The title is an Alberta in-joke, and one of the key tracks on the album is a cover of the Arrogant Worms' humorous "Last Saskatchewan Pirate." Still, East of Edson is an album to take a bit more seriously than the debut. The playing is a tighter, there's a less casual, throw-away humor thrown in, and the Celti-fied cover of The Clash's "London Calling" is actually quite fun. The Inclusion of "Drunken Sailor" and "Lord of the Dance" may be a bit corny, but it works well with the rest of the album.
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AllMusic Review by Sean Carruthers