Grapes of Wrath

Grapes of Wrath "Field Trip (With Bonus EP)"

Label: Song Recordings Inc.
Released: 10/06/2000

Label: Magada International Not Currently Available

Hooman Ganjavi from Toronto, Canada I'm usually sceptical of comeback albums... in fact, I didn't even listen to this for months after I bought it. But after I got a bit tired of the old Grapes material, I gave this a try... and after a couple of spins, I was thoroughly impressed. Kane and Hooper are incredible songwriters (especially Kane). It's almost as if they never broke up... 'Field Trip' just seems like a logical follow-up to 'These Days'. It's a classic Grapes album with a mixture of harder rock (Black Eye) and softer acoustic (Kane's brilliant 'But Oh Well'). Hooper also shows off his songwriting prowess with infectious tunes like 'Sell the Goat' and 'Hitchhiker'. The bonus CD has some interesting material as well... the highlight being Kane's acoustic rendition of 'Misunderstanding'... reminiscent of the material on his solo albums (both of which are highly recommended). This album gets 4 stars only because 5 stars is reserved for the two perfect Grapes albums, 'Treehouse' and 'Now & Again'. Kane and Hooper... Canada's Lennon and McCartney?

Grapes Of Wrath September Bowl of Green

Released: 01/01/1990

Label: EMI Canada

After relocating to Vancouver, the band recorded the full-length "September Bowl of Green", whose release was followed by critical acclaim, coast-to-coast tours, and an American release the following year.

Grapes Of Wrath Now and Again

Released: 09/19/1989

Label: Capitol/EMI Records

1 used cd available in very good condition

Supporting the album's US release the following year with extensive touring, the Grapes (now including keyboard player Vince Jones) were back in the States (Woodstock, specifically) at the beginning of 1989, recording "Now and Again" with producer Anton Fier (Golden Paliminoes, Victoria Williams). The album (and top-ten single "All the Things I Wasn't") saw the band's stature in Canada increasing as they moved from clubs to concert halls and, following releases throughout most of the world, touring Europe.

The Grapes Of Wrath: Kevin Kane (vocals, guitars); Tom Hooper (vocals, bass); Vincent Jones (Hammond organ, piano); Chris Hooper (drums, percussion).

Additional personnel: Pete Kleinow (steel guitar); Jane Scarpantoni (cello); Louis Cortelezzi (oboe); Chuck Leavell (piano).

Recorded at Dreamland Studios, West Hurley, New York and Grog Kill Studios, Willow, New York.

All songs written by members of The Grapes Of Wrath.

Grapes Of Wrath I Am Here

label: Capitol

1 used cd available in very good condition

1991's "These Days", like its predecessor, went platinum in Canada (with hits like "I Am Here" and "You May Be Right"), with more sold out concerts across Canada and a second trip to Europe (where the band began to see its first chart action outside of Canada).

Grapes of Wrath these days

label: Capitol
released: August 27, 1991

1 used cd available in very good condition