The Inhuman Condition

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The Inhuman Condition
The Inhuman Condition.jpg
EP by Sam Roberts
Released July 16, 2002
Recorded 2001 Pembroke, Ontario
Genre Rock, Indie rock
Length 22:59
Label MapleMusic Recordings
Producer Jordon Zadorozny
Sam Roberts chronology
Brother Down
(2000)Brother Down2000
The Inhuman Condition
EP
(2002)
We Were Born in a Flame
(2003)We Were Born in a Flame2003
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]

The Inhuman Condition is the first solo studio release by Canadian musician Sam Roberts, released in 2002.[2] The tracks featured reworked versions of his demo "Brother Down" together with producer and percussionist Jordon 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.TitleLength
1."Don't Walk Away Eileen"3:13
2."Brother Down"4:25
3."Where Have All the Good People Gone?"6:15
4."When Everything Was Alright"3:36
5."My Love Is Freeing"2:53
6."This Is How I Live"2:42

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  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". canoe.com. Archived from the original on July 11, 2012. Retrieved 2016-12-03.
  6. ^ "Gold & Platinum Certification - April 2003". Canadian Recording Industry Association. Archived from the original on 2012-11-06. Retrieved 2010-05-09.
  7. ^ Stephens, Matthew (March 12, 2003). "Sam Roberts: The Inhuman Condition EP Album Review". pitchfork.com. 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.