Later That Same Year

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Mark Deming
Ian Matthews left Fairport Convention in 1969, and while the U.K.'s greatest folk-rock band was beginning to reinvent itself in a more traditional and very British direction, Matthews began digging deeper into the American influences that had marked his old band's first era. Later That Same Year, the second album from Ian's new group, Matthews Southern Comfort (it was released in late 1970, a mere six months after their debut, hence the title), is a beautiful set of songs that splits the difference between West Coast folk-rock and early country-rock, with Gordon Huntley's pedal steel and Roger Coulam's piano lending an air of sunny sadness that dovetails beautifully with ...
See more details below
CD (Remastered / Bonus Tracks)
$21.84
BN.com price
(Save 5%)$22.99 List Price
Other sellers (CD)
  • All (3) from $13.17   
  • New (3) from $13.17   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Mark Deming
Ian Matthews left Fairport Convention in 1969, and while the U.K.'s greatest folk-rock band was beginning to reinvent itself in a more traditional and very British direction, Matthews began digging deeper into the American influences that had marked his old band's first era. Later That Same Year, the second album from Ian's new group, Matthews Southern Comfort (it was released in late 1970, a mere six months after their debut, hence the title), is a beautiful set of songs that splits the difference between West Coast folk-rock and early country-rock, with Gordon Huntley's pedal steel and Roger Coulam's piano lending an air of sunny sadness that dovetails beautifully with Matthews' silky tenor. Matthews wrote three of the songs on Later That Same Year, and they rank with the album's finest moments, especially the ethereal harmonies of "And Me" and the graceful simplicity of "My Lady," but Matthews also borrows some excellent material from American writers, including a cover of Neil Young's "Tell Me Why" that remains faithful while creating a languid mood of its own; a fine, poignant take on Jesse Winchester's "Brand New Tennessee Waltz"; and two by Al Anderson that date from the latter days of the Wildweeds before he joined up with NRBQ (and "Mare Take Me Home" and "And When She Smiles" show Big Al was already a songwriter of no small talent and Matthews handles both tunes beautifully). While country influences run all through the album, Matthews had the smarts not to try to emulate a Nashville production or arrangement style, and instead the album suggests the shadows of Tim Buckley or early Crosby, Stills & Nash while adding an English pastoral subtext all its own. After Later That Same Year, Matthews parted ways with Southern Comfort to record solo and later form Plainsong, but you'd never guess that this album was recorded by a band on its last legs -- this is subtle but confident music that comes from a handful of artists working at the height of their skills. [Before the release of Later That Same Year, Matthews Southern Comfort released a cover of Joni Mitchell's "Woodstock" as a single, and it became a sizable hit in both America and Europe; it was added to the American release of the album, and is one of four bonus tracks added to the 2008 remastered reissue of the album from Beat Goes On Records. "The Struggle," "Parting" and "Scion" aren't quite as strong as the songs on the original edition of the album, but they're certainly worth a listen for fans and find Matthews and the band in solid form, while the digital remastering sounds excellent and well-detailed.]
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/20/2008
  • Label: Bgo - Beat Goes On
  • EAN: 5017261208071
  • Catalog Number: 807
  • Sales rank: 14,078

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 To Love - Ian Matthews (4:42)
  2. 2 And Me - Ian Matthews (4:37)
  3. 3 Tell Me Why - Ian Matthews (2:03)
  4. 4 Jonah - Ian Matthews (4:13)
  5. 5 My Lady - Ian Matthews (1:37)
  6. 6 And When She Smiles - Ian Matthews (2:16)
  7. 7 Mare Take Me Home - Ian Matthews (3:44)
  8. 8 Sylvie - Ian Matthews (5:40)
  9. 9 Brand New Tennessee Waltz - Ian Matthews (2:59)
  10. 10 For Melanie - Ian Matthews (6:45)
  11. 11 Road to Ronderlin - Ian Matthews (2:21)
  12. 12 Woodstock - Ian Matthews (4:30)
  13. 13 The Struggle - Ian Matthews (3:50)
  14. 14 Parting - Ian Matthews (2:54)
  15. 15 Scion - Ian Matthews (3:28)
Read More Show Less

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Matthews Southern Comfort Primary Artist
Andy Leigh Group Member
Carl Barnwell Group Member
Roger Coulam Piano
Ray Duffy Group Member
Tristan Frye Vibes
Gordon Huntley Group Member
Ian Matthews Group Member, Indexed Contributor
Keith Nelson Banjo
Mark Campbell Griffiths Group Member
Technical Credits
Robin Black Engineer
Tim Kraemer String Arrangements
Ian Matthews Producer
Andrew Thompson Remastering
Alan Blaikley Engineer
Ray Stevenson Cover Photo
David Wells Liner Notes
Ken Howard Engineer
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously