20 Songs, 1 Hour 37 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Once the quiet folkie alter ego to his screamo band, Alexisonfire, Dallas Green’s City and Colour has, over the years, evolved into a powerhouse rock band in its own right. But for his 2017 Canadian tour, Green returned to the project’s unplugged roots, performing stripped-down sets with little more than acoustic guitar and piano. Guide Me Back Home compiles performances from across that trek into a 20-song survey that both revisits and reinvents favorites from his back catalog. Beyond boasting Green channeling the ache of early signatures like “Comin’ Home,” this collection also peels back the lustrous roots-rock dressing of his later releases to highlight the bruised core of songs like “If I Should Go Before You.” And while Green’s deadpan banter helps lighten the mood, by the time we hit the closing, white-knuckled strum through “Sleeping Sickness”—an implicit tribute to its original co-singer, the late Tragically Hip vocalist Gord Downie—there isn’t a dry eye to be found.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Once the quiet folkie alter ego to his screamo band, Alexisonfire, Dallas Green’s City and Colour has, over the years, evolved into a powerhouse rock band in its own right. But for his 2017 Canadian tour, Green returned to the project’s unplugged roots, performing stripped-down sets with little more than acoustic guitar and piano. Guide Me Back Home compiles performances from across that trek into a 20-song survey that both revisits and reinvents favorites from his back catalog. Beyond boasting Green channeling the ache of early signatures like “Comin’ Home,” this collection also peels back the lustrous roots-rock dressing of his later releases to highlight the bruised core of songs like “If I Should Go Before You.” And while Green’s deadpan banter helps lighten the mood, by the time we hit the closing, white-knuckled strum through “Sleeping Sickness”—an implicit tribute to its original co-singer, the late Tragically Hip vocalist Gord Downie—there isn’t a dry eye to be found.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

@BeardedSavage89 ,

This is music

One of the best hands down

andrewhuffman ,

Guide me back home

Probably the best live vocalist there is. I honestly enjoy him so much better live than sometimes his recorded records. Been a fan since the beginning and always will be.

KDTrice ,

An artist that sounds better live vs recorded

I’ve been a fan of City and Colour for many years and his voice only gets better with age. With that said, seeing him live is nothing short of amazing, as the studio recorded albums do not show him justice. I was really hoping for a full band live album, but I’ll take this and his angelic voice as well. Cannot wait for his next tour and my 6th show!

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