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Lost Son

Lost Son

by Richmond Fontaine
     
 
Lost Son is a beautiful album, a collection of narratives whose characters are both fascinating and doomed. From the kid of "Cascade" to the security guard of "Pinkerton," the subjects of the songs move through despair and hope, while the listener tries to figure out what happens after the song ends. Musically, the album is just as compelling: the loud, ragged

Overview

Lost Son is a beautiful album, a collection of narratives whose characters are both fascinating and doomed. From the kid of "Cascade" to the security guard of "Pinkerton," the subjects of the songs move through despair and hope, while the listener tries to figure out what happens after the song ends. Musically, the album is just as compelling: the loud, ragged guitars and pounding drums of "Mule," "Savior of Time," and "Muddy Conscience" often give way to quiet acoustics, mandolins, and pedal steel; the overall effect is a rich, textured record. Like a Son Volt that manages to rock while at the same time delivering slow songs that never come across as dirge-like, Richmond Fontaine is one of Portland, OR's best exports, and Lost Son is certainly one of their finer works.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/05/1999
Label:
Cavity Search
UPC:
0789507614926
catalogNumber:
76149

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Richmond Fontaine   Primary Artist
Jimi Bott   Drums
Dave Harding   Bass
Mike Walker   Organ,Piano
Luther Russell   Percussion,Piano,Background Vocals
Willy Vlautin   Guitar,Vocals
Paul Brainard   Mandolin,Pedal Steel Guitar,Vocals
Joe Davis   Drums
Skip vonKuske   Cello

Technical Credits

Danny Kirwan   Composer
Kenny Burrell   Composer
Larry Crane   Engineer
Luther Russell   Producer,Feedback,Counselling
John Eckenrode   Artwork
Christopher Cooper   Artwork
Chris Cooper   Artwork
Joanna Bolme   Engineer
Skip vonKuske   Arranger,Horn Arrangements

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