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Grand Opera Lane


Download links and information about Grand Opera Lane by Ron Sexsmith. This album was released in 1991 and it belongs to Rock, Alternative genres. It contains 11 tracks with total duration of 38:04 minutes.

Artist: Ron Sexsmith
Release date: 1991
Genre: Rock, Alternative
Tracks: 11
Duration: 38:04
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No. Title Length
1. In This Love 4:00
2. Spending Money 3:46
3. Don't Mind Losing 3:18
4. Tell You 2:48
5. Gonna Get What's Mine 3:52
6. Speaking With The Angel 3:30
7. Every Word Of It 3:30
8. Some People 3:34
9. Trains 3:39
10. Saving Her Love 3:18
11. The Laughing Crowd 2:49



Released independently with his backing band, the Uncool, Ron Sexsmith's re-released debut album is a bit more of a rock effort than the pop-folk albums he later created. "In This Love" has a definitive acoustic or alternative country tinge to it in the vein of Blue Rodeo. Backed by Don Kerr and Steve Charles on harmony vocals, the tune has a soulful touch to it despite Sexsmith at times over-exerting his vocals during the bridge. Equally vital is the horn section, providing a Dave Matthews quality to the proceedings. "Spending Money" is a funky pop track showcasing the musician's simple yet descriptive narratives. The arrangement is a bit simplistic, though. One trait that is shown early on is Sexsmith's consistent soulful delivery, like a latter-day Motown album. "Don't Mind Losing" moves toward the country-soul party music of the Mavericks, featuring more horns. "Tell You" is perhaps the album's shining moment, a lovable acoustic track that adds harmonies before Bob Wiseman's organ kicks in. "Gonna Get What's Mine" is a blending of rockabilly and bluegrass with mixed results at best. Also included on the album is the original recording of "Speaking With the Angels," a track later issued on Sexsmith's 1995 self-titled album. Although similar in its tone, the singer opts for more of a Bob Dylan style in his delivery. The relaxing country touches on "Every Word of It" are the seeds of future projects, despite the music's tone. "Trains" is another shining moment, a sparse number featuring just acoustic guitar and Sexsmith's fragile singer/songwriter voice. It all ends with "The Laughing Crowd," another hint at what was to come in future albums that is standard melodic pop in under three minutes.