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Man Overboard

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The Great Escape
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Arms and Legs
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Up and Running
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Man Overboard
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Babylon Blues
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Girl from the Office
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Flowers
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These Feelings
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Win It All
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Way With Words
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River of Tears
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Total Tracks: 11   Total Length: 47:30

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Ian The Great!

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Another great album from the Ian Hunter. Arms and Legs is head and shoulders above most of the current body of rock this year. Every bit as moving and great as Shruken Heads which was every bit as good as anything in his past body of work (which is saying a lot). He can still turn a phrase and nail it to a tune that sticks in your brain. I wake up with Way With Words in my head or the epic River of Tears (brilliant). If you are a fan or even curious you can't go wrong here. THANKS Ian.

They Say All Music Guide

Ian Hunter sounded younger than his years on 2007′s Shrunken Heads, but on its 2009 sequel, Man Overboard, he shows signs of age in his weathered rasp as well as the album’s slower tempos and greater emphasis on ragged acoustic arrangement. Older doesn’t necessarily mean any less vigorous, though, at least not in Hunter’s case. He writes and sings like a man who thinks he might have seen it all but isn’t quite sure, so he keeps going, turning out tunes that feel familiar in form but fresh in substance. Since Man Overboard doesn’t always rock as furiously as Shrunken Heads, it’s easier to appreciate his songcraft and how deeply felt the performances are, whether Hunter is nimbly leading his band of pros through the country-rock ramble of “The Great Escape,” cranking up the boogie on “Up and Running,” writes a rock & roll love song as funny and knowing as “The Girl from the Office,” or turning in another finely honed bittersweet epic on the closer, “River of Tears.” Nothing here is flashy, which is keeping in a long tradition of Hunter’s and is yet another reason why he’s often called underrated, but when he’s making records as rich and resonant as Man Overboard at the age of 70, it’s hard not to listen with not a small degree of wonder. – Stephen Thomas Erlewine

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