Friday, April 25, 2008

by ulaes #2

Jesse Winchester "Third Down, 110 to Go" 1972





















I have ripped Jesse Winchester's 1972 LP Third Down,
110 to Go and I'd like to share it with Time Has Told Me.
It's really a beautiful album.

AMG Review:
If Jesse Winchester's debut album was an auspicious introduction to a powerful new songwriting talent, his two-and-a-half-years-in-the-making follow-up was in some ways even more impressive.
Without the influence of Robbie Robertson, Winchester, who produced most of the album himself (three tracks were handled by Todd Rundgren), gave it a homemade feel, using small collections of acoustic instruments, an appropriate setting for a group of short, intimate songs that expressed a deliberately positive worldview set against an acknowledgement of desperate times.
Winchester found hope in religion and domesticity, but the key to his stance was a kind of good-humored accommodation. "If the wheel is fixed," he sang, "I would still take a chance. If we're skating on thin ice, then we might as well dance."
The album was littered with such examples of aphoristic folk wisdom, adding up to a portrait of a man, cut off from his very deep roots and yet determined to maintain his dignity with grace and even occasionally a goofy sense of humor.

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Artist: Jesse Winchester
Album: Third Down, 110 to Go
Year: 1972
Genre: Folk-Rock
Label: Bearsville
Catalog #: BR-2102

Track list:
01 Isn't That So?
02 Dangerous Fun
03 Full Moon
04 North Star
05 Do It
06 Lullaby for the First Born
07 Midnight Blues
08 Glory to the Day
09 The Easy Way
10 Do La Lay
11 God's Own Jukebox
12 Silly Heart
13 All of Your Stories

DL

Best regards,
ulaes

5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks!
king regards from Italy.
Pepi

26 April, 2008 01:26  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks. This sounds like an interesting listen. I like his first album so much.

26 April, 2008 02:34  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are artists and then there are ARTISTS! Mucho Gracias!

26 April, 2008 05:37  
Blogger crimsonking said...

great music

19 July, 2008 04:15  
Blogger dugg said...

Wow... i think "isn't that so" is one of the best songs anybody ever wrote. thanks a bajillion for the chance to hear it again...
d

15 January, 2012 09:32  

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