The Inhuman Condition

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The Inhuman Condition
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EP by Sam Roberts
Released July 16, 2002
Recorded 2001 Pembroke, Ontario
Genre Rock, Indie rock
Length 25:33
Label MapleMusic Recordings
Producer Jordan Zadorozny
Sam Roberts chronology
Brother Down
(2000)Brother Down2000
The Inhuman Condition
We Were Born in a Flame
(2003)We Were Born in a Flame2003
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

The Inhuman Condition is the first solo studio release by Sam Roberts, a Canadian musician released in 2002.[2] The tracks featured reworked versions of his demo "Brother Down" together with producer and percussionist Jordan Zadorozny.[3][4] The EP peaked at #32 on the Canadian album chart after just nine weeks of being released.[5] This is due mainly to the success of the first single, "Brother Down". The follow-up single, "Don't Walk Away Eileen", further increased the popularity of the EP in the winter of 2002-2003. The album has sold over 50,000 copies and has been certified Gold in Canada.[6] Pitchfork describer the EP as "a sturdy, respectable and, intermittently, even thrilling first effort from an artist who has much to say".[7] In 2013 the EP was re-released on vinyl through Paper Bag Records.[8][9]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Sam Roberts.

No. Title Length
1. "Don't Walk Away Eileen" 3:12
2. "Brother Down" 4:24
3. "Where Have All the Good People Gone?" 6:14
4. "When Everything Was Alright" 3:35
5. "My Love Is Freeing" 2:52
6. "This Is How I Live" 2:41



  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "Sam Roberts - The Inhuman Condition". Discogs. Retrieved 2016-12-03. 
  3. ^ Higgs, Jennifer. "Sam Roberts". The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved 2016-12-03. 
  4. ^ LeBlanc, Larry (2002-07-27). Roberts set for 'Inhuman' Success. Billboard Magazine. Nielsen Inc. p. 41. ISSN 0006-2510. 
  5. ^ Williams, John (May 28, 2008). "Sam Roberts nets first No. 1 disc". Retrieved 2016-12-03. 
  6. ^ "Gold & Platinum Certification - April 2003". Canadian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 2010-05-09. 
  7. ^ Stephens, Matthew (March 12, 2003). "Sam Roberts: The Inhuman Condition EP Album Review". Retrieved 2016-12-03. 
  8. ^ "Sam Roberts - The Inhuman Condition". Discogs. Retrieved 2016-12-03. 
  9. ^ "Sam Roberts to Give 'The Inhuman Condition' First-Ever Vinyl Pressing Through Paper Bag Records". Retrieved 2016-12-03.