Listen Now
Go Unlimited
Start your 30-day free trial
Amazon Music Unlimited subscribers can play 40 million songs, thousands of playlists and ad-free stations including new releases. Learn More
Your Amazon Music account is currently associated with a different marketplace. To enjoy Prime Music, go to Your Music Library and transfer your account to Amazon.co.uk (UK).

  
Includes FREE MP3 version of this album.
+ £1.26 UK delivery
Used: Very Good | Details
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Expedited shipping available on this item. Your item will be previously owned but still in great condition. The disc will play perfectly without interruption and the case, inlay notes and sleeve may show limited signs of wear.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Available to Download Now
Buy the MP3 album for £5.99

God Willin' & The Creek Don't Rise CD

4.5 out of 5 stars 62 customer reviews

Price: £5.99 & FREE UK Delivery on orders dispatched by Amazon over £20. Delivery Details
See all 4 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Listen Now with Amazon Music
God Willin' & The Creek Don't Rise
"Please retry"
Amazon Music Unlimited
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Audio CD, CD, 6 Sep 2010
"Please retry"
£5.99
£3.00 £1.88
Includes FREE MP3 version of this album.
AutoRip is available only for eligible CDs and vinyl sold by Amazon EU Sarl (but does not apply to gift orders or PrimeNow orders). See Terms and Conditions for full details, including costs which may apply for the MP3 version in case of order returns or cancellations.
Only 5 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Note: This item is eligible for click and collect. Details
Pick up your parcel at a time and place that suits you.
  • Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
  • Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
How to order to an Amazon Pickup Location?
  1. Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
  2. Dispatch to this address when you check out
Learn more
Complete your purchase to add the MP3 version to your Amazon music library. Provided by Amazon EU S.à r.l.
43 new from £3.00 11 used from £1.88

Introducing Prime Live Events - Intimate. Exclusive. Live
Major artists, intimate venues, exclusive to Prime -- Discover more
£5.99 & FREE UK Delivery on orders dispatched by Amazon over £20. Delivery Details Only 5 left in stock (more on the way). Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Introducing Prime Live Events - Intimate. Exclusive. Live
Major artists, intimate venues, exclusive to Prime -- Discover more

Amazon's Ray LaMontagne Store


Frequently bought together

  • God Willin' & The Creek Don't Rise
  • +
  • Gossip in the Grain
  • +
  • Till The Sun Turns Black
Total price: £15.73
Buy the selected items together

Product details

  • Audio CD (6 Sept. 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Columbia
  • ASIN: B003VC51TY
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (62 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 28,052 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
  • If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

  • Sample this album Artist (Sample)
1
30
6:07
Listen Now Buy: £0.99
 
2
30
4:13
Listen Now Buy: £0.99
 
3
30
3:09
Listen Now Buy: £0.99
 
4
30
4:32
Listen Now Buy: £0.99
 
5
30
4:59
Listen Now Buy: £0.99
 
6
30
3:29
Listen Now Buy: £0.99
 
7
30
4:03
Listen Now Buy: £0.99
 
8
30
3:51
Listen Now Buy: £0.99
 
9
30
6:04
Listen Now Buy: £0.99
 
10
30
3:59
Listen Now Buy: £0.99
 
Digital Booklet: God Willin' & The Creek Don't Rise
Digital Booklet: God Willin' & The Creek Don't Rise
Album Only

Product description

Product Description

God Willin’ & The Creek Don't Rise is acclaimed recording artist Ray LaMontagne's fourth studio record, and the follow-up to his heralded Gossip in the Grain. Entirely self produced (for the first time) God Willin’ & the Creek Don’t Rise was recorded in two weeks at LaMontagne’s home in the woods of western Massachusetts. The newly restored historic home served as a homemade recording studio for Ray and his fellow musicians. The setting provided a backdrop for the creation of songs imbued with Ray’s signature poignancy.

With Ray’s vocals at the forefront of the songs and a loose, almost live sounding recording, the album stands as a testament to a band at the height of their powers. The newly coined 'Pariah Dogs', consists of Jay Bellarose (drums), Jennifer Condos (bass), Patrick Warren (keyboard), Eric Heywood (guitar) and Greg Leisz (pedal steel guitar). Individually, these musicians have contributed to the live work of musicians including Beck, Joe Henry, Tom Waits, Lucinda Williams, Ryan Adams and Joe Cocker to name a few.

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
For the curious amongst you this album is streaming in full over at the wonderful National Public Radio until September 7th which will enable you to ignore the sniffy BBC review above and check out the real thing. After hearing it in full a good number of times the "cheque is in the post" to Amazon since this is easily LaMontagne's best since his timeless debut album "Trouble" with its echoes of Otis Redding. On this new album he has moved away from producer Ethan John and instead filled out his sound by enlisting the support of his red hot band of musicians the Pariah Dogs who support him in concert and comprise Jay Bellarose on drums, Jennifer Condos on bass, Patrick Warren on keys, Eric Heywood on guitar and Greg Leisz on steel guitar.

