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Moving Up Country

James Yorkston And The Athletes
4 Jun 2002 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 4 Jun 2002
  • Label: Domino Records
  • Copyright: 2002 Domino Recording Co Ltd
  • Total Length: 49:15
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B002WYVUYW
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 65,120 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Paul J. Bradshaw on 20 Mar 2003
Format: Audio CD
For those mellow evenings when you're maybe feeling a little down, or a little knackered - this is the ideal calmer. Laid-back, alt-country that isn't quite morose but certainly not upbeat - in some ways almost jazz-like. The album is worth buying if only for the majestic and melodic Tender To The Blues. Wonderful.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Christopher Boyne on 21 Jan 2003
Format: Audio CD
If you're reading this, do yourself a favour and buy this record. James' delicate and intricate accoustic guitar and vocal arrangements are set off by the various and varied backing instruments and harmonies of the athletes.
Tender and St Patrick are my favourite tracks, tho everyone's a little gem.
At turns haunting, at others rousing, with a homegrown feel to it - this is how music should be. And he's a Fifer too! Gaun the neeburs!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 11 Nov 2002
Format: Audio CD
This is a remarkable record. It's not, perhaps, a great one, and certainly not a dynamic one, but it runs so strongly counter to the grain of popular music this side of the Atlantic and does it so confidently and skilfully that it makes you shake your head in wonder when you first hear it.
To a wheezy, burbling backing (The Athletes? Someone's having a laugh, then.), Yorkston half-sings, half-murmurs a collection of lost-love and fading-memory stories, sounding like a companionable stranger in a dark, warm bar in Winter. The songs are playful but melancholy, and Yorkston's golden ear for a melody makes them instantly sound like you've heard them played in the background all your life. If that makes this CD sound like comfort food, then that's just perfect - the whole thing is full of whispery low-key charm and likeability, and there cannot be anyone on earth it would offend.
It sounds a bit like Will Oldham, as almost every review says it does, but it sound much more like the quiet parts of a Sparklehorse album - Good Morning Spider especially. Moving Up Country doesn't have the musical and emotional range of Mark Linkus' record, but almost nothing does, and Yorkston's album at least has absolutely no low spots: the first track is lovely, the last track is beautiful, and all the others fall somewhere in between.
How can that be a bad thing?
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