Wednesday, July 16, 2008

The Felice Brothers

Beth and I watched a fantastic compilation of Johnny Cash's TV shows from the late sixties/seventies and the standout was undoubtedly the songs that felt like cowboy films in their own right. The Felice brothers new(ish) album is just like that, end to end, cinematic storytelling. This is seriously great music and lyrics, real art. The arrangements (check the piano intro), the instrumentation (great trombone) and the turn of phrase (I'm still being checked by the head hanging in the lobby).

Listen: The Greatest Show on Earth

and check this one too:

Listen: The Felice Brothers - Wonderful Life

and buy it

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