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on 27 January 2013
I don't think anyone writes more beautiful songs than Nick Cave, and this record contains a number of his most beautiful songs. As I Sat Sadly By Her Side, Hallelujah (his own, not a cover of the Leonard Cohen song!), God Is In The House, The Sorrowful Wife, the eponymous And No More Shall We Part and Fifteen Feet of Pure White Snow are all heartstoppingly beautiful. The depth of the lyrics, the intensity of Nick's singing, the beautiful piano and the sound of the Bad Seeds - especially Warren Ellis's violin - all make for a truly mesmerising album, and there is not a weak song on it. One of my favourite records by one of the very greatest recording artists around.
And do look for the video of Fifteen Feet of Pure White Snow on youtube - it's fabulous!
If you don't know Nick Cave's music well, I would recommend this or The Boatman's Call as a good place to start.