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Even My Sure Things Fall Through

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01
Sonic Wind [Instrumental Mix]
5:07  
02
Crystal Frontier [Widescreen Version]
3:59  
03
Untitled III [Remix by Two Loneswordsmen]
4:07  
04
Chanel No. 5
4:50  
05
Banderilla
3:44  
06
Crooked Road and the Briar
4:27  
07
Crystal Frontier [Acoustic Version]
3:34  
08
Hard Hat
7:07  
Album Information
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Total Tracks: 8   Total Length: 36:55

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5 stars for a gem of an album

EMUSIC-00C58E29

Beautifully sequenced - doesn't sound at all like a compilation.

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Under appreciated

jtap66

I understand how some people don't think this album stacks up with the rest of Calexico's catalogue. Give it a chance. It's diversity and range will grow on you. Viva Calexico.

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giddyup

journeyer

In Calexico's music I hear the soundscape of the Crystal Frontier. I am transported to a time out of time in the Western Plains, somewhere just beyond the edge of the Blood Meridian.

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4.5 Stars?

drewvan

33 people gave this 4.5 stars and I just don't see it. I'll give it 3. It's OK. This is easily my least favorite Calexico album. I highly recommend "Garden Ruin" and "In the Reins" with Iron & Wine. I also like "Feast of Wire," "Hot Rail," and "Convict Pool" quite a bit. My favorite here is "Crystal Frontier" (either version) but the rest kind of leaves me just a little disappointed. This one doesn't live up to extremely high standards I expect from Calexico.

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They Say All Music Guide

On Even My Sure Things Fall Through, Tucson’s Calexico compiles eight European B-sides, remixes, covers, and other unreleased tracks, as well as three CD-ROM videos. Such albums often come off as hastily compiled and shoddily sequenced, but Calexico’s attempt at a rarities release is surprisingly coherent. From the then-unreleased opener, “Sonic Wind (Instrumental Mix),” to the elegantly lush remake of American Music Club’s “Chanel No. 5,” the 45-plus minute EP manages to showcase wonderfully the band’s deserted desert songs, Tex-Mex music, and arid roots rock. And while diehards may more fully appreciate having these hard to find titles all on one domestically released album, Even My Sure Things Fall Through should prove to be a mini treasure trove for new Calexico fans as well. – Jimmy Draper

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