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Heartbreaker CD

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  • Audio CD (3 Nov. 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Bloodshot
  • ASIN: B00004XSKU
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 111,859 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. (Argument With David Rawlings Concerning Morrissey)
  2. To Be Young (Is To Be Sad, Is To Be High)
  3. My Winding Wheel
  4. AMY
  5. Oh My Sweet Carolina
  6. Bartering Lines
  7. Call Me On Your Way Back Home
  8. Damn, Sam (I Love A Woman That Rains)
  9. Come Pick Me Up
  10. To Be The One
  11. Why Do They Leave?
  12. Shakedown On 9th Street
  13. Don't Ask For The Water
  14. In My Time Of Need
  15. Sweet Lil Gal (23rd/1st)

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When Whiskeytown split, I wasnt sure whether Caitlin Cary or Ryan Adams would produce the better solo album, if either of them chose to go solo, that is, but this album deserves to go down as a classic.
Heartbreaker is a gorgeous collection of emotive, downbeat alt. country, bar two tracks (Shakedown on 9th Street and To Be Young...) which are perfect for those, 'alone in the car and no-one can see me' moments.
The music is very simple, and the production rough, but the lyrics and Adams' voice are perfect. The emotions here are familiar with anyone who has loved and lost, songs such as Come Pick Me Up and Why Do They Leave? are quite simply, perfect.
My favourite tracks personally are Come Pick Me Up and AMY, both of which are downbeat, slow folky-country, and excellent.
If you are buying this album after Gold, however, it's worth taking note that this is much more downbeat, and a little more country...with less istrumentation. A lot of the songs are just vocal, guitar and piano, and can sometimes sound a little sparse.
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I had read so many reviews of this album that told me to buy it before I actually did, now I feel its indispensible to my collection. Never has an album title been so apt, songs that speak some of the innermost thoughts that everybody has had. However, if I had bought this album just after breaking up with someone I fear it may have pushed me over the edge. Instead it reminds me of how I have felt, but never in a bad way. 'Come pick me up' is basically the best send off. Saying do what you like but I'm fine. Do it as many times as you want to, I'll be fine, but whats it doing to you? Complete with kick ass harmonica. For me an album high point. 'Sweet Carolina' speaks to the heart and brings a tear to my eye. Another favorite, but as a whole they're all great. Ryan Adams has had his heart broken and thank god, or we would never have got this album.
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Heartbreaker is the name of the album, and is perhaps prophetic of the albums effect on it's listeners... it broke my heart just listening too it, and this was during the happiest time of my 18 year life yet when i was personally as far from heartbreak as could be... or maybe not. You've got to have it to break it! But this album reminded me what it feels like to be heartbroken. But only the best bits, when the sun just starts to rise again. This, you must understand, is not a complaint!
Initially drawn into Ryan Adams by a friend who played me Come Pick Me Up (a track to which i was instantly addicted), i bought the album a week or so later. And instantly i was thrilled with the emotion that is woven between every song. Oh My Sweet Carolina is one of the best songs ive heard for a long time. Other tracks such as AMY, Winding Wheel and of course, Come Pick Me Up, make this album stand out from your average album. You see, this is far far from your average album!
Words to describe it are not in abundance because none quite seem to describe the whole album. So i'll just use about as bland a generalisation as i can and say this album is simply breathtaking. Don't expect guitar solos, dont expect drum riffs and dont expect to dance around. Expect instead to feel as if every emotional song on this incredible album was written for you. This isn't an album to jump around too. This is an album to identify with, this is an album to explain things to you. This is an album for your lowest low and your highest high. This is an album of reflection and celebration and comiseration.
Put simply, just buy it!
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When Whiskeytown folded, and Caitlin Cary and Ryan Adams went their separate ways, it wasn't easy to tell what would follow. Ryan Adams has, however, released possibly the definitive alt.country solo album as his debut. With nods to Highway 61 era Dylan (To be young is to be sad, is to be high) and Steve Earle (Shakedown...), the electric-backed songs charge along at breakneck speed, crackling with energy. You can picture the band in the studio playing hard, having a hell of a time and recording some great, loose, ragged country-rock.
But for every tune played with a full band, the real masterpieces on this album feature Ryan Adams, an acoustic guitar and a minimum of backing. If 'Call me on your way back home', the dissection of a failing relationship, doesn't make the hair on the back of your neck stand on end, then musically nothing ever will. AMY is equally beautiful in a haunting way, and the production of the guitar and vocals brings the intimacy that many recordings aspire to but never reach.
Not only is this a brilliant album, it is the arrival of a very singular and significant talent. Music lovers will still be playing this album for years to come. It's even good enough to make you forgive the indulgence on "Gold". But this isn't good as gold - it's a different class.
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I bought this album, after purchasing "Gold". I certainly wasn't disapointed with what I got.
In a period of time, where these days, the charts seem to be dominated with cheap talentless manufactured acts, releasing covers, Ryan Adams has been a breath of fresh air:- an artist who wites his own songs, and is actually brilliant at it.
The album kicks off with the speech, "Argument with David Rawlings concerning Morrissey" This is Adams showing his humorous side.
The music then kicks off, with "To Be Young (Is To Be Sad Is To be High)" Think Dylan "Subterrainian Homesick Blues" think upbeat acoustic sound, well this song will have you singing along in the car. An absolute masterpiece.
"My Winding Wheel", a great piece of poetry set to a pleasant acoustic tune.
"Amy" is Adams ode to former girlfriend. Its almost Beatlesque. Mainly just Adams on acoustic guitar, this song is a glowing tribute to simplicity.
"Oh My Sweet Carolina" in my opinion, is the real gem of gems in this album. Theres a lot of feeling and mood straight from the heart with this song. The lyrics will just blow you away. The story of leaving a home, thinking the grass is greener on the otherside, and realising how home is really where the heart is, is a situation we've all found ourselves in sometime or another.
This song is a fine example of the song writing talent of Adams. The addition of Emmylou Harris singing as duet, enhances what is already a masterpiece.
"Bartering Lines", think Neil Young, think well thought out lyrics, think strong simple yet effective tune, think just man and acoustic guitar, and well your almost there.
"Call Me On Your Way Back Home" is another one of those little gems. Its a classic tribute to a lover.
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