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  • Audio CD (29 Mar. 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Smd Blueli
  • ASIN: B0007UARHE
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

1. Virginia
2. Little Caesar
3. What Do You Mean?
4. Got to Me
5. Ignorant People
6. Forthright
7. To Be With You
8. Vesuvius
9. Rambunctious Cloud
10. Garden
11. Gnats

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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Juan Mobili on 1 April 2005
Format: Audio CD
When people like Michael Stipe -"Top 10 finest songwriters today: Vic Chesnutt"- or Tom Waits -"He's fragile like Neil Young, Daniel Johnston and Aaron Neville, songs like strange things you find on the ground"- have this much praise to offer for a fellow musician, I think it is alright for those among us, who long to be moved by great songs, to stop and listen.
Chesnutt new album, Ghetto Bells, is a fine place to start, perhaps a perfect one. At least to me, it conjures up the bare poetic soul of his early classics -"West Of Rome," "Little," the Stipe-produced, or "Is The Actor Happy"- at the same time that it reminds me of the sophisticated musical vision of his amazing 2003's "Silver Lake."
For those who have already fallen under Chesnutt's spell, saying this much will be sufficient or, perhaps, unnecessary. The man has proven to be such uncompromising talent enough times to justify the purchase of his works "sight-unseen." For those who may not know them well, the rest of these words -I hope- may be useful to convince them of purchasing this album.
First and foremost, his lyrics -at once ironic, deeply emotive and deceptively simple-- deserve a place along the great songwriters of popular music. I'm thinking of people like Jimmy Webb, Springsteen or Leonard Cohen, none of whom are references in style, but a sign of Chesnutt's poetic stature.
Listen to songs like "Virginia" -a moving confession of troubled love for his mother- or "Ignorant People" -in which he expresses such sincere gratitude for the life he gets to live- as fine examples of his depth of feeling. Both particular poignant when you realize that he has been paralyzed as the result of a car accident in 1983, when he was only 18. Both infused with courageous acceptance, and not a single gram of sentimentality.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ridware on 8 Sept. 2012
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Its a real shame that there are not more reviews on vic chesnutts releases here on amazon (and im as guilty , as this is my first )
i first got into vic after hearing the excellent tribute cd SWEET RELIEF 2 which contains covers of his songs by many great artists such as REM/SPARKLEHORSE/SMASHING PUMPKINS/KRISTIN HERSH ETC. highly recommended !! actually sweet relief also got me into Sparklehorse and Kristin Hersh in a big way also.
I went on to get his 'classic' albums west of rome, drunk and is the actor happy, which are all superb.
i have since bought all of vics albums including the rather hard to obtain german film soundtrack. Of his other albums I think ghetto Bells is one of his most polished and enjoyable albums
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Masterful fusion of great musicians 23 Mar. 2005
By Momentum - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This album sounds like a Vic Chesnutt album, with the inimitable vocals and dark-green sounding guitar but it also sounds like a Bill Frisell album as the man's sunsetty guitars perfectly weave through the songs adding dimensions. While Silver Lake had a very good backing band- here the band is not so much backing but adding their own very distinct and musical talents to the mix. Van Dyke Parks accordion (concertina?), string arrangements sound like open spaces or parisian streets. Vic's niece Liz Durrett's layered vocals on "What Do You Mean?" sound like ghosts in a southern forest. The album is well-produced but not over-produced.

Above all- if you like Vic's sparse earlier recordings you should love this as all the musicians add to the songs AND if you like Silver Lake you should love this as the recording is rich sounding. Besides, what other album would have a line about Neopolitan ice cream in a song called "Vesuvius"?
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
A New Classic....Ghetto Bells 22 Mar. 2005
By Larry Joe Sullivan - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Vic Chesnutt has created a work of art. Like a fine novel, or a film destined to be a classic. With every listen, the characters come to life and the soundtrack is the soundtrack to your life...real or imagined.

"Little Caesar" refers to the obvious leader of the (free?) world..and "Forthright" leads you to a kinder, gentler place...where sincerety is the rule, not the exception.

Excellent imagery abounds with every note, and word of every song, written by a down to earth dreamer. Vic Chesnutt will gain many new fans, with this new release. Deservedly so...

A FIVE STAR recording if ever there was...
7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Chesnutt's Sublime Bells 1 April 2005
By Juan Mobili - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
When people like Michael Stipe -"Top 10 finest songwriters today: Vic Chesnutt"- or Tom Waits -"He's fragile like Neil Young, Daniel Johnston and Aaron Neville, songs like strange things you find on the ground"- have this much praise to offer for a fellow musician, I think it is alright for those among us, who long to be moved by great songs, to stop and listen.
Chesnutt new album, Ghetto Bells, is a fine place to start, perhaps a perfect one. At least to me, it conjures up the bare poetic soul of his early classics -"West Of Rome," "Little," the Stipe-produced, or "Is The Actor Happy"- at the same time that it reminds me of the sophisticated musical vision of his amazing 2003's "Silver Lake."
For those who have already fallen under Chesnutt's spell, saying this much will be sufficient or, perhaps, unnecessary. The man has proven to be such uncompromising talent enough times to justify the purchase of his works "sight-unseen." For those who may not know them well, the rest of these words -I hope- may be useful to convince them of purchasing this album.
First and foremost, his lyrics -at once ironic, deeply emotive and deceptively simple-- deserve a place along the great songwriters of popular music. I'm thinking of people like Jimmy Webb, Springsteen or Leonard Cohen, none of whom are references in style, but a sign of Chesnutt's poetic stature.
Listen to songs like "Virginia" -a moving confession of troubled love for his mother- or "Ignorant People" -in which he expresses such sincere gratitude for the life he gets to live- as fine examples of his depth of feeling. Both particularly poignant when you realize that he has been paralyzed as the result of a car accident in 1983, when he was only 18. Both infused with courageous acceptance, and not a single gram of sentimentality.
Musically speaking, although his songs remain faithful to authentic simplicity, these melodies are utterly moving. In addition to the songs mentioned before, I'm thinking of "Forthright," "Rambunctious Cloud" and the incomparable "Vesuvius."
Of course, it does not hurt to have the assistance of Van Dyke Park on piano, accordion and organ -plus the exquisite strings arrangement in "Virginia" - nor the unpredictable beauty of Bill Frisell's guitar, or the masterful drumming of Don Heffington.
Finally, and perhaps the most impressive surprise of Ghetto Bells, is Vic's voice, which it managed to achieve a vulnerability nothing less than courageous, beautiful in its disregard to be perfect and most interested in connecting deeply with the listener.
As Van Dyke Parks said, "Add Vic Chesnutt to your short-list of great Southern Writers. A true Romantic poet! In his works is an unsparing candor, leaving the casual listener amazed, deluged and wrung out again-refreshed with truly informed optimism and shoots of ironic humor, sprouting up in most unexpected places."
This is an extraordinary album, a work that offers hard-earned joy, humble wisdom and and immense relief amidst the caution and self-consciousness so prevalent in recent recordings from respected and more famous artists today.
This really got to me 3 Mar. 2007
By gonzobrarian - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Describing this effort I could borrow the line 'like a puppy on a trampoline', but then all I'd hear would be a chorus of 'what do you mean?', so I'll say 'Ghetto Bells' just really got to me. That line (and title) of the fourth song cemented my appreciation for Vic Chesnutt. Much more so than Silver Lake, 'Ghetto Bells' astonished me with a grand combination of eccentric lyrics and gorgeous, deep layering of guitar. From beginning to end, the pace of the record may be a little slow, but it is definitely to be savored that way. It's not meandering, but rather purposeful in delivering raw emotion, like in most songs but especially 'got to me', 'vesuvious', 'forthright','rambunctious cloud' and 'what do you mean'. Those are my favorites, but again, there's no weak song here. It's clear that a lot of attention was paid to every facet of this record, because it shows. I think it's typical of Vic and his band: offbeat and introspective, but from a rock & roll state of mind. Give it some time and it may just get to you too.
1 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Ghetto Bells equals Everybody knows this is knowhere 2 Mar. 2006
By J. E. G. Deuling - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Do you like Everybody Knows this is knowhere or Bopp Till You Drop ? Then listen to Ghetto Bells. Get hooked for a while to this music. Mesmerizing.
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