Wednesday, April 27, 2011

It's All Worth Waiting For

It's been true for a while now, but Toad the Wet Sprocket has made it official: they are now a nostalgia act. After many years of hitting the summer neighborhood fests they've finally released a new album. All You Want can hardly be called new however. It's a collection of some of their best songs entirely re-recorded and in some cases significantly reworked. They say they're "reclaiming our past for ourselves" and lament the fact that they don't own many of their recordings. It sounds like it was a cathartic experience for them and I'll likely pick it up, but I hope they don't settle for the past only. They just might have another great album in them.

Buy All You Want and check out all the upcoming tour dates here.


Dan said...

They have actually been playing some new songs on their current tour!

"The Moment"

"Friendly Fire"

There's another one too (called "Golden Age"), but I can't seem to find it.

Anonymous said...

Just downloaded this and listed to it. Re-recorded yes; significantly reworked, no. Every song sounds nearly the same as the original (with "Windmills" as the sole exception). That's not necessarily a bad thing, but if you were looking forward to new interpretations of classics (as I was), you will be disappointed.