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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A grower
Good album of well-chosen covers ... didn't really think much of it at first but it is a grower and has a fine selection of songs. Has been on my turntable a lot. All good apart from a turgid cover of 'Beautiful'. Favourite tracks 'I Just Can't Take It Anymore' and 'Layin Up With Linda'. It is no 'Its a Shame About Ray' though.
Published on 20 July 2009 by P. Murphy

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3.0 out of 5 stars Hopefully just a stop gap?
The Lemonheads have always swung from one end of the spectrum to the other, at the one end seminal albums like `It's a Shame about Ray' and at the other lacklustre albums like `Car Button Cloth' and this new collection of covers is no exception. Half the album is great the other is not so good. Gram Parsons opener `I just can't Take It Anymore' sets the tone and its good...
Published on 22 Jun 2009 by M. K. Sutton


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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A grower, 20 July 2009
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This review is from: Varshons (Audio CD)
Good album of well-chosen covers ... didn't really think much of it at first but it is a grower and has a fine selection of songs. Has been on my turntable a lot. All good apart from a turgid cover of 'Beautiful'. Favourite tracks 'I Just Can't Take It Anymore' and 'Layin Up With Linda'. It is no 'Its a Shame About Ray' though.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Long-overdue covers album from Dando and Co - just skip over track 7., 30 July 2009
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Evan Dando has always been a great interpreter of other people's songs - Luka, Brass Buttons, Mrs Robinson etc, so it was only a matter of time before he released a full album of them.

It's an interesting set of songs from artists ranging from the obvious, Parsons and Cohen, through to the willfully obscure, GG Alin's Layin' Up With Linda - which he turns in to a fabulous Cave-esque murder ballad.

Dirty Robot - a horrible, embarrassing slab of electro-pop - spoils the overalll feel of the album and loses a star!

Redemption arrives with the two closing tracks, Hey That's No Way To Say Goodbye, with Liv Tyler and his fabulous interpretation of Linda Perry's Beatiful.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Album-*****, 30 Jun 2009
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Great album by an even greater band!
This is a great album weather you are a die hard lemonheads fan and have been following them for 20 years or are new to their stuff and want a good example of the kind of band they are!
This is a great covers album, and with names like Kate Moss popping up on tracks it definately deserves a listen!
Would def recommend the single taken from this album, 'I Just Can't Take It Anymore', a cover of the original by Gram Parsons, its an awesome song, a completely new take on a timeless original!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Come on feel Varshons!, 25 Jun 2009
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M. A. Wale "Mat Wale" (Derbyshire, England) - See all my reviews
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If you've read some of the build up about Varshons then you'll already know it was a labour of love for Evan, with the main inspiration for it coming from the mix tapes Gibby Haynes (The Producer and Butthole Surfers man) has made for him. Having that thought in your mind you will not be disappointed by this record. It may not be "Its a shame about Ray" but i'm pretty confident its not supposed to be. I love it and have not stopped playing it since i got it.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Hopefully just a stop gap?, 22 Jun 2009
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M. K. Sutton "www.come2whereimfrom.co.uk" (Nottingham, England) - See all my reviews
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The Lemonheads have always swung from one end of the spectrum to the other, at the one end seminal albums like `It's a Shame about Ray' and at the other lacklustre albums like `Car Button Cloth' and this new collection of covers is no exception. Half the album is great the other is not so good. Gram Parsons opener `I just can't Take It Anymore' sets the tone and its good to hear Evan's voice again, follow that with a radical version of Wire's `Fragile' and so far we are looking good and it stays like that for a while. But the middle of the album really sags with a pointless duet with Kate Moss and some weird electronica but thankfully it is brought back into line with the Leonard Cohen song `Hey, That's No Way to Say Goodbye' and `Beautiful' the Linda Perry song made famous by Christina Aguilera, which means now you can admit that it was a great song all along. So half an effort really, slightly disappointing, but when it does work its great. Now let's hope that slacker Dando pulls his finger out and makes the next Lemonheads album proper.
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Poor, 1 July 2009
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Mark Jansen (Britain) - See all my reviews
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I'm a long-time fan of the Lemonheads but felt insulted by this lacklustre collection. There's nothing here that tops the originals, or even comes close. In addition, despite all the hype about Gibby Haynes' production, it sounds like it was recorded in a vat of mud. Avoid.
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