Exiles From Eden is the third album that Glenn Cardier released since his comeback album in 2002. This 2008 release is an absolute tour de force by the reclusive Australian singer-songwriter-guitarist. With Exiles From Eden, Glenn Cardier emphatically delivered on the 'promise'.
"The most complete album of my career. This one seemed to take forever to make. Not in a bad way, but I wanted a fairly majestic production and it took time. Sometimes these collections seem like pieces from a soundtrack to a movie or something. They hang together.
The reviews have been pretty stunning, though you have no idea how it's going to turn out when it's being written. You just have to stay true to it, I guess. I like to read the reviews because sometimes I get to learn what a song is about when often I have no idea myself.
I was listening to a lot of Hasil Adkins when I wrote 'Angelica'. He made records alone in the backwoods in the States in the 50s. I played electric 12 string on the title track a-la the Byrds. It's a mid 60s Fender. I like the old guitars. There's a '56 Martin on 'Flash Guitar' and a '59 Gretsch doing all the fat electric stuff. I play the resonator in a folk guitar style, not bottleneck. It’s made by Greg Beeton and it's serial number 4. It's on 'She's The One For Me' and 'All's Well' and some others. I get lots of emails about 'Invisible Ink'. I'm playing the Beeton on that one too. It's a mysterious kind of song." Glenn Cardier
'Glenn Cardier has been writing and performing moving, insightful, powerful and important songs for more than thirty years. His intriguing evolution has given us something like a cross between John Prine and John Lee Hooker. With captivating presence, a commanding vocal style and a gloriously perverse point of view that produces songs which take firm hold and linger long, he comes dangerously close to being certified as a national treasure.' Glenn A. Baker