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Great Big Sea has settled into ONE folky rock sound! their last release was a mix of pop rock and folk rock, this album is a fantastic in between that really gives them their own unique sound!!! congrats guys!!!


What's up with the cover? It's like a really bad romance novel cover.

Still GBS, but a weaker offering than their past

Great Big Sea has taken a turn from their more rock-infused folk music of past albums into a much heavier country sound in this album. For some this may be great, but I tend to be looking for more celtic folk inspired rock with Great Big Sea, not a country twang. The cover artwork says a lot about the direction they are taking with this album, I feel.

A few of the tracks still hit that classic Great Big Sea note however. 'Safe Upon the Shore' is great and classic GBS. 'Nothing but a Song' still has those elements you've come to love in Great Big Sea as well. 'Wandering Ways' is an entertaining track as well.

I'd avoid 'Good People', 'Dear Home Town', 'Have a Cuppa Tea' unless you're looking for an explicitly American country feel. 'Hit the Ground and Run' is another particularly weak track.


Genre: Singer/Songwriter

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

The sea shanty tradition of Newfoundland is fused with the spirit and energy of contemporary rock and popular music by Great Big Sea. Their hard-driving approach has not only made them popular in their homeland, where they've been nominated for four Juno Awards, but has brought them a growing recognition throughout North America and Europe. The inspiration for Great Big Sea was sparked during informal, kitchen-party jam sessions in the Newfoundland fishing village of Petty Harbor. Guitar, mandolin,...
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Safe Upon the Shore (Bonus Track Version), Great Big Sea
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