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The Majestic Silver Strings [CD]

Buddy Miller Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (3 Oct 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: CD
  • Label: NEW WEST
  • ASIN: B004I2EWMI
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 90,123 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Cattle Call
2. No Good Lover (Feat. Ann McCrary)
3. I Want to Be With You Always (Feat. Patty Griffin)
4. Barres De La Prison
5. Meds (Feat. Lee Ann Womack)
6. Dang Me (Feat. Chocolate Genius)
7. Bury Me Not On the Lone Prairie
8. That's the Way Love Goes (Feat. Shawn Colvin)
9. Freight Train
10. Why I'm Walkin' (Feat. Emmylou Harris)
See all 13 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Why Baby Why

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Majestic Silver Strings is legendary country singer Buddy Miller's reimagining of various country songs, and features guest appearances from the likes of Emmylou Harris, Patty Griffin, Shawn Colvin and his wife Julie Miller. The release also includes a bonus DVD of live concert footage. Miller's band for this alnum features esteemed guitarists Marc Ribot, Bill Frisell and Greg Leisz, along with Dennis Crouch on bass and Jay Bellerose on drums.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Four Axemen of the Country Licks 16 April 2011
By Glenn TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
Chairman Miller presides over a true socialist state of music as this album presents a collective of talents rather than a singular showcase. Not surprising as Buddy Miller so often acts as producer and support performer to the likes of Emmylou Harris and Steve Earle, but the spirit of this musical community is further represented in the guitar quartet of Bill Frisell, Greg Leisz, Marc Ribot and Miller himself who share, without a shred of solo showing-off, expert duties: the majestic silver strings of the album's title. The communal cast is then enhanced by the songstresses Ann McCrary, Patty Griffin, Lee Ann Womack, Shawn Colvin, Emmylou Harris, and wife Julie Miller.

The album itself is a great mix of traditional country, blues and dark ballads. The opener 'Cattle Call' stamps its authentic old-time country seal with Miller's understated but assured howling and yodeling. This could scare off the lightweights who only dip delicate toes in New Country, but for those who appreciate Miller's Country eclecticism it's one of many perfect delights on the album. Other highlights are Ann Lee Womack's maudlin if disturbingly comic 'Meds', the stomping blues of 'Dang Me' with Chocolate Genius, an atmospherically haunting Marc Ribot on the album's longest song 'Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie', the wonderful Emmylou Harris singing 'Why I'm Walkin'', and my favourite, Shawn Colvin's crystal clear rendition of Frisell's beautiful ballad 'That's The Way Love Goes'.

The guitar backdrop throughout is brilliant as one would rightly expect. It simply sounds like it has been played with huge enjoyment. I'm not expert nor arsed enough to work out who plays what when: the mix of slide and steel and acoustic merges into its majestic whole.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
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I bought this with high hopes since it has some of my favourite musicians playing on it and I was looking forward to some scintillating playing. Unfortunately, the musicianship is entirely subservient to the songs and the singers, and they are, frankly, a mixed bunch. For me, the only really stand out number is 'Bury Me Not on the Lonesome Prairie' - a really evocative track. Emmylou simply reminds us of how a great voice has declined with the years and most of the other songs are pretty unremarkable mainstream country work-outs. However, this is definitely a grower .. I find I like it a bit more with each hearing, but there are no scintillating guitar runs or breathtaking picking that one comes to expect of country at its best. There is some stmospheric playing, but frankly, Miller's playing with 'Spyboy' is more spine-tingling and Frisell's solo projects have more complexity. Nonetheless, four stars because there is undoubted quality here and it may continue to grow!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Majestic experiment 18 Aug 2011
By Gizmophobic VINE VOICE
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This is a seismic shift for Buddy despite the presence on vocals of country stalwarts Emmylou Harris,Lee Ann Womack,Patty Griffin and of course wife Julie. It starts off with an old Tex Owens song "Cattle call" complete with yodels-however the ghostly guitar intro from Bill Frisell, reminiscent of the Band's last waltz theme, hints we're into something a little different. The next two tracks though could be on any of Buddy's other excellent albums. "No good lover" is at the border of country and blues and rocks along, while "I want to be with you always" is a delghtful country ballad with Patty Griffin.
It was at the beginning of the next track that I thought someone had changed the cd without me looking. "Barres de Prison" is sung by Marc Ribot-new name to me-with a voice closer to Leonard Cohen and subject matter to match. Its a sad and beautiful song with lovely guitar from Frisell. Next up is "Meds" sung by Womack and although I'm not too familiar with her either I expect this is quite a departure. I'm reminded more of some of the quirkiness of the likes of Rickie Lee Jones than country and the next track "Dang me" could be on the last "Drive by Truckers" album-unbelievably its an old Roger Miller song,,,,,,brilliant interpretation by Marc Anthony Thompson who again is completely new to me. "Bury me not on the lone Prairie" is even further away from Miller country. Again an adaption of a traditional country song this is firmly in the land of alternative country-closer to Cowboy Junkies than country cowboys. As though awakening from a dark (but amazing) dream we're back to country with "That's the way love goes" sung by Shaun Colvin and again greatly benefitting from the excellent and moody guitars of Frisell and co.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Sonic Experience 3 Jun 2012
By D Major
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I'm not a country fan, but am being persuaded. I bought this record because I'd seen Buddy Miller performing with Robert Plant and thought the guitar work was gripping. When I discovered Marc Ribot was on this record I went for it. Glad I did - this record is a collection of incredibly well crafted songs but with stunning originality. Each song is a jewel in a darkly mooded landscape. If this is what country is then I'll be looking for more.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfection - if you like this sort of thing 13 April 2011
Format:Audio CD
fine old country songs performed beautifully by a 'super group' (no really is this time). Bill Frisell, Marc Ribot, Greg Leisz brought together by craftman producer, and musical star in his own right, Buddy Miller. These four guitar players of the highest quality provide a varied and delicious foundation for various guest vocalists and themselves to sing....personal favorite is the 'Bury me not..' 'cause I'm morbid and the ghostly pedal steel (Leisz) and sweeping spookiness of Frisell's electric mesh just beautifully and then Marc Ribot sparks eccentrically with glints of raga and blues...oh just get it if you..er..like this sort of thing.
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