Trews – Acoustic: Friends And Total Strangers Deluxe Reissue

I own this album twice, now. Recorded live at the Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto in 2009, I bought that year’s 15-track release. It rules. The Trews’ songs translate so damn well acoustic. You know them, you love them!

In 2015, it was re-released with four bonus tracks: Every Inambition, Makin’ Sunshine, No Time For Later, and Not Ready To Go. Now it’s a more complete show! So damn good. I completely recommend that you buy this album! Go! Go now!

Posted on 2016-09-02, in posts by aaron and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 36 Comments.

  1. Whoop Whoop..I bought this cd when they played here….still haven’t cracked it out of the plastic yet! hahaha…gotta get to it pronto now!
    thanks for the motivation…..


  2. I think they did shows those years that were half acoustic and half plugged in. Or were some acoustic and some plugged in. Every time I saw them they were amazing.


    • I’ve not yet seen them, but I really wanna! I own all of their albums except for the newest one (s/t). It’s on my list.


      • You have to see them. They are like 54-40 and The Hip. Very Canadian. They play a ton of shows and are really good live.
        I have all of their albums, but they probably aren’t worth much as there are a bunch of scribbles in Sharpie on them.


        • Oh I’m sure I’ll see them at some point. For now, I have the tubes of you.

          How many times have you met them?


          • Met them once. Owen Sound would be a perfect place to see them. Hit the band up through their tour management and get them up there.


            • On paper, my town is a great place for bands, it’s true (Trew?). But then reality comes crashing in in the form of drunken yobs and dumbnuts starved for any real entertainment in our town, and inevitably the whole thing becomes somewhere you really don’t want to be. 😦


              • Have it at a bar, and have the security tight. No over consumption or stupidity or you’re out.
                I used to be a stupid punk at shows in my youth(and got the boot a few times), but I often go sober now. I enjoy the show more, and remember the whole thing.


  3. They did an acoustic show in Kingston a couple years ago (in the same market square they showed the screen of the hip concert this year). You’re right on – their tunes translate exceptionally well to acoustics, Langlois & Sinclair even showed up to join them in a cover of 38 years old, the singer’s voice was perfect for it!

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  4. “More complete” meaning still not complete? Another reissue on the cards further down the line?


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