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  • Audio CD (3 Sep 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: The Cadiz Recording Co.
  • ASIN: B008L1H0QM
  • Other Editions: Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 100,190 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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"Dan Stuart, Poor Old Dan, Marlowe Billings, Dan Fucking Stuart... whatever you want to call him is back. Green on Red's former front man and main scribe is releasing The Deliverance of Marlowe Billings through Cadiz on September 3rd.

The Deliverance of Marlowe Billings will be Dan s first solo album to be released this century. His old band Green on Red were reluctant members of LA's Paisely Underground (Dream Syndicate, Bangles, Long Ryders etc.) before unintentionally inspiring the Alt-Country/Americana ghetto of Wilco, Ryan Adams, Calexico et al. Hell, Stuart and tour mate Steve Earle once took on half of London in a bar fight, but why no one really remembers. His songs have been covered by a wide spectrum from the cute punky pop Vivian Girls, literary miserabilists Richmond Fontaine, to the late great Jim Dickinson, not to mention the unfortunate Travis and Manic Street Preachers. He has written songs with Memphis soul legends Dan Penn and Spooner Oldham as well as ultra-wasp Loudon Wainwright III. Producers such as Al Kooper and Glyn Johns have all tried to tame him, to no avail.

Okay, but just where the hell has Dan been?

Taking a cue from F. Scott Fitzgerald, Stuart sat out the second act of his own play but has returned for the denouement. The Deliverance of Marlowe Billings details the implosion of a marriage and his subsequent escape from a NYC psychiatric facility to a planned suicide south of the border. Fortunately, the ancients had other plans, and walking in the footsteps of Traven, Lawrence & Lowry, Stuart's demise was foiled by the simple beauty and preseverance of everyday life in Southern Mexico. Surrounded by the narco wars, endemic corruption and abject poverty, Stuart oddly enough found himself happy to be alive and relatively sane. After buying a battered handmade guitar from a retired mariachi, he emerged with a collection of songs that balanced his trademark sarcastic swagger and tough fear with a hard won fragility that can only be acquired by creeping to the edge and staring into the void. Surely, Stuart had crossed more than a mere border between countries, but the frontier between reason and madness itself.

A walking contradiction and sin-eater to boot, Dan Stuart's songs have always asked more questions than they've answered, but really, aren't doubts all we got? What is certain is The Deliverance of Marlowe Billings was recorded in Italy and Los Angeles with the mighty Sacri Cuori and Dan is reported to be in great shape and spirits. Que un milagro!

The Deliverance of Marlowe Billings was produced by Antonio Gramentieri and Jack Waterson (Green on Red). Gramentieri's ensemble Sacri Cuori provided musical support and have recorded with Richard Buckner, Marc Ribot, David Hidalgo, Isobell Campbell etc. Dan Stuart is currently lining up dates for his first ever solo tour backed by Sacri Cuori this September where they will be playing songs from the new album as well as many tracks from the Green on Red repertoire."

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Angry bluesman on 5 Sep 2012
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Twenty-something years ago Green on Red took the skin off the human soul with the howl of pain that was Here Come The Snakes. It was the ultimate album for those of us guys with stiletto marks on our hearts. Those songs of loss, rejection, and deep hurt have stayed with me over the years, whether I wanted them to or not.

Frankly, though, nothing Dan or Chuck has done since has come close - until now. I don't know what depths Dan had to plumb to come up with this record, but I hope it was worth it (I doubt it). It is a document of loss and pain more mature and even more bleak than Snakes. It hurts.

Okay, it doesn't have Chuck's guitar genius, and there are a couple of turkeys on here. But it's still the best album I've heard in years. For all the wrong reasons.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By I. Gillan on 9 Sep 2012
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I've been a fan of Green On Red since the 1980's and I've followed Dan's career post GoR over the years from 'Can O' Worms' via 'Retroneuvo' to 'The Slummers' all of them had their moments but none of them felt like a complete item to me. Suddenly he's back and he's on top form with this great collection of songs.
If you were ever a fan you will love this, don't let the previous efforts that amounted to near misses deter you.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Yddraigcoch101 on 24 Dec 2012
Format: Audio CD
Dan reaches the giddy heights he achieved with GOR. Anyone who liked their music and Dan's voice will revel in the new album. I can only hope there's more where that came from?
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By D. Bencuya on 26 Jan 2014
Format: Vinyl
The music is 5 stars, my favorite 2013 album
However AVOID the vinyl pressing, it sucks, unbelievably off centered and VERY noisy, like a VG record at best, a real shame cause' the mastering is good.
Get a digital version (Cd, download)
Hope i saved someone some money and heartache (the disappointment of a bad vinyl pressing, you know what i mean)
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