Drunk [Bonus Tracks]

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All Music Guide - Stewart Mason
Released barely a year after West of Rome but recorded with an almost entirely different cast of musicians only Scott Stuckey remains, promoted from engineer to producer, Drunk is further proof of the remarkable creative streak Vic Chesnutt was running in the early '90s. The album was primarily recorded over the course of a three-day weekend at a rural farmhouse owned by Stuckey's aunt, with Chesnutt playing guitar and multi-instrumentalist Rob Veal playing nearly everything else, giving the album the same consistency of sound and vision as Chesnutt's debut, Little, but with a newfound rock & roll directness. Chesnutt's first album with as many electric guitars as ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stewart Mason
Released barely a year after West of Rome but recorded with an almost entirely different cast of musicians only Scott Stuckey remains, promoted from engineer to producer, Drunk is further proof of the remarkable creative streak Vic Chesnutt was running in the early '90s. The album was primarily recorded over the course of a three-day weekend at a rural farmhouse owned by Stuckey's aunt, with Chesnutt playing guitar and multi-instrumentalist Rob Veal playing nearly everything else, giving the album the same consistency of sound and vision as Chesnutt's debut, Little, but with a newfound rock & roll directness. Chesnutt's first album with as many electric guitars as acoustic, Drunk features some of his finest songwriting, particularly on the opening rocker, "Sleeping Man," the catchiest and most memorable song Chesnutt had yet recorded, and a simply lovely musical setting of Stevie Smith's poem "One of Many." In a bit of a cheat, "Sleeping Man" is reprised toward the album's end, the exact same recording fortified with overdubbed vocals by Syd Straw and slide guitar from John Keane. Other highlights include the goofy "Super Tuesday," a brief workout for Fender Rhodes and ukulele, and "When I Ran Off and Left Her" and "Kick My Ass," two songs that show how even more pointedly autobiographical Chesnutt's lyrics were becoming. Chesnutt has said that the album's title refers to his own level of inebriation during the sessions, which he refers to in the scribbled liner notes as "a party for three days," but this is ironically his most focused work so far. Drunk was Chesnutt's first record for the major-label-affiliated Caroline Records, yet it seemed to pass under the radar compared to his earlier indie releases; it was reissued in 2004 by New West, with the addition of nine bonus tracks recorded between 1992 and 1994, including the beautifully affecting "Lillian Gish," a live take on Bob Dylan's "I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine," and an early version of "Gravity of the Situation," from 1995's Is the Actor Happy?
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/15/2004
  • Label: New West Records
  • UPC: 607396605521
  • Catalog Number: 6055
  • Sales rank: 98,085

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Sleeping Man (4:39)
  2. 2 Bourgeois and Biblical (2:01)
  3. 3 Intro (0:34)
  4. 4 One of Many (2:15)
  5. 5 Supernatural (3:36)
  6. 6 When I Ran Off and Left Her (2:54)
  7. 7 Dodge (4:09)
  8. 8 Gluefoot (2:22)
  9. 9 [Untitled] (0:35)
  10. 10 Drunk (3:30)
  11. 11 Naughty Fatalist (3:13)
  12. 12 Super Tuesday (1:25)
  13. 13 Sleeping Man (4:44)
  14. 14 Kick My Ass (2:39)
  15. 15 Cutty Sark (3:03)
  16. 16 Lillian Gish (3:13)
  17. 17 Arthur Murray (2:39)
  18. 18 Bad Boy Town (2:52)
  19. 19 Great Buffet (2:42)
  20. 20 Intro (0:12)
  21. 21 Aunt Avis (3:05)
  22. 22 Intro (0:32)
  23. 23 Gravity of the Situation (4:40)
  24. 24 Intro (0:28)
  25. 25 I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine (4:47)
  26. 26 Intro (0:15)
  27. 27 Naw (4:31)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Vic Chesnutt Primary Artist, Synthesizer, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Harmonica, Piano, Vocals, Human Whistle, Sampling, Tape, fender rhodes, Guitar (Nylon String), Tenor Ukelele, Guitar (Tremolo), Baritone Ukulele
Syd Straw Vocals
John Keane Slide Guitar
Scott Stuckey Background Vocals
Rob Veal Bass, Guitar, Drums, Background Vocals, Slide Guitar
Tina W. Chesnutt Bass
Norman van der Sluys Drums
Mark Cooper Smith Drums
Jeorge Seder Bass, Bass Guitar
Norman Der Sluys Drums
Technical Credits
Bob Dylan Composer
Vic Chesnutt Composer, Producer, Reissue Producer, Audio Production, Drawing, Reverb
Jim Hawkins Computer Editing
Peter Jesperson Reissue Producer
Scott Stuckey Producer, Engineer
Ian MacKaye Liner Notes
Rick Fowler Engineer
Rob Veal Composer
Gavin Lurssen Remastering
Frans Hagenaars Producer
Chuck Hermes Reissue Package Design
Stevie Smith Composer
Don Zeintara Engineer
Peter Fancher Engineer
Hans Bunt Engineer
Mark Cooper Smith Engineer
Caz Mack Producer, Audio Production
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