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Ghost Writer / One-Eyed Jack / American Boy & Girl

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  • Audio CD (2 May 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Raven
  • ASIN: B004S3ATWO
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 134,804 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Rough And Ready
  2. I May Not Be Your Kind
  3. New York Skyline
  4. Cool Down Boy
  5. Ghost Writer
  6. Lift Me Up
  7. Why-O
  8. Wild In The Streets
  9. 35 Millimeter Dreams
  10. Spanish Town
  11. She Didn't Lie
  12. Keep On Trying
  13. Reelin'
  14. Haunted House
  15. One-Eyed Jack

Disc: 2

  1. Scream In The Night
  2. No Woman No Cry
  3. Oh My Soul
  4. Desperation Drive
  5. Been There And Back
  6. Livin' For Me
  7. Bad Dream
  8. City Kids
  9. American Boy & Girl
  10. Matador
  11. Night Of The Living Dead
  12. Bring Back The Love
  13. Ship Of Fools
  14. Shoot The Moonlight Out
  15. If Mao Could See Me Now

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Product Description

Raven presents on great value Double CD (and for the first time on CD ever in their entirety), three classic albums by Garland Jeffreys: 'Ghost Writer' (1977), 'One-Eyed Jack' (1978) and 'American Boy & Gir'l (1979) originally recorded for A&M Records. The enigmatic and inspirational singer / songwriter Jeffreys was Brooklyn-born and worked the nightclubs of Manhattan during the late-60s and early-70s and was an associate of Lou Reed and John Cale. His debut album for Atlantic featured gritty tales of New York street life while his most famous song 'Wild in the Streets' became a staple of FM radio. Jeffrey's unique blend of rock 'n' soul, blues and reggae earned him a loyal following. He issued these three albums at the height of his acclaim. Ghost Writer is considered to be his masterpiece, a genuinely literate and ambitious work of enduring worth. AllMusic Guide described it as "an album of striking urban songs that are both confessional and confrontational". He continues to record and tour to this day. With 30 tracks, 140 minutes of superb quality audio, detailed liner notes and color booklet this is an essential collection for the Classic Rock music enthusiast.

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First of all compliments once again to RAVEN for a superb job in (a) digging up these albums and (b) quality of the discs. I heard Ghost Writer the year after it's original release in a little Parisien Bar of Rue St Dennis.......... Spanish Town and I may not be your kind bacame and remain to of my all time favourites but the whole album has a unique sound and quality - on it's own I'd give it 5+ but the other two don't quite match it's quality. Garland should have been much bnigger star than he was and it's good to hear he's back on the road with a new album, try this one for size
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Fantastic albums
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good deal on some hard to find albums 14 Jun. 2013
By fscuffy - Published on Amazon.com
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These are three good to excellent albums from the late 70's -early 80's by a much overlooked artist. The sound quality is fine and I mainly sought this out because I could not find American Boy & Girl (not exactly a big hit at the time) in any format. Most of the songs have withstood the test of time, though a couple of the more pop oriented ones (mostly from One Eyed Jack - but there are some good tunes there as well) are slightly dated. The main reason for the 4 instead of 5 star rating is due to having to split the 3 albums into 2 CD's. Not really that big a deal unless you really were looking forward to a listening to each album straight through for some reason...

I could kick myself that I missed a chance to see Jeffreys at a very small, old theater venue recently because I had ticket to a 76'ers game that night. Doubly regretable because the Sixers @_$*$@!@! at this point.
5.0 out of 5 stars Aussie 3 LP on 2 CD Zeroes on Garland Jeffreys GroundBreaking Early Period 2 April 2014
By Ron Foley Macdonald , . - Published on Amazon.com
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I always admired Garland Jeffries even though that major breakthrough seems to eluded him. These early albums for A&M made his reputation and you can hear why in abundance: gritty lyrics, smooth grooves, and a sound somewhere between Van Morrison, Lou Reed and Bob Dylan. Flash forward to his latest albums--including The King Of In Between--and you have a remarkably consistent artist whose vision and talent endures despite the commercial neglect. These are the albums that remain his core achievements.
4.0 out of 5 stars Old man loved it 12 Jun. 2013
By Samantha Ornelas - Published on Amazon.com
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My husband and his best friend were hanging out on night and started talking about old songs and he came home and asked me about this album. I told him Amazon would have it and he was so pleased when it was there at an affordable price and had EVERY SINGLE song he and his friend wanted to hear. It actually got him abck into his music again. HOWEVER, the process they used to burn it on must be highly new because it doesnt want to play in older cd players, it will skip around so be warned about that. Thats why I only gave it 4 stars otherwise it would have got 5.
5.0 out of 5 stars Just Garland 12 July 2013
By Jc - Published on Amazon.com
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Kind of whipped me around in Seventies. He was one of very many that said "hey, go down this road for a bit", even if one night..

"If Mao could see me now".

Have now seen in concert in Phoenix area twice in last year or so: once with Jerry Riopelle, once with Springsteen. KIddos today under 50 don't even know who they're looking at. He certainly brought the urban to the desert airwaves all those years ago.

He set the table.
5.0 out of 5 stars about time 9 July 2011
By B. Cox - Published on Amazon.com
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Its about time that ghost writer is avaliable on cd. This is a lost gem of the album age and deserves its place with all the greats. It certainly was the inspiration for lou reeds great album new york just over a decade later. The sound and the songs are as fresh today as when they were originally released. Give it a listen and be transformed! the other two releases paired with ghostwriter are winners to.
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