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Freedy Johnston, Right Between the Promises

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Freedy Johnston, Right Between the Promises

Audio CD

Disk ID: 113081

Disk length: 38m 3s (10 Tracks)

Original Release Date: 2001

Label: Unknown

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“Right Between the Promises” Tracks & Durations

1. Broken Mirror 2:39
2. Waste Your Time 3:55
3. Love Grows 2:28
4. That's Alright With Me 4:57
5. Radio For Heartache 2:37
6. Back To My Machine 5:05
7. Arriving On A Train 4:20
8. Save Yourself City Girl 3:49
9. Anyone 3:45
10. In My Dream 4:21

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Review

Freedy Johnston's best songs can convey more in a single detail--"And these pills won't even let me cry," mourns the haunted narrator of "This Perfect World"--than most artists can express in an entire album. There's nothing quite so poignant on Right Between the Promises, Johnson's fourth album for Elektra and sixth overall. In fact, the album's most aching sentiments are reserved for something not at all human, as the riffy verses of "Back to My Machine" melt into a chamber-pop chorus with Johnston crooning "Oh how I wish you were real." Tasteful string arrangements also complement Johnston's melancholy vocals on "That's Alright with Me," "In My Dream," and the gorgeous "Arriving on a Train," while "Radio for Heartache" strips the formula down to its essence, just Johnston and his ukulele. There's also a pleasant, if not particularly revelatory, cover of the 1970 Edison Lighthouse hit, "Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)," but with the entire album clocking in at just 38 minutes, more of Johnston's original hook-filled heartbreak would have been welcome. All in all, a must for Johnston followers, but newcomers may want to start out with This Perfect World and work their way forward. --Bill Forman

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Freedy Johnston - Right Between the Promises

Tracks: 11 (+1 tracks), Disk length: 41m 32s (+3m 29s)