Regret Over the Wires

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Barnes & Noble - David Sprague
For true artistic seekers, the journey is as important as the destination -- a trait that's always marked the musical musings of this literate-yet-earthy singer-songwriter. Matthew Ryan has sometimes erred on the side of politeness in the past, but Regret over the Wires is his most visceral, most immediate offering to date, rife with both poignant moments and spiky lashings. There's a fair bit of autobiography here, in the deadpan mix of hope and desperation that streaks the virtual tour diary "Nails" and in the string-laced romantic rumination "Long Blvd." But the disc doesn't slip so far into soul baring that it seems like a furtive diary read: The strident "Caged ...
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Barnes & Noble - David Sprague
For true artistic seekers, the journey is as important as the destination -- a trait that's always marked the musical musings of this literate-yet-earthy singer-songwriter. Matthew Ryan has sometimes erred on the side of politeness in the past, but Regret over the Wires is his most visceral, most immediate offering to date, rife with both poignant moments and spiky lashings. There's a fair bit of autobiography here, in the deadpan mix of hope and desperation that streaks the virtual tour diary "Nails" and in the string-laced romantic rumination "Long Blvd." But the disc doesn't slip so far into soul baring that it seems like a furtive diary read: The strident "Caged Bird" finds the Pennsylvania native oozing frustration over modern sensory overload, while "I Hope Your God Has Mercy on Mine" offers an unvarnished take on social politics in a post-9/11 world. It's nice to hear Ryan's often stark songs fleshed out by such a wide variety of instrumentation -- dulcimers, pedal steel guitars, and warm Hammond organs all contribute to the album's tonal palette -- and equally assuring to hear that his realist worldview hasn't tipped over into either cynicism or starry-eyed romanticism.
No Depression
Regret Over the Wires is Ryan's most rewarding album yet -- a moving, ambitious collection of songs from a lifelong searcher.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/23/2003
  • Label: Hybrid Recordings
  • UPC: 614992002821
  • Catalog Number: 20028

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Return to Me (4:48)
  2. 2 The Little Things (3:00)
  3. 3 Trouble Doll (4:50)
  4. 4 Long Blvd. (3:39)
  5. 5 I Can't Steal You (4:13)
  6. 6 Caged Bird (4:15)
  7. 7 Come Home (3:01)
  8. 8 I Hope Your God Has Mercy on Mine (3:21)
  9. 9 Nails (4:12)
  10. 10 Sweetie (3:12)
  11. 11 Every Good Thing (2:42)
  12. 12 Skylight (4:49)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Matthew Ryan Primary Artist, Organ, Synthesizer, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Piano, Electric Guitar, Vocals, Sounds
Bucky Baxter Pedal Steel Guitar, Violin
David Bianco Tambourine, Shaker
Chris Feinstein Background Vocals
J. Alan Johnson Percussion, Drums
Doug Lancio Dulcimer, Synthesizer, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Mandolin, Electric Guitar, Background Vocals, Slide Guitar, Resonator, Guitar (Baritone)
Steve Latanation Percussion, Drums
Mark Robertson Bass, Background Vocals
David Henry Cello
Matt Slocum Cello
Aaron Till Violin
Kevin Teel Electric Guitar, Noise
Molly Thomas Violin
Technical Credits
Doug Lancio Composer, Producer
David Ricketts Producer
Mark Robertson Producer
Eddy Schreyer Mastering
Jeri Heiden Art Direction
David Henry Producer, Engineer
Matthew Ryan Composer, Producer, Engineer
Richard McLaurin Engineer
Jordan Richter Engineer
Walt Seng Cover Photo
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