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  Ryan Adams - Gold : album review
It's the fact that three songs into Gold, you could swear that this is one of those great lost albums from the '70s: the kind you read about in magazines but never quite get round to buying.
Ryan Adams' debut solo album, Heartbreaker, was released last year and immediately lumped into the horrible 'new country' bracket.
The album starts on one coast of America with the poignant New York, New York and finishes on the other coast with Goodnight Hollywood Boulevard, the kind of song that makes you almost wish you were sat alone in some piano bar somewhere.
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  Ryan Adams Trivia - Ryan Adams Facts - Ryan Adams Notes
Ryan has stated that his album 'Gold' is a love letter to Los Angeles and the lose of his ex-girlfriend, Winona Ryder.
Ryan stated in an interview during the press for his album 'Rock N Roll' his previous albums were suppose to represent decades.
Although Adams is not personally involved, his label's parent company, Universal Music Group, is engaged with the FBI and the United States Attorney's Office in prosecuting the first arrests on violation of the prerelease copyright provision law passed in 2005.
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 RTE.ie Entertainment - Ryan Adams - Gold
'Gold' is a step away from the naked emotion of that album, which Adams admits was written and recorded during a particularly bad time in his life, but it is still chock-full of tear-jerkers.
Adams plunders a range of influences from soul, blues and gospel music ('The Rescue Blues', 'Touch, Feel and Lose') to classic Rolling Stones (the boozy swagger of 'Tina Toledos Street Walking Blues').
Originally intended to be a double album, 'Gold' is still 70 minutes long and could have done with some judicious editing before release.
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 Ryan Adams Gold DVD-Audio Review
That’s Bryan Adams with a B. This is Ryan, and as I hear it, he hates being called Bryan Adams as one fan at a concert who shouted out his request to hear Bryan Adams’ ode to yesteryear quickly realized.
The upside-down American flag as his backdrop on the album’s cover, not to mention the one on the back cover seems a desperate attempt to play into the country’s heightened sense of patriotism at the time this album was originally released.
It seems to me that Ryan Adams is stuck somewhere between John Mayer and Jason Mraz, except he doesn’t have their vocal or writing talents, not to mention the undeniable blues guitar chops of Mayer, nor the affable if not downright goofy charm of Mraz.
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 Ryan Adams - Gold review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-12)
Ryan Adams once led the Raleigh, North Carolina-based alt-country outfit Whiskeytown, whose swan song Pneumonia finally saw the light of day earlier this year after being shelved for years following the 1998 Universal-Polygram merger.
Gold is a sprawling album that deftly shuffles through the entire catalog of Adams’s influences--Gram Parsons, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Hank Williams, Paul Westerberg, Steve Earle, Keith Richards, Van Morrison, Tom Waits—blending essences of country, rock, folk, bluegrass, and blues.
Gold has 16 tracks, and early pressings include a “Side 4” EP with an additional 5 tracks, and there are rumored to be many more leftovers from the sessions.
www.fazed.com /music/ryan_adams.html   (429 words)

 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on Gold - Ryan Adams at Epinions.com
Gold, critics' and Sir Elton John's accolades nonwithstanding, is not that album.
Adams is frequently hailed for being one of pop music's most prolific songwriters.
Adams' sound on Gold is polished (and safe) enough that he could do just that, with the right attitude and marketing strategy.
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 Ryan Adams' New Album Is Close To 'Gold' - Sound Bytes
If alt-country star Ryan Adams is truly intent on emulating his heroes from rock's golden era, his ability to crank out albums in quick succession already equals the furious songwriting pace set by the Beatles and the Rolling Stones.
His latest, "Gold," is Adams' second release of the year, and marks a critical step in the development of his solo career.
Ryan Adams fronts like he's a Keith Richards-style tough guy, croons weeping ballads like his country-rock idol Gram Parsons and is as prolific a songwriter as Prince, yet the former Whiskeytown leader is his own man. Kind of.
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 Ryan Adams
The brilliant second solo album from one of the most revered songwriter-performers of this generation is an eclectic blend of classic styles and innovative tunes.
The album's title could refer to all the eclectic classic styles that have made their way onto Gold, as well as that archetypal golden jukebox of rock songs that have most influenced Adams.
Although Adams recently confessed to the New York Times that Gold is meant as an open letter for me and this one other person in the entire world, who shall go unnamed; the record's for her, not that she cares," he says he prefers to let the songs on Gold just speak for themselves.
extratv.warnerbros.com /dailynews/extramix/09_01/ra.html   (613 words)

 Amazon.ca: Gold: Books: Ryan Adams   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-12)
I was very much looking forward to this Ryan Adams multichannel SACD release - supposedly one of the first ones from Lost Highway Records, expecting this to be a true surround feast with all the layers of instruments in the original stereo mix.
Ryan Adams ushers in a new era of singer-songwriters, Dec 27 2002
Ryan Adams' Gold is a masterpiece of modern rock.
www.amazon.ca /Gold-Ryan-Adams/dp/B00007E8NP   (568 words)

