Ten Thousand Mornings

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All Music Guide - Ronnie D. Lankford
Singer/songwriters often try to do it all. They write, sing, and play their own guitar. While some manage to do all three things at once without falling flat on their faces, others hit the pavement from time to time. Peter Mulvey avoids this dilemma on Ten Thousand Mornings by choosing to interpret a handful of songs from names like Dylan and Costello, and concentrating on his vocals and acoustic guitar work. It only takes versions of Paul Simon's "Stranded in a Limousine" and Marvin Gaye/James Jr. Nyx's "Inner City Blues" to realize that this is a smart choice. Mulvey's unusual covers and smart interpretations deliver fresh, non-pretentious takes on these tunes. He ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ronnie D. Lankford
Singer/songwriters often try to do it all. They write, sing, and play their own guitar. While some manage to do all three things at once without falling flat on their faces, others hit the pavement from time to time. Peter Mulvey avoids this dilemma on Ten Thousand Mornings by choosing to interpret a handful of songs from names like Dylan and Costello, and concentrating on his vocals and acoustic guitar work. It only takes versions of Paul Simon's "Stranded in a Limousine" and Marvin Gaye/James Jr. Nyx's "Inner City Blues" to realize that this is a smart choice. Mulvey's unusual covers and smart interpretations deliver fresh, non-pretentious takes on these tunes. He speeds up and transforms Dylan's "Mama, You Been on My Mind" into high-stepping bluegrass, then slows down and adds a bit of soul to David Rawlings/Gillian Welch's "Caleb Meyer." Mulvey receives vocal support from Erin McKeown on "Comes Love," the most fun piece on the album, and Anita Suhanin on "For No One." Like Luka Bloom's 2001 effort Keeper of the Flame, Ten Thousand Mornings shows that even rock and pop songs can be altered into lovely acoustic music. Who, after all, would've imagined pop classics like "Oliver's Army" and "For No One" as contemporary folk? While Mulvey's fans may miss his songwriting from 2000s The Trouble With Poets, Ten Thousand Mornings offers riches of another kind.
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Many stop, drawn by Mulvey's intensity, chops, and musical ambition.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/13/2002
  • Label: Signature Sounds
  • UPC: 701237127422
  • Catalog Number: 1274
  • Sales rank: 390,653

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Stranded in a Limousine (2:37)
  2. 2 Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler) (3:11)
  3. 3 Comes Love (3:26)
  4. 4 Two Janes (3:43)
  5. 5 Running Up the Stairs (3:10)
  6. 6 Mama, You Been on My Mind (2:03)
  7. 7 Caleb Meyer (3:32)
  8. 8 In Germany Before the War (3:17)
  9. 9 Oliver's Army (2:48)
  10. 10 For No One - Anita Suhanin (2:08)
  11. 11 Rain and Snow (2:53)
  12. 12 The Ocean (4:51)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Peter Mulvey Primary Artist
Chris Smither Track Performer
Jennifer Kimball Vocals
David "Goody" Goodrich Guitar, Track Performer
Mike Piehl Vocals, Snare Drums, Track Performer
Sean Staples Mandolin, Vocals, Track Performer
Erin McKeown Vocals, Track Performer
Anita Suhanin Vocals
Technical Credits
Chris Smither Contributor
Marc Donahue Mastering
Peter Mulvey Arranger, Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    One of the best

    He's been on the contemporary acoustic scene for a few years now, so it's easy to take Peter Mulvey a bit for granted, but Ten Thousand Mornings reminds us all over again that this man is an amazing talent. A fine songwriter himself, on this album his selection of material by other artists is unerring, and he makes every song his own. Live recording in the subway lends this record a special energy and intensity felt in songs like "Stranded in a Limousine," by Paul Simon. But on some of the tracks we get to hear a gentler side of Mulvey as well. Mulvey's guitar playing is intricate, varied and exciting, his voice is remarkably expressive, and guest singers and instrumentalists add something special on many songs. The result is a great CD, with a wonderful, varied selection of songs and styles. Every track is another gem, and somehow it works beautifully together. Listen once, and you'll be hooked. This CD also has a very cool hyperCD movie feature, giving us an extra glimpse of Peter Mulvey as poet and sometime busker.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    One of my favorites this year

    Peter Mulvey continues to blow me away with his newest CD, Ten Thousand Mornings. He has such a resonant voice that I have to remind myself he is alone, equiped only with his guitar. Peter did not pick the standard covers for this collection, he selected songs by songwriters he enjoys. I am looking forward to his seeing him perform these live.

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