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Ryan Adams (Official Thread)

Discussion in 'Folk & Celtic' started by Soot and Stars, Dec 31, 2009.

  1. Soot and Stars

    Soot and Stars I AM SOOT!

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    Ryan Adams
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    It's hard to believe that more people don't know or give props to this artist because he's one of the most prolific, hardest working, talented artist in music today! In fact, when I first started listening to him I found him at his rock phase. After being Alt-Countries front running artist Ryan had the cajones to drop the genre and come out guns blazing with an album of gritty rock anthems. After that c.d., it was listening to the rest of Ryan's catalog that got me to like alt-country for the first time which is a bridge that neither critic darlings Wilco or Son Volt never had me crossing. Ryan knows how to mix elements of folk, country, bluegrass together with a hard rocking delivery and a Punk attitude. He creates more music than most artist do in their lifetime and it always remains at a quality that both fans and critics have been happy with album after album. In 2005 alone he released three full albums (one containing 2 c.d.s) and each one had a different feel. Ryan bounces between his solo work and his band The Cardinals. By 2007, Ryan had declared himself drug (he did everything from weed to heroin on a regular basis) and alcohol free and it resulted with his most celebrated album in a long time with Easy Tiger. I own every c.d. Ryan has done since 2003 but I'm familiar with and am a fan of his earlier work as well! :grinthumb Here are my music highlights from this amazing artist!

    Heartbreaker (his debut)
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    Come Pick Me Up w/ bonus cover of Down In A Hole
    (A note on the cover! Ryan had a heroin addiction just like Layne and I feel like he not only connects with it musically, he also does justice by giving it his own spin)


    Gold
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    When The Stars Go Blue
    (covered by Tim McGraw but this is the original and real deal)


    Demolition
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    Desire


    The above c.d.s are albums that I don't own (definitely own all by now!!!!) and can't represent as well as what I'll present in the next post! I just wanted to give a glimmer of his early work because from Rock N Roll on there is a divide I believe!
     
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  2. Soot and Stars

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    Re: "The Official" Ryan Adams Thread

    Rock N Roll (favorite album as well as my intro)
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    So Alive
    (single where admittedly he's channeling Bono but still an awesome song)


    This Is It


    Anybody Want To Take Me Home


    Love Is Hell EPs
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    (two EPs released as part 1 and Part 2 and later conjoined, Depression at it's most beautiful)

    Political Scientist


    Wonderwall
    (deservedly praised Oasis Cover)


    Cold Roses
    (Double Album and first with The Cardinals)
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    Let It Ride
    (love this, has a CCR feel with more of a country element)


    How Do You Keep Love Alive
    (one of my favorite Ryan Adams songs
     
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    Re: "The Official" Ryan Adams Thread

    The last batch!

    Jacksonville City Nights (also w/ The Cardinals)
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    Dear John
    (may be the only piece of music I ever like that has a contribution from Norah Jones)


    29
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    Elizabeth, You Were Born to play That Part


    Easy Tiger
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    Halloweenhead


    I Taught Myself How To Grow Old


    Follow the Lights EP
    (also with The Cardinals, this is the c.d. the Alice In Chains cover was released on)
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    Follow The Lights


    Cardinology
    (obviously w/ The Cardinals)
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    Fix It


    I know it seems like I've posted everything you can hear from this guy but this is only the tip of the iceberg! Feel free to explore for yourself! :grinthumb
     
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    Re: "The Official" Ryan Adams Thread

    I have the heartbreaker album :) Good album.. I'll have to get them all now.
     
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    Re: "The Official" Ryan Adams Thread

    :D

    Nice thread!!
     
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    Re: "The Official" Ryan Adams Thread

    Thanks guys! I saw Ryan live and it's funny because it was during his Rock N Roll era but he didn't play a single song from it. It was all older songs from his catalog and newer songs that he wrote since forming his project with a band, The Cardinals. I was lost as far as knowing the material at the time but the show was performed great and I saw that he had a shitload of great material to discover from that point on. :grinthumb
     
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    bobbyg29 Professor of Rock n Roll

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    Re: "The Official" Ryan Adams Thread

    HUGE Ryan Adams fan. Heartbreaker and Cold Roses are my favorite official albums of his but he also has so much great unreleased material. Here are my favorites:

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    One for the KISS maniacs here:
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    Will post some of my favorite tracks later...
     
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    Re: "The Official" Ryan Adams Thread

    Thanks for adding! :D How can I get those albums? Does it have to be through a torrent or something?
     
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    Re: "The Official" Ryan Adams Thread

    Not sure how you feel about posting links to music on this board? This is all unreleased so there are no copyright issues that I know of. Let me know if you would rather I not post this kind of stuff and I will remove it...

    Here you go (they are not torrents, just zipped files). This should keep you busy for awhile :)

    unreleased Ryan Adams sessions:

    48hrs - http://www.mediafire.com/?moizmdkmqzd
    B Sides - http://www.mediafire.com/?deugwzjjcmh
    California - http://www.mediafire.com/?g42mmzzzqy2
    Cold Roses Import Bonus and Jacksonville City Nights B Side - http://www.mediafire.com/?wd5mtqwejdy
    Demolition B Side - http://www.mediafire.com/?jzwwt3ywhut
    Destroyer - http://www.megaupload.com/?d=BZA7VPFO
    Down To The Promised Land Comp - http://www.mediafire.com/?nionixmrncv
    Exile on Frankline Street Sessions - http://www.mediafire.com/?zkzm3ynqbf0
    Gold B Sides and Bonus Disk - http://www.mediafire.com/?wergjormj2y
    Heartbreaker Demos - http://www.mediafire.com/?fmlz0fmkwhm
    Love is Hell NYC Recording - http://www.mediafire.com/?o2ymijjziky
    Love is Hell B Sides - http://www.mediafire.com/?yzo4mmtjyil
    New Songs and Covers - http://www.mediafire.com/?on3ndwgddiz
    Pinkhearts 1 - http://www.mediafire.com/?mlicngctmgn
    Pinkhearts 2 - http://www.mediafire.com/?w1lgjmdzmjy
    Rock n Roll B Sides - http://www.mediafire.com/?dci3ilu0kyi
    Songs For Wynonna - http://www.mediafire.com/?4mvenqjzdyz
    Sweden, Wynonna and Me Part 1 - http://www.mediafire.com/?ziyjymzzjgq
    Sweden, Wynonna and Me Part 2 - http://www.mediafire.com/?zwar25ctnkm
    The Swedish Sessions - http://www.mediafire.com/?jygdmv3trir
    The Suicide Handbook Sessions - http://www.mediafire.com/?wyun4wdmn4d
    Unreleased - http://www.mediafire.com/?niwtnzhmt2x
     
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    Re: "The Official" Ryan Adams Thread

    I'm going to leave them and see what the others say about it in the morning. I haven't been specifically told not to let someone leave music links especially ones who are obviously here to be a contributing member. By the way, MUCH appreciated! :grinthumb
     

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