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3. Hold You in My Arms
4. Narrow Escape
6. Forever My Friend
8. How Come
10. All the Wild Horses
|Playing Time:||45 min.|
|Contributing Artists:||Ethan Johns, Sara Watkins|
Personnel: Ray LaMontagne (vocals, acoustic guitar, harmonica); Ray LaMontagne; Ethan Johns (guitar, piano, harmonium, bass guitar, drums, percussion); Phillip Levy , Mark Robertson , Julie Gigante, Roger Wilkie (violin); David Low (cello).Audio Mixer: Ethan Johns.Recording information: Sunset Sound, Hollywood, CA.Illustrator: Jason Holley.Every once in a while a singer/songwriter comes down the pike in the grand emotive tradition of Neil Young and Van Morrison. In the early 2000s, the quietly intense folk of Iron & Wine and the rootsy-experimental stylings of Sufjan Stevens continued that lineage. Ray LaMontagne, whose impressive 2004 debut, TROUBLE, draws on alt-country, roots rock, and progressive folk in a unique, strikingly sincere way, seems a likely candidate for the keeper of the flame.The title track, which opens the album, introduces LaMontagne's deeply textured singing. Simultaneously raw, lilting, and expansive, LaMontagne's voice bristles with emotion, and immediately commands the listener's attention. Though the instrumentation on the album rarely changes--strummed acoustic guitar, tasteful string arrangements, bass, drums, and electric guitar for accents--the moods shift subtly from song to song. "Burn" is harrowingly intimate and hushed, while "How Come" works a shuffling groove and "Hold You in My Arms" has a wistful, waltz-like feel. LaMontagne's lyrics, strong on narrative detail and vivid imagery, are the crowning touch on these moving songs of love and loss. TROUBLE is so well realized, in fact, that it sometimes belies the truth that this is the artist's first effort.
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- loggirl0126Nov 17, 2013by
Awesome CD fun but mello something for everyone!! Thank You! Thank You!!
Such a wonderful CD love his voice and a style all his own!!<br>Turn it up!!! I'm hooked, NO DOUBT ABOUT IT!!!!
- wingnut103150Jul 12, 2011by
This is a great CD.
I would classify this music as cajun blues. It is one of the best CDs I've bought in a very long time.
- zflemingMay 5, 2011by
Great artist that deserves recognition.
I admit that I'd never heard this artist until the "dog" commercial. He is fantastic and deserves more air time. The CD is first rate.
- bonarm14Mar 14, 2011by
This is a really great cd! Ray Lamontagne has such a soulful voice, it's hard not to love every song he sings. Really great buy!
- notstoney1Mar 7, 2011by
buying trouble CD
I bought the CD because my wife loves the song Trouble. I am not sure is she is trying to tell me something but I ordered it and it got here on a timely basis it works fine and my wife loves it.