Review: Sloan – One Chord To Another (Deluxe Edition) (Murderecords)

SloanAlthough their 1994 sophomore album Twice Removed has been critically lauded since release, there is little doubt that Sloan’s 1996 album One Chord To Another gave the band the national breakthrough they so sorely deserved. Led by singles “The Good In Everyone,” “The Lines You Amend” and “Everything You’ve Done Wrong,” One Chord To Another was, and still is, one of the most definitive examples of the outstanding songwriting prowess that the individual members of Sloan brought to the table.

In this limited edition box set, the group fleshes out the original album with a wealth of bonus material, including the excellent Recorded Live At A Sloan Party, where, alongside a handful of originals, the group covers April Wine, Canned Heat and Stereolab, among others. In addition to a collection of early sketches of each of the tracks contained on One Chord To Another, the band includes another set of 11 outtakes, a 32-page colour book and more, all of which makes this an essential item for the most devout of Sloan fans. It just doesn’t get much better than this, folks.