- Audio CD (9 Oct. 2006)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: CD
- Label: ATLANTIC
- ASIN: B000I8OMLM
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- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (75 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 16,807 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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Till The Sun Turns Black CD
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|1||Be Here Now||6:23|
|4||Three More Days||3:36|
|5||Can I Stay||3:39|
|6||You Can Bring Me Flowers||4:12|
|7||Gone Away From Me||4:25|
|9||Truly, Madly, Deeply||1:52|
|10||Till The Sun Turns Black||4:28|
How do you follow a debut record that achieved out-of-the-blue grandeur on its way to selling a quarter of a million copies? For Maine's Ray LaMontagne, it's all about shaking up the formula, evading repetition and delivering the unexpected. Till the Sun Turns Black finds the introspective singer/songwriter complementing his folk-country ways with traces of strings and horns and spooky soulful background voices. Songs like "You Can Bring Me Flowers" and "Three More Days" are the most R&B-influenced, the latter shuffling about ala The Band or Tony Joe White. Despite its brooding lyrics, "Empty" has a rollicking, almost breezy delivery, a perfect balance to either the hushed title track, the unnerving "Be Here Now" or the horn-fortified waltz, "Gone Away From Me." Throughout the 11-song sequence, and especially on the final song "Within You," LaMontagne's voice remains the record's most crucial element, as vibrant as it is tattered and as harsh as it is flawless. --Scott HolterSee all Product Description
Top Customer Reviews
Stand out tracks for me:
-"Be Here Now"
Till The Sun Turns Black sees Ray's vocal delivery coming across a little sweeter and a little less dry than on Trouble, and the instrumentation is far richer, running from a Stax/Memphis Horns backing on a couple of tracks to a muted trumpet that wouldn't sound out of place in a Northern England brass band, then there is the purest simplicity of a guitar and voice (Lesson Learned); then we have a simple string backing on the title track. The overall effect is that the music carries you along without detracting from the Ray's vocal performances.
But what I love about his singing is the way he seems to be able convey massive amounts of emotion, yet sound as if he is holding so much back! I don't know how to explain what I mean, but if you listen you'll get it.
There is so much on this album to love. He crosses again (as he did with "Trouble") so many genres, but never sounds as if he's just trying to impress!
There's plenty of quiet for those who like their Ray torment-drenched and reflective, but this is a much fuller-sounding album. Clearly he has found a soulmate in alt-country wunderkind Ethan Johns, who brings his production and multi-instrumentalist skills to the mix once more. There's only one bum track on the whole thing - Barfly is the kind of ditty most singer songwriters knock out for their pub residencies, not put out on such a high-calibre collection of future classics. But the lush, soaring, string-soaked, whispered beauty of Be Here Now is worth the price of the album on its own.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Ray Lamontagne touches your soul, if you love this guy you will love Britains own Garron FrithPublished 4 months ago by Glenn
I bought 3 albums and this one I like but not as much as Gossip in the Grain & Trouble, still good thoughPublished 17 months ago by Amazon Customer