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Forever Hasn't Happened Yet

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The Losing Kind with Dave Alvin And Grant Lee Philips
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Heartless with Dave Alvin And Grant Lee Philips
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Mama Don't with Veronica Jane And Dave Alvin
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Twin Brother with Grant Lee Philips
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Hwy 5 with Neko Case
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Worried Brow
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Your Parade with Cindy Lee Berryhill
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There's A Black Horse with Smokey Hormel
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Ready with Kristin Hersh
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She's Not
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Repeat Performance with Ciny Lee Berryhill
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Total Tracks: 11   Total Length: 31:05

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John Doe Tomorrow Hasn't Happened yet

Giantcarrot

I'm hooked. On track 1 he sounds a bit like Jim Morrison but more than anything he comes over as an American version of Ray Davies. Good voice, good song writer and lots of great people backing him up on this albm.

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Road Album Defined

YolandasLoveShack

John Doe keeps the foot on the pedal while driving a roots rook / americana song, but he dips his pen into the well of his LA X days not only in his use of female duets but with the urgency of some of the tunes that capture a youthful, hungry punk feel. Everything clicks although it conversely feels overproduced and overly live at times. Go figure.

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Forever Hasn't Happened Yet

Greeble

This is an excellent album. It took a few listens for me to grow into it, but I have since been turning all of my Friends onto it. I am an X fan and was willing to give the album a listen. I also have heard some os Doe's other work on a local radio station. Add this one to your collection.

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Must have!!

KBRItunes

This is a great record for all fans of John Doe. It is mostly an alt-country record with John sounding and writing better than he has in years. There are a couple of X worthy songs too! Highly recommended!

They Say All Music Guide

Since John Doe left active duty with X, he’s released a series of solo albums that, in a variety of different ways, have drawn many listeners to the same conclusion — he’s still a superb singer and a strong songwriter, but there’s just something missing from his work on his own, which lacks the force and resonance of his music with X. It isn’t necessarily tied to the fact that he doesn’t rock as hard, given how powerful his work was with X’s acoustic side project, the Knitters, and it shouldn’t be a matter of not having good collaborators, as Doe’s 2005 solo set, Forever Hasn’t Happened Yet, boasts an impressive set of talented guests. Longtime colleague Dave Alvin adds guitar and vocals to three cuts, Neko Case contributes a strong and sexy backing vocal on “Hwy. 5″ (co-written with Exene Cervenka, and not coincidentally the most X-like song on board), Grant Lee Phillips lends splendid harmonies to “Twin Brother,” the criminally underappreciated Cindy Lee Berryhill shines on two songs, and Kristin Hersh sounds like a force of nature on “Ready.” Doe himself sings beautifully throughout, and there are a few top-shelf songs here, especially the evocative “Twin Brother,” the graceful “Your Parade,” and the bitter charge through “Ready.” But ultimately, too much of Forever Hasn’t Happened Yet is made up of songs that don’t quite hit their target, either musically or emotionally; it’s full of fine moments, but doesn’t cohere into a solid whole, though most of it is good enough to keep hope alive that Doe will bat 1.000 next time he heads into the studio. – Mark Deming

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