17 Songs, 1 Hour 11 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Cherry-picking the best tunes from Greg Brown's first decade and a half is no easy task, but this collection manages to nail it, corralling an abundance of the Iowa troubadour's finest moments. He finds a fresh take on nostalgia with the title track, sketches a vivid portrait of a minor league ballplayer's life after baseball on "Laughing River," and faces getting older with a grin on "Who Woulda Thunk It." That's just for starters. But no matter what Brown's singing, his ursine rumble and earthy, no-nonsense production approach make his every observation feel like a deep, unassailable truth.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Cherry-picking the best tunes from Greg Brown's first decade and a half is no easy task, but this collection manages to nail it, corralling an abundance of the Iowa troubadour's finest moments. He finds a fresh take on nostalgia with the title track, sketches a vivid portrait of a minor league ballplayer's life after baseball on "Laughing River," and faces getting older with a grin on "Who Woulda Thunk It." That's just for starters. But no matter what Brown's singing, his ursine rumble and earthy, no-nonsense production approach make his every observation feel like a deep, unassailable truth.

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