Since this is all that I have in my collection, it is with regret that here we end my Trews series (for now). Until the band releases more, that is!
This disc is, also, the whole reason why I started this Trews series in the first place. Well, I mean, obviously, I love this band and doing a series was a natural thing to do. But the recent (September 9, 2016) release of their Hits set, and my snapping it up as soon as I saw it on the shelf in the shop, made me think, ‘hey, it’s time to cover all the rest and bring it all up to now and this release, and won’t that be fun!’ It absolutely was. Thanks for reading along!
Notes: At the bottom of this post, I have included the full (amazing) track listing from this release. I have also included all of the tour dates for their current tour. If you are anywhere near these towns, get out the there and see these guys in action!
The Trews Story Series, Part 10: Time Capsule
Being a hits set, I’m not gonna go through all the tracks we know and love again here, as I’ve already covered them in the series. But there are four new tracks on this set!
Lotta Work / Little Love is pure bluesy guitar Trews and oh man take notice! Mixed in with the established hits, you’d think this swaggering rawk blaster was released ages ago.
Sing Your Heart Out we know from the Acoustic: Friends And Total Strangers set. This studio version’s a gorgeous acoustic track that builds into a full band keeper. I just love this track. “Sing your heart out, drive them blues away” indeed!
Beautiful And Tragic takes a different tack, an almost 80s melody line while band jams away behind. It’s a quick rocker, and while it’s a bit different from the usual Trews, it also totally sounds like them and it’s fantastic. I love this song!
Chinese Kites builds off a cool intro and becomes another Trews rocker. How do these people continue to do this? It’s so crazy good. This energy, this savvy and ability. It’s glorious.
You need to buy this in multiple copies. Put one in your car, one in the house. Leave one at work and maybe one at the in-laws’ house. Whatever you do, make sure that wherever you go, you are not without this CD. Wow! What a testimony to the brilliance and glory of the Trews legacy (thus far). DIG IT!
Lotta Work / Little Love*
Not Ready To Go
Tired Of Waiting
So She’s Leaving
Poor Ol’ Broken Hearted Me
Ishmael & Maggie
Hold Me In Your Arms
Man Of Two Minds
I Can’t Stop Laughing
Sing Your Heart Out*
Beautiful And Tragic*
Highway Of Heroes
Hope & Ruin
The Power Of Positive Drinking
In The Morning (f. Serena Ryder)
What’s Fair Is Fair
Rise In The Wake
Trews Current Tour Dates
OCT 5 WED The Saint Asbury Park, NJ
OCT 6 THU Knitting Factory Brooklyn, NY
OCT 7 FRI Milkboy Philadelphia, PA
OCT 8 SAT Jammin Java Vienna, VA
OCT 21 FRI Casino Rama Resort Rama, Canada
NOV 10 THU Distrikt Victoria, Canada
NOV 11 FRI The Mule Penticton, Canada
NOV 12 SAT Commodore Ballroom Vancouver, Canada
NOV 14 MON Better Than Fred’s Grande Prairie, Canada
NOV 15 TUE Better Than Fred’s Grande Prairie, Canada
NOV 17 THU Canalta Centre Medicine Hat, Canada
NOV 18 FRI The Marquee Calgary, Canada
NOV 19 SAT Average Joe’s Lethbridge, Canada
NOV 21 MON The Bert Church Theatre Airdrie, Canada
NOV 22 TUE Bo’s Red Deer, Canada
NOV 24 THU Casino Regina Show Lounge Regina, Canada
NOV 25 FRI O’Brian’s Event Centre Saskatoon, Canada
NOV 26 SAT Burton Cummings Theatre Winnipeg, Canada
DEC 2 FRI The Station Music Hall Sarnia, Canada
DEC 3 SAT The Station Music Hall Sarnia, Canada
DEC 8 THU Maxwell’s Concert & Events Waterloo, Canada
DEC 9 FRI London Music Hall London, Canada
DEC 10 SAT Phoenix Concert Theatre Toronto, Canada
DEC 14 WED Imperial Theatre Saint John, Canada
DEC 16 FRI The Marquee Ballroom Halifax, Canada