John Doe released his first solo album in 1989, and after 25 years, his career on his own is certainly worthy of an enthusiastic appreciation. Doe is still best known as the bassist and co-lead singer in X (not to mention his work as an actor in film and television), but pretty much everything that made his music with X so powerful is clear and present on his solo recordings - tough but emotionally compelling melodies, deep focus lyrics, outstanding and soulful vocals, and. gifted collaborators. This Far offers a well-balanced sampling from Doe's albums, though there are a few curious gaps - there's nothing from his excellent 2012 collaboration with the Sadies, Country Club (perhaps because it was dominated by covers), and Doe's over-produced but satisfying 1989 debut Meet John Doe is represented by two tunes that didn't actually.
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Tracklist: 01Telephone by the Bed 02A Step Outside 03The Golden State 04Catch Me 05Take 06This Loving Thing 07Hwy 5 08Safety 09Love Knows 10Never Enough 11Poor Girl 12Forever For You 13This Far 14Twin Brother 16Worried Brow 17Faraway (from the North Country) 18Grain Of Salt 19Beat-Up.
The interesting thing about John Doe is that he has a very plain spoken voice that suits much of the material. In view of the numerous labels that he& been associated with in past years, this is a pretty good one-stop shop for listeners interested in diving into the Doe catalogue. Long time listeners might want to give this a pass, unless you’re an absolute completist, as there are only those two new songs to be had here. You couldn’t do much more that is wrong than by picking up this album, even if it’s the only thing you listen to this month. The Best of John Doe: This Far showcases a man nearly at the top of his form, and we can only hope he’s got more goodies in his grab bag of music from here on out. Alternative Rock John Doe The Best of John Doe: This Far x. 7. 'Spider-Man: Far From Home' Is a Perfect Date Movie.
John Doe" (for males) and "Jane Doe" (for females) are multiple-use names that are used when the true name of a person is unknown or is being intentionally concealed. In the context of law enforcement in the United States, such names are often used to refer to a corpse whose identity is unknown or unconfirmed. Secondly, such names are also often used to refer to a hypothetical "everyman" in other contexts, in a manner similar to "John Q. Public" or "Joe Public".
John Doe is much more likely to look ahead to what's next, rather than fixate on the past even a past as storied and influential as his own. Part scrapbook, part roadmap, Yep Roc's The Best of John Doe: This Far guides listeners through Doe's solo catalog, encompassing nearly a quarter century and highlighting songs from nine records on six different labels. Doe says of the album, I wanted to convey the idea of the best: this far. This is not ‘I’m done, I’m over, this is the best I’m ever gonna d. This is more like a celebration of the not-so-distant past.
|1||Telephone By The Bed|
|2||A Step Outside|
|3||The Golden State|
|11||Forever For You|
|16||Far Away (From The North Country)|
|17||Grain Of Salt|
|19||Dying To Get Home|
|20||Tragedy By Definition|
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Promo release for radio and other media. Packaged in standard jewel case with no insert booklet or liner notes. Insert card for back of jewel case is printed in black and white, with contact info for publicity, and a small image of the front cover of The Best Of John Doe: This Far.
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