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Why Should The Fire Die?

9 Aug. 2005 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 9 Aug. 2005
  • Release Date: 9 Aug. 2005
  • Label: Sugar Hill Records
  • Copyright: (C) 2005 Sugar Hill Records, A Welk Music Group Company
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  • Total Length: 47:13
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  • ASIN: B001O33RFW
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 48,706 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Cat Mac VINE VOICE on 13 Sept. 2005
Format: Audio CD
Being a long time 'Creek fan, I must admit I was intrigued when I heard that Alison Krauss wasn't producing this record, and instead Eric Valentine (Queens of the stone age, Good charlotte) was taking the helm. Given the previous form, I wondered if we were going to see NC 'do a Dylan' and go electric - which would have been interesting! - but the 'Creek are all about progressive acoustic music and none more so progressive as this record.
Instead Valentine has managed to pull a Rick Rubin and has drawn out the rock sensibilities of the new material, whilst using the acoustic sound to push it as something altogether more powerful and broader on the soundscape. As Sean Watkins once said himself, 'if you play an Eminor chord through a stack of Marshalls, it's easy to sound angry, you have to be more imaginitive in getting that across on acoustic instruments'.
The feel of the album itself is a lot darker than previous records, although parts of 'This side' were hinting at it. They have evolved as story tellers, and the once metaphoric, 'cloak and dagger' lyrics are now poetically stark. Thile's voice has developed a gritty edge that does a lot more for this material than his youthfully exuberant vocal would have done. His writing is the major showcase on this album too - and echoing his latest solo effort 'Deceiver', it brings most of the darkness to the record.
Sara Watkins voice has come the longest way, from sweet and innocent Krauss-alike to a confident, rockier, mature sounding lady. She sounds like she has 'found' her voice on this record and isn't scared to use it! The fresh cover of an old Dylan song is the best display of this.
My major criticism of the album is that Sean Watkins' contributions as a writer and vocalist are limited.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By The Realsoulbluesman on 22 April 2006
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After reading reviews for this CD I bought on spec - had never heard of them before. What an excellent album with lots of different depths to it. The stand out track for me and one that I play to anyone who will listen is "Somebody more like you" the lyrics are really dark but humorous - anyone who has ever fallen out of love will relate to this. Also love Jealous of the Moon and Can't complain. If like me you haven't heard of them I can promise that it is a rewarding and thought-provoking listen to have in the car on a long journey.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Simon Brooman on 29 Dec. 2006
Format: Audio CD
I stumbled across Nickel Creek after reading a review in Mojo. American music has its justifiable critics - but to the list of creative genius that hits the right spot such as Gillian Welch, Tom Petty and Tom Waits now add Nickel Creek. Not that they're anything like those bands. But that's the point. They're like no-one and yet they touch your musical soul. They craft their music - they put what you expect in the right places and add detours into a new places without warning. If I was to sum them up I'd say the bring the influence of Alice in Chains to traditional instruments. Fabulous musicians who create music of intelligence, warmth and sublime virutuosity.

The only sad thing is that they've announced they're to split in 2007. It's a pity. But hey, creating music like this is maybe a once in a lifetime thing anyway.
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