In the Cool of the Day

In the Cool of the Day

by Daniel Martin Moore
     
 

Influenced by Appalachian folk and vintage gospel, Daniel Martin Moore's second solo album is a laid-back, God-fearing affair. The songs may be quick -- there are 11 here, all of them sandwiched into a lean 30 minutes -- but Moore delivers each one leisurely, rarely moving beyond the relaxed pace of a Sunday afternoon driver. A handful of friends join him in the…  See more details below

Overview

Influenced by Appalachian folk and vintage gospel, Daniel Martin Moore's second solo album is a laid-back, God-fearing affair. The songs may be quick -- there are 11 here, all of them sandwiched into a lean 30 minutes -- but Moore delivers each one leisurely, rarely moving beyond the relaxed pace of a Sunday afternoon driver. A handful of friends join him in the process, including cellist Ben Sollee, who previously teamed up with Moore on the collaborative Dear Companion. But Moore keeps the guest list to a bare minimum this time around, and even the songs that boast the highest personnel wind up focusing on his own contributions. He's a simple vocalist, talented enough to do the material justice but unable to elevate it beyond its pastoral, earthy roots, and he keeps the arrangements sparse, with acoustic guitar and piano doing most of the legwork. The result is an affable album that soothes but rarely dazzles, and In the Cool of the Day winds up functioning better as a contemporary reading of older songs. Moore reshapes the material at will, adding new lyrics to G.B. Grayson and Henry Whittier's "A Dark Road Is a Hard Road to Travel" (presented here as simply "Dark Road") and turning Sister Rosetta Tharpe's "Up Above My Head" into a relaxed, jazzy hoedown.

Read More

Product Details

Release Date:
01/18/2011
Label:
Sub Pop
UPC:
0098787086027
catalogNumber:
70860
Rank:
122302

Tracks

Read More

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Daniel Martin Moore   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Paul Patterson   Violin,Viola
Jim James   Banjo
Haley Bonar   Vocals
Ben Sollee   Cello
Chris Morrissey   Upright Bass
Brian Lovely   Guitar,Slide Guitar
Sylvia Patterson   Accordion
Earl D. Moore   Piano
Aaron Jacobs   Upright Bass
Joel Runyan   Mandolin

Technical Credits

Jean Ritchie   Composer
G.B. Grayson   Composer
Henry Whitter   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Horatio Gates Spafford   Composer
Jim James   Engineer
Rick Andress   Engineer
C. Austin Miles   Composer
Daniel Martin Moore   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Engineer
Daniel Dorff   Producer
Will Lamartine Thompson   Composer
Chelsea Vandedrink   Engineer
Philip P. Bliss   Composer

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >