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Ryan Adams is a multiple-Grammy-nominated singer songwriter from Jacksonville, NC whose critically acclaimed and commercially successful albums both as a solo artist and with the Cardinals have included Heartbreaker (2000), Gold (2001), Love Is Hell (2004), Cold Roses (2005) and Easy Tiger (2007) which TIME magazine hailed as "a career breakthrough." Adams is also the CEO of his own ... Read more in Amazon's Ryan Adams Store

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  • Audio CD (26 May 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Virgin EMI
  • ASIN: B00006IRHZ
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 57,735 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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CD-2002-ex-whiskeytown frontman RYAN ADAMS-EAN 008817033327

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Demolition is a sort of "best of" compilation comprising 13 previously unreleased demos by Ryan Adams. Recorded at four different studio sessions in Nashville, Los Angeles and Stockholm, with a cast of musicians that includes his road band the Pinkhearts, Gillian Welch, David Rawlings, Ethan Johns, Chris Stills, Bucky Baxter and Greg Leisz, Demolition proves that Adams is still a work-in-progress: brilliant one moment, sloppy the next. When he's good, he's very good: the rousing country-rocker "Hallelujah", the brooding acoustic ballads "Dear Chicago" and "Tomorrow", and the jangly power-pop number "Gimme a Sign" are as fine as anything on Gold. But Adams sometimes lapses into mimicry, as he does on "Nuclear" and "Starting to Hurt", both of which could be outtakes from a U2 album. "Tennessee Sucks", a chronicle of a boredom-filled summer day in Nashville, sounds half-baked, while the closing track, "Jesus (Don't Touch My Baby)", which finds Adams (on synthesizer, guitars, bass and drum machine) droning on like Leonard Cohen, falls in the "failed experiment" category. Despite its bright spots, Demolition ultimately comes off as a mixed bag. --David Hill

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Stephen Grindrod on 9 May 2005
Format: Audio CD
'Demolition' is Ryan's collection of demo's "left over" from the various recording sessions in Nashville, Los Angeles and Stockholm circa 'Gold'. Indeed, this album seems to be the flipside of his second album proper and is best described as 'a bit of a mixed bag, but mostly good'. On the record he works with backing band the Pinkhearts, Gillian Welch, 'Heartbreaker' collaborator David Rawlings, 'Heartbreaker' and 'Gold' producer Ethan Johns, Carrie Hamilton Chris Stills, Bucky Baxter and Greg Leisz.
Tracks include the pleasant country tracks, but mildly disappointing, 'Desire' and 'Hallelujah', which is nothing more than a second rate 'Firecracker' from 'Gold'. In contrast, acoustic ditties such as the Nick Drake-like 'You Will Always Be The Same' and the brilliant and emotive 'Cry On Demand' rank among Adams' best work. The albums highlight is 'Tomorrow', and the fact that it was co-written with Carrie Hamilton, a friend of Ryan's who appears on the sleeve of 'Gold' who later died from cancer, makes the song seem even more touching. It is a beautiful solo acoustic track with excellent duel vocals from Ryan and Gillian Welch. Elsewhere, 'Jesus (Don't Touch My Baby)', although one of the weaker tracks on the album, is another emotional song about when the author first found out about Carrie Hamilton's cancer.
Other highlights include lead single 'Nuclear' is an excellent opener which ranks with Ryan's best songs, and 'Starting To Hurt' is a bass-line lead rocker about a woman jumping from the top of a building, which is another touching moment once you know the story behind the song. However, for every good track, there is one which disappoints. 'Gimme A Sign' is pedestrian and easily forgotten, and 'Tennessee Sucks' is quite nice but again not very memorable.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By "samuk22" on 9 Jan. 2003
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I am writing this review as it seems this album is getting a bit of a hard deal on amazon. Having owned and loved heartbreaker and gold before buying this album i was very excited about the prospect of getting my little hands on this gem.
And what a gem it is! songs like Cry on Demand and She Wants to Play Hearts are great heartbreaker songs but the best songs on the album are the more uplifting ones. Chin up, Cheer up and Hallelujah are quite simply absolutely gorgeous, putting them on really does cheer me up and make me ready for my day.
This is a great albuma and while i would agree that perhaps this is not one for Ryan Adams beginers, it will be loved by the more seasoned fans. If you like Ryan Adams you will love this!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 11 Nov. 2002
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Pitching this as a collection of songs cobbled together from a series of unreleased albums wouldn't normally sound particularly inviting; but then this is Ryan Adams, an artist currently so prolific that you'd imagine even Bob Pollard from Guided By Voices might soon give him a call and advise him to slow down a little.
Seemingly unstoppable at present, Adams managed to record a number of different albums over the last few months with a number of different bands, and rather than releasing a box set of the lot, the highlights were picked to make up "Demolition". Considering a supposed trip to a nearby Alanis Morissette gig last year inspired Adams to record one of the albums makes you wonder whether simply making a cup of tea could now unleash another flurry of song writing activity from The Boy Wonder.
Whilst "Demolition" doesn't quite match the brilliance of "Gold" this is still an extremely fine album. It won't perhaps win over his critics, but for the fans it's just another corking collection of tunes.
Starting with the highlights: "Nuclear", "You Will Always Be The Same", "Chin Up Cheer Up", "Cry On Demand" and "She Wants To Play Hearts" rate up their with his best compositions yet, and generally on this record Adams seems at his best when he keeps it low key and simple. The rockers (which served him well on "Gold") fall slightly flat here - namely "Starting To Hurt" and "Gimme A Sign", which both sound rather forced and out of place. "Tennessee Sucks" smacks of being a bit of a novelty tune, but still has a good vocal and sweet melody, whilst "Jesus (Don't Touch Me Baby)" is a slight foray into Radiohead territory that ultimately back fires.
If we're being honest it could be said this is a bit of a mixed bag - but when he's on form Adams just can't be beaten. Quite what direction the "official" follow-up to "Gold" will take we will have to wait and see.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Kiscokid on 31 Oct. 2002
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This was supposedly an outake LP - a trimmed down selection of 40-odd tracks that Adams had crafted since the sublim Gold LP. Expectations were not that high - but it would be something to keep the fans happy until the next big release.
Being a fan I bought this and I was amazed at the variety, beauty and soulfulness of all 13 tracks. From the opening bustle of 'Nuclear' through to the ethereal 'Jesus dont touch my baby' you will have experienced raw underground rock, bluegrass, folk and smatterings of Neil Young, Gram Parsons & in my mind a similarity to UK's Lloyd Cole. Noel Gallagher has just stated that Ryan Adams has made him start playing Wonderwall again (Ryan does a live cover of it in his set). This LP will have its own individual inspiring effect on those who listen to it.
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