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World Without End

Bob Frank, John Murry Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (15 April 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Decor
  • ASIN: B000O59YQ2
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 93,075 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Intoxicating! The Real Hard Stuff 29 Jun 2011
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As the duo who made this extraordinary album admitted, it was an exercise in reconstruction,not covering other Murder Ballads but writing songs in that style about actual murderers. and so, you get serial killers "Little Wylie Harp", lynchings, from the victim's point of view "Jesse Washington" and from the perpetrators' "Tupelo Mississippi 1936", crimes of passion "Madeleine, 1796", even a song about the "Original Zorro" "Joaquin Murietta, 1853".
The music is varied and more than complements the subject matter and period. The lyrics refrain from gloating or excessive detail but are unstinting and also fit the subject matter.
It is an unqualified success in all quarters, with colour, atmosphere and "feel" by the truckload. Even the production enhances and adds to the quality.
I do not know if Nick Cave knows about this. But he should be told
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This album is stunning in every way. Produced by the same producer that brought you John Murry's new classic The Graceless Age. If you like that album you will love this, strange as it was largely ignored at the time of release. John recorded The Gracelss Age just 2 years after this but it didnt get a release until 2012. His partner in crime here is none other than infamous folk legend Bob Frank who had one record released on Vanguard some 30 years ago and John brought him out of the wilderness to do this. I was lucky enough to catch the guys performing together (yeah it was sort of a train wreck but in an amazing way) listen to it first on Amazon or Spotify if you dont believe me
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5.0 out of 5 stars It all ends in tears 2 Dec 2012
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Stories of the old and new west. Lynchings, torture, murder, assinations, the dark stuff of American literature. New tellings of old themes, William Faulkner and Tennesee Williams in a rock band. This is the real dark roots of the real murder ballads sung and played with conviction and authenticity. I would not be inviting these guys to dinner. Highest recomendation.
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Amazon.com: 4.5 out of 5 stars  4 reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Murder Ballads 1 Jun 2009
By Iain Mcconnell - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Murry and Frank have crafted an excellent story-teller's album in the folk tradition. The album conveys the spectrum of human emotion and how those emotions turn to murder. It's somewhat like "The Spoon River Anthology" set to music. Murry and Frank write and structure songs well and convincingly inhabit the characters in their stories. Give it shot. You won't be disappointed.
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding! 24 Nov 2013
By Ulf Kjell Gür - Published on Amazon.com
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An outstanding album. A brief personal view of north american history. Words and music are unique. Don't leave home without it.
4.0 out of 5 stars Not for the faint of heart. In a good way. 2 Jun 2013
By D.R. Peak - Published on Amazon.com
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Murder ballads have a long history in these United States, but no one has done an album quite like Bob Frank and John Murry's World Without End before. Ten true tales of murder and mayhem, droning guitars, slurred vocals, and no-nonsense lyrics.
The stark story-telling of Springsteen's Nebraska with the no-holds intensity of Suicide's Frankie Teardrop. Not for the faint of heart!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A damn fine record, ladies and gentlemen! 2 April 2008
By GB - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
World Without End is a collection of new American murder ballads that explores existential truths in a fresh and compelling manner.
People from all sides speak their piece: outlaws ("Little Nelly was married, but I didn't give a damn / I took her young body, that's just how I am"), victims ("I could smell my flesh burning / So I climbed up the chain"), and omniscient narrators ("When they killed his wife and his baby that night / They froze the heart of Joaquin"). Not only are the songs highly literary, but also musically engaging: listeners will find everything from waltz to country to rock'n'roll.
With this album, Bob Frank and John Murry make Nick Cave sound like the goofball that he is. Every fan of great songwriting, William Faulkner, Carson McCullers, and Malick's Badlands should own a copy of World Without End.
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