Five Days In July

Release date
1993
Running length
21 tracks
Running time
113:02

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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 5 Days in May 7:08 13,770
2 Hasn't Hit Me Yet 5:09 16,721
3 Bad Timing 5:02 12,446
4 Cynthia 4:41 2,789
5 Photograph 3:50 2,600
6 What Is This Love 6:16 1,930
7 English Bay 3:20 2,409
8 Head Over Heels 4:02 3,425
9 Til I Gain Control Again 4:29 2,445
10 Dark Angel 5:17 8,448
11 Know Where You Go / Tell Me Your Dream 9:22 667
Photograph(LP Version) 4:11 1
Dark Angel(LP Version) 5:18 0
Bad Timing(LP Version) 5:04 2
Hasn't Hit Me Yet(LP Version) 5:11 3
5 Days In May(LP Version) 7:10 0
Know Where You Go(LP Version) 9:22 1
Til I Gain Control Again(LP Version) 4:30 2
Head Over Heels(LP Version) 4:03 4
English Bay(LP Version) 3:21 2
What Is This Love(LP Version) 6:16 2

About this album

From the Blue Rodeo Website:

“It’s great. I get up in the morning. Walk downstairs. Have a coffee. Play my bass. Next thing you know it’s midnight. I don’t have to walk more than fifty feet a day if I don’t want to.” - Bazil Donovan

This record started out as a demo. Jim and I had been talking and thought it would be nice to hang out at the farm awhile, play, possibly even record an EP. The funny thing about this band and recording is that when we start rehearsing for a record we make these blaster tapes, and even though the sound quality is a little trashy, they have a great vibe. The songs are fresh, everyone is working on a part, learning the songs; there is a feel to those tapes, relaxed, almost tossed off but still intense.

The next stop for us is to do a demo to help us realize the arrangements, as well as send copies to the record company so they can hear what we’re up to. We make these tapes live to DAT and, again, I love the energy on these tapes. I can feel us playing together and the songs are new enough that the spontaneity is still alive in them.

Finally, we get around to making “the record”. We head into a studio, hire a producer and start recording in the conventional way by layering the drums, bass, etc., etc. I both enjoy and hate this method and have always liked our blaster rehearsal tapes the best. I’ve often wished we could release those tapes as they really capture the sound of the band (I’ve always liked those records that were made before multi-tracking changed the process).

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  • RaoulDuke03104

    Lightning in a bottle. A magic album.

    7 Jan 2009 Reply
  • BradyMan

    This is golden... More people should listen to Blue Rodeo

    6 Sep 2008 Reply
  • AceFive

    excellent album, blue rodeo at their best. I could listen to Five Days In May over and over... oh wait

    5 Feb 2008 Reply
  • Enman

    Great album and some very memorable tunes that sound as great now as 15 years ago. The album cover is awesome.

    31 Jan 2008 Reply
  • glassbottle

    their best albumb by far. Got me through many art classes.

    16 Jan 2007 Reply

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