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Bill Callahan is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist, who has also recorded and performed under the band name Smog and (Smog). After almost 20 years of using the alias Smog for his music, Bill Callahan switched to his given name for his releases after 2005's A River Ain't Too Much to Love. The 2007 EP Diamond Dancer and full-length Woke on a Whaleheart both mixed the intimate, ... Read more in Amazon's Bill Callahan Store

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  • Audio CD (9 April 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Drag City
  • ASIN: B000MNP2X0
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 76,064 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Jason Parkes #1 HALL OF FAME on 29 April 2007
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'Woke on a Whaleheart' is the debut album from Bill Callahan, the artist formerly known as Smog. As Smog Bill Callahan has released many great albums including 'Red Apple Falls', 'Knock Knock', 'Dongs of Sevotion', 'Rain on Lens', and 'A River Ain't Too Much to Love.' This album appears to be a bit of a year zero, something distinct in his use of his own name and the dropping of the Smog-moniker - perhaps he's in a good place with his much reported relationship with Joanna Newsom, whose 'Ys' he contributed to last year (on the stunning epic 'Only Skin'). Perhaps 'Woke on a Whaleheart' should be played after 'Ys' to see if the records have an equal relationship?

Callahan had previously collaborated with Neil Michael Hagerty, once of Pussy Galore & Royal Trux and now of the Howling Hex, alongside figures such as John McEntire and Jim O'Rourke - Hagerty arranges and co-produces here, while Steve Albini gets mentioned on the sleeve too. It's been hard to keep up with Hagerty since the demise of Royal Trux, an array of solo recordings and writings have surfaced, this is probably the most consistent record he has been associated with since 'Pound for Pound' - it would be interesting if Hagerty's own records moved into this territory.

Opener 'From the Rivers to the Ocean' is a joy, close to the material on the last three Smog albums, and sounding close to the best of Lambchop - like the material on 'Ys' it veers off into other directions that feel quite organic, it sounds that Callahan has been listening to 'Song Cycle' too as the song goes from here to there; the song is extremely addictive and one of those songs I can just play on repeat, over and over and over...
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By J. W. Bassett on 23 Mar. 2007
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Having begun as Smog, switched to (smog), moved back to Smog, Bill Callahan is, finally, just Bill Callahan. Having hidden behind the Smog moniker and dressed passion in dispassionate delivery for nearly two decades, Callahan's reputation is enigmatic, but, addressed by his own name, he's no longer such an enigma. In fact, on the single Diamond Dancer, he admits, "It's time I gave the world my life."

The change of name might mean a more candid Callahan but his iconic baritone and the cutting inflection that straddles perfectly the line between self-depreciation and self-parody are unchanged. The beautiful prose of tracks like Footprints ("where the footprints end / we must have flown") is coupled with wry wit, as on From The Rivers To The Ocean ("we got in the river and it groped us / made us think of sex between us").

Taking care of the arrangements is Neil Michael Hagerty, whose garage sensibilities further the Nashville sound of the last Smog album, A River Ain't Too Much To Love, to give Callahan a country outlaw edge. While it's true that Woke On A Whaleheart follows the gentler path that he began to forge with 2003's Supper, the new album is even more compelling than his earlier, more subversive material.

Sycamore, with backing gospel vocals from Deani Pugh-Flemmings of the Olivet Baptist Church choir, could easily be a Stax recording; the captivating Night features gorgeous piano from Howard Draper; while Callahan provides himself with a verbal cue on On The Wheel, speaking each line before he sings it.

Having worn many aesthetic masks throughout his career, Callahan has made his best album without wearing one at all. No longer inscrutable, but never easy, Woke On A Whaleheart snatches at the same painful honesty we haven't seen from him since The Doctor Came At Dawn.
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Another brilliant album from a grown up for grown ups. This is an album that really bears repeated listening and repays close attention over and over again.
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