Ballad of the Broken Seas [VINYL]
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Okay you can say it's all just an imitation of Nancy & Lee and be cynical if you want but it goes somewhere else. It succeeds where Nick Cave and Kylie's bad Nancy & Lee pastiche failed because the songs are good enough and there's something new here. It's a darker and dirtier take on what Hazelwood did with Sinatra.
Isobel's take on Hank Williams's Ramblin' Man is up there with the best and most unexpected versions of the king of country's songs. If you want a cute little summer day record this is not for you but if you want a record that is darkly sexy, inventive and unexpected you should grab hold of it.
This is an interesting album (and not in the sense of being quite inaccessible to most people!) but it wouldn't be too easy to put in a pidgeon hole (which suits me). I don't really agree with the Cohen tag tho I understand why - I hear some early Dylan on some of the tracks and there certainly is a touch of alt country. Their voices really do go well together and the music is very well balanced. Certainly this is "sexy" music to me.
Almost a challenge - listen to the final track without pressing repeat! Enjoy it, it's worth discovering
Lanegan's croaky baritone and Campbell's sweetness combine on a range of material that echo Leonard Cohen and acoustic Nick Cave, even the alt.coutry of Willard Grant and Giant Sand.
The opener is a great example, simple marching rhythym, grumbling Lanegan and the deft touches of Campbell providing a tune that worms into your head all day. Elswhere the Hank Williams cover of Ramblin Man has a loose country feel, 'Saturdays Gone' is a sweet ballad for Campbell and the closer 'Circus Is Leaving Town' a bittersweet and sexy finish.
Insrumentation is mostly sparse, but strings add lushness and mood.
A real peach of an album, only the instrumental tracks feels a little like filler.
If you like this check out Willard Grant Conspiracy 'Regard The End'
However, after hearing it once or twice I am absolutely in love with it and had to go and buy my own copy.
At first listening there seemed to be just a little too much contrast between her delicate voice and his gruff voice but it works really, really well.
Something about Mark laneglan's voice reminds me of Tom Waites' soundtract for the film 'Down by Law'.
Atmosphere is the word. It is so thick you could cut it with a knife at times. Dense and smokey, with an aftertaste of whiskey and a feeling of regret.
This is a great record of slow burning blues/soul with a jazzy/folky tinge. Thoughtful music, made with conviction by two people who clearly enjoy working with each other and creatively sparking off each other. An album for those long nights alone with painful memories and a bottle of something that burns the throatand dulls the pain of the broken heart.
A classic album, if you like this then check out the follow ups `Sunday At Devil Dirt' and `Keep Me In Mind Sweetheart'. Here's hoping that there's more to come?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is fine though having had it for a while now I don't play it as much as others which is a good test. Some good tracks, some average.Published 10 months ago by W. Osborne
Unusual pairing that works beautifully. Great sonf crafted, produced and performed. Isobel's lovely voice contrasts perfectly with Mark's deep growl.Published 17 months ago by Coast guard