Steve Earle just get by. Countryveteranen age of 65 earlier in the year, but right naturstridigt is he inside one of its long career most inspired and virkelystne periods of time, and his 20. album, ’Ghosts of West Virginia’ is yet another remarkable addition to an excellent catalog.
in recent years, the former junkie with all six ekskoner among other things, thrown himself over the blues, made a duetskive with Shawn Colvin as well as honored his late mentor Guy Clark with an emotional hyldestplade.
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On the ’Ghosts of the West Virginia’, he goes again new roads.
the Album revolves around the american kulminekatastrofe in 2010, where 29 workers lost their lives in an explosion that was due to the fact that the company, Massey Energy had neglected safety requirements.
Earle wrote original songs for a play, but there is not much either Broadway or Shakespeare over the material, which exudes blood, sweat and coal dust.
Sejtrækkeren from Texas pruster resilient, so you would think he really stood with the boots in a coal mine, and songs about painful need, black lungs and aching bones thumps in the chest, and strips your ears.
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Backingbandet The Dukes sounds awesome on a plate, mix in mono for maximum leverage, while Earle respects West Virginia's tradition of bluegrass, as well as in addition flintrer through the resounding hillbilly and even rockabilly on the irresistible ’Fastest Man Alive’.
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The haunting opening number, ’Heaven Ain't Goin’ Nowhere’, is lovely a cappella, ’the Devil Put the Coal in the Ground’ tacked onto a sounding banjo, and all of a sudden hovering The Dukes’ violinist Eleanor Whitmore, through the album's dirty universe as an angel, when she takes the mic on the ballad ’If I Could See Your Face Again’.
Earle has done it again. Overleveren is not to hold.
the Cover of Steve Earle's 'Ghosts of the West Virginia', recorded in the legendary Electric Lady Studios in New York city.