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My Love Will Keep
     

My Love Will Keep

by Jonathan Edwards
 
You may not think you've heard of Jonathan Edwards, but you've heard his most famous song (the one that starts "Sunshine go away today/Don't feel much like dancing") about a hundred times, and with good reason: it's a brilliant piece of classic folk-pop, a perfect example of how to wrap barbed wire in a candy coating and make people enjoy eating it. His latest album

Overview

You may not think you've heard of Jonathan Edwards, but you've heard his most famous song (the one that starts "Sunshine go away today/Don't feel much like dancing") about a hundred times, and with good reason: it's a brilliant piece of classic folk-pop, a perfect example of how to wrap barbed wire in a candy coating and make people enjoy eating it. His latest album is no less hooky and no less folky: the title track approaches straight-up bluegrass territory (helped along, as are several other songs, by the reedy harmony vocals of bluegrass star Claire Lynch), while "Lightkeeper" feels like a sea shanty and "Crazy Texas Woman" is an excellent roots rocker that features some excellent mouth harp playing by Edwards. His voice is still strong and richly textured, and when he isn't getting carried away by ecological preaching -- a didactic tendency that dulls the impact of several otherwise fine songs, including "This Island Earth" and the John Denver tribute "Johnny Blue Horizon" -- his lyrics can be sharply insightful. The album's biggest misstep, however, is a quavery ballad arrangement of the Beatles' "She Loves You," an idea that may have looked good on paper but just comes across to the ear as self-indulgent. Fans will welcome this latest from an icon of folk-pop, but newcomers may want to start with his back catalog.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/14/2011
Label:
Appleseed Records
UPC:
0611587112620
catalogNumber:
1126
Rank:
150074

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jonathan Edwards   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Harmonica,Mandolin,Percussion,Electric Guitar,Keyboards,Ukulele,Vocals,Penny Whistle,Acoustic Bass
Paul Sullivan   Piano
Joe Walsh   Mandolin
Tom Snow   Piano
Duke Levine   Electric Guitar,Mandola,Lap Steel Guitar
Claire Lynch   Vocals
Moondi Klein   Vocals
Jim Begley   Percussion
Philippe Aglae   Vocals
Grace Edwards   Vocals
Tom Dean   Vocals
Mike Barnette   Fiddle
Matt Rock   Accordion
Taylor Armerding   Mandolin
Charlie Rose   Banjo,Bass,Pedal Steel Guitar,Bowed Bass
Ed Dickout   Drums
Dylan Blanchard   Conga
Dara Saffer   Violin
Chris Dow   Drums
Anna Maria Amoroso   Viola
Alana Macdonald   Vocals
Stacey Benben   Cello
Michael P. Albert   Violin

Technical Credits

Rod MacDonald   Composer
Jonathan Edwards   Composer,Producer,Liner Notes,Drawing,Watercolor Artwork
John Lennon   Composer
Paul McCartney   Composer
Jesse Winchester   Composer
Henry Gross   Composer
John Brannen   Composer
Jimmy Douglass   Engineer
Vince Gill   Liner Notes
Mark Sanders   Composer
Steve Drown   Engineer
Tommy Rocco   Composer
Rowan Bishop   Sleeve Design
Jim Begley   Producer,Engineer
Adrienne Young   Composer
Stuart Martin   Engineer
Paul Cooper   Composer
Ron St. Jean   Back Cover Photo
Michael P. Albert   String Arrangements

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