Of My Native Land

Of My Native Land

by Clothesline Revival
     
 
This collection is indeed an eclectic array of influences, covers, and sounds that generally blend the honky tonk of old-timey country and western with some intricate ambient traces. Beginning with the Hank Williams cover "Ramblin' Man," the main duo of Conrad Praetzel and

Overview

This collection is indeed an eclectic array of influences, covers, and sounds that generally blend the honky tonk of old-timey country and western with some intricate ambient traces. Beginning with the Hank Williams cover "Ramblin' Man," the main duo of Conrad Praetzel and Robert Powell stay true to the original but put their own sonic stamp on the proceedings. The tune resembles the murky waters of a Daniel Lanois production or a Bob Dylan album like Time Out Of Mind. "My Home Is Not A Home" is definitely subdued in its dirge-like tone. "^Cow Cow Yicky Yicky Yea" has more of a Moby feeling to it circa Play, particularly with Leadbelly leading the vocals over some slide guitar. Of My Native Land runs the gamut of genres, with numbers like the Eastern influenced "Gypsy Laddie" leaving less than a satisfactory result. An instrumental called "Wade In The Water" is a nice surprise in the vein of Canadian duo Zubot and Dawson, but the ensuing "Brodie" is much better a la The Notting Hillbillies. A hillbilly and bluegrass flavor happens in "Little Maggie," with vocals from Aric Leavitt. Celtic tunes like "The Turtledove" fall flat for some reason despite the best of intentions from vocalist Wendy Allen. The record isn't without its miscues, particularly on "Pullin' The Skiff," which comes off like a bland and poor dance track. The finale, "The Time Has Come," is the shining moment of this generally good recording by Clothesline Revival. A hidden instrumental track is a nice bonus as well.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/22/2002
Label:
Paleo Music
UPC:
0757312500123
catalogNumber:
5001

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Clothesline Revival   Primary Artist
Lead Belly   Vocals
Robert M. Powell   Bass,Pedal Steel Guitar,Electric Guitar,E-bow,Lap Steel Guitar,Vocal Harmony,Guitar (Baritone)
Conrad Praetzel   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Dobro,Mandolin,Electric Guitar,Guitar (Resonator)
Mark Fuller   Cymbals,Drums,Tom-Tom
Brantley Kearns   Fiddle
John A. Lomax   Voices
Doug Wallin   Narrator
Creeper Kurnow   Harmonica
Sukhawat Ali Khan   Vocals
Tom Armstrong   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Ora Dell Graham   Vocals

Technical Credits

Hazel Dickens   Arranger,Adaptation
Robert M. Powell   Producer
Conrad Praetzel   Arranger,Producer,Adaptation,beats,Atmosphere
Will Ackerman   Composer
Moses Asch   Engineer
Alice Gerrard   Contributor,Adaptation
John A. Lomax   Engineer
Bruce Phillips   Composer
M. Christian   Composer
Tom Armstrong   Arranger

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