Jim Boggia | Fidelity is the Enemy

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Fidelity is the Enemy

by Jim Boggia

YesterPop / Brand New Classic Rock
Genre: Pop: Beatles-pop
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1. So Full
3:47 album only
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2. Toy Boat
4:20 album only
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3. Don't Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulder)
0:20 album only
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4. Bubblegum 45s
2:47 album only
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5. Several Thousand
3:24 album only
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6. Black and Blue
5:38 album only
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7. - connector #1 -
0:17 album only
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8. Intro to O/P
0:32 album only
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9. O/P
3:40 album only
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10. Nothing Wrong With Me
3:45 album only
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11. Peter Pan
5:00 album only
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12. Weather
3:31 album only
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13. That, For Me, Is You
3:52 album only
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14. Bonus Track 1 - Several Thousand (insane solo)
3:21 album only
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15. Bonus Track 2 - The Humbug Song
1:59 album only
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Gee, this sure doesn't sound like a debut album.

Jim Boggia has worked as a songwriter and accompanist for a handful of artists, some well-known (Jill Sobule, Juliana Hatfield and Bernadette Peters) and some obscure, but Fidelity Is The Enemy is his first LP as a headliner, and it's a strikingly accomplished and confident set.

Boggia's reference points are all rooted in classic pop -- the Beatles and the Beach Boys loom especially large in his pantheon, with an acapella lift from Pet Sounds linking two tracks and "Peter Pan" and Weather" bearing no small resemblance to the White Album-era Fabs (the latter also tips its hat to Simon and Garfunkel in its coda). But while Boggia clearly looks to the past for inspiration as he spins cardboard flexi-discs on his Fisher-Price phonograph, his music boasts an energy and crisp precision that sound very much a part of the 21st Century, and the soulful gravity of Boggia's vocals, an inspired blend of silk and sand, is a more compelling instrument than your usual pop obsessive has to offer.

Boggia's songwriting chops are impressive, and these tunes show off a maturity and a grasp of real world victories and defeats that make the pleasures of his sunny melodies sound like they were richly earned, and the rotating cast of producers, engineers and musicians who helped him pull the whole show together deliver uniformly excellent work.

It usually takes plenty of practice and a few years of trial and error to come up with an album whose craft is as impressive as what Jim Boggia delivers on Fidelity Is The Enemy, and it's daunting to imagine what he might have to offer two or three more albums down the line. - Mark Deming All Music Guide

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LeAnne

New on my fave list!
This is already one of my all-time favorite cd's. Will never tire of listening to it. Jim's vocals and guitar skills are stellar. Some of the songs are a little sad, but still leave you with a good feeling. You will also see his humor shine through. Definitely can feel the Beatles influence.
Love it!
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Linnea Graybill

instantly one of my favorites
I adore this CD. Jim Boggia pulls from the Beatles and Simon and Garfunkle and creates an eclectic album that strays from the male vocalist with his acoustic guitar genre with songs like "Bubblegum 45s" and "Toy Boat." I love this CD and it has almost instantly become on of my favorites.
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Megan Koster

My favorite long-drive-in-the-country CD
I wish there were a 6-star option. There are sad songs, love songs, angry songs, funny songs, and the lyrics and melodies are great throughout. This CD is fabulous in more ways than I could number, please buy it and see for yourself.
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Shirley & Jake

Jim Boggia ROCKS!!
We first saw Jim Boggia in Redbank at a Songwriters in the Park Concert and immediately "loved" his music. This CD as another one we have of his is "AWESOME"!!! What a talented man!
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Nicole

Jim is great!
Jim's first release is amazing! The song O/P brings a whole new perspective to life...and each track just gets better and better. I love every bit of it!
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Stephanie Sanders

Excellent CD
Jim Boggia is such a beautiful song writer and I love the sound of his voice on these songs.My favorites are Several Thousand and That For Me,Is You.You can also hear a lot of Beatles influence on a couple of tracks,it's all good.
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Darrell

Fantastic, as always
I've been listening to Jim since he was 16. Yep. a babe in the woods. He was good then, he is fantastic now. Gotta love that kid.
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Richard Neal Miller

HOLY HENLEY!
I purchased this CD because I heard and/or read that if you liked Jon Brion's work, then you would like Jim Boggia. I did notice similarities: They both work with other artists more than focusing on releasing their own albums...and Jim also uses toy pianos and interesting sounds on his disc (like Jon Brion). However, Jim's voice often reminded me of Don Henley more than John Lennon or Elvis Costello (2 of Brion's influences). I have read many remarks about the influence of The Beatles on Jim's music, but aside from the spirit of adventure of some of the tracks, I wouldn't compare Jim's songs to The Beatles. If you want to hear Beatles-influenced music, then seek out The Virgineers or Cotton Mather. I would recommend "Fidelity is the Enemy" to fans of The Eagles...particularly the Don Henley tunes.
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Brittany

I absolutely love jim's cd.
I absolutely love jim's cd. I wanted it so bad after seeing him open for michelle branch! He has got this gorgeous voice that works with anything.And he has this style that brings back touches from the past. He rocked live, and he's hot to boot. Can't wait to see him again!
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Tuscany

Love it, but where are some new songs?
this is a great album; Jim is an amazing talent -- musically, vocally, and lyrically. But I've been a fan for five or more years, and after seeing his show last night at the Living Room in New York I'm disappointed to find that he doesn't have many new songs in his repetoire. Write! Write! Write! I want to hear more from your incredibly astute mind!
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