Last Minutes and Lost Evenings

Last Minutes and Lost Evenings

by Frank Turner
     
 

Billed as a set of rarities and standards, the 15-track Last Minutes and Lost Evenings is designed as a sort of Frank Turner primer for uninitiated North American audiences. The English punk rocker turned folk-punker (he used to play in the London-based hardcore outfit Million Dead), who counts Johnny Cash, See more details below

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Billed as a set of rarities and standards, the 15-track Last Minutes and Lost Evenings is designed as a sort of Frank Turner primer for uninitiated North American audiences. The English punk rocker turned folk-punker (he used to play in the London-based hardcore outfit Million Dead), who counts Johnny Cash, Billy Bragg, the Beatles, and the Boss as influences, has been quietly establishing himself as a voice of the people since his 2007 debut, Sleep Is for the Week, balancing the working class pragmatism of Ewan MacColl and Woody Guthrie with the rowdy, anti-establishment swagger of Against Me! and Joe Strummer. Lyrically sharp, musically simple, yet sound and always one verse away from a pint-swinging chorus, Turner should have little trouble infiltrating the Dropkick Murphys/Flogging Molly/Social Distortion crowd, especially with rousing blue-collar anthems like "Sons of Liberty," "I Knew Prufrock Before He Got Famous," and "I Still Believe," and his obvious love of American country and folk music, best exemplified by full-band, open-highway rovers like "The Road," while "Nashville Tennessee" helps to soften some of the more region-specific vernacular. Hand-picked by the artist, the songs on Last Minutes and Lost Evenings ebb and flow with grit and grace. That said, Turner garnered some of his best reviews with 2011's excellent England Keep My Bones (the riveting "One Foot Before the Other" seamlessly integrates his hardcore punk past into his more rustic present), but only the aforementioned "I Still Believe" was chosen to represent. It's hardly a deal breaker, though, as the target audience for the compilation will be oblivious to any deficiencies that would otherwise be obvious to seasoned fans, many of whom will be picking up Last Minutes and Lost Evenings purely for the bundled DVD of Turner's magnificent headlining performance at Wembley Arena.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/02/2012
Label:
Epitaph / Ada
UPC:
0045778720422
catalogNumber:
87204
Rank:
26721

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. I Knew Prufrock Before He Got Famous  - Frank Turner
  2. I Still Believe  - Frank Turner
  3. Try This At Home  - Frank Turner
  4. The Real Damage  - Frank Turner
  5. Father's Day  - Frank Turner
  6. Nashville Tennessee  - Frank Turner
  7. Dan's Song  - Frank Turner
  8. Substitute  - Frank Turner
  9. Reasons Not To Be an Idiot  - Frank Turner
  10. Sons of Liberty  - Frank Turner
  11. The Road  - Frank Turner
  12. Long Live the Queen  - Frank Turner
  13. The Next Round  - Frank Turner
  14. Photosynthesis  - Frank Turner
  15. The Ballad of Me and My Friends  - Frank Turner

Disc 2

  1. Eulogy  - Frank Turner
  2. Try This at Home  - Frank Turner
  3. If Ever I Stray  - Frank Turner
  4. Reasons Not to Be an Idiot  - Frank Turner
  5. Nashville Tennessee  - Frank Turner
  6. Wessex Boy  - Frank Turner
  7. Peggy Sang the Blues  - Frank Turner
  8. I Am Disappeared  - Frank Turner
  9. Love Ire & Song  - Frank Turner
  10. Glory Hallelujah  - Frank Turner
  11. The Real Damage  - Frank Turner
  12. Dan's Song  - Frank Turner
  13. Father's Day  - Frank Turner
  14. Substitute  - Frank Turner
  15. Long Live the Queen  - Frank Turner
  16. I Knew Prufrock Before He Got Famous  - Frank Turner
  17. Sons of Liberty  - Frank Turner
  18. Four Simple Words  - Frank Turner
  19. The Road  - Frank Turner
  20. I Still Believe  - Frank Turner
  21. Somebody to Love  - Frank Turner
  22. The Times They Are a-Changin'  - Frank Turner
  23. The Ballad of Me and My Friends  - Frank Turner
  24. Photosynthesis  - Frank Turner

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Frank Turner   Primary Artist
Brian Murray   Accordion
Jason Moulster   Bass
Nigel Powell   Percussion,Drums,Background Vocals
Holloways   Background Vocals
Alfie Jackson   Background Vocals
Bryn Fowler   Background Vocals
Dave Danger   Background Vocals
Tarrant Anderson   Bass Guitar
Matt Nasir   Organ,Piano,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Anna Jenkins   Violin
Rachael Birkin   Violin
Coralie Rowbotham   Cello
Chris Brinck-Johnsen   Double Bass
Ben Lloyd   Harmonica,Mandolin,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals
Ron Skipper   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Alex Newport   Engineer
Frank Turner   Composer
Tristan Ivemy   Engineer
Tom Lacey   Artwork
Jamie Grime   Engineer
Ben Lloyd   Engineer
Sealegs   Producer,Filmmaker

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