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Immerse yourself in the light,
This review is from: Lie Down In The Light (Audio CD)
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy's 'Lie Down In The Light' is an album to be treasured, an alt.country/folk gem to allow to slowly soak into your subconscious over a few listens, one which you don't quite realise you love until the full beauty of the recordings hit you, but once you hit that point of no return, it is difficult to stop listening to it. What's more, this is something that could only be described as quite a happy album, maybe something that most fans wouldn't expect of Will Oldham. Still, this album is still unmistakably Bonnie 'Prince' Billy and isn't too much of a departure to alienate long-time admirers of his music.
From start to finish, this album is a delight. The light, breezy opener, 'Easy Does It', sets the album's generally cheerful mood. The duets with Ashley Webber, especially 'So Everyone' and 'You Want That Picture', are just superb. The more melancholy songs, such as 'Missing One' and 'Willow Trees Bend' have such a delicate beauty, they counter the more upbeat songs to produce a wonderful blend of light and shade. No matter the theme or arrangement of the song, each track on 'Lie Down In The Light' contains a melodic appeal which should keep you coming back to this album time after time to immerse yourself in everything it still has yet to reveal. Just beautiful.