Songs in G - EP
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||16 Days||The Clarks||3:43||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Tonight (Reimagined 2010)||The Clarks||4:15||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Penny on the Floor (Reimagined 2010)||The Clarks||4:01||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Snowman (Reimagined 2010)||The Clarks||4:18||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Boys Lie Feat. Maddie Georgi (Reimagined 2010)||The Clarks||3:34||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Shimmy Low (Reimagined 2010)||The Clarks||3:40||$1.29||View in iTunes|
16 Days is a decent track that I hope grows on me more than the bonus track to Restless Days. The Clarks rarely write a bad song. The rest are reworked Clarks standards rerecorded and arranged to fit their current country-rock sound. Some may cringe at the thought of changing some of their best stuff, but I promise its not bad at all. The powerchords are gone in favor of acoustic guitars, fiddle, and guest singers. The more I listen to this EP (after buying it an hour ago!), the more pleased I am with each song. The greatest departure is Boys Lie - it sounds like an adult radio hit. Congrats to the guys for a great effort.
Finally a reminder of those great acoustic shows!
"16 Days" is a cover of Whiskeytown's tune from their "Strangers Almanac" album. Rob and Scott used to play this all the time at their acoustic shows. I'm so glad they've elected to record it and post it up for purchase; it's a great example of the wide range of influences the band has had over the years. The new renditions of the older songs give a real flavor for what the band's more low-key acoustic shows are like.
This is great stuff; the Clarks have been around awhile. Check 'em out.
Quality and a Twist
Songs in G takes quality songs and adds a twist to them which creates a fresh look at old favorites.
16 Days is the only new song on this EP. 3 listens to this song and I was loving it. This will make it into my regular playlist.
The reimagined Tonight adds the depth that was missing in the original version. It takes on a more grownup feel.
Penny On the Floor…add or subtract what you want from this song and it will still be a hit. This is a Clarks staple. I am willing to bet a heavy metal version would even sound great. The reimagined version is just another version of perfection from an already perfect song.
I prefer the original version over the reimagined Snowman, but the Songs in G version makes for a more relaxed sound. This would be good to add to your playlist if you were hosting a party and wanted a softer sound for a mellow vibe.
Adding Maddie Georgi's vocals to Boys Lie…PERFECTION!
Reimagined Shimmy Low falls into the same realm as Snowman.
Formed: 1988 in Pittsburgh, PA
Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s
Top Albums and Songs by The Clarks
||Born Too Late||Between Now and Then||3:16||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Penny On the Floor||The Clarks||3:55||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Better Off Without You||Between Now and Then||4:35||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||The River||Strikes and Gutters 2: Doublewide||4:09||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Cigarette||Someday Maybe||4:35||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Shimmy Low||Between Now and Then||3:47||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||On Saturday||Between Now and Then||4:32||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Shimmy Low||Fast Moving Cars||3:46||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||What a Wonderful World||Restless Days||2:10||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Maybe||Another Happy Ending||3:46||$1.29||View in iTunes|