Freedy Johnston album The Way I Were. Listen to the songs from album The Way I Were. I Got the Papers Right Here. This Really Happened. I Do, I Do. Love Songs About Girls. The Enchanted Car. Happy Birthday. When the Cryin's Done. I Can't Stop Shaking. The Man With the 4-Stroke Heart. I Know Two People Who Love to Fight.
Thankfully, the latest Freedy Johnston release isn't that new- it's a collection of early four-track demos. So it's reassuring that Johnston has at this point in his career decided to release The Way I Were, whose 14 songs were recorded on a four-track betweeb 1986 to 1992. Not only does it serve as a reminder of what made him so compelling in the first place, but it also indicates that Johnston hasn't forgotten that he can turn his supposed weaknesses into strengths. Packed with songs that sound like they were made up on the spot, The Way I Were is Johnston's best release in years. Part of the album's appeal is its endearing goofiness and why-the-hell-not spontaneity.
The Way I Were: 4-Track Demos 1986-1992. were so taken with The Trouble Tree when it first arrived. As Freedy dusts off New York City in anticipation of a visit from his girlfriend, covets the Madonna tickets and 100,000 guitars he's getting for his birthday, or revels in a beautiful woman's traffic tickets, you sense no one would have written the songs quite this way, and their slightly twisted glee is a beautiful and charming thing to hear.
Johnston sold some of his family's farmland to finance the recording of his second album, Can You Fly (an event he wrote about in a song on that album, "Trying to Tell You I Don't Know"). The album, released in 1992, was selected by The New York Times as one of the best albums of the year. up with his 1994 major label debut, This Perfect World, released on Elektra Records and produced by Butch Vig of Garbage. The Way I Were: 4-Track Demos, 1986–1992 (2004). Live at McCabe's Guitar Shop (2006).
Freedy Johnston - I Got the Papers Right Here 02:10. Freedy Johnston - I Know Two People Who Love to Fight 02:53. Freedy Johnston - I Can't Stop Shaking 03:58. Freedy Johnston - Friend in the City 06:00. Freedy Johnston - The Enchanted Car 04:06. Freedy Johnston - When the Cryin's Done 02:54. Freedy Johnston - Happy Birthday 05:03. Freedy Johnston - Love Songs About Girls 02:31.
Artist: Freedy Johnston. Album: The Way I Were. Download Freedy Johnston - I Got the Papers Right Here. The Way I Were: Best 2 songs. Freedy Johnston - Moving On A Holiday Live At McCabe's Guitar Shop, 2006 03:13. Freedy Johnston - Captain Astro The Way I Were, 2004 03:17. Artist: Freedy Johnston.
|1||She's A Goddess||2:29|
|2||I Got The Papers Right Here||2:10|
|3||This Really Happened||2:24|
|4||I Do, I Do||2:37|
|5||Love Songs About Girls||2:31|
|6||The Enchanted Car||4:06|
|9||Light of Doubt||3:01|
|10||When the Cryin's Done||2:54|
|11||I Can't Stop Shaking||3:58|
|12||The Man With the 4-Stroke Heart||4:19|
|13||Friend In The City||6:00|
|14||I Know Two People Who Love To Fight||2:53|