an open-ended attitude regarding tastes and styles. I do not expect it, although desiring an eclectic brand of styles within one recording is commonplace for me. This band passed my litmus test. I can see how easy it would be for many different age groups and a broad range of listeners to enjoy this band. People that get pleasure from country, pop and rock will find many tracks tickle their fancy on Palace of Gold. Dare I say (clearing of throat); even mainstream country/pop admirers will enjoy this album.

This is indeed a musical adventure with rooms lined with gold. I heard of this band but never listened to anything by them before. Now I know what I have been missing all these years. Better late than never I guess.

With a well-groomed combination of strings, guitars and horns, including vocals that wrap themselves around you like a tight pair of jeans; this album has an evenness that reigns throughout. Lead by Jim Cuddy (guitar, vocals, Wurlitzer) and Greg Keelor (guitar, vocals), you will find yourself traveling through many musical canvases. I became fondly reminded of 60s pop songs from bands like the Zombies when I heard tracks like "What a Surprise." Then the comparisons to the Eagles and Beatles came up during several songs. Once again, I can see how a dissimilar description such as this would apply to their sound taken as a whole.

The live bonus tracks are incredible! "Working on the Railroad" rocks hard with sax coming in and out of the song to give it all more snap and liveliness. It sounded like Widespread Panic meets Dylan. What a marvelous combination of instruments and oomph they command. The CD closes out with another foot stompin' number called "You're Everywhere," this time complemented by a jazzy trumpet. After hearing how polished they are in the studio and what they sound like live, I am completely sold. Any way you look at it this is one great band.

1. Palace of Gold - 3:49
2. Holding on - 3:56
3. Homeward Bound Angel - 5:47
4. Bulletproof - 4:42
5. Comet - 3:44
6. Walk Like You Don't Mind - 4:07
7. Love Never Lies - 3:28
8. Stage Door - 3:01
9. Cause for Sympathy - 4:12
10. What a Surprise - 3:33
11. Clearer View - 2:41
12. Glad to Be Alive - 3:20
13. Find a Way to Say Goodbye - 4:20
14. Tell Me Baby - 5:02
Live Bonus Tracks:
15. Working on the Railroad - 4:16
16. Bad Timing - 6:04
17. You're Everywhere - 3:39

Credits:
Blue Rodeo - Producer, Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements, Mixing
Adele Armin - Violin
Richard Armin - Cello
Jim Cuddy - Guitar, Vocals, Wurlitzer
Stephen Donald - Trombone
Bazil Donovan - Bass
Molly Johnson - Vocals (bckgr)
Greg Keelor - Guitar, Vocals
Glenn Milchem - Drums
Wendy Rose - Violin
James Gray - Organ, Piano, Wurlitzer
Laura Hubert - Vocals (bckgr)
Norman Hathaway - Violin
Richard Underhill - Alto, Sax (Baritone), Horn Arrangements
Anne Lindsay - Violin, String Arrangements
Claudio Vena - Viola
Bob Egan - Guitar, Mandolin, Pedal Steel
Ron Mah - Violin
Daniel Blackman - Viola
Bryden Baird - Trumpet, Flugelhorn, French Horn
Winona Zelenka - Cello


Home » Open Review » Blue Rodeo - Palace of Gold
Permalink:http://www.musicdish.com/mag/?id=8559
Email |Print |Comment |RSS

back | top


MusicDish Advertising Network

Open Review

» MusicDish Review: Kenn Rowell Music Video "It's Good To Be Back"

» MusicDish Music Video Review: "CPR (Start Again)" by Metaract

» Rapper Produkt Releases Inspiring Music Video For His Single "Daddy Was A Dope Boy"

» Kylie Marcus Combines Of Funk And R&B With "Yellow Shirt"

» Searching For Sugar Man: Story Of A Forgotten Prodigy

Open Review Directory



» [2018-09-16] Live Nation Electronic Asia Inks Deal With Budweiser For Creamfields Festivals; Together, Creamfields And Budweiser Will Focus On Building Entirely New Content For Dedicated Electronic Music Fans Throughout Asia

» [2018-08-23] Andy Ma Appointed Warner Music China CEO; Andy Ma Has Also Been Appointed EVP, Commercial And Business Development For Greater China

» [2018-08-23] IndieOn Connects Music To The Blockchain; IndieOn Is Confident Of Creating A "music Miner" Who Listens More And Grow Their Token Value

» [2018-06-23] The 2018 MIDEM Silk Road International Music Alliance Signing; International Music Industries Signing Of A Mutual Resource Sharing Agreement With Shanghai Conservatory Of Music & The China Records Group

» [2018-06-06] Screen Music Connect To Explore The Music Of Film, Television And Interactive Media; Created By James Hannigan, Award-winning Composer And Game Music Connect Co-founder, Screen Music Connect Builds On The Success Of The Sold-out Game Music Conferences

» [2018-06-05] Fred Casimir To Develop BMG's Global Recordings Business; As Well As Building BMG's European Infrastructure, Casimir Was Instrumental In Developing BMG's Recordings Business

» [2018-06-03] 13 Music Label Sold To MTN; DSN Music Spins Off Record Label To Albuquerque Music Entrepreneur's New Group

» [2018-06-02] CISAC 2018 Annual Report; A Comprehensive Overview Of The Confederation's Work To Serve 4 Million Creators And 239 Authors Societies Across The World

» [2018-06-02] MusicDish Announces A Love Electric 2018 China Tour; The Tour Will Crisscross Through China With 12 Shows In 8 Cities, Including Guangzhou, Dongguan, Zhuhai, Shenzhen, Kunming, Jiaxin, Wuhan And Beijing

» [2018-06-02] Darcus Beese Named President Of Island Records; Renowned U.K. Music Executive To Join Universal Music Group's U.S. Label Leadership

» [2018-05-17] Avant-Garde Label Maybe Noise Launches In Beijing; The Official Launch Will Be On May 26 At Magnet Theater With A Performance Supporting Its First Vinyl Release: Png Z

» [2018-05-04] Award-Winning Lithuanian Rock Band Colours Of Bubbles "She Is The Darkness" 2018 China Tour; The Tour Will Kickoff In Shanghai Where The Band Will Represent Lithuania During The Country's Signing To The Silk Road Music Alliance
MusicDish Advertising Network

follow MusicDish on
Follow MusicDish on Twitter

Mi2N Music PR

Christian Artist Katie Garibaldi Releases New Music Video For Christmastime

KIRA ALEXI Releases 'BLISS' EP

Talented Hip-hop Act, Jon Clawd, Announces The Release Of His First Body Of Works Titled "Fried Fish And Moonshine"

New EP Release From Jazzy Sky - 'Breakfast'

Esoteric Recordings To Release BE-BOP DELUXE "SUNBURST FINISH" 3CD/1DVD Limited Edition Deluxe Boxed Set - November 23, 2018

Cinq Music Partners With Rock Group TRAPT, Drops New Single

Worship Artist XAVIER JOLLIFF Inks Management Deal With The Management Agency (TMA)



Websites: Mi2N | MusicDish*China | MusicDish Network | MusicDishTV | Urban Music News Network
Services: Submit Article | Submit News | Submit Video | Artist Development | Premium PR Distribution

Copyright © 1997-2018 MusicDish LLC., all rights reserved.
About MusicDish e-Journal | Contact Us | Advertise | RSS | Internships