- Released: March 22, 2000
- Label: Wea Int'l
Q - 7/01, p.1053 stars out of 5
- "...Essentially new country....articulate dissections of life's minutiae...remaining artistically viable after all these years..."
- 1.Cinema Song - (studio)
- 2.Seeker - (studio)
- 3.Begging You to Let Me In - (studio)
- 4.Bitter Fruit - (studio)
- 5.Somebody Waits - (studio)
- 6.Andrea - (studio)
- 7.Sad Nights - (studio)
- 8.This Road - (studio)
- 9.Days in Between - (studio)
- 10.Always Getting Better - (studio)
- 11.Rage - (studio)
- 12.Truscott - (studio)
Blue Rodeo includes: Jim Cuddy (vocals, guitar, piano); Greg Keelor (vocals, guitar); Kim Deschamps (pedal steel guitar); James Gray (keyboards, samples); Bazil Donovan (bass); Glen Milchem (drums, percussion).
Principally recorded at Kingsway Studios, New Orleans, Louisiana.
DAYS IN BETWEEN is a 2000 release by Canadian alt-country act Blue Rodeo, featuring "Cinema Song."
On this, their eighth studio album, Blue Rodeo continues, quite frankly, pretty much as they always have. This is not necessarily a bad thing, as they produce fine country-rock music, but some new sounds would not be bad either. Principal writers Greg Keelor and Jim Cuddy both released solo efforts since the group's previous studio release (Tremolo, 1997), and while neither solo albums were classics, they did attempt new sounds, especially Keelor. However, they returned to their tried and trusted formula for Days in Between. The playing is tight and professional, and their remarkable harmonies and strong melodies are all present. The problem is that any one of these songs could be on any of their albums, and by the end of this CD all of the tracks begin to sound somewhat too familiar -- no surprises. Fans will not be disappointed, and indeed enthusiasts of the country-rock genre will enjoy this release as well. Yet when all is said and done, one cannot help but feel somewhat disappointed, since the band fails to live up to the potential demonstrated on earlier releases. ~ Aaron Badgley