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Daylight Kissing Night: Adam Marsland's Greatest Hits [Import]

Adam Marsland Audio CD

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1. My Kickass Life
2. Other Than Me
3. How Can You Stand It
4. The Big Bear
5. Ginna Ling
6. Ludlow 6:18 (Remix)
7. At the Bookstore (2007)
8. Then I'll Be Happy
9. Married Yet (2007)
10. The Foghorn
11. Karma Frog
12. The Fates Cry Foul
13. Cut and Run
14. Disappear
15. Big Big Yeah
16. I Can't Do This Anymore
17. Neverest
18. Burning Me Out (of the Record Store)
19. Halo Boy
20. Portland

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5.0 out of 5 stars Great CG compilation disc 3 April 2008
By Steve Adam - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This is an excellent compilation of Cockeyed Ghost songs, with some brand new material peppered into the track listing. A good overview of the Cockeyed Ghost material from past years for those of you who didn't get all of the their albums along the way, or the wish list of greatest hits by Adam Marsland and Cockeyed Ghost that you always wanted to have on one CD. Either way, it's a lot of fun to listen to, and a great way to check out the band if you haven't heard of them before.

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5.0 out of 5 stars 20 songs for essentially nothing 14 April 2008
By S. L. Halper - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Come on, look at that price tag. He's practically giving you this CD - so why don't you have a copy yet? If you're reading this, clearly you're at least curious.
Anyway, for those who don't know Adam, he's a great guy and a great musician. This is definitely a good place to start if you want to know what Cockeyed Ghost or Adam's solo stuff sounds like. I'm not going to lie and say that all of my favorite songs are here because I like too many of his songs for them all to fit on one disc. But there's enough here to make me glad I grabbed a copy, including re-recorded versions of past favorites and even the unreleased song Neverest, which is one of those title tracks that didn't make it on the album it's named after for whatever reason.
I've read all the lofty comparisons to Elton John, Beach Boys, and Ben Folds, and I must admit I don't think Adam sounds like any of them. I think he sounds like Adam Marsland, and that's a great thing. His music is such that the songs on the Cockeyed Ghost albums are the only ones that satisfy my ears when I'm in a certain mood. With Ben Folds, I can listen to a variety of other singers and get about the same satisfaction, but this stuff is all by itself for me. And it's catchy as hell, if that matters to you.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Adam and his Chaos Band never cease to amaze! 8 April 2008
By Diggy-Kat - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Good Side: sharp insightful and witty songwriting; great musicianship and sound; includes lyrics to all 20 songs and pictures throughout the 10+ years this compilation focuses on, which includes not only Cockeyed Ghost songs, but 5 new versions of older songs, 1 remix of a song, 1 live song, a few songs from Adam Marsland's solo album and a previously unreleased song.

Bad Side: only contains one song from their "Neverest" Cd

Standout Tracks: My Kickass Life; Other Than Me; Ludlow 6:18; The Foghorn; Karma Frog; The Fates Cry Foul; Big Big Yeah; Halo Boy.
4.0 out of 5 stars Sophisticated pop-rock from former Cockeyed Ghost leader 4 Jan 2009
By hyperbolium - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Adam Marsland and his former band Cockeyed Ghost were serious road warriors throughout the latter half of the 1990s, performing hundreds of shows a year and recording four albums between 1996 and 2000. When the band came to an end, Marsland carried on as a solo act, touring with his guitar and releasing a pair of albums under his own name. But even with a strong back catalog and a Rolodex full of contacts, Marsland finally surrendered to the grind of the itinerant indie musician in 2004. He stopped writing but kept playing and arranging, recorded the tribute album Long Promised Road: Songs of Dennis & Carl Wilson, and subsequently served as the musical director for the Beach Boys' October 2008 tribute to Carl Wilson at the Roxy in Los Angeles.

Marsland reignited his recording career with the release of this bargain-priced set that distills his catalog to twenty songs spanning both Cockeyed Ghost and his solo releases. He's touched up a few tracks and re-recorded a few more to even out a dozen years of instruments, studios, musicians and producers. Mastering engineer Earle Mankey gave the collection a final polish, and the results sound remarkably holistic. Long time fans will hear the songs as cherry-picked from various phases of Marsland's career, but those new to the catalog will be impressed with how smoothly these tracks knit together. Marsland's a clever writer, in the vein of Ben Folds and Ben Vaughn, and his music spans pop and rock with underpinnings of soul. This isn't exactly power pop (not nearly enough broken hearts), but there's plenty of chime in the guitars and hooks in the melodies.

The opening "My Kickass Life" could easily succumb to jokey sarcasm, but Marsland sings instead of the satisfaction found in the mistakes that have shaped him. The flipside of that contentment include the low point of solo touring, "I Can't Do This Anymore," and the fictional musician abandoning his adopted California in "Ludlow 6:18." The latter may also be the tail end of the fleeing protagonist of "Disappear." Marsland often throws listeners a curveball by matching lyrics of depression and ennui to chipper melodies that suggest things aren't as bad as the words claim. Not so with "Ginna Ling," whose dark twist cuts through the frothy sing-songy pop, and whose chorus changes meaning mid-song. The existential angst of "The Foghorn," a song based on contemplations of a parent's mortality, is even more straightforward.

Marsland's affection for the Wilson brothers is evident throughout, but particularly in "The Fates Cry Foul," which sounds like a modern-day Brian Wilson tune, and the Beach Boys-styled vocal harmonies of "Portland." The high harmonies of "Big Big Yeah" borrow a page from Jan & Dean and add a spark to this wonderfully sarcastic song about disposable buzz bands. All in all, this is a good introduction to an artist whose acclaim should be wider, and a great way to catch up before Marsland unleashes a new album that's currently projected for March 2009. [©2009 hyperbolium dot com]
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow! 2 April 2008
By Damaged Pie - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This cd is amazing. The Beach Boys and Elton John influences blend seemlessly with Adam's own high energy brand of original rock and roll. The thing that I like the most is that delicate balance between the pristine craftsmanship and the ragged glory. This is one for the ages.
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