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Bonnie Prince Billy* - Best Troubador

Oct 2, 2012 flac by Golkree

Label: Drag City - none,Palace Records - none • Format: 18x, File MP3, Album 320kbps • Country: US • Genre: Rock, Folk, World, & Country • Style: Country Rock
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Will Oldham is a superior songwriter and vocalist when he wants to be, but there's Bonnie Prince Billy* - Best Troubador enough of a willful persona to his work as Bonnie "Prince" Billy and within the Palace rubric that it's hard to tell when he's being serious and when he's pulling his audience's collective leg, even when his work is good.

One of the things that makes Best Troubador something truly special is that, more than nearly all of Oldham 's work to date, he's playing straight throughout, and ブランコ - Do As Infinity - Do The Box a good reason.

The misspelled but sincere honorific of the title refers to Merle Haggard ; according to the liner notes, this album was in the works before Hag 's death in Aprilbut when the great man passed, Oldham and his collaborators refashioned it into a tribute album devoted to songs Haggard wrote or sang. Most of the album was recorded and mixed live, with flute and sax added to the arrangements along with the more traditional guitars, fiddles, and banjos, and the overall effect is certainly idiosyncratic, as one might expect from Oldham ; this sounds like a slightly buzzed guitar pull as often as it sounds like a fully focused recording session.

But if the tone of these performances is laid-back, they're also sincere and committed, and as a vocalist BPB has rarely been better. As a songwriter, Oldham clearly appreciates the craft Bonnie Prince Billy* - Best Troubador Haggard 's songwriting, as well as the honest emotional pull of these tunes, and he sings them with a genuine measure of respect and love.

And the grainy drawl of Oldham 's voice was made to order for these stories of the ups and downs of life and love, and it's all but impossible not to be moved by this craggy sincerity Bonnie Prince Billy* - Best Troubador the genuine soul of this music. There are more deep cuts than familiar hits on Best Troubadorbut that's another part of what makes this album so pleasurable; this is a deep dive into Haggard 's body of work as seen through the eyes of Bonnie "Prince" Billyand Oldham and his crew deliver plenty of reminders why Hag was one of the greatest songwriters of his generation.

In his liner Complicated Girls - Bangles - Collections, Oldham writes, " Hag won't make more music, but the music he made is deep and rich and complex and forever yielding. AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully. Blues Classical Country. Electronic Folk International. Jazz Latin New Age.

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  1. Jun 20,  · With Best Troubador, Bonnie 'Prince' Billy pays homage to a long-time and forever hero, the late Merle Haggard. A singer who, some 25 years previously, first performed in public by playing a Merle Haggard song, Bonny has often cited Merle's work in performance, on records and in conversation with anyone who was around, even talking to Merle himself for Filter magazine in /5(2).
  2. Feb 10,  · Discover releases, reviews, credits, songs, and more about Bonnie Prince Billy* - "Best Troubador" at Discogs. Complete your Bonnie Prince Billy* collection/5(65).
  3. Drag City: making records since the second death of "Paul McCartney," also covered up. In it for the music, hoping you will use it. The power and the poverty, in one good right jab - what's left? Glass houses, people - not to mention glass jaws! A home to bands that actually smells like home - and don't forget, this is the 21st century, you shit where you live!
  4. Feb 10,  · It's an okey album but I'd rather hear original music from Bonnie. His own stuff is more interesting than a bunch of already existing songs. Big part of Merle Haggard was his voice and Bonnie's voice is nothing like it. Here Bonnie is a bit lost. I don't know what this album is trying to be. The versions you got here are not that interesting/5(22).
  5. There are more deep cuts than familiar hits on Best Troubador, but that's another part of what makes this album so pleasurable; this is a deep dive into Haggard's body of work as seen through the eyes of Bonnie "Prince" Billy, and Oldham and his crew deliver plenty of reminders why Hag was one of8/
  6. May 01,  · Buy Best Troubador by Bonnie 'Prince' Billy on Bleep. Available on Vinyl LP, CD. Download MP3, WAV, FLAC.

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