 Ryan Adams - Gold at PLANET42.COM
Ryan Adams is best know as former lead singer of the band “Whiskeytown”, an alternative country outfit in the mold of Wilco.
Adams then made a solo effort in 2000, the independently released “Heartbreaker”, which was again won critical raves, and was a commercial flop.
All in all, this album could have benefited by the choice admission of a few songs, and a unified musical sound, as opposed to the cross-genre sampling.
www.planet42.com /music/reviews/template/ryanadams_gold.shtml   (400 words)

 Ryan Adams Online - Your Source For Everything Ryan Adams
As Mr Adams talks to the audience during his charmingly and purposely disarrayed concerts, he reels off pop-music references with the conviction of a music fan who knows the devastating potential energy that can be compressed into a three-and-half-minute song.
Mr Adams moved from North Carolina to New York to be near his girlfriend, a music publicist who became the catalyst for Heartbreaker with Emmylou Harris, Kim Richey and Gillian Welsh providing back-up vocals.
His reaction was a grimace, not because the album release had taken so long but because the record label has put a sticker on the cover calling Mr Adams the alt.country equivalent of Kurt Cobain.
www.ryanadamsonline.com /articles/view/?id=63   (1139 words)

 Amazon.ca: Gold: Music: Ryan Adams   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-12)
Adams reverently wears his influences on his sleeve...you hear Keith Richard's (tastiest)riffs in the Rescue Blues and tinges of the Allman Brothers and Neil Young elsewhere...but it is the simplcity of pure Ryan Adams in La Cienaga Just Smiled that just blows me away.
Ryan Adams is a studio fiend, he gives us the haunting "Heartbreaker," then just a year later we get this effort.
Adams' versality and prolificacy are frightening (as is the thought of ever using the word 'prolificacy' again).
www.amazon.ca /Gold-Ryan-Adams/dp/B00005NWRS   (1502 words)

 Ryan Adams: Gold (2001): Reviews
'Gold' is the second solo release for former Whiskeytown frontman Ryan Adams, and garnered a good deal of attention for the singer-songwriter in 2001.
Gold lacks the concise ache of Adams' indie solo prize from last year, Heartbreaker, but it is stronger on naked truth.
Gold sprawls but it rarely meanders, all the while signaling Adams' rite of passage from alt.country bad boy to Left Coast post-folkie.
www.metacritic.com /music/artists/adamsryan/gold   (647 words)

Gold, his second album, is epic in length (70 minutes) and diverse in styles.
The album kicks off with a timely and loving tribute to the Jacksonville, N.C., native’s favorite city, “New York, New York.” The song, written before the Sept. 11 tragedies, details a story of a lost muse in the city where love breathes.
Gold solidifies Adams as one of the premier members of this latest singer-songwriter revolution.
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 Review | Demolition by Ryan Adams
His new album, Demolition, is not a real follow-up to Gold but rather a distillation of a mountain of previously unreleased tracks.
Adams takes neither approach, giving each song production so full that the sense of halfheartedness in the album can only be attributed to his writing.
Adams has developed a hefty reputation for playing fast and loose with his music, first sabotaging Whiskeytown and then getting into the habit of writing the songs he would perform on his solo acoustic tours the afternoon of each show.
www.bluecoupe.com /rock/radamsdemo.html   (925 words)

 CLUAS Indie Album Reviews: Ryan Adams 'Gold'
Ryan Adams is the same age as me. 27.
My ability to market this great album was limited by its tendency to float into country (it even has a fiddle on there for God's sake!) but the Gram Parsons in me kept the faith.
Adams, alone with his piano and subdued strings, pines after the tragic poet who would "take me to France, or maybe to Spain, she'd ask me to dance".
www.cluas.com /Music/albums/ryanadams2.htm   (551 words)

 Fast 'n' Bulbous Reviews: Ryan Adams * Gold (Lost Highway/Universal, 2001)
If one thing is clear, it's that Adams is being groomed to be the sort of "rock personality" he dropped out of high school to become.
Gold is more stylistically diverse, which is supposed to make it a more grandiose statement, I suppose.
The MOR feel of the album is amplified by guest musicians such as Adam Duritz of the Counting Crows and Benmont Tench from Tom Petty.
www.fastnbulbous.com /adams_ryan_gold.htm   (401 words)

 Ryan Adams Album Reviews
Formerly the leader of the acclaimed "alternative country rock" band Whiskeytown, Ryan Adams recorded his first solo album, Heartbreaker, in a mere 14 days, with significant contributions from Gillian Welch, David Rawlings, and producer Ethan Johns.
However, though the album's downcast themes makes it an album that I need to be in the mood for, there's no denying the appeal of his stripped down yet emotionally and melodically rich music.
However, during the album's ambitious 70 minute duration it becomes blatantly obvious that this could've been a killer 50 minute album with a bit of judicious editing.
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 NPR : Ryan Adams' Demolition
Adams recently sat down with All Things Considered guest host John Ydstie to talk about his latest CD, Demolition.
In the years since leaving Whiskeytown for a solo career, Adams tells Ydstie he has been writing songs influenced by some of the great rock musicians of the past 40 years.
Listen to Ryan Adams' song "Nobody Girl" from his hit CD Gold, featured on NPR's All Songs Considered.
www.npr.org /programs/atc/features/2002/nov/ryan_adams/index.html   (418 words)

