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The Best of the Rykodisc Years


Download links and information about The Best of the Rykodisc Years by Josh Rouse. This album was released in 2008 and it belongs to Rock, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist, Contemporary Folk genres. It contains 32 tracks with total duration of 02:12:18 minutes.

Artist: Josh Rouse
Release date: 2008
Genre: Rock, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist, Contemporary Folk
Tracks: 32
Duration: 02:12:18
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No. Title Length
1. Late Night Conversation 3:53
2. Dressed Up Like Nebraska 3:24
3. Invisible 3:34
4. Laughter 4:43
5. Directions 3:26
6. 100m Backstroke 3:32
7. 65 (featuring Kurt Wagner) 3:28
8. Under Cold Blue Stars 4:26
9. Nothing Gives Me Pleasure 3:16
10. Feeling No Pain 4:19
11. Ugly Stories 5:25
12. 1972 3:48
13. Love Vibration 4:51
14. Come Back (Light Therapy) 4:38
15. Rise 5:10
16. Winter In the Hamptons 3:08
17. It's the Night Time 4:04
18. My Love Has Gone 4:18
19. Street Lights 4:24
20. Miserable South 5:37
21. A Night In 5:00
22. A Song to Help You Sleep 3:24
23. Sad Eyes 4:32
24. Sunshine 3:15
25. Michigan 3:38
26. Suburban Sweetheart (Demo) 4:13
27. Flair (Demo) 4:05
28. Be On the Lookout (Demo for "Little Know It All") 3:15
29. Cannot Talk (Dressed Up Like Nebraska Outttake) 5:49
30. Christmas With Jesus (Demo) 3:54
31. Camping In Copenhagen (Demo for "Summer Kitchen Ballad") 3:52
32. Princess On the Porch (1972 Outtake) 3:57



Wandering troubadour Josh Rouse, born in Nebraska and settled in California, Utah, Wyoming, Nashville, Spain…, spent the beginnings of his recording career with the Slow River and Rykodisc label, issuing five albums and an EP, Chester, a collaboration with Lambchop’s Kurt Wagner. Nineteen tracks from those releases are featured on the first disc of this 2-CD collection, summarizing Rouse’s early career while illustrating his growth as a writer and performer, climaxing with the sonically warm ambitions of the AM-radio pop that centered 1972, arguably Rouse’s finest album. “Directions” from Rouse’s second album, Home, is, perhaps, his best known song, as it was included on the soundtrack to Cameron Crowe’s Vanilla Sky. The final thirteen tracks, the second disc, make this more than an introduction, as it features all six tracks from the limited edition Bedroom Classics, Vol. 1 EP and seven previously unreleased demos and outtakes, including “Princess on the Porch,” an outtake from 1972, as well as impressive early attempts at “Suburban Sweetheart” and “Flair” from his debut album and “Be On the Lookout,” which became “Little Miss Know It All” on Home.