"Repo Man" is a exuberant and funky start to the album with LaMontagne's trademark gravely vocal returning like a very welcome old friend after an extended guitar introduction. It is however not typical of the songs throughout since this new albums predominant feel is largely based on alternative country in the vein of Gram Parsons, Ryan Adams, Evan Dando and particularly the source inspiration of "Harvest" era Neil Young which is spread like a rash over the albums second half (but let me add in in a very good way). "New York City's killing me" is classic heartbreak country territory as is the stellar title track which is one of the best songs on the album with its slow and lonesome vocal by LaMontagne and dulcet steel guitar backing from Greg Leisz. On its own this song is worth the price of admission and will soundtrack many smoky Saturday nights and rainy Sunday mornings accompanied by a punishing hangover.
Read more ›
7 Comments 28 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD
Let me set the record straight!! Whilst the BBC review seems at pains to find fault on this album, and belittle the amazing song writing of one our generations' truely unique and gifted performers,, I cannot help but report all of the positives and assure you that all is well in the world, as Ray has yet again delivered a beautiful soul stirring piece of work. This is the best album from Ray since Trouble, and that is one of my top five albums of all time.

The mood is relaxed, the melancholy tinged with optimism, the voice is true and heartfelt, and the band are tight and loose in perfect measure. Everything points to a man at the peak of his powers recording and playing in an enviroment where he and his band are at ease! Ray has taken the production under his own wing, and I have to say that the lush sound of the band is beautifully captured, from the various pedal steel and slide guitar flourishes to the vibrant full sounding acoustic playing and the perfectly understated drumming.

All of the songs are great, displaying Ray's simple and universal lyrics which seem to immediatley strike a chord. Without going through the full album, the stand out tracks are Repo Man (funky), New York is Killing Me, God Willin' and The Creek Don't Rise and For The Summer.

MAGICAL STUFF! GO BUY IT AND CHILL OUT!
Comment 17 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
great thank you
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This is the fourth studio album from one of this generation's most original and talented songsmiths, Ray LaMontagne. It is a gorgeous album, with LaMontagne's soulful, craggy voice and evocative songwriting firmly centre stage. Rooted firmly in the folk/Americana tradition, there is a breadth of styles embraced, with songs that wouldn't sound out of place on albums by people as diverse as Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan or Simon and Garfunkel. LaMontagne has a colourful and expressive voice which he uses to good effect, and a great songwriting ability that allows him to craft some classic tunes and lyrics. The Pariah Dogs are a tight knit band who work well with LaMontagne, punctuating his singing and providing just the right backing for the mood. They seem to know just what is required at any moment, and an almost perfect record results. An absolute classic, five stars. Here's hoping there's much more to come!
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: MP3 Download
As in his previous works, Ray's vocals are top quality with its raspy/husky voice making the perfect combination for the arrangements. Excellent work.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD
Not only has Ray got the most amazing expressive voice but the way he uses it, is masterful.
Looking like Rasputin but with the voice of a battered ,well lived soul singer,this guy is special.
I have been playing and singing with this album constantly for the past month in my car on the way to work,and it is one of my favourite albums of the last year.
The lyrics and the atmosphere the vocal and instruments create are cinematic this is especially the case with the title track 'God Willin &Creek don't Rise" .It opens with such a beautiful open ended phrase and then continues to transport you into a timeless American landscape, in widescreen.
The Pariah Dogs augment Rays voice and add a haunting quality to the songs.
In my opinion there is not one weak song on this album.
If you like melodic ,well crafted songs, sung and played with subtlety and grace, just buy it.
Comment 6 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD
I have been following Ray Lamontagne since he released his debut album "Trouble" in 2004 which included some melodramatic folk rock songs such as the lead single "Trouble", as well as two beautifully penned ballads "Shelter" and "Hold You In My Arms". On his fourth release "God Willin' & The Creek Don't Rise", he continues in similar territory, although the sound has altered. It is quite difficult to describe as the change is very subtle - the songs seem to be more present and alive.

"Repo Man" is a really great tune with very rythmic bluesy guitar and soulful vocals. "New York City's Killing Me" is a pleasant mellow country song and the title track "God Willin' And The Creek Don't Rise" is very introspective and calm. "Beg Steal And Borrow" is a another catchy blues influenced track. "Are We Really Through" brings another moment of peace and tranquility with just Ray's raspy plaintiff vocals and a guitar. "This Love Is Over" has a cool vibe to it. "Old Before Your Time" and "For The Summer" take us once again in to country music territory, but are less interesting than the other songs. The most beautiful ballad of the album is "Like Rock & Roll And Radio" with heartfelt lyrics and vocals you can only listen to attentively. The album closes with a bluesy number "The Devils In The Jukebox" which is a little repetitive and simple in it's medlody, but has great music.

Once again, Ray Lamontagne manages to create a great sounding quality record.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse


What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?


Look for similar items by category