Salad Days (Adrian Belew album)

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Salad Days
Album Salad Days Cover.jpg
Compilation album by
ReleasedFebruary 9, 1999
GenreRock
LabelThirsty Ear Recordings
ProducerAdrian Belew
Adrian Belew chronology
Belew Prints: The Acoustic Adrian Belew, Vol. 2
(1998)
Salad Days
(1999)
Coming Attractions
(2000)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]

Salad Days is the twelfth solo album by Adrian Belew, originally released on February 9, 1999. It is a recording of acoustic/unplugged compositions both old and new.

The album consists primarily of acoustic reworkings of Belew solo songs along with three King Crimson songs and two sonic collages, the latter being the only tracks original to the album. All other tracks were compiled from his albums The Acoustic Adrian Belew, or from Belew Prints: The Acoustic Adrian Belew, Vol. 2.

Reviews[edit]

AcousticMagnet[verification needed] (4/99-5/99, p.62)
"...a delightful composite of 16 songs that gives an even-keeled introduction to his intelligent songwriting and smoothly honed skill on the guitar..."[2]
CMJ (2/1/99, p.26)
"...Belew's most penetrating pop songs may exude goofiness, tenderness or both....If Belew's altar wasn't so crowded with guitar geeks, singer-songwriter fans would be lining up to praise the guitarist's equally noteworthy talents with the pen."[2][3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Lone Rhinoceros" (Adrian Belew) – 2:36, original version on Lone Rhino
  2. "Men In Helicopters" (Belew) – 3:08, original version on Young Lions
  3. "The Rail Song" (Belew) – 3:42, original version on Twang Bar King
  4. "Everything" (Belew) – 2:55, original version on Inner Revolution
  5. "Three of a Perfect Pair" (Belew, Bill Bruford, Robert Fripp, Tony Levin) – 4:08, Recorded live in Argentina 1996, original version on the King Crimson album Three of a Perfect Pair
  6. "Return of the Chicken" (Belew) – 1:34
  7. "Never Enough" (Belew) – 3:30, original version on Lone Rhino
  8. "The Man in the Moon" (Belew) – 2:11, original version on Lone Rhino
  9. "I Remember How To Forget" (Belew) – 3:34, original version on Op Zop Too Wah
  10. "Bad Days" (Belew) – 2:55, original version on Mr. Music Head
  11. "Fly" (Belew) – 3:54, Recorded live in Argentina 1996, original version on Here
  12. "Young Lions" (Belew) – 3:06, original version on Young Lions
  13. "Things You Hit With A Stick" (Belew) – 2:05
  14. "Cage" (Belew, Bruford, Fripp, Levin, Pat Mastelotto, Trey Gunn) – 2:23, original version on the King Crimson album Vrooom
  15. "Dinosaur" (Belew, Bruford, Fripp, Levin, Mastelotto, Gunn) – 5:43 original version on the King Crimson album Thrak
  16. "One of Those Days" (Belew) – 3:01, original version on Mr. Music Head

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Salad Days at AllMusic
  2. ^ a b "CD Universe page". Retrieved 2008-12-03. (In Description section; requires JavaScript.)
  3. ^ Ciabattoni, Steve (1999-02-03). "Adrian Belew: Salad Days". College Music Journal. New York: CMJ Network, Inc.