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Recovery [CD]

Loudon Wainwright III Audio CD
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After the War (II) my father Loudon (II) came home with his bride Martha (I).1 My parents had sex and nine months later I was born albeit almost backwards.2

My youth was spent in Westchester County, New York and Beverly Hills, California.3 I remember being particularly happy when we lived in Southern California.4 However there was romantic agony - I had a tremendous ... Read more in Amazon's Loudon Wainwright III Store

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  • Audio CD (25 Aug 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Yep Roc
  • ASIN: B001B0IPJG
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 138,606 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  2. Saw Your Name In The Paper 3:060.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. School Days 3:330.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. The Drinking Song 4:390.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Motel Blues 3:200.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Muse Blues 3:350.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. New Paint 3:510.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Be Careful There's A Baby In The House 4:000.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Needless to Say 3:050.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Movies Are A Mother To Me 3:130.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Say That You Love Me 3:260.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Old Friend 3:380.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Man Who Couldn't Cry 6:040.99  Buy MP3 


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Suave 2008 reworkings of songs from his first 4 albums, released between 1970 and 1973! Produced by Joe Henry.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars terrible idea 5 Sep 2008
Format:Audio CD
As a big fan of Loudon Wainwright as a singer, songwriter and live performer I've wished so often for his recordings subsequent to the first two albums to be re-recorded as solo acoustic numbers. Loudon's achilles heel has been the ersatz soft-rock arrangemnets on so many of his recordings, that have taken away the edge of solitary intensity that is a large part of what makes Loudon special, of what makes him more than just a smart wit.

But he's gone and done the opposite and rerecorded his early solo masterpieces as soft-rock numbers. Booh!

Great songs - buy the original versions.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Old friends revisited 6 Oct 2008
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
The thing is that Loudon Wainwright III had, and still has, an ability to touch on feelings way before time.

I have all the tracks on this CD on vinyl, bought years and years ago. They were delivered in Loudon's young voice, at least an octave higher, free of the ageing process. Then, while people older than me might have thought the songs pretentious, formed by someone who couldn't have had the experience to know what he wrote about, they hit the spot for me.

Hearing these old friends again, in his grown up voice, brings new resonance to the collection. In fact, it reminds me that not only did Loudon know what he was singing about, he knew it well. This collection is a vindication of his authenticity.

My take on middle aged blues can be found here
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2.0 out of 5 stars Same old same old. 2 Nov 2008
Format:Audio CD
As much as I am a big fan, I was a bit disappointed. The songs were great tracks in their day, but it seems to me like this newest album lacks a little umph!
I continue to wait for new material..........The previous album was great!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Older and a little wiser self-review 4 Oct 2008
By DOA UK
Format:Audio CD
A sublime self-review for the most part... and a good intro for the novice.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great look back --- with a twist 19 Nov 2008
By Michigan Max - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
The songs on the CD Recovery are new recordings of classic Wainwright tunes from about 30 years ago. Even if you know them all in their original forms, these versions are a great pleasure to listen to. Longtime fans will enjoy the solid reworking of these classics. A new fan can appreciate both the great young talent who created these tunes, and the mature musician who is revisiting them from a very different perspective. The label "entertainer" is perfect for this eminently talented and insightful singer-songwriter. If you ever have the opportunity to see Wainwright in concert, don't miss it.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great look back --- with a twist 8 Nov 2008
By Michigan Max - Published on Amazon.com
The songs on the CD Recovery are new recordings of classic Wainwright tunes from about 30 years ago. Even if you know them all in their original forms, these versions are a great pleasure to listen to. Longtime fans will enjoy the solid reworking of these classics. A new fan can appreciate both the great young talent who created these tunes, and the mature musician who is revisiting them from a very different perspective. The label "entertainer" is perfect for this eminently talented and insightful singer-songwriter. If you ever have the opportunity to see Wainwright in concert, don't miss it.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Solid album 13 July 2009
By Greg Kinne - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
`Recovery' is a new collaboration with Joe Henry, and finds Loudon Wainwright III in an introspective mood. `Recovery' is a rerecording of Wainwright's extensive back catalog infused with Wainwright's maturity. It's similar to looking at a bunch of old photographs and putting new insights into the past. Joe Henry provides the tasteful arrangements on this album and does not obscure Wainwright's lyrics with too much flourish.

Wainwright's best songs on this album are the ones with the most sardonic touches. Dark songwriting has always been this man's forte. Standout tracks on this album include, "School Days," "Muse Blues" and "Be Careful There's A Baby In The House." Those may be my favorites, but the rest of the album is solid. Album closer, "The Man Who Couldn't Cry" is a personal favorite with its list of problems and resolutions. Joe Henry's string arrangement accentuates the drama of this song perfectly.

File this one in updated classics.
8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars i love loudon wainwright III, always have. 5 Oct 2008
By b.chimp - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
best singer songwriter in existence. great renditions of some of his best old tunes. what's not to love? remember how you felt the first time you heard " be careful there's a baby in the house"? what the f**k!, right? but that whole record came together so beautifully. and most of us still eat, drink and smoke stuff, and we still don't know what to do. the enjoyment level of this project is off the charts. i love l.w.III, always have.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Re-Discovery 6 Oct 2008
By Casey C. Taylor - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
In the measure of full discloser I am an avid fan of LWIII, and immediately obtain anything he put's out. That being said, this is a fine album. Yes it is well produced by Mr. Henry, and the band is first rate. Certainly LWIII deserves to revisit his work and reinterpret it any way he chooses, and here, it is wonderful. However, I prefer the original, and raw sound of a younger LWIII. That was fantastic, this is beautiful. I love the "full" band sound, and would pay top dollar to see these guys live in a small room. LWIII can do no wrong.
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