Has God Seen My Shadow? An Anthology 1989-2011

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All Music Guide - Mark Deming
Of the bands that rose to fame during the late-'80s/early-'90s grunge sweepstakes, the Screaming Trees were always darker, heavier, and trippier than their peers, with a vague folkie undertow to go along with the electric guitars, and lead singer Mark Lanegan's solo career suggests that a lot of the band's musical personality came from him and not just the instrumentalists. From his first solo album, 1990's The Winding Sheet, Lanegan showed he had a distinctive sonic and lyrical outlook to go along with his deep, smoky voice, with one foot stuck in the blues and the other in some imagined landscape where love, luck, and alcohol are tricky commodities in short supply, and ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Mark Deming
Of the bands that rose to fame during the late-'80s/early-'90s grunge sweepstakes, the Screaming Trees were always darker, heavier, and trippier than their peers, with a vague folkie undertow to go along with the electric guitars, and lead singer Mark Lanegan's solo career suggests that a lot of the band's musical personality came from him and not just the instrumentalists. From his first solo album, 1990's The Winding Sheet, Lanegan showed he had a distinctive sonic and lyrical outlook to go along with his deep, smoky voice, with one foot stuck in the blues and the other in some imagined landscape where love, luck, and alcohol are tricky commodities in short supply, and he's expanded greatly on that vision over the course of an increasingly ambitious solo career. Has God Seen My Shadow? An Anthology 1989-2011 is a compilation that presents a useful overview of Lanegan's solo work, pulling representative tracks from his first six albums -- from The Winding Sheet to 2004's Bubblegum -- along with a pair of rare single sides and a bonus disc that includes 12 previously unreleased performances. While the instrumental approach and the sophistication of these songs shift as the album goes along (especially on the first part, which largely moves backwards through Lanegan's chronology), the theme and tone remain remarkably consistent, as Lanegan ponders his soul and the earthly circumstances that contain him while languid melodies drift by, and his voice hits a richly emotional chord without sinking into melodrama. The outtakes, covers, alternate takes, and live tapes that fill the album's second half confirm the force and consistency of Lanegan's musical vision, sounding (with rare exceptions) just as emotionally resonant as the material that already made the grade. If the album has a flaw, it's that it ignores the many collaborative projects that feature Lanegan, including his albums with Isobel Campbell and his vocal contributions to albums by the Soulsavers, Queens of the Stone Age, and the Gutter Twins. But as a sampler of Lanegan's solo efforts, it's superb. If you're already a serious Mark Lanegan fan, Has God Seen My Shadow covers a lot of familiar ground, but the 12 unreleased tracks amount to an album's worth on unheard pleasures, and if you've never been introduced to Lanegan's music, this is beautiful, challenging stuff for those dark nights of the soul.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/14/2014
  • Label: Light In The Attic
  • UPC: 826853010429
  • Catalog Number: 104
  • Sales rank: 18,706

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Bombed - Mark Lanegan Band (1:10)
  2. 2 One Hundred Days - Mark Lanegan Band (4:37)
  3. 3 Come To Me - Mark Lanegan Band (3:45)
  4. 4 Mirrored - Mark Lanegan Band (2:52)
  5. 5 Pill Hill Serenade (3:27)
  6. 6 One Way Street (4:19)
  7. 7 Kimiko's Dream House (5:26)
  8. 8 Low (3:14)
  9. 9 Resurrection Song (3:35)
  10. 10 Shiloh Town (3:20)
  11. 11 Creeping Coastline of Lights (3:18)
  12. 12 Lexington Slow Down - Mark Lanegan Band (2:59)
  13. 13 Last One In the World (4:24)
  14. 14 Wheels (4:35)
  15. 15 Mockingbirds (2:29)
  16. 16 Wild Flowers (2:58)
  17. 17 Sunrise (2:57)
  18. 18 Carnival (3:42)
  19. 19 Pendulum (2:15)
  20. 20 The River Rise (4:29)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Dream Lullaby (1:52)
  2. 2 Leaving New River Blues (3:31)
  3. 3 Sympathy (2:16)
  4. 4 To Valencia Courthouse (3:09)
  5. 5 A Song While Waiting (3:27)
  6. 6 Blues For D (3:34)
  7. 7 No Contestar (1:14)
  8. 8 Big White Cloud (3:23)
  9. 9 Following the Rain (3:18)
  10. 10 Grey Goes Black (1:50)
  11. 11 Halcyon Daze (2:50)
  12. 12 Blues Run the Game (4:42)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Mark Lanegan Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Vocals, Handwriting
Jack Endino Bass
Steve Fisk Piano
PJ Harvey Vocals
Ian Moore Guitar, Sitar, Background Vocals
John Agnello Vocals
Bukka Allen Accordion, Wurlitzer, Hammond B3
Steve Bailey Bass
Tad Doyle Drums
Kurt Fedora Bass
Chris Goss Guitar, Piano, Vocals, Background Vocals
Barrett Martin Drums, Vibes, Upright Bass
J Mascis Piano, Drums
Duff McKagan Guitar, Drums
Mark Pickerel Drums
Mickey Rafael Bass Harmonica
Keni Richards Piano, Drums
Bill Rieflin Drums
Ben Shepherd Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Guitar, Electric Guitar, Vocals
Phil Sparks Upright Bass
Mike Johnson Organ, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Piano, Electric Guitar, Slide Guitar
Ted Trewhella Piano
David Krueger Violin
Molly McGuire Bass
Van Conner Bass
Mark Hoyt Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Background Vocals
Sally Barry Background Vocals
Martin Feveyear Bass, Piano, Keyboards, Vocals, Bells, Mellotron
Dave Kreuger Violin
Fred Drake Percussion
Marek Piano
Troy Van Leeuwen Guitar
Mark Boquist Drums
Aldo Struyf Synthesizer, Keyboards
Alan Davis Bass
Wendy Rae Fowler Vocals, Background Vocals
Mathias Schneeberger Guitar
Dejha Colantuono Background Vocals
David Catching Bass, Guitar
Natasha Schneider Vocals
Joshua Homme Bass, Guitar, Drums
Paul Dana Guitar
Mike Stinette Saxophone
Technical Credits
Tim Hardin Composer
John Cale Composer
Mark Lanegan Composer, Producer, Images, Archival Materials
Jack Endino Producer, Engineer
John Burton Engineer
John Agnello Engineer
Tracy Chisholm Engineer
Terry Date Engineer
Chris Goss Producer
Manfred Hofer Composer
Alain Johannes Producer, Engineer, Instrumentation
Jeffrey Lee Pierce Composer
Keni Richards Composer
Ben Shepherd Composer
Mike Johnson Composer, Producer
Jackson C. Frank Composer
James "Falling James" Moreland Composer
Martin Feveyear Producer, Engineer
Troy Van Leeuwen Engineer, Instrumentation
Matt Sullivan Executive Producer
Josh Wright Executive Producer
Charles Peterson Images, Archival Materials
Mathias Schneeberger Engineer
Rick Will Engineer
Brian Baker Engineer
Steve Gullick Images, Archival Materials
Rail Rogut Engineer
Randall Jamail Producer
Debbi Sullivan Images, Archival Materials
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