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:
20209

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Tracks

Disc 1

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

Disc 2

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

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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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