Field Songs

Field Songs

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by Mark Lanegan
     
 
Those looking for some stylistic shifts in Mark Lanegan's fifth solo outing might be a bit disappointed. Lanegan pours out blues- and gospel-tinged country-rock over ice and sips it for 42 and a half minutes -- and that's precisely what he's been up to since 1990's The Winding Sheet. Why the heck not? He's damn good at it, and

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Those looking for some stylistic shifts in Mark Lanegan's fifth solo outing might be a bit disappointed. Lanegan pours out blues- and gospel-tinged country-rock over ice and sips it for 42 and a half minutes -- and that's precisely what he's been up to since 1990's The Winding Sheet. Why the heck not? He's damn good at it, and he proves it here on Field Songs. Some new things are abreast on this record as Ben Shepherd (Soundgarden) is present on most tracks lending his guitar and bass hands. Also present are Bill Rieflin (KMFDM, Lard, Ministry, etc.) and Duff McKagen (Guns N' Roses) who each play on one track and are a part of Lanegan's touring band along with Shepherd. Mike Johnson (Dinosaur Jr.) has been on each of Lanegan's albums and continues to add much of the building blocks and the mortar necessary to pluck out these songs that are constructed much in the same vein as in the past but with some nuances and a greater color depth. Upon repeated listens, standout tracks such as "Miracle," "Kimiko's Dream House," and "Fix" become infectiously memorable as convincing tales about love gained and lost. All in all, every track is solid and worthy of numerous spins.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/08/2001
Label:
Sub Pop
UPC:
0098787050226
catalogNumber:
502

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mark Lanegan   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
John Agnello   Recorder,Vocals
Chris Goss   Synthesizer,Vocals
Duff McKagan   Drums,fender rhodes
Keni Richards   Piano,Drums,Mellotron
Bill Rieflin   Drums
Ben Shepherd   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Piano,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Lap Steel Guitar
Mike Johnson   Guitar,Background Vocals
Mark Hoyt   Vocals
Martin Feveyear   Hammond Organ,Recorder,Vocals
Brett Netson   Acoustic Guitar
Marek   Piano
Allen Davis   Acoustic Guitar,Bass

Technical Credits

John Agnello   Engineer
Martin Feveyear   Engineer

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Field Songs 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
if you're at all curious, let me give that extra nudge. put your money down on this one, it's a fantastic album. i won't go on and on about lanegan. do a search if you don't know who he is. i will say his voice and these songs will move you. beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. haunting. shivers. hair up on the back of the neck. lump in throat. dry mouth. whoops, forgot to breath. if you're into more than three chord bull#&@* by hip trust fund brats give this a listen..........