Red House Painters [I]

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All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
The first of the group's two eponymously titled 1993 efforts is a sprawling, remarkable set distinguished by Mark Kozelek's continuing maturation as a songwriter; far removed from the uniform darkness of Down Colorful Hill, Red House Painters offers an expansion of both emotional and musical possibilities. Working outward from the cutting "Mistress" -- included as both a Spartan piano ballad and as a gauzy rock number -- the record moves through a shifting, impressionistic backdrop of textures and sounds; from the luminous folk-pop of "Grace Cathedral Park" to the epic dissonance of the gut-wrenching "Strawberry Hill," the songs resonate with depth and poignancy, and rank ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
The first of the group's two eponymously titled 1993 efforts is a sprawling, remarkable set distinguished by Mark Kozelek's continuing maturation as a songwriter; far removed from the uniform darkness of Down Colorful Hill, Red House Painters offers an expansion of both emotional and musical possibilities. Working outward from the cutting "Mistress" -- included as both a Spartan piano ballad and as a gauzy rock number -- the record moves through a shifting, impressionistic backdrop of textures and sounds; from the luminous folk-pop of "Grace Cathedral Park" to the epic dissonance of the gut-wrenching "Strawberry Hill," the songs resonate with depth and poignancy, and rank as Kozelek's most fully realized collection of compositions.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/2/1999
  • Label: 4ad / Ada
  • UPC: 652637300826
  • Catalog Number: 73008
  • Sales rank: 33,924

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Grace Cathedral Park (3:50)
  2. 2 Down Through (2:38)
  3. 3 Katy Song (8:22)
  4. 4 Mistress (4:05)
  5. 5 Things Mean A Lot (3:24)
  6. 6 Funhouse (9:18)
  7. 7 Take Me Out (4:48)
  8. 8 Rollercoaster (4:17)
  9. 9 New Jersey (3:58)
  10. 10 Dragonflies (3:58)
  11. 11 Mistress (4:32)
  12. 12 Mother (13:06)
  13. 13 Strawberry Hill (7:34)
  14. 14 Brown Eyes (1:48)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Red House Painters Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Red House Painters Contributor
Mark Kozelek Producer
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