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5 May 2007 | Format: MP3

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3:09
30
2
3:09
30
3
3:12
30
4
3:41
30
5
4:53
30
6
3:53
30
7
4:16
30
8
4:13
30
9
3:44
30
10
3:56

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  • Original Release Date: 30 Nov 1991
  • Label: Lifesong
  • Copyright: 1992 Lifesong
  • Total Length: 38:06
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B0029B10MA
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 540,055 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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Amazon.com: 4 reviews
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
His Biggest -- followed by his best 17 Jun 2011
By E. Nolan - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
"Shannon", of course is the song Henry Gross is remembered for today, a sweet but sad song inspired by the death of Beach Boy guitarist Carl Wilson's Irish Setter "Shannon". (As Gross also had an Irish Setter called "Shannon", who can be heard barking on his "Plug Me Into Something" album, the story hit home for him). "Shannon" and the bouncy Beach Boy-ish "Springtime Mama" are the highlights of the "Release" album which makes up tracks 1-10 on this double reissue. Release is something of a transitional album for Gross, moving from the harder rocking sound of his classic "Plug Me Into Something" album towards the more laid-back and harmonized sound of "Show Me To The Stage". As such, it's not as strong as either its predecessor or its successor, but is still a very listenable effort.

"Show Me To The Stage" (tracks 11-20 on this reissue) is an album which puts me very much in the mind of the Beach Boy's "Sunflower". There are some rockers like "String of Hearts" and "Come Along", but on the whole the sound is more dreamy and harmony drenched. Even a cover of The Beatles "Help" (used on the "All This & World War Two" soundtrack) gets ballad treatment. The strongest part of a strong album is the last four tracks starting with "What A Sound" and ending with the georgous and melancholy "If We Tie Our Ships Together". I don't understand why this album wasn't a huge hit and instead seems to have gone straight into the $0.99 cut-out bins, but then the music industry rarely makes sense.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Love it 6 Oct 2013
By Sandra L. - Published on Amazon.com
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I had this 8 track many years ago. It's been a long time since I heard it last. It's so good to hear all the songs again.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
An acquired taste, perhaps? 28 Aug 2007
By Marty Jones - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I have been a fan of Henry's since "Plug me into something" came out. These two albums hit the sweet spot of his career and show some of the singing/songwriting talent that he has. The production by Cashman and West (remember their hit New York City Suite?) is a lot crunchier than you would expect from folk/pop guys.

To get the full flavor, you also need to get Henry Gross/Plug me into someting and Love is the stuff (only on LP at his web site). THEN, you really have something.

Good guitars, layered harmonies and great production - much better than the single hit would indicate.

If you get the best of CD you get a good overall flavor - this album gives you a better taste.
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
A Dog of a Song 20 Dec 2005
By Tony James - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Henry Gross started out as a lead guitarist for the retro rock band "Sha Na Na". Considered a one hit wonder for his song about a dog named "Shannon" this collection isn't bad. Its just a matter of getting to know and like the songs. One hit wonder isn't a bad label either, its better than never having had a hit at all.
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