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Tomorrow The Green Grass

Jayhawks Audio CD
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The Jayhawks were definitely swimming against the tide when they emerged from a crowded Minneapolis music scene halfway through the 1980s - a memorable decade that saw the likes of the Replacements, Soul Asylum, Husker Du and Prince put Minnesota on the musical map in a big way. Forging a rootsy sound that wasn't quite rock or country - "Hank Williams on speed" somebody once ... Read more in Amazon's Jayhawks Store

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  • Audio CD (17 Jun 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Mercury Records Ltd (London)
  • ASIN: B000068FUM
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 529,752 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Blue
2. I'd Run Away
3. Miss Williams' Guitar
4. Two Hearts
5. Real Light
6. Over My Shoulder
7. Bad Time
8. See Him On The Street
9. Nothing Left To Borrow
10. Ann Jane
11. Pray For Me
12. Red's Song
13. Ten Little Kids

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simple, beautiful, perfect. 22 Feb 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Often it seems that alot of great music stems from a bands internal conflict - strained personal relations or competition between band members. Notso The Jayhawks, who on Tomorrow The Green Grass, sound,quite rarely for a great band, content, but never arrogant. This may explain their relative lack of success, they have some beautiful songs for us, not an attitude or a message that could get in the way.
Blue opens the record wonderfully, an acoustic ballad with a country flavour , understated and elegant electric lead playing from Louris, those Olson-Loris harmonies that stand the hairs on end. Most importantly perhaps, the lyrics are always awesome, never flashy but plain and beautiful - as Tom Waits said about someone else - like a bird sitting on a wire for a second, then flying off. On occassion the guitars are louder and rockier - Miss William's guitar and 10 Little Kids especially, but always a sense of wonder, tinged with meloncholly that is never wearing or tiresome, but perfect - 10 Little Kids feels like finishing work on a balmy Friday evening in July - that good!
The consistently high level of songwriting we are treated to on this record is staggering! I truly believe them all to be classics - from Ann Jane's innocent sorrow to Red's Song's jubilance, The Jayhawks really lay it down. Grand Funk's 'Bad Time' is far and away the worst thing on the record! Perhaps the ballads are their strongest point - Two Hearts and Over My Shoulder are so (sorry to use the word again) achingly beautiful that they deserve to be heard by us all.
If you have never heard this record, then I envy you the pleasure of for the first time hearing a record of pure talent - love of writing songs, love of performing them, love of the songs themselves and the love of life and of love itself that makes being around so great. As it says on the liner notes 'dig in, there's plenty to go 'round...'
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Blissful 29 Jun 2004
Format:Audio CD
It's surprising that the review at the top of the page rates Holywood Twn Hall higher than this, and I would argue that you'd be hard-pressed to find many people who concur. Whilst HTH may have been more guitar-driven and straight-ahead country rock, the dynamics of the material here really marks the zenith of the Jayhawks achievements. The addition of violins and a poppier sensibility really gives the songs a greater completeness, a sense that they could not be improved on.
From Blue onwards, it's difficult to skip a song. You might read the sleeve and think, "I'll just miss a couple and go on to 'Bad Time'" but then the first bars of Two Hearts ease in and you take your hovering finger from the CD player.
The tone, as you'd expect from the Jayhawks, is consistently bright, but there's a pervading sadness to the set. Very much akin to looking back whistfully on a childhood. It's a difficult emotion to pin down but it satisfies wondrously.
High points (and there are many) include the breathtaking "Blue" and "Bad Time", but my personal favourite is the agonisingly restrained "Ann Jane", a song that reinforces the notion that you don't have to say everything in a lyric - combined with the haunting accompaniment, this join the dots becomes a wrenchingly sad look back on a pained life.
Every song is excellent. More directly connectable with Gram Parsons and, in a sideways sort of way, Fairport Convention, the only thing that stops me pinning on a fifth star is that Gram got their first and defined this genre - that said, few have revisited it with such emotional power since.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
By D. J. H. Thorn TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
Continually pushed to the margins by a music press more interested in the same old faces, The Jayhawks delight those of us who appreciate music's more enduring values, i.e. evocative lyrics, vivid storytelling, strong melodies and spirited, able musicianship. They also have a distinct vocal sound, courtesy of the separate and harmonised voices of Mark Olsen and Gary Louris. You also get the sense of a live band in the studio, as the performances tend to be edgy rather than squeaky clean. The music is gorgeous Americana, but not saccharine.
I became interested in this album when I saw the video to "Blue" and was grabbed by its strong, yearning harmonies. It gets better. This track opens the album but is eclipsed by the next three tracks, each with a different flavour. The aching "Two Hearts" is an overwhelming experience. Inevitably, the standard is too high to maintain, but "Tomorrow The Green Grass" only dips slightly during a couple of more sombre moments and it would be misleading to suggest that there is anything less than excellent here.
It's galling that so much is made of the patchily-excellent Wilco and that awards are waved at the slightest suggestion of a comeback by yesterday-men like Dylan when the plaudits should be going to these chaps. This is the best album of the 1990s, no messing. If you appreciate substance, you can't go wrong with this.
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By Mark Barry HALL OF FAME TOP 50 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
*** This Review Is For The 2011 2CD LEGACY EDITION ***

The Jayhawks "Tomorrow The Green Grass" showed that after two accomplished Indie albums (1986 and 1989) and their stunning 1992 breakthrough effort "Hollywood Town Hall" - here was a truly great Americana band hitting their stride.

This January 2011 2CD Legacy Edition is a massive overhaul of their revered 4th album - and American 88697 72732 2 breaks down as follows...

Disc 1 (68:20 minutes)
Tracks 1 to 13 are the album "Tomorrow The Green Grass" released February 1995 on American Recordings 43006
Track 14 is "Tomorrow The Green Grass", a studio recording, non-album B-side from the 1995 single "Blue"
Tracks 15, 16 and 18 are "You And I (Ba Ba Ba)", "Sweet Hobo Self" and "Sleep While You Can" and are all PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED
Track 17 is "Last Cigarette", a studio recording, non-album B-side from the 1995 single "Bad Time" which features Karen Grotberg on Lead Vocals

Disc 2 (72:17 minutes)
Tracks 1 to 18 are called "The Mystery Demos" and are all PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED
1 to 10 are Mark Olson and Gary Louris 'Demos' recorded 6 February 1992 in Minneapolis with Mike "Razz" Russell on Violin
11 to 18 are Mark Olson and Gary Louris 'Acoustic Demos' recorded October 1992 in Los Angeles with the album's producer George Drakoulias overseeing the session

The album produced 3 singles - "Bad Time" (backing vocals by Sharleen Spiteri of Texas), "Blue" and "I'd Run Away" which featuring a plethora of outtakes and previously unreleased tracks across worldwide releases.
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4.0 out of 5 stars do it again (& again)
sweet melodic guitar rock with vocal harmony the Jayhawks deserve much wider recognition ...comes highly recommended although perhaps not as consistent as the five star 'Hollywood... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Richard Clark
5.0 out of 5 stars The bonus disc actually improves the experience!
This is the Legacy edition of "Green Grass" which comes with five bonus tracks plus a stonking eighteen extra tracks albeit in demo format on a second accompanying disc. Read more
Published on 24 Jun 2011 by Dangerous Dave
4.0 out of 5 stars Yesterday The Green Grass
When this 'Tomorrow The Green Grass' album was released, in 1995, its competitors were Leftism, Maxinquaye, To Bring You My Love, The Bends, Elastica etc. Read more
Published on 3 April 2011 by Stan FREDO
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent album
this is a brilliant album - great country rock tunes and harmonies played with flair and heart, the lyrics are insightful and relatable to. excellent
Published on 29 Jan 2011 by Mr. Robert Marsland
5.0 out of 5 stars superb
Can't believe no-one else has bothered to review this so thought i'd do it!

Probaby the best Jayhawks album, fantastic harmonies, great uplifting lyrics and fine... Read more
Published on 12 Nov 2006 by C. Gorman
2.0 out of 5 stars Tomorrow The Green Grass- Jayhawks
The opening track is outstanding, after that this album becomes a 70s throw-a-way-throwback. The ability of the band to play is not in doubt, they are a very tight band, neither... Read more
Published on 18 May 2006 by M. Coey
5.0 out of 5 stars The perfect blend of country and rock music
This was the Jayhawks' last album with founder and chief songwriter Mark Olson at the helm, and it is no coincidence that this was the bands' finest hour. Read more
Published on 4 Mar 2002 by Mr. M. J. Hulme
4.0 out of 5 stars The Jayhawks Best.
Of course its better than HOLLYWOOD TOWN HALL, which sounds positively stale compared to this. Its more uplifting, and the songs rock more. Just listen to the first 3 tracks. Read more
Published on 20 Sep 2001
5.0 out of 5 stars Landmark alt country rock album
This is one of the most perfect recordings I have ever heard. Spine tingling melody married to intelligent alt country backwash. A modern classic of its genre. Read more
Published on 7 Sep 2000
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant harmonies
I bought this album basically because it had Sharleen Spiteri on backing vocals on "Bad Time" which I think is the best song. Read more
Published on 17 April 2000
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