12 Songs, 34 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The Tigers Have Spoken finds Neko Case rendering an eclectic batch of self-composed material and covers from far-flung sources. Recorded live in Chicago and Toronto, the album’s highlights include two new compositions, the poignant title track and the twang-laden “If You Knew.” She also dips back into her catalogue for the tormented, atmospheric “Blacklisted” and the countrified “Favorite.” Buffy Sainte-Marie’s “Soulful Shade of Blue” is the sort of honky tonk heart-tugger that Case excels at. A brisk, punky version of the Nervous Eaters’ “Loretta,” a hard-charging treatment of the Shangri-La’s “The Train from Kansas City,” and a pugnacious rendition of Loretta Lynn’s “Rated X” are equally impressive. An unexpected pleasure is the celebratory “This Little Light of Mine,” served up as a folksy sing-along. With The Sadies providing spirited backup, Case displays her trademark passion and finesse throughout this fine in-concert release.

EDITORS’ NOTES

The Tigers Have Spoken finds Neko Case rendering an eclectic batch of self-composed material and covers from far-flung sources. Recorded live in Chicago and Toronto, the album’s highlights include two new compositions, the poignant title track and the twang-laden “If You Knew.” She also dips back into her catalogue for the tormented, atmospheric “Blacklisted” and the countrified “Favorite.” Buffy Sainte-Marie’s “Soulful Shade of Blue” is the sort of honky tonk heart-tugger that Case excels at. A brisk, punky version of the Nervous Eaters’ “Loretta,” a hard-charging treatment of the Shangri-La’s “The Train from Kansas City,” and a pugnacious rendition of Loretta Lynn’s “Rated X” are equally impressive. An unexpected pleasure is the celebratory “This Little Light of Mine,” served up as a folksy sing-along. With The Sadies providing spirited backup, Case displays her trademark passion and finesse throughout this fine in-concert release.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Amedeo29 ,

Not a fan of live recordings

But this album changed that for me. The audience doesn't drown out the music, but the energy of the live performance is still captured. The music is great. Highlights for me are "If you knew" "Train from Kansas City" "The Tiger's Have Spoken" "Favorite" and "Wayfaring Stranger".

This was the CD that introduced me to Neko, and while I've found her studio albums are equally amazing, maybe even better, this album is still my favorite.

theurge14 ,

An amazing talent

I don't usually like live albums but this one is amazing. Very entertaining.

rachel_royale ,

not my favorite neko case, but amazing nonetheless.

this album is very very good. neko case is one of those artists tht produces albums you can listen to and enjoy all the way through without skipping a track. my favorites on this album are "blacklisted" "rated x" "wayfaring stranger" and "this little light."

BUY IT!

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