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Nation Of The Free [CD]

Andy Smythe Band Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (1 Feb 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Dreaming Element Records
  • ASIN: B0031P765S
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 46,621 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song Title Time Price
Listen  1. Nation Of The Free 3:470.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Ancient Ways 3:300.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Last Chief 4:480.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Obama's Song 3:490.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Two Lovers 4:250.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Changing Seasons 3:390.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Thunder Dreamer 3:080.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Louise 3:480.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Sap And Earth 2:490.69  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Every White Line 2:510.69  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Kids 3:090.69  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Song For Sean 3:470.69  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Something Strange 3:070.69  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Carrie 3:300.69  Buy MP3 


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His strident, evocative and finely crafted songs have been quietly stealing the hearts and minds of audiences for the past five years. At venues like London s Borderline, and at festivals throughout the USA and UK, Andy s sharply observed and engaging performances have enchanted audiences. Nation of the Free is the brand new album eaturing not only a new batch of Andy s celebrated songs but also his supporting band, two musicians who have grown with Andy into one of the tightest performing units around. With Andy on voice, acoustic guitars, piano, organ and synths, Barry Targett on violin, strings, electric / acoustic lead and slide guitars and Les Elvin on bass, the Andy Smythe Band has, after one hundred gigs together, developed the kind of musical rapport and instinct that takes collaboration to another level. A true craftsman Andy transcends the usual singer / songwriter preoccupations of love and loss and instead explores a plethora of subject matter in his lyrics. Drawing inspiration from the likes of Phil Ochs and poets like Lorca and Ginsberg, Andy has found his own truly unique voice.

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Andy Smythe Band - Nation Of The Free

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5.0 out of 5 stars Nation of The Free 4 Feb 2010
Format:MP3 Download
I have always been a fan of Andy Smythe's music, and since his progression into the Andy Smythe Band I have been totally blown away!

Nation of the Free is an album that would suit any audience as it has tracks to suit all tastes and moods. A truly gifted singer songwriter - Andy has written all of the lyrics on the album and should be very pleased with himself! The album touches on political and topical issues that affect us all including climate change and also touches on the Native American people who have been trying to keep their heritage and existence as in the old ways as in Ancient Ways and Last Chief. The title track is right at the beginning and blows away any cobwebs that might be present as you listen to the album for the first time. Folk Rock at its best! The album carries powerful and emotive lyrics that make you stop, listen and think. Andy changes tempo and mood when he includes Kids and Two Lovers and Song for Sean which is based on his family life and shows the fact that he is a Beatles fan - Sean being John Lennon's son. 14 tracks on the album to savour.

The band members are Barry Target on fiddle and guitars and Les Elvin on bass with Mel Wright on drums.

I noticed that R2 (Rock N Reel) Magazine in their January/February 2010 issue reviewing Nation of the Free praised that `everything about the music is big........'

Mike Scott of The Waterboys has commented on the Andy Smythe band, `voice, band, fiddle songs' - a wonderful warm sound. How cool is that?!

I really liked this album on first hearing, it gets better and better, and it continues to be on my player. Try Andy's music, I dare you not to become addicted!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars NATION OF THE FREE. THE ANDY SMYTHE BAND 8 Feb 2010
Format:Audio CD
The 'Nation of the Free' album launch party at Tin Pan Alley's iconic 12 Bar Club in Central London went exactly as it should. All sticky floors and peeling black paint, the 12 Bar is about rock n roll, not themed modernisation. The new album, Nation of the Free from the Andy Smythe Band is now in HMV and all good record stores.

From the bluegrass influenced fiddle on 'Changing Seasons', the gently protesting rock of 'Ancient Ways', Neil Young inspired electric guitar thrashing of the title track 'Nation of the Free, to the huge orchestral string section of the smooth and radio - friendly 'Two Lovers's, and the inspired Beatlesque string arrangement of 'Louise' the eclectic collection of 14 songs ranges between clearly American influenced rock n roll, through to more traditionally English folk. From guitar driven alt. rock to the sweetest piano ballads.

The band, Les Elvin, Andy Smythe and Barry Targett, pictured together on the CD inner sleeve, have evolved into a tight, experienced, competent and inspired unit. Andy's songs, drawn from his long established history of live performance in the US. and UK. maintain the edge of modern protest and observation. Songs about England, and songs about America. Songs of hope, for the past, present and future, and songs of inspiration. This brand new record `Nation of the Free', one year in the making, is the result of three musicians, bound by common beliefs, some world class session players, and some of the best production to ever come out of the capital. Long may they run.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Nation of The Free 1 Feb 2010
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I have always been a fan of Andy Smythe's music, and since his progression into the Andy Smythe Band I have been totally blown away!

Nation of the Free is an album that would suit any audience as it has tracks to suit all tastes and moods. A truly gifted singer songwriter - Andy has written all of the lyrics on the album and should be very pleased with himself! The album touches on political and topical issues that affect us all including climate change and also touches on the Native American people who have been trying to keep their heritage and existence as in the old ways as in Ancient Ways and Last Chief. The title track is right at the beginning and blows away any cobwebs that might be present as you listen to the album for the first time. Folk Rock at its best! The album carries powerful and emotive lyrics that make you stop, listen and think. Andy changes tempo and mood when he includes Kids and Two Lovers and Song for Sean which is based on his family life and shows the fact that he is a Beatles fan - Sean being John Lennon's son. 14 tracks on the album to savour.

The band members are Barry Target on fiddle and guitars and Les Elvin on bass with Mel Wright on drums.

I noticed that R2 (Rock N Reel) Magazine in their January/February 2010 issue reviewing Nation of the Free praised that `everything about the music is big........'

Mike Scott of The Waterboys has commented on the Andy Smythe band, `voice, band, fiddle songs' - a wonderful warm sound. How cool is that?!

I really liked this album on first hearing, it gets better and better, and it continues to be on my player. Try Andy's music, I dare you not to become addicted!
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