 Amazon.com: Gold (Limited Edition): Music: Ryan Adams   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-12)
Gold is no exception to that trend, a sometimes engaging middle-of-the-road roots-pop album that's both overlong (70 minutes) and at times overindulgent.
Gold is the work of a notoriously prolific songwriter who hasn't yet learned to play to his strengths, one whose execution doesn't yet match his vision.
If Ryan Adams could ever develop some self-discipline in his creativity, he could be remembered as one of the best rock and rollers of all time.
www.amazon.com /Gold-Limited-Ryan-Adams/dp/B00005NWRS   (1510 words)

 Ryan Adams Gold Album Review | 12 String Blues   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-12)
Torrential creativity has fast-forwarded the artistic evolution of former Whiskeytown frontman Ryan Adams from country-rock boy wonder (see Faithless Street) to despondent troubadour with a 1960s fixation (his solo debut Heartbreaker), but it may also explain why listeners often need to wade through some pedestrian material just to find a few pearls of poetic excellence.
Gold is no exception to that trend, a sometimes engaging middle-of-the-road roots-pop album that's both overlong (70 minutes) and at times overindulgent.
Gold is the work of a notoriously prolific songwriter who hasn't yet learned to play to his strengths, one whose execution doesn't yet match his vision.
12stringblues.com /ryanadams_gold_review   (192 words)

 Review | Gold by Ryan Adams   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-12)
All of this is good news for music fans: Ryan's second solo album, Gold, is a solid hybrid of alternative country, classic and roots rock.
Adams plays a style of music which is not easily categorized, although he belongs in the company of other well respected alt bands of the moment like the Jayhawks, Wilco and the Old 97's.
It's that history that lingers on and informs the prolific Adams' music (four albums and several EPs lined up for the near future) and makes him the vulnerable virtuoso that he is, a crooner embroiled in a maelstrom of the lovesick blues.
www.comedyave.com /portfolio/ncav/ryanadams.htm   (560 words)

 Ryan Adams: Cold Roses (2005): Reviews
A frustratingly self indulgent and inconsistent double album that pitches itself somewhere between the classic country rock of 2001's 'Gold' and the lovelorn despair of 2004's 'Love Is Hell'.
It's as if Adams is doing an imitation himself, of what he thinks "Ryan Adams" should be, or what fans at large expect: the roots rocker, the alt-country troubadour, all that clich├ęd Gram Parsons successor rubbish.
The album is just so soothing, and the record is complete, as it is not just about him, but also the band.
www.metacritic.com /music/artists/adamsryan/coldroses   (930 words)

 Easy Tiger : Ryan Adams : Review : Rolling Stone
Ryan Adams proved to me tonight that he is infact a drunken moron.
Albums this gorgeous make it easy to forget that Adams has been chipping away the same block for about 10 years now, amassing a prolific catalogue that has time and again quantified itself in numbers more so than quality.
Ryan's voice is at an all-time peak: nuanced, raucous, delicious, passionate, haunted, seductive, broken, heart-rending and hopeful depending on where his rising phoenix lyrics take him.
www.rollingstone.com /reviews/album/15055052/review/15085375/easy_tiger   (1345 words)

 Amazon.com: Gold: Music: Ryan Adams   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-12)
(Adams sometimes writes about a girl by using the name of a city he associates with her; see also, "Dear Chicago.") But the very fact that this tune evoked the familiar Dylan song is precisely what makes this work so compelling and timeless.
Adams is so prolific an artist that he is generally an album or two ahead of his fans; by February of 2001 he was playing these rockers to rooms full of alt.country romantics who wanted to moon with him over the Heartbreaker songs.
If Adams were to eliminate 7 tracks from this album(8-12 and 14-15), it would surely be a 4 star album and a worthy choice for album of the year.
www.amazon.com /Gold-Ryan-Adams/dp/B00005QY5Y   (1262 words)

 The Music Box: Ryan Adams - Gold (Album Review)
Ryan Adams has come a long way since his days with Whiskeytown -- a good thing, too, since he was fast earning a reputation for inconsistent performances and albums that never quite lived up to their promise.
Following close on its heels is Ryan's sophomore solo effort Gold, a title that aptly describes the disc's sparkling interior.
While it's true that Adams has yet to craft a classic album, he's at least scattered all of the right notions across each of his last three discs.
www.musicbox-online.com /ra-gold.html   (298 words)

 Gold - Ryan Adams - Music Records Shopping at dooyoo.co.uk
Ryan Adams would probably have no problem with me describing him as “the bastard son of Gram Parsons”.
Not only does the whole alt-country scene owe a great debt to the country rock pioneers of those days, but Adams seems to be living the same troubled life that led parsons to death at such a young age.
It was probably obvious to all concerned that Adams would find a better place as a solo musician, reducing the need for diplomacy and compromise that have never been his strong point, but which are skills that are required to hold a band together.
www.dooyoo.co.uk /music-records/gold-ryan-adams   (285 words